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!
The history of San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island is truly fascinating. The island, affectionately known as “The Rock” has been a Civil War fortress, a bird sanctuary, an infamous federal prison, home to the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Native American Red Power movement. For its significance to our nation’s history, the island is now a National Historic Landmark. During your visit you can learn about some of the ongoing historical preservation projects taking place on the island. Alcatraz Island offers visitors a variety of experiences. You can learn about the nesting, mating, and behaviors of colonial nesting seabirds, birds whose ancestors have been visiting the island long before humans first discovered it. Visitors can embark on a guided audio tour of the Alcatraz Cellhouse and listen to some of the fascinating stories from the island’s penitentiary era. Or, you can study the role that the fort at Alcatraz Island played in the Civil War and learn how troops first came to be stationed on the island in 1859.
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