Insiders Tip: From springtime through autumn the Alcatraz tickets that allow you to walk around the island often sell out several weeks or even months in advance, so we advise you to BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY.
There are many different ways to experience this national park
All the last-minute options for visiting the island and the old prison
Ferry sailing times for daytime and nighttime tours of the prison and island
For daytime, nighttime and limited Behind the Scenes tours
An overview of the park and options for your visit
If you’d rather see the island and prison from the water instead of disembarking on land
When the park is just one of the sights you’d like to see
Hint: You’ll want to have more layers than a wedding cake!
You can live-stream the island and prison from a wide variety of angles
It includes a small cafe and a gift shop
Planning ahead can save a lot of money, not to mention aggravation
Annual event by Native American groups as an alternative to Columbus Day
Annual event by Native American groups as an alternative celebration
In case you arrive at Pier 33 for your tour and you’re hungry and hurried
Disabled visitors will want to avoid the long walk up the steep hill
The prisoners and guards started them, volunteers now maintain them
You’ll be surprised to learn which birds nest there and avoid other settings
The island is part of the United States’ National Park System, both as a free-standing National Park and as part of the superset of Northern California parks called the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA(.