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Minors and Adults
Walking Alcatraz Island
The contour of Alcatraz Island is rugged and steep. The distance between the dock and Alcatraz prison is about 1/4 mile (.4km), and the elevation change is 130 feet (40 meters). The roads and walkways are wide with several places to stop along the way to rest and take in the breathtaking views, and are shared with the S.E.A.T. vehicle. Athletic or walking shoes are strongly recommended.
S.E.A.T. - Sustainable Easy Access Transport
Sustainable Easy Access Transport (S.E.A.T.) is available to those with mobility impairment. The shuttle runs twice an hour from dock to prison building, and twice an hour from drop off location back to dock. S.E.A.T. is on a first come, first served basis.
Learn More: Accessibility at Alcatraz, S.E.A.T. Schedule