Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

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The best of the famous waterfront and the infamous prison

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.

Our guide to Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

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

  • 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

  • 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

 

Start Times: 9:30 AM

Departs: Daily

Duration: 4 hours (90-minute guided tour plus Alcatraz visit)

Meeting Point: Fisherman’s Wharf sign across from the Buena Vista Cafe

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice. 
  • This tour is conducted in English only.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • 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.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour date. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are non refundable.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour With Alcatraz Ticket

General Information

  • How much walking is there?

    Our tour of Fisherman’s Wharf includes a mile of walking at a moderate pace.

  • 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 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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