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Escape From the Rock Cruise

Escape From The Rock (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

129 ratings
3.9 average rating
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6 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

The excursion was fun and educational, but we were disappointed as we thought you got to get off of the boat and explore the Rock.

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Tina Red Velvet
10 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

The ride was pleasant, the weather and bay beautiful, and the narrative informative. Bring a hat to shade from the sun, and layered clothing in case it gets cold.

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301 events
180 reviews
130 stars
attended Jan 14 2014

Absolutely delightful! Wonderful boat, beautiful day, and good narrative about history of Bay and environs. Nice people to talk to, and safe and peaceful tour.

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31 events
22 reviews
47 stars
attended Oct 16 2010

These boats always seem a little sticky to me, meaning handrails and walls, but it's okay. Bathroom is a little gross because it doesnt seem you can flush. Anyway, you're given actually what feels like a lot of time on the boat. It starts off...continued

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33 events
20 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 09 2010

I kind of felt like this was the SAME thing as the Bay Adventure Cruise. Except you get to go around Alcatraz once more. The narration was all the same, they just gave a LITTLE BIT more information than the Bay Adventure Cruise. I thought this was...continued

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14 events
12 reviews
2 stars
attended May 06 2014

It was a very enjoyable sunny weekday cruise on the bay, and we enjoyed hearing about the history and folklore of Alcatraz that was broadcast throughout the boat. We went on the 11.30am tour as we knew that it would be less windy than later in the...continued

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12 events
10 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 29 2010

The boat ride was good. The sun cooperated and came out on the way back from Alcatraz. The recorded story/history was silly and amateurish. The music in between the recording was too loud and like a bad movie score. One inside speaker did not work...continued

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11 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Very enjoyable from point A to point Z.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

Nice boat ride with spectacular views under the golden gate bridge and around Alcatraz island two times.

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10 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 21 2014

The escape from the rock cruise was not what I had expected. The boat to transport us around the bay is need of serious repair. The chairs and tables were in disarray and are not bolted to the floor so they inevitably slide around. They are also...continued

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7 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

Great trip for kids, took nieces and nephew 9-16 years old, they all had a great time.

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15 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 04 2011

It's alright. Kind of too noisy to hear the narration. It's good to just get out on the water and float around for 90 minutes tho.

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7 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 09 2012

Too many passengers, very crowded, could not get a seat outside so rode inside in the lounge. Could hear the recording from inside whereas it was not easily audible outside. Relaxing. Circled Alcatraz twice. Interesting stories about the...continued

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7 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 27 2012

Usual SF weather, but it was perfect. If you don't get to sit inside, make sure to seat on the right side of the boat (looking at it from the back).

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16 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

Waste of money! DO NOT BUY THIS!!! There is no entrance to Alcatraz. This event just drives in the water never getting to Alcatraz. It's a scam!!! You just pay to be in a boat for 90 minutes with nothing to do! Waste of money and time. We ended...continued

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 02 2012

Could not get the rate meter to work but excellent cruise and information. Well worth the price!

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6 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 29 2012

Great views. Wonderful way to see the waterfront and islands.

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14 events
4 reviews
24 stars
attended Aug 19 2013

I loved being on the water and seeing San Francisco from that perspective. We were able to see the Americas cup catamarans in the water. It was lovely!

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11 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

Went on a perfect weathered Saturday, however we did not enjoy the "cruise". Ship was way too crowded and you cannot hear the mic half the time due to noise level. (All talks were pre-recorded and not live). Worst part: crowds of people heads to...continued

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