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Community Groups

Transforming Your Group's Experience into an Unforgettable Journey

Community groups, including scouts, bands, corporate team-building cohorts, church congregations, sports teams, and other structured assemblies, are welcome. For groups of 20 or more planning a visit to Alcatraz Island, advance permission is required.

Important guideline: Youth Groups must be accompanied by one adult leader (21 years or older) for every nine youngsters under 18.

Given that dates are often booked well in advance, we recommend submitting your request as early as possible. Please provide at least two alternative dates for your group’s visit. Be aware that date confirmation is only possible 90 days before your intended visit. Full payment is required 30 days before your departure date, or the reservation will be canceled.

To initiate your community group’s visit, please fill out the application request form and allow 30 days for review. Upon receipt of your initial request, a complete application form will be sent to you.

We appreciate your interest in Alcatraz City Cruises and eagerly anticipate hosting your group soon!

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Alcatraz Experience

Dare to visit Alcatraz Island

The terms and conditions of sale are as follows: Tickets are nominative and must be presented with an identity document when boarding. To ensure the best travel experience, it is recommended that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the ferry departs. The exclusive concessionaire for Alcatraz Island is the Hornblower Group. is owned and operated by tour operator Fabulous Operator Ltd. When you book tickets on, you ask to Fabulous Operator Ltd to purchase tickets from the Hornblower Group concessionaire at the regular price for you to travel to Alcatraz Island. The service you purchase on is booking tickets through the concessionaire Hornblower Group, charged as a commission. These commissions are already added to the price of tickets sold by the Hornblower Group. Please note that you have the option of purchasing Alcatraz Island tickets directly from the concessionaire, The Hornblower Group, without going through our ticket purchasing service at You can buy the tickets to Hornblower on this website. Please note that Fabulous Operator Ltd is not responsible for providing the ferry transport service. Fabulous Operator Ltd sells a ticket purchasing service allowing travelers access to Alcatraz Island. The conditions of use and safety rules on board the ferry are governed by the exclusive concessionaire, the Hornblower Group, and must be observed by all passengers. As a tour operator, it is essential for us to cover our operating expenses. Therefore, we retain a fee of ten dollars (10$) per ticket for cancellations. This retention helps us maintain the quality of our services and ensure an exceptional experience for all our customers. Cancellation must be made at least 72 hours before the scheduled date of your visit. If you fail to comply with this deadline, it will unfortunately not be possible to obtain a refund with the Hornblower Group . We encourage you to consider this condition when planning your visit.

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