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.

RocketBoat, A rocket in a boat ride!

Rocketboat doing donuts

Rocket boat San Francisco boat tour

Rocket Boat Splashing through the San Francisco Bay.

Rocket Boat with Yerba Buena Island in the background

RocketBoat Schedule

Rocket Boat Tour Length: 30 Minutes

 Calling all thrill seekers…

Climb aboard RocketBoat for the ultimate high-speed rocket boat adventure on San Francisco Bay.

Get blown away as you hold on for the most exhilarating ride of your life. Stunning views and a classic Rock ‘n Roll soundtrack add to the 30-minutes of fun. Never the same ride twice. A rocket in a boat. RocketBoat, it’s a BLAST!

This Bay tour runs seasonally from May – October and departs from PIER 39. Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for RocketBoat schedule. No reserved seating available. Please read our important ROCKETBOAT DISCLAIMER.


You can avoid long ticket lines with our new print-at-home ticket option. Or purchase in advance and pick up at our self-service kiosk located at our PIER 39 box office. (Note: you will need to have a print-out of your confirmation page in order to pick up prepaid tickets at our kiosk)

A rocket in a boat tour on San Francisco Bay

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Strap yourself into Rocketboat, the fastest and most nimble watercraft on San Francisco Bay. For 30 minutes, you’ll be flying across the Bay under the steady hand of one of our able captains while jammin’ to a great rock and roll soundtrack. Rocketboat runs seasonally May through October from PIER 39. Cruises may not operate during inclement weather. Never the same ride twice. If you want to get wet, sit towards the back. The front and middle seats tend to stay drier. Check with ticket booth on day of sailing for schedule. All prices include narration. No reserved seating available.