To purchase ferry boat tickets to visit Alcatraz Island go to Pier 31½. From the entrance to Hyde Street Pier it is about a twelve block walk to the east along Jefferson Street which turns into The Embarcadero. Pier 31½ is located where Bay Street intersects The Embarcadero.
Alcatraz is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Did You Know?
This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...