A small group, open water escape swim.
Enjoy the iconic views with safety and enjoyment a priority.
Our small group Alcatraz swims are spectacular! It’s the classic Alcatraz to San Francisco open water swim and can be completed by most moderately experienced open water swimmers.
This route is a classic one. Starting near Alcatraz on the ebb-tide, we jump and swim across the outbound current. Don’t worry about the sighting, we’ll teach you the sighting points on the way out to the jump and are nearby to correct you if you’re swimming off course. In all cases, if you become uncomfortable or want to take a breath, you can come back aboard our escort vessel at any point.
Winter water temperatures are expected to be 54ºF or below (12.2ºC). While we swim year-round in only a swimsuit, cap, and goggles – we’re acclimated. Swim in a swimsuit, wetsuit, or your birthday suit! Just swim and enjoy yourself.
How we’re different:
We swim Alcatraz all the time… and we mean hundreds of times during the year. Unlike the mass-market ‘Escape’ swims which charge $250 or more to be one of 25, 50, 300, 400, or even 700+ person herd of swimmers jumping off a ferry, we limit our swim to small groups to give you the personalized attention to this delightful experience you truly deserve!
Please note, this is not a swim for breaststroke-only swimmers.
Arrange a swim…
If this date doesn’t work for you, get in touch. We can schedule a custom swim to accomplish any of your San Francisco Bay swim goals and can even include the opportunity to have a guest on the boat to watch your swim…