Thursday July 29, 2010 / All Day (Cruises Depart at 11:30am and 3:15pm)Escape From the Rock Cruise
How was your experience?
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 at all, so to hear the history, you had to be outside in the cold wind (which makes it a true Summer in S.F. experience!) . It would have been better to have a person tell us the history, as we went around the bay, even if they had a script from which they read. In fact, a young fellow at the gate where we lined up to get on the boat was much more interesting and informative than most of the tape was, when we asked him a couple of questions about Alcatraz. Considering the Goldstar price, it was O.K. I am glad we did not pay full price.