Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz Excursion


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
Ferry Building Tour: 10am - 11am
Alcatraz: Afternoon departure / Last return changes seasonally
$148 per person

(includes $38 face value Alcatraz ticket + $2 booking fee)


Two entertaining and engagine historical landmarks bring you the ultimate, day-long San Francisco excursion exploring land, sea, food, and history. You'll begin with a one-hour tasting tour of the best of the Ferry Building Marketplace, where a knowledgable guide/food industry professional leads you on a historic, food-filled journey of the building's local, artisan cuisine and food purveyors. After a brief break, you'll then voyage by ferry to one of the city’s most popular attractions, Alcatraz Island, for a self-guided tour of the beautiful island and its history-packed maximum-security prison that has drawn San Francisco Bay Area toursists for decades.

Come hungry! You'll sample award-winning tastes from the Bay Area’s best food artisans, learning how this historic transportation building became the ultimate destination for food lovers - locals and visitors alike. Expect artisan cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, fresh loaves from Acme Bread, chocolate confections from Recchuiti, and French macarons from Miette (subject to change).

Once you’ve satisfied your culinary cravings, we’ll direct you to Pier 33 (a short walk from the Ferry Building) to Alcatraz Landing (map) to pick up your tickets for the Alcatraz Cruise afternoon departure to The Rock. Most guests like approximately 2.5 hours for exploring the island, but you are welcome to return when you choose. A self-guided headset tour (with Al Capone talking in your ear!) is also included in the ticket price. 


All of Edible Excursions stops are subject to change depending upon availability. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Want to make this a private tour? Any time, any day, and for any group size, Edible Excursions provides private, customized food tours on your schedule. Use this itinerary, or let us craft a unique experience for you.


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“Parents coming into town from the Midwest? Edible Excursions will feed them Acme sourdough and Slanted Door spring rolls, then put them on the ferry for a tour of Alcatraz. All tours include plentiful samples, a history lesson on the neighborhood and enough walking to break up the gluttony at least a little.”

— Shelby Pope, KQED Bay Area Bites

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