Alcatraz City Cruises announced today the restart of the Alcatraz Night Tour program on Alcatraz Island. Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, the Island will be open to the public for evening visits for the first time in more than a year.
Alcatraz Night Tours will be offered Thursdays through Mondays from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing on a 6 p.m. departure schedule.
The unique experience is limited to just a few hundred visitors per evening and includes special programs, tours and activities not offered throughout the day, allowing guests to enjoy the many moods of the iconic San Francisco landmark during extended hours.
“Experiencing Alcatraz Island at night offers both locals and tourists alike a unique perspective of our city’s iconic landmark and we are thrilled to resume our extended schedule once again,” Antonette Sespene, assistant general manager of Alcatraz City Cruises, said in a statement announcing the restarting of the cruises.
The Alcatraz Night Tour includes a round-trip ferry ride to the Island aboard Alcatraz City Cruises with an on-board narration, an award-winning Cellhouse Audio Tour and optional programs and exhibits with docent guided tours and talks.
Tour options will also include the official Cellhouse Audio Tour.
Visitors will be able to walk through the historic structure and experience the windswept Island, learning about its layered history through outdoor interpretive signs, a free Discovery Guide and digital Apps with historical information, stories, and more. Rangers will be stationed around the Island to assist visitors and answer questions.
Alctraz City Cruises departs from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, a quarter mile from Fisherman’s Wharf. Tours are booked through Alcatraz City Cruises, the official concessioner to the National Park Service and the only operator that goes onto the island.