Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
Due to seasonal changes, please consult the website before starting out.
Every day started at 9 a.m. Every half an hour left.
Christmas and New Year New Year's Dday is closed.
Generally arrive at the port by BART, or by Muni bus (F-Market & Wharves), or by Muni F, 8Bx, 8x line Muni bus, some lines also need to walk a little after you get off.