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: https://www.alcatrazcruises.com/website/plan-your-trip.aspx. The site provides information about the trip details, parking, recommended attire, etc.
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.