Purchase Alcatraz Tickets in Advance
Tickets for Alcatraz frequently sell out in advance, especially around holidays and weekends. Night tour tickets sell out even sooner, as much as a month or more in advance. Order your tickets up to 90 days in advance to avoid disappointment. More »
Request a park brochure for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area be mailed to you, here.For information on the Alcatraz Overnight Program or permits for filming or special events email us here.
Alcatraz is on twitter as AlcatrazIsland.
Please do not contact Alcatraz about purchasing tickets for the ferry - use the links below for information about prices, schedules, and to purchase tickets.
Access to Alcatraz is by ferry service operated by Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, a concession of the National Park Service. No private craft can dock at Alcatraz Island.
Did You Know?
The abundant plant life found on Alcatraz today is not quite “natural” – originally the island was a barren, wind swept, bird guano covered piece of sandstone rock. Soil and plants were introduced by the U.S. Army as they built the first U.S. fort on the West Coast, beginning in the 1850s.