Alcatraz tours


ALCATRAZ IS SOLD OUT FOR SUMMER AND INTO SEPTEMBER!!! Try buying directly from Alcatraz Cruises, please do not try & purchase from our website.

While you are in Sonoma and the Bay Area for a couple of days – Why not take a break and go see other Bay Area attractions available to Wine Country visitors?

We can offer 2 different packages that contain the Sonoma Hop-On Hop-Off  with Alcatraz Island Tour Packages: *****The Alcatraz Island tour CANNOT be sold separately. (Alcatraz ticket value is $37.25  for 2017)*****

WITH transportation from Sonoma including the Sonoma Hop-On Hop-Off  with Alcatraz Island Tour (see green “Book” buttons below)

WITHOUT transportation from Sonoma but including the Sonoma Hop-On Hop-Off  with Alcatraz Island Tour (see green “Book” buttons below)

Just a 10-minute ferry ride from Pier 33 brings you to the infamous prison island known as “The Rock”, home to the most incorrigible prisoners in America during the mid-20th century. Tour Operator worked on the island as part of the crew which set up the “The Rock” movie premier so we have a little special knowledge about this premier tourist destination. There are no formal guided tours of Alcatraz as such – visiting the island is primarily a self-guided experience which you can do at your own pace. Once you arrive on the island, a brief presentation of the island’s history and advice on touring the prison are given. You will enjoy a gripping audio presentation, ‘Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cell House Tour’, featuring recordings of former inmates, prison guards and prison wardens. It takes roughly 2-½ to 3 hours to do the full tour of Alcatraz (including the audio tour). Apart from the prison, other features of interest on Alcatraz include the historic lighthouse, early fortifications and visible reminders of the American Indian occupation that began after the prison closed. You will also see remnants of film production props and incredible views of San Francisco and the Bay Area. For additional info about the Alcatraz tour & departure times, go to http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/ or email us at groups@vinelinehoho.com. **It is generally not possible to do the Sonoma Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing loop the same day as an Alcatraz visit – please plan accordingly.

Alcatraz Island is accessible via ferry-boat that leaves from Pier 33 near Fisherman’s Wharf, running to the island as early as 9:10am and last boat returns at 6:30pm. Alcatraz Island Tour tickets can sell out days and sometimes weeks in advance, so please consider purchasing well before your planned visit. Bring along a sweater or sweatshirt, as it is much cooler on the San Francisco Bay but plenty are for sale on Fisherman’s Wharf. The ferry has a limited beverage and snack bar; water is available on the island. For more Alcatraz Island Tour Information including specific summer & winter departure times, visit alcatrazcruises.com

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE DAY OF YOUR PUBLISHED ALCATRAZ ISLAND TOUR:

***ALL VINE LINE GUESTS MEETING IN SONOMA: Please check your confirmation email for where & when to meet to depart for Alcatraz, attached to the same email is a voucher for you & your group. You will need a printout of this voucher and all adults will need some sort of official ID. You must sail to Alcatraz based on the time printed on your ticket – no exceptions. Sonoma guests to meet at Cornerstone Sonoma (see confirmation email), pickup times depend on what ferry times you are confirmed for, hotel pickups must be arranged at least a week in advance. The Sonoma group will meet back at the drop-off point, check your confirmation email for timing and we’ll be back at Cornerstone Sonoma by the scheduled times. If you get back from Alcatraz a bit early, head over to Fisherman’s Wharf to check out another premiere San Francisco tourist destination. Driver will provide you with a cell phone # in case of emergency. Again, please email us anytime at groups@vinelinehoho.com for any questions at all.

***ALL VINE LINE GUESTS MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO: Please check your confirmation email for important information regarding your visit. Attached to the same email is a voucher for you & your group. You will need a printout of this voucher and all adults will need some sort of official ID. All times are final; we cannot change the departure time once planned. Again, please email us at groups@vinelinehoho.com for any question at all. Please report at the Alcatraz Landing @ Pier 33 meeting point 30 minutes before the published departure time. You must sail to Alcatraz based on the time printed on your ticket – no exceptions. The ferry ride from San Francisco to Alcatraz takes approximately 10-15 minutes. When you have thoroughly explored Alcatraz you can catch any ferry back to Pier 33. Ferries leave about every 30 minutes.

To Purchase Your Sonoma Hop On Hop Off & Alcatraz Island Tour Tickets:

Cancellation Policy & Other Important Information – Please allow 7-10 business days for cancellation and refund – Cancellation must be 72 hours before time of reservation. Ticketing cancellations will be charged a $25 fee for each ticket. Simply reply to your voucher email to tickets@vinelinehoho.com stating “Cancellation” in the message body. No cancellation & no refund – Times and stops subject to change without any notice due to traffic, weather and other conditions on which The Vine Line HoHo has no control or influence. Refund Contact Information If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our refund policy you may contact us using the information below: By E-mail: tickets@vinelinehoho.com By Phone: 1-707-408-3377 We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted. *****(Alcatraz ticket pricing & availability subject to change by Alcatraz Cruises, LLC)

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