Sail around the island of Alcatraz
Just 1¼ miles (2km) offshore from San Francisco, Alcatraz once housed 302 inmates, some of whom made daredevil attempts to escape the fort-turned-prison. Nowadays, visitors queue to gain access to these 22 windblown acres, riding the ferry to see forlorn cells and learn about famous former residents like Al Capone and James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. With a history of gangsters and prison escapes that inspired Hollywood classics like Escape from Alcatraz, it’s no wonder ‘The Rock’ remains a symbol of hope against all odds. Sail around Alcatraz Island to escape the crowds and delve deeper into the city’s history. You’ll spend 90 minutes cruising around the island and listening to your captain as they tell you all about the history of this fascinating landmark.