Alcatraz Ticket and Walking Craft Beer Tour

4.7 / 5

69 reviews

Alcatraz Ticket and Walking Craft Beer Tour

From $129 per person

Visit Alcatraz Island and sip tasty craft brews on this full day, 9 hour combination tour with Alcatraz in the morning and an afternoon walking beer tour led by a local expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
Starting time 8:40 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay on a 15-minute narrated ferry ride to famed Alcatraz Island
  • See the historic cells and spectacular views of Alcatraz prison on a morning tour of the Island
  • Learn why some of America's most infamous criminals, such as Al Capone and Robert "The Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud were incarcerated there
  • Join a small group afternoon beer tour of no more than 12 people as you learn SF beer history and raise your beer IQ
  • Sample local craft beers like hoppy IPAs, crisp Pilsners, and strong Ales as you explore some of the best breweries and taprooms in San Francisco
  • Discover the local flavor of some of San Francisco's most eclectic neighborhoods
Full description
Your official Alcatraz tour starts in the morning at Pier 33, the only official starting location for Alcatraz tours and cruises. After picking up your tickets at the will-call kiosk, you will take a 15-minute narrated ferry ride to the famous Alcatraz Island. Once on the Island, you will be outfitted with an award-winning audio guide available in 8 different languages that allows you to learn the history of America's most iconic prison and explore the ruins at your own pace. Learn the stories of famous criminals and ponder the fates of the select few believed to have escaped on a 3 hours exploration of the national park. Return ferries leave every 30 minutes, but don't take too long as you don't want to be late for your beer tour. Once back on the mainland, you will have a short time to rest and fortify yourself before your small group walking beer tour begins! Try some of the best beer the West Coast has to offer as you navigate the colorful neighborhoods and learn the history of beer in California from an expert local guide who has made beer a unique lens by which to view the city by the bay. Learn the origin of "Steam Beer", sample fresh beers from around the bay and discover off-the-beaten path insights into San Francisco's craft beer industry.  After the beer tour finishes, your guide will be happy to help you and your new drinking buddies find great places to drink in the area!
  • Round-trip ferry ticket from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island
  • Self-guided audio tour of Alcatraz Prison's cell house
  • Craft beer brewery tour, tastings and snacks
  • Small group walking tour of:
  • Monday to Friday: North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf Beer Tour
  • Saturday: Mission District Beer Tour
  • Sunday: SoMa Beer Tour
  • Expert local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions (aside from Alcatraz Ferry)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

PART 1, Alcatraz tour (morning): Meet at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing ticket booth (unguided). PART 2, Craft beer walking tour (2:00pm): On SATURDAYS, meet at Standard Deviant Brewing Co, 280 14th St, San Francisco. On SUNDAYS, meet at ThristyBear Brewing Co, 661 Howard St, San Francisco. On MONDAY-FRIDAY, meet at San Francisco Brewing Co, 3150 Polk St, San Francisco (within Ghirardelli Square).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Due to National Park regulations, the names of every member of your party must be confirmed by the supplier to confirm Alcatraz availability. Tour cannot be rescheduled or refunded after purchase.
  • Minimum age to participate is 21 years
  • All Passenger names must be provided to redeem Alcatraz tickets. Only passengers listed on the voucher will be able to go to Alcatraz. Please contact the supplier for additional instructions as soon as possible after making this booking
  • Expect to walk about 2 miles (3.5 km)
  • Alcatraz Cruise times vary. Your exact morning departure time will be confirmed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

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The alcatraz tour I took cause it felt like a ”must see” while in San Francisco. Craft beer tour was something I booked to fill out the day. Turned to be a very nice experience. Our guide Dylan was very enthustiatic and felt very experienced. It was a quite small group of four with very nice people which I think was positive. Saw a few breweries and never felt rushed. Great experience which I can strongly recommend.

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October 22, 2019

Amazing tour ever!!!

The tour is amazing, visits different bars walking the beautiful city of SF, Andrew and Mike, they are excellent, their welcome was welcoming, they took us to know the process of making the beers, they also show you the seeds with which they are made . Andrew and Mike They are very attentive, making sure that in each bar we visited there was water to keep us hydrated and the appetizer was very rich and healthy, they also showed us some SF emblematic places and recommended places to eat, which is important to me when you are visiting for the first time All excellent

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June 28, 2019

For the Alcatraz portion I thought tickets were digital

When we showed up we had to go to 3 different lines before we were able to get in the “official “ line. For the Alcatraz portion if you’re emailing a voucher why doesn’t that work as your ticket and why aren’t you told you’ll need to check in and pick up tickets? No one would give us proper information.

May 27, 2019

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