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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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26 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 22 2012

the boat is dirty and rundown, hard to hear the commentary. Nothing special except a boat cruise. Ticket seller told us we can get in line but after purchasing specific time tickets on-line we were told they could not guarantee we would get on...continued

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14 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

My family took this cruise this weekend. We didn't really take it for the Alcatraz aspect, more for the length of it - an hour and a half combined with the $13 price. This was awesome! They sell snacks and drinks on the cruise. The cruise staff is...continued

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 07 2010

It was a pleasant trip, nothing extraodrinary though. The ship went towards the Golden Gate Bridge, under it, and then twice around Alcatraz and back to Pier 39. It was nice that the ship wasn't crowded and you could move between the open area and...continued

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11 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 19 2010

Great tour and entertaining and lots of history. Since the regular Alcatraz tour books up, this is definitely an excellent option - also for folks that won't be able to walk around on the Rock or who have more limited time. I'll recommend this...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

Dress warm!! Very cold and windy in month of July. Honestly after 45 minutes, we were ready to head back to dock. The cruise circled Alcatraz twice, and we were envious of those that were actually on Alcatraz.

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17 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 26 2011

Great event....with lots of history. Inside, you could hear all the infomation clearly...outside, not so much with the windy conidtions. It was a beautiful but windy day. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

pretty cheap cruise. definitely would have liked to stop by the island but going around twice was good enough as it was pretty cold. the narration was pretty interesting and was a relaxing trip to start out the day.

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 13 2010

Great! We Missed the boat by 4 houres on Saturday, they were nice enough to suggest Sunday's cruise and when we told them that would not work, they switched it to the afternoon cruise. However the afternoon cruise was shorter but it was all fun.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

Very packed ship, hard to hear the loudspeaker from the bottom. Very informative, great way to see Alcatraz if you can't get tickets to the actual island. Would recommend and go again.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

A good trip around the bay with canned audio text highlighting points of interest. Make sure to look on the sides of the boat for a glimpse of dolphins and sea lions swimming along side. The ride is breezy so bring a jacket.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 30 2010

My ten year old son, who is an avid reader of all Alcatraz stories, found this fascinating.. the stories on board are told by Captain Nemo , another favorite book character. This made the whole thing the best for my son!! one of his favorite...continued

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3 reviews
25 stars
attended May 13 2010

We found this cruise to be fun and educational. While your taking in the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the scenic SF city line you hear all about Alcatraz while you circle the island twice! We loved it, bring a coat, while the suns out, it's...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

11 of us (ages 5-75) took the cruise and everyone enjoyed the views. It was hard to hear the commentary over the speaker, so if you want a history lesson about Alcatraz, this may not be your best bet. Bring snacks and a camera!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

My only problem is that the confirmation number I got from goldstar didn't actually work at the time I went to pick up my ticket at the self-serve Blue and Gold kiosk. The general admission line was ridiculous, luckily I was able to get help at...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2012

Great boat ride. I highly recommend it if you don't want to go on the island. The recording was very clear, not crowded. Make sure you get in line about a half an hour before if you want to get on top. Bring a jacket very windy and cold even in...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

I liked this cruise very much. Though we bought ticket for 90 min, for some reasons 90 min trip was leaving late in the evening around 3.30 pm so they offered us 60 minute cruise right away so we went for it. we loved the cruise.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 26 2011

Inexpensive way to really get a first rate view of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The parking at Pier 39 is almost $40.00 so when your cruise is over grab a bite at a praticipting resturaunt to get you parking ticket...continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Oct 02 2010

There's really not much to say that hasn't already been said in earlier reviews, but for me this turned out to be more of a boat ride around the Bay with some Alcatraz history pumped in. It wasn't very entertaining to be honest and after the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 04 2012

This boat ride takes you out of Pier 39 right past the sea lions out to the Golden Gate bridge and around and up close to Alcatraz. Great cruise!

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2013

I enjoyed the cruise. We crossed under the Golden Gate Bridge, went around Alcatraz Island and then under the Oakland Bay Bridge. It was easy to hear the guide tour recording. Lots of interesting history.

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