A place travelers can visit Alcatraz Island
Reviews: Alcatraz Island
General description: Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island also known as The Rock or Traz is a small island located in the San Francisco Bay just offshore from San Fransisco.
Military, American Indians & Nature
It has been used by the military as well as American Indian activists and has been used as a national recreation area since 1972. In 1986 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Visitors come here to see American Military Prison history, to hear the stories of the American Indian occupation and to experience the natural beauty the island has to offer.
Visiting Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is reached by boat, operated by Alcatraz cruises. The hours of operation depend on season but start at 9am. in the summer months tours can sell out well in advance so it can be advisable to book in advance.
Open daily except; Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Entrance to The Rock is free but the ferry charges a fee:
Child (5-11): $16
Senior (62+): $24.50
- Websites: http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm, http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/