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Things to Know Before You Visit Alcatraz
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Identification

Photo I.D. is required when purchasing and picking up tickets. Photo I.D. is required to board the ferry. Photo I.D. is not required for all in your party, but only for those who purchased tickets.

Backpacks and Luggage

Bags larger than a standard backpack, 16" x 20", are not allowed on Alcatraz Island. Over-sized packs and luggage are not permitted. No exceptions. There are also no storage lockers at Pier 33.

Minors and Adults

No one under the age of 18 can be without an adult present and must be accompanied by adult at all times.

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

Food and Beverages

Consuming foods is only allowed at picnic areas.

Pets & Animals

Service dogs are allowed. Pets or companion animals are not allowed.