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Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

The best of the famous waterfront and the infamous prison
  • When 9:30 AM daily
  • Duration 4 hours (1 hour guided)
  • Meeting Point Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street (at Cable Car Turnaround)

$89 per adult

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$89 per adult

$89 per adult

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  • 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 Ghirardelli Square and learn about the chocolatier who started it all.
  • 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.

Itinerary

  • Aquatic Park

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

  • Ghirardelli Square

    Where the world-famous chocolate began

  • Waterfront

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

  • Barbary Coast Trail

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

  • 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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Alcatraz ticket

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

Reviews

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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

Meeting point

Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street

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 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 10 days (240 hours) prior to your tour time and receive a full refund. Cancellation within 10 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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