With the recent end to the partial government shutdown, Alcatraz Island has reopened to the public and is welcoming passengers onboard Alcatraz Cruises for the national parks' Alcatraz Prison tour.
Normal operations have resumed as of October 17. Departure times begin at 9:15 a.m. and run throughout the day. Prices for the day tour range from $30 for juniors and adults (ages 12-61) to $18.25 for children 5-11 and $28.25 for seniors 62+.
Programs available on the island include guided history or nature walks, special exhibits as well as a chance to explore The Rock at night. Special reservations are required for groups of 15 or more.