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$18 for a 90-Minute Escape from the Rock Cruise Around Alcatraz from Blue & Gold Fleet ($36 Value)

The Embarcadero at Beach Street

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In a Nutshell

Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz twice as guides recount chilling escape attempts of the island's criminals

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Promotional value expires Jun 10, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Not valid Independence Day weekend or Labor Day weekend. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Boats allow man to explore the last uncharted territory: the other side of the marina. Chart your own course with this Groupon.

The Deal

Departing from PIER 39, the 90-minute Escape from the Rock cruise ferries passengers beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and out into the calm bay waters for an up-close look at one of San Francisco’s most storied locales, Alcatraz Island. As the ship encircles the famous prison twice, passengers listen to thrilling, sound-effects-laden narration that recounts the stories of criminals such as Al Capone, Billy Cook, and Clyde Johnson, an inmate who notoriously attempted to escape the island fortress.

The handicap-accessible boat has both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an onboard snack bar. For more information, see the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure's weekday and weekend departure times on the schedule or see the FAQs.

Blue & Gold Fleet

While speedboats are as fast as their name suggests, no vessel on San Francisco Bay is faster than the RocketBoat. It flies across the Bay's waves to the high-energy guitar riffs of a rock-‘n'-roll soundtrack. The RocketBoat is just one of Blue & Gold Fleet's 17 vessels, all manned by expert captains and crews that ferry about 2.5 million passengers annually. On their sightseeing cruises, passengers drink in panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and PIER 39, where sunning sea lions occasionally can be seen rubbing sunscreen on each other's backs. Meanwhile, Blue & Gold's ferries carry patrons to Sausalito, Tiburon, and other waterfront locales—including AT&T Park during baseball season—whereas their motorcoach tours chauffeur landlubbers to Northern California landmarks. All their services adhere to award-winning sustainability practices, which safeguard local ecosystems more effectively than arming every tree with pepper spray.


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94% of 561 customers recommend

  • “Great experience aside from the most disgusting bathrooms I've ever seen, go before getting on the boat and you'll have a blast :)”

  • “Loved your trip :) captain was amazing !”

  • “Wear a water proof jacket :)”

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    The Embarcadero at Beach Street

    PIER 39

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    +14157058200

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83% of the people were positive about the Sailing.
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