Member Rating 4 out of 5 by lisa742 on February 10, 2007

This is definitely one of my favourite parts of the trip. I had so much fun here. If you're interested in anything historical, this is a place you HAVE to go. When I bought my tickets, I wasn't sure where to buy them from, but if you go on the Blue and Gold Fleet website, you can get the best deal. There is an option to purchase a ticket with audio. I wasn't sure at first what that meant, but since it was only a few dollars more I decided to go for it. I was happy I did when I got to the island. The people there hand out little headsets with a tape player of some sort attached. You listen to the tape they give you and it tells you all about the prison, and it pretty much guides you through the entire prison. I definitely recommend getting the tour with audio; you end up getting a whole lot more out of the entire experience. Below is the link for the website I I said, this was the best deal I could find. Don't forget to book your tickets as far ahead of time as you can; I saw lots of people standing in line, trying to get a ticket for that day.


Alcatraz Island/The Rock
San Francisco Bay
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, 94133
(415) 705-5555

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