If you’re heading up to San Francisco soon and intend to visit Alcatraz Island, you’re out of luck. According to a press release received today from a Bay Area PR firm, “in response to the government shut down, Alcatraz Island is closed.” However, you can still get a glimpse of the “Rock” with an Alcatraz Excursions Guardians of the Gate San Francisco Bay cruise.
While it’s not quite the same as being there, the 90-minute voyage is fully narrated and features spectacular views as it sails past the exhilarating waterfront, heads under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and showcases the historic Guardians of the Gate. The boat actually circles the historic prison twice in case you missed anything the first time around. You will also get a free keepsake boarding pass as a special souvenir.
Alcatraz Excursions Guardians of the Gate bay cruises depart daily ier 33, Alcatraz Landing as follows at : 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The price is $30 for adults. There’s a senior fare of $28.25 and a children aged five to 11 rate of $18.25.
To book your trip go to www.alcatrazexcursions.com or call (415) 438-8365. You can also 'go inside Alcatraz' by viewing the attached video.