We started our morning with a crepe breakfast and then took a taxi down to Pier 39's fisherman’s wharf. It was a beautiful day at Pier 39. Lots of action going on as to our surprise, there was a US Navy, Blue Angels air show going on all weekend. It was crazy busy.
We hung out for most of the afternoon visiting shops and taking in the sites until 5:30PM. That’s when we headed to Pier 33 to catch our boat cruise to Alcatraz.
The 15 minute boat ride was fun. Our time slot was considered to be the night cruise which gave us some extras. Before docking we got to cruise around the Island which apparently the day trips don’t get to do. We disembarked and followed our guide up steep hills to the jail then we were given audio guide devices and went on our own, listening to the audio tour. After that we got to visit the hospital area of the prison which again is a benefit to the night tour apparently.
The whole experience was breathtaking. The view of San Francisco from the island was spectacular, and the history that prison contains is amazingly rich.
Once our tour was complete, and we were back on the main land around 9PM, we rushed back to our hotel to eat a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.
All in all it was an exciting day and I look forward to more days like this in the coming weeks.