San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour + Alcatraz Night Tour

  • DepartureSailing tour departs at 2:00pm
    Alcatraz Island Night Tour night departs at 5:55pm
  • Pick Up Location(s)Pier 39, J dock, Fisherman’s Wharf (sailing tour) & Pier 33 (night tour)
  • Duration 1 Day
  • TransportationCatamaran Sailboat, Hybrid Ferry to Alcatraz

Our San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour & Alcatraz Night Tour

Alcatraz Island is the #1 attraction in San Francisco, and you can see it for yourself! Make your way to Pier 33 where you can pick up your tickets for your Alcatraz Night Tour, where you’ll have exclusive access to portions of the island not open during the daytime.

Enjoy the adventure of sailing on the San Francisco Bay with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters. Our relaxing afternoon bay cruises are the perfect way to see the breathtaking San Francisco cityscape and the city’s top sightseeing attractions. Sail past Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and along the city skyline. Consistently voted among the top five things to do in San Francisco, Adventure Cat Sailing combines the romance of The City with the adventure of the sea.

About Your Alcatraz Night Tour

Alcatraz is a must-see for any traveler visiting San Francisco.

You’ll take the ferry out to the island, with amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island.

Upon arrival, you’ll learn a brief history of “The Rock” and then head up to the prison. You’ll be equipped with an audio tour titled “Doing Time”, in which you’ll hear interviews from former inmates and learn more history about Alcatraz.

The tour generally takes people 2 – 3 hours. Don’t forget your jacket – it can get chilly out on the bay!

For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required for all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry.

Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean

Alcatraz tickets are subject to limited availability, so book your tickets today!

Alcatraz night tour highlights

  • Alcatraz Night Tour Tickets
  • Cruise past historic Fort Point
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See the city skyline from the bay
  • View the beautiful city of Sausalito
  • Spot marine wildlife such as pelicans, dolphins, sea lions, or even the occasional whale
  • Bar and snacks onboard (available for purchase)

San Francisco Bay & Alcatraz night tour price includes

  • Bay Sailing Tour
  • Alcatraz Night Tour tickets

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to/from Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Meals (food available for purchase on sailboat)
  • Guide Gratuity(customary 15-20% of tour cost as per TripAdvisor tipping guide)

Why We Love This Tour

“Adventure Cat is my number one go to when I have friends coming to San Francisco that have never been here before. Inevitably they’re going to want to see Fisherman’s Wharf, so I know it’s always going to be a hit if I send them out on the bay to sail past Alcatraz and under the mighty Golden Gate.”

Chris P.

San Francisco Bay Sailing & Alcatraz Night Tour Itinerary


Head to Pier 39, Dock J at Fisherman’s Wharf to board your Catamaran.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.


Anchors away! Enjoy the view from the indoor cabin or venture outside into the salty San Francisco Bay air.  Your sailing adventure will last about an hour and a half.


Back on land, you’re free to do as you wish until your Alcatraz departure! Grab some delicious seafood at a local restaurant, go shopping or see the sights!


Your Alcatraz Night Tour departs from Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf.  You must make your own way to pick up your Alcatraz tickets from the Group Services Window and meet the ferry.  You may pick up your tickets any time the day of your tour, but they MUST be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure. You will need a valid ID and your paid voucher to pick up the tickets.

8:40pm & 9:25pm

Ferries depart Alcatraz Island and return to Pier 33.

Departing For Alcatraz

Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. Board your ferry and ride across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. See the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island from the ferry! Take a loop around the island for exclusive views. Depart the ferry at Alcatraz and follow your guide up into the prison.

On Alcatraz Island

Enjoy the audio tour “Doing Time” with commentary from inmates and guards that experienced the prison when it was operational. You’ll have access to areas of the island that are not open to the public on the day tours.


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