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Family Day at Alcatraz

I have yet to visit Alcatraz since I moved to the Bay Area, several years ago. It's a trip that is hard to take advantage of last minute, so advance planning is required. Let's make a "family day", and get together and explore the island, and learn a bit more about local history. 


When purchasing tickets , please select the 11:30 AM ferry tour (the boarding starts 30 minutes prior to departure). Note: All boarding is located at Pier 33. Gates close 5 minutes prior to departure. 

Let's plan on meeting at 10:45 am at Pier 33. (if you have previously purchased tickets for the 11:00am ferry, and would like to switch to the 11:30am ferry, there are still 31 spots available - as of March 30th; otherwise, we can meet on the island, once the 11:30am ferry arrives)

Please purchase tickets well in advance at this site:  The site provides information about the trip details, parking, recommended attire, etc. 

Ticket Prices*

Adults (18–61 years of age): $30 Junior (ages 12–17): $30
Child (ages 5–11): $18.25
Senior (age 62 and up): $28.25
Toddlers (ages 0–4): FREE! - no ticket purchase required
Kids under 11 are $18.25 

*Based on the website, the ticket price includes both the ferry and the audio tour.

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  • Jennifer

    If you have not already purchased your tickets, there are 31 spots still available on the 11:30am tour (I got tickets for the 11:30am ferry). In the event you have already purchased tickets for the 11:00am ferry, we can still meet up on the island.

    March 30, 2014

    • Jennifer

      I'm at pier 33. Are you in line for the 11am tour?

      April 13, 2014

    • Bozz S.

      Unfortunately, abt a dozen unexpected things came up & we didn't make it. Hope to catch everyone another time

      April 13, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I'm standing in line (1st) for the 11:30am tour (mom, son, & I)

    April 13, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Note: "There is NO parking at the Pier 33 boarding location. There is plenty of parking nearby. On street parking in the Fisherman's Wharf area can be difficult to find, and nearly every space has a meter with a two-hour limit, which is not enough time for Alcatraz visits. There are numerous commercial lots within five blocks of the Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33. Please allow at least 45 minutes to find a parking place, walk to the Alcatraz Landing and pick up your tickets."

    April 11, 2014

  • sophia

    Zaid starts his music class today. We will catch you at the next one!!

    April 9, 2014

  • sophia

    Do you know if we can bring strollers?

    February 25, 2014

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