10% OFF ALL TOURS
*
Ends Mon 30th Nov @ Midnight (PST)
* excludes partner tours & Tours From Home

Night on Alcatraz Island with Fisherman's Wharf & Sourdough Bread Tour

New - No reviews yet!

4 hours

Max 8

Why take this tour?

At the end of the day in the bustling city of San Francisco, the daily crowds begin to dissipate. The sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean and shadows fall over the city streets, as waves push rhythmically against the piers. This is your chance. Your chance to experience the faltered prison of Alcatraz after nightfall - when all the other tourists have gone home, and you have the island all to yourself with only a limited amount of other chosen few. This experience is paired with an in-depth exploration of nearby Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the famed Boudin Bakery, where San Francisco’s sourdough bread always rises to the occasion.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit Alcatraz Island as night falls over the bay after the day crowds have departed - a much sought after ticket!
  • Created with Sketch.Listen to the engaging Cellhouse audio tour narrated by former inmates and guards while wandering the once-penitentiary.
  • Created with Sketch.Take a walking tour with a local expert guide through the beloved waterfront district of Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Created with Sketch.Go “Behind the Scenes” at the famed Boudin Bakery with samples of freshly baked sourdough bread.

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

A night spent in the shadows of a notorious prison

If only the waters between San Francisco and the lonely island in the midst of the bay could talk. The stories they would tell of dark boats moving dangerous prisoners to and from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, the once notorious maximum security prison. On this incredible one of a kind experience, take walks through the essential San Francisco neighborhood of Fisherman’s Wharf with a stop at Boudin Bakery, and then load the ferry, wrapping around Alcatraz Island and then explore the former prison as night falls over the bay.

Begin your experience near Ghirardelli Square for a sample of delectable chocolate, an iconic treat of San Francisco. Wander through the old factory grounds, where i...

Read more

If only the waters between San Francisco and the lonely island in the midst of the bay could talk. The stories they would tell of dark boats moving dangerous prisoners to and from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, the once notorious maximum security prison. On this incredible one of a kind experience, take walks through the essential San Francisco neighborhood of Fisherman’s Wharf with a stop at Boudin Bakery, and then load the ferry, wrapping around Alcatraz Island and then explore the former prison as night falls over the bay.

Begin your experience near Ghirardelli Square for a sample of delectable chocolate, an iconic treat of San Francisco. Wander through the old factory grounds, where in 1849 Domenico Ghirardelli brought his confectionery to the shores of San Francisco - we say bringing the “other” gold to the City by the Bay. Depart the square for a “behind the scenes” view over Aquatic Park where brave swimmers jet through the cold bay waters preparing for the annual Escape from Alcatraz race. Glance at the island of Alcatraz from this vantage point and mentally prepare for your evening secluded on the notorious island.

As you weave your way through, Alcatraz Island will appear and fade as we walk along, enticing you for your visit. With small interjections of Alcatraz lore, your guide will prepare you for your evening spent at the notorious prison.

Swing down to the nearby waterfront to begin your walk towards the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf passing the iconic Powell-Hyde Cable Car turnaround, detouring to a famed restaurant perched at the end of a wharf, and access a locals-only door to enter the crab stands lining the heart of the Wharf where the iconic mast sign welcomes your arrival. As you leave behind the bustling stands, you will begin to smell it before you see it - a peculiar scent of yeast, flour, tinging your nose as we draw nearer - Boudin Bakery where sourdough bread rises to the occasion. Enter the bakery and head to the small museum where, over samples of sourdough bread, your guide will share the history of the longest running establishment in San Francisco.

Departing the bakery it's time to get up close and personal with San Francisco’s unofficial mascot - the lazy sunbathers of San Francisco Bay, the permanent squatters along the pier, the San Francisco Sea Lions! Head to Pier 39 and take the lesser-beaten path (our own little secret) to view the famed sea lions as they lounge. After a little time spent in their smelly company, head towards Alcatraz Landing. It’s time...

As the sun begins to descend into the Pacific Ocean and the shadows become deeper, load the boat to the “Inescapable Island”. After circling the island, you will enjoy the wildly popular attraction with very few - as tickets are extremely limited and sought-after. Enjoy a short introductory tour with a National Park Ranger as you walk towards the cellhouse where you will collect your audio guide. The audio guide is an excellent way to hear the stories from former inmates, correctional officers, and the children that once called Alcatraz Island home! Wander the island, join small experiences throughout and then with the lights of San Francisco off in the distance, load the ferry back to the City by the Bay.

*Please note, due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person attending this tour. Please email us at info@takewalks.com with your departure date, full names, and birthdate of the guests that will be going to Alcatraz Island with you. Any travelers who do not supply these will have to be cancelled.

  • Sites Visited
  • Alcatraz Island & Prison
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Boudin San Francisco Sourdough Bakery
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Pier 39
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-reserved ticket to Alcatraz Island at Night with Cellhouse Audio Guide ($47.30 value)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour of Fisherman's Wharf
  • Food tasting - Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Food tasting - Sourdough Bread
  • Tour of Boudin Bakery

Similar Tours

$99 $89

Alcatraz Island Ticket with Guided Chinatown Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory

Explore Alcatraz stress-free with pre-reserved tickets, and follow it up with a guided Chinatown tour and tastings.

4 hours

Max 10

$29 $26

History of the Golden Gate Bridge: Walking Tour with Panoramic Viewpoint

Hike to a special vantage point and discover the fascinating history behind the Golden Gate Bridge on this intimate and enlightening local-led tour.

1 hr 15 mins

Max 10

$69 $62

Half Day by the Bay: North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf & Scenic Bay Cruise

Discover the best of the city on this three-hour San Francisco walking tour with an hour-long bay cruise.

4 hours

Max 10