No trip to San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is complete without a trip to Alcatraz Island. From the many vantage points along the piers at the Wharf, you’ll be able to see some remarkable views of this 22-acre island. The Island is run by the National Park Service who contracts with one operator, Alcatraz Cruises, to ferry people to and from the island. They depart from Pier 33 and tickets usually sell-out 2-3 weeks in advance so plan ahead! If you simply want to cruise around the island, both Blue & Gold Fleet (PIER 39) and the Red & White Fleet (Pier 45) include this in their Bay tours.