San Francisco is a gorgeous city and there’s a lot to see and do, but of all the tourist attractions in the area I’d say the visit to the Alcatraz Prison was the most memorable. Not only is there a tale to tell about this prison, but the boat trip to get to it and the spectacular bay views from the prison island, make this a tour to remember. Everything about this tour, from the moment you get on the ferry to the moment you disembark upon return, is highly professional. Not too commercialized, not too crowded, all very well designed to give you the full experience with audio tours that tell you the whole story with lots of interesting anecdotes.

 

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On the ferry, you’ll be able to capture scenic panoramas…

 

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And some pretty spectacular photos of the bay…

 

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Once you get there, you’ll get to visit lots of building and see the life on the island…

 

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and go in to get a feel of the prison…

 

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and the cells…

 

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With the various prison rooms and playground…

 

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This prison was considered one of the more secure in the world, but it couldn’t be all that bad if you consider the grand views during summer time…

 

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An experience not to be missed. Make sure you book well in advance, these things run out fast, sometimes weeks in advance. Tours leave from Pier 33.



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