Escape from the Rock

Murder, mayhem and mobsters...

Come join the fun! The infamous Al Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and Machine Gun Kelly all did time on The Rock. On this tour, you'll see Alcatraz in ways the inmates never could. Plus you'll hear all the dark details of escape attempts and life from inside the prison.
Private Event Request Form

Let our experienced staff create a customized private cruise or event for you. Please submit the information below and we will pull together some ideas and get back to you.

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Type of Event:
 Sunset Cruise Dinner Cruise One-Way Transportation Private Land Tour

Approximately how many guests will be attending?

How many hours would you like for your event (i.e. 1, 2 or more hours)?

What kind of meal would appeal to you?
 Hors D'Oeuvres Box Lunch Buffet-Style Meal

What kind of bar service would appeal to you?
 Hosted Full Bar Hosted Beer & Wine Hosted Non-alcoholic Cash Bar

Are you interested in entertainment i.e. DJ, band or other (please list)?

Would you like decor i.e. flowers, balloons, linens?


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Event Enhancements

Bar Service Options:Bar Service: Hosted Bar | Soda Gun Service | Soda & Juice Bar | House Beer & Wine | Preferred Beer & Wine
House Full Bar | Preferred Full Bar | Premium Full Bar | Champagne quote based on brand

Drink tickets available for purchase:Non-alcoholic | Beer and Wine | House | Preferred | Premium

Music:We can hire DJs, Disco Lights, Fog Machines, and Karaoke, or set a different mood with a live Jazz Guitarist, Piano player and/or Saxophonist.

Characters & Performers:Our library of entertainers include Psychics & Palm Readers, Magicians, Caricature Artist/ Face Painter, Balloon Artists, Photo Booths & Chocolate Fountains

Theme Cruises:We can create themed events for your group such as Casino Nights, Fiestas or Mardi Gras Cruises, Grad Nights and more. Themed décor options are also available.

Other Services

We can also provide signs, banners, nautical themes, customized floral arrangements, décor packages, audio/visual equipment, photographers, attractions and tour packages, and bus and limousine transportation.
Telephone: 415.705.8203

Catering:No Private Event is complete without good food for your guests.
The following is a sample of the menu options we offer:

Traditional Box Lunch with potato chips, house made chocolate chip cookie and a mix of bottled water, Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite. Sandwich options include:

1. Turkey and Havarti Smoked breast of turkey, havarti cheese, leaf lettuce and sliced tomato on a ciabatta roll
2. Roast Beef Roasted beef, leaf lettuce and onion with a horseradish on a ciabatta roll
3. Hummus & Cucumber Sliced cucumbers, hummus, roasted red peppers and sprinkled with parsley on a wheat roll
4. The Big Tuna Albacore tuna salad, red leaf lettuce and sliced tomato on a ciabatta roll
5. The GCP Herb grilled breast of chicken, sliced tomato and provolone cheese with a pesto spread on our house-made olive oil focaccia bread
6. Avocado and Jack Avocado, sliced tomato, alfalfa sprouts and jack cheese on a wheat roll
7. Ham and Swiss Cured Virginia ham, Swiss cheese and leaf lettuce with Dijon mustard on a ciabatta roll
8. Bella Porto Grilled Portobello mushroom, alfalfa sprouts and jack cheese on our house-made olive oil focaccia
9. The North Beach Italian dry salami, roasted turkey, provolone cheese, leaf lettuce and balsamic vinaigrette (served on the side) on a ciabatta roll
10. Chicken Caesar Grilled breast of chicken, parmesan cheese and romaine lettuce with our classic Caesar dressing (served on the side) on our house-made olive oil focaccia bread

Hors d’ Oeuvres1. Imported and Domestic Cheese Display Crostini with Diced Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
2. Tuna Sashimi with Wasabi Aioli and Pickled Ginger
3. Tapenade and Chevre Crostini
4. Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce or Asian BBQ Glaze
5. House Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnishes
6. Gilled Portobello, Chevre and Cucumber Rolls
7. Sage Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream and Truffle Oil On Olive Crostini
8. Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Focaccia Squares
9. Baby Red Potatoes with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
10. Mini Crab Cakes with Maryland Style Tartar Sauce*
11. Poached Prawns with Traditional Cocktail Sauce or Spicy Remoulade*
12. Crab and Julienned Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chile Dipping Sauce

Private Cruises

Private CruiseLet us customize a private dinner cruise, cocktail reception, champagne brunch, or themed cruises such as a Casino Night, Mardi Gras, or Fiesta Cruise for you and your guests. Or we can arrange for your group to dine at a PIER 39 restaurant after taking a scenic cruise on the Bay to Sausalito, Tiburon or Oakland’s Jack London Square. Some of the City’s most innovative caterers and entertainers can be added to your special occasion to make it a truly memorable experience. To book a private event or to get more information, call our Special Events Department at 415-705-8203 or email us at

Bay Adventure CruiseYour private charter sails past the famous PIER 39 California sea lions, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, in view of Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island, circles Alcatraz Island and glides along San Francisco’s historic waterfront. You’ll take in the City skyline, the Bay Bridge and life on San Francisco Bay. Unobstructed views in every direction enhance your tour experience. Your guests can enjoy our fully narrated tour describing all the Bay’s historic landmarks or we can set your private cruise to your favorite music while your guests take-in the sights.

Our Special Events Department can help customize your private cruise with a box lunch, drink tickets, self serve appetizers or a cash bar with drinks and snacks.

Happy Hour Cocktail CruiseAdd some spirit to your cocktail hour, you deserve it! Grab your friends and co-workers and sip ‘n’ sail on this fun-filled cruise. Let the worries of the week melt away as you view the City skyline at dusk, listen to great music, breath in the bay air as you mingle dock-side with friends, and enjoy our specialty drinks. The unobstructed bay views can be seen whether you are inside the cabin or out on the deck.

Fiesta CruiseThe party begins as lively salsa and mariachi sounds fill the vessel while sailing away from PIER 39 into beautiful San Francisco Bay. Enjoy tasty Old Blue Margaritas, snack on chips with fresh guacamole or feast at the authentic taco bar. This cruise can be customized to your liking, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, around Alcatraz, or hanging-out in the warmth of Tiburon, Angel Island or Sausalito.

Champagne & Dessert CruiseGetting married in San Francisco? Make your wedding reception a memorable and picturesque occasion – a treat for all of your guests. Enjoy a cruise around the Bay as you toast your new life surrounded by friends and family and some of the most breathtaking views in the world. We can customize the tour based on your point-to-point transportation needs including one-way transfers to Tiburon, Sausalito, Oakland or Alameda, AT&T Park and Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion.

We can arrange champagne, strawberries and bite-sized chocolate desserts. We can also arrange ground transportation. Please call/email for more details!

Casino NightsKnow when to hold’em, know when to fold’em… This three hour gaming cruise includes a buffet meal or passed hors d’oeuvres. A complete casino set-up with dealers, roulette wheels, blackjack, craps and poker tables. Casino décor includes linens, overlays, casino balloons and a DJ. Our Special Events Department can help customize your private cruise with menu and bar options.

Blue & Gold Fleet cruises depart from either Pier 41 or PIER 39 in San Francisco. Additional boarding locations are available throughout the Bay. Other services include motorcoach transportation, restaurant reservations or group buyouts, shuttle services by boat or motorcoach, private city tours, wine country and Muir Woods tours, and much more.

We can arrange group reservations at any Bay Area restaurant, which would include ferry transportation to a local port such as Sausalito, Tiburon, Oakland or Alameda with ground transportation to and from the restaurant.

To book a private event or to get more information, call our Special Events Department at 415-705-8203 or email

Sunset Cocktail CruiseBlue & Gold Fleet also offers our exclusive leisurely seasonal sunset cocktail cruise to Tiburon for dinner. Picture it: you and your guests gliding along the San Francisco waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge and over to this peaceful and quaint town. When you arrive, you’ll all enjoy an exquisite bayside dining experience with remarkable views of the San Francisco skyline.

To book a private event or to get more information, call our Special Events Department at 415-705-8203 or email

Vessel Capacities
Vessel Sightseeing Cocktail Reception  Buffet Style Cruise
Bay Monarch 700 350 200
Harbor Emperor 500 250 150
Old Blue 290 150 100
Golden Bear 290 150 100
Oski 290 150 100
Zelinsky 250 175 N/A
Taurus 200 150 N/A
Gemini 149 100 N/A
RocketBoat 100 N/A N/A

Arrival/Departure Locations:

San Francisco, Pier 41
San Francisco, PIER 39
San Francisco, Ferry Building
San Francisco, AT&T Ball Park
Sausalito, Ferry Pier Terminal
Tiburon, Ferry Pier Terminal
Angel Island, Ayala Cove
Richmond, Craneway Pavilion
Telephone: 415.705.8203