Thursday, April 15, 2010
My first trip to Alcatraz Island was a little wet, but fortunately the main tour happens indoors, in the cellhouse. Guests get a guided tour with headphones, and it takes about 40 minutes or so. The tour was actually pretty interesting, and takes you through the entire cellhouse. For other parts of the island, you're free to walk around on your own. Very cool if you're into ghost towns, haikyo, stuff like that. My only regret is not booking the tour sooner, we wanted to go earlier in the day but were stuck with a mid afternoon ferry. It tends to sell out pretty fast so if you're planning a visit, reserve online in advance.