San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island offers an up-close look at the the site of the first U.S.-built fort on the West Coast. It’s also home to the infamous federal penitentiary that was off-limit to the public for years. Cruises to the island leave from San Francisco’s Pier 33, and the best way to arrive on time for your cruise is to rent a charter bus in San Francisco.
Getting to Alcatraz Island is no easy task. Ferries to the island leave from Pier 33, which is located on the Embarcadero near the intersection of Bay Street. There is absolutely no parking at Pier 33. That’s why renting a San Francisco charter bus is the best option for your visit to Alcatraz Island. We have many types of charter buses to choose from: school buses for field trips, coach buses for large tour groups, mini coach buses for groups up to 32 individuals, and minibuses that fit an average of 21. Whatever your groups needs, we have the right style of bus to meet them and provide safe transportation to and from Pier 33 and Alcatraz Island!
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, approximately 1.25 miles offshore. Today, the island’s facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Ferry rides to the island typically take about 15 minutes each way and are operated by Hornblower Cruises and Events, under the name Alcatraz Cruises. The ferry dock is located between Fisherman’s Wharf and the San Francisco Ferry Building. The total landmass of the island itself is about 22 acres. It is home to a variety of interesting landmarks, including the Main Cellhouse, the lighthouse, the original prison dining hall, the ruins of the Warden’s House and Officers’ Club, and the Recreation Yard. Visitors can also enjoy amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the island, as well as during the ferry ride to and from.
Economical and nostalgic—the classic schoolbus experience from your childhood. Perfect for students and adults alike.
All the comfort and most of the amenities of a full-sized coach, sized just right for smaller groups.
Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The ideal choice for big groups traveling locally or long-distance.