Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

The best of the famous waterfront and the infamous prison

$109 per adult €100 per adult £84 per adult C$149 per adult A$162 per adult

$99 per child

€91 per child

£77 per child

C$136 per child

A$147 per child

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$109 per adult

€100 per adult

£84 per adult

C$149 per adult

A$162 per adult

$99 per child €91 per child £77 per child C$136 per child A$147 per child

$109 per adult €100 per adult £84 per adult C$149 per adult A$162 per adult

$99 per child

€91 per child

£77 per child

C$136 per child

A$147 per child

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Hear about San Francisco’s colorful history, from Gold Rush fever to earthquakes to commerce.
  • See the food stalls selling regional treats like sourdough and Dungeness crab.
  • Explore the unusual exhibits in the old-timey Musée Mécanique.
  • Check out the vibrant entertainment area of Pier 39 and its colony of sea lions.
  • Take a cruise to Alcatraz Island and tour the historic prison.

What you'll do

We’ll start on the north end of Fisherman’s Wharf. As you enjoy those beautiful bayside views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, you’ll hear how San Francisco grew with the Gold Rush boom, cable cars, and even earthquakes to become the global metropolis it is today.

Explore the scenic ...

We’ll start on the north end of Fisherman’s Wharf. As you enjoy those beautiful bayside views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, you’ll hear how San Francisco grew with the Gold Rush boom, cable cars, and even earthquakes to become the global metropolis it is today.

Explore the scenic waterfront, lined with historic ships and food stalls selling regional specialties like crab and sourdough bread. We’ll walk a section of the Barbary Coast trail and learn about its unsavory past.

Inside the Musée Mécanique, see vintage arcade games and unusual displays. Over at Pier 39, you can hang with the sea lions, admire the historic ships, and get to know this lively entertainment district.

Afterward, you’re ready for your cruise to Alcatraz Island. Your guide will show you where to find the boat. There are great views on the ride over, so be sure to bring your camera.

Once you’re there, enjoy your self-guided tour of the island, including the notorious prison. There’s WiFi on the island so you can access the audio guide on your smartphone. Then you’ll return to Fisherman’s Wharf — a perfect day by the bay.

Itinerary

  • Aquatic Park

    Viewpoint for Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, ships, and more

  • Barbary Coast Trail

    A portion of the historic trail that was once a red-light district

  • Waterfront

    Featuring food stalls with clam chowder, Dungeness crab, and sourdough

  • Hyde Street Pier

    With historic ships and beautiful bayside views

  • Musée Mécanique

    Penny arcade games, animatronics, and oddities in an old-timey museum

  • Pier 39

    For sea lions and historic ships

  • Embarcadero Promenade

    Filled with amusement piers, art deco streetcars, and restaurants

  • Alcatraz

    Self-guided tour of the island and historic prison with roundtrip cruise tickets included

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Plan your trip

Alcatraz ticket

This tour includes a cruise to and from the island plus your ticket to tour Alcatraz ($45.25). The island has WiFi, and you can access the audio guide on your smartphone.

Reviews

44

John Hurst was an excellent tour guide. Helpful to get us where we need to be and where we can eat fresh fish, crab, and other great places to see.

— Trevor
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Great Tour
We loved this tour! Chet was a wealth of knowledge and gave a fantastic tour. The length of the walking tour was just right and then we were off to Alcatraz on our own. We would definitely recommend this tour. Chet was wonderful.

Julia

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It was a wonderful experience for the first time!!
See the inside of Alcatraz and learning history about the island itself.

Angel

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Good start in SFO
Great way to start our trip in SFO. Lots of interesting facts about the city. Robert was a really good guide.

Jean-François

Meeting point

Meet your guide on the corner across the street from the Buena Vista Cafe, which is located at 2765 Hyde St. Look for the Fisherman’s Wharf sign.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

Our tour of Fisherman’s Wharf includes a mile of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

Is the tour of Alcatraz guided?

This tour includes a ticket to Alcatraz ($45.25) for a self-guided tour of the island. An audio guide, accessible via your smartphone, is available. The National Park Service only allows one official provider to offer cruises to the island. After your Fisherman’s Wharf Walking tour, which covers some Alcatraz history, your guide will show you where to find your cruise.

What is the cancellation policy?

For the walking tour, we offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the tour start time. For the Alcatraz ticket, you can cancel up to four days (96 hours) prior to your tour time and receive a full refund. Cancellation within four days will be subject to a fee.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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