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Escape From the Rock Cruise

Escape From The Rock (San Francisco, CA)
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135 ratings
3.8 average rating
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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 06 2011

Fantastic cruise! Was well worth the price we got from Goldstar; at the site the price is $29.00 a person. The boat goes under the Golden Gate Bridge and back, then circles Alcrataz twice, then reaches the Bay Bridge/Ferry Building and back to...continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended May 25 2012

Great way to see the bay area from the water! Interesting information presented but audio was hard to hear at times. Would definitely go again.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 04 2011

I should have read the description carefully because I thought that we were going to the island. On the other hand going under the GG bridge was fun and the narration was very interesting.

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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

The "Escape from the Rock" cruise met all my expectations. It was a great way to see many of the unique spots in San Francisco and had great views of the skyline. I would recommend this tour to other people.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 04 2012

The weather was great for a trip around the bay. Although for a few people smoking on the trip. All in all it was a nice trip.

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3 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 27 2010

We departed at 11:30am. You must dress in layers. We started off cold, but it warmed up later. You can purchase hot drinks and snacks. My 15 year old goddaughter had such a great time. No one became see sick.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 05 2012

Be sure to arrive early,since there are only a limited amount of seating. if you do not get on the 1130 the next boat is not untiul 3:30 PM The tour itself is fun,it gives you a different perspective of the bridge and Alcatraz Island. But they...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

great views. perfect on a rainy day with the kids and guests in town. hard to hear the loud speaker give the narative.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 19 2011

I have to say, this boatride was amusing. The stories can be difficult to hear throughout the ride, but I learned some interesting facts. Bring something warm to wear! Even if it's warm before you get on the boat. The wind is chilly.

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3 events
2 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 01 2011

I took my boyfriend on the cruise for his birthday and we both loved it. There were many beautiful sights and the weather was perfect. The only time it got cold was when the ship was going against the wind towards the golden gate. The members on...continued

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Goldstar Member
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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 12 2013

It was so much fun and we had a great view on the Golden Gate Bridge and especially on Alcatraz. We were so close to it! The information given through the speakers were very entertaining and helpful. I can recommend this trip to everyone.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 03 2012

It was very easy to buy the tickets for my grandson's 13th birthday and send him off with family and friends for a great trip around the Rock and under the Golden Gate Bridge. They came home with stories of seals, harbor porposes, and views! ...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

me and my girlfriend took a quick trip to Frisco for the weekend and we loved it....we had never seen the Golden Gate bridge in person and this was a great thing for us to check out on our last day there...if you are looking for all Alcatraz then...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2012

Nice boat tour around the bay. The historic tour information was a bit hard to hear at times but only because the scenery was quite nice and distracting lol.

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MConnair
5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

Nice, safe cruise through the bay; under the bridge and around the 'rock.' The only real 'problems' were with the ticket process - Nearly extreme chaos with no organization. The tourist groups stood around and blocked the lines. Other people...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 25 2013

The tour was from Pier 39 out to the Golden Gate and around Alcatraz Island. It was a windy day but the ferry ride was not bumpy. I give this tour 4 stars instead of 5 because the sound system was often timed muffled and poor in quality. To...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

The tour was great. I would have given it a 5 if there was enough outdoor seating and the speakers were louder. We wanted to be outside because it was a gorgeous day. BRING PLENTY TO WEAR. Even on the warmest of days the bay is windy. We stood for...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 03 2010

This was a great way to see the city from the bay, and you circle around alcatraz quite a few times so you definitely get a good look at it! I would recommend getting there early so you get a good seat on the top deck. And make sure to bring...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

Took the trip...grandpa, son in law, and preteen grandsons and really enjoyed it. Good information and itinerary and the whole crew was very courteous. Now we want to visit the island and prison.

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 15 2011

Very good alternative to actually GOING to Alcatraz when tickets for that event are sold out (there is really no substitute for going on the island and into the prison). Had an out of town visitor and mistakenly bought these tickets, but the tour...continued

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