Tour the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island, followed by a drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for some free time in charming Sausalito. Board your ferry at Fisherman's Wharf to Alcatraz, where you'll have a chance to tour the prison that housed some of America's most notorious criminals. Then head across the bay to Sausalito for free time browsing boutiques and art galleries or simply enjoying the stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.
• Alcatraz prison: Starting out as a military prison in 1868, Alcatraz operated as a federal prison from 1933 until it closed in 1963.
• Golden Gate Bridge: Be able to say you journeyed across one of the most iconic bridges in the world.
• Sausalito: A shipbuilding center during WWII, Sausalito became a post-war artists’ enclave; many lived in (still-standing) houseboats along the bay.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Advance booking is recommended.
• There may be an unavoidable wait before embarking the ferry to Alcatraz.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• A $37.25 per person National Park Service Entry Fee is included in the ticket price.