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?
Animals once served as important members of a ship's crew. Even though many of them worked to control pests or provide food, their main function was to serve as ship's mascot. The dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, and even bear cubs that went to sea as mascots, can often be seen in formal crew portraits. More...