Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates Earth Day by the Bay

To celebrate Earth Day, Respect Our Planet and Alcatraz Cruises (the National Park Service concessioner of ferry service to Alcatraz Island) will present a full day of free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Partnering with local environmental companies, Alcatraz Cruises’ Earth Day festivities are free and open to the public and will take place at Pier 33/Alcatraz Landing in San Francisco. Activities and featured interactive stations will include:

  • Discover the Bay — We take water samples from the bay and watch the microorganisms on a large-display microscope — learn what role living things play in our local marine environment.
  • Arts & Crafts — educational and creative green art station for children to express their views of the Earth.
  • Gifts and Giveaways — enter to win drawings for children who fill out a passport of vendor visits; prizes for all children who fill out passport; spinning wheel for chances to win additional prizes.
  • Other Activities — Music, face painters and other entertainment.

On Earth Day and every day, Alcatraz Cruises actively promotes sustainability efforts in San Francisco and throughout the maritime industry. Alcatraz Cruises was the first to run hybrid ferry service in the country, the company is considered “zero waste,” consistently recycling 90 percent of its waste and it is certified by several national agencies because the company has always and continues to perform at the highest levels for quality, environment, health and safety.

For more information, visit, call (415) 438-8320 or email

Alcatraz Cruises is the National Park Service concessioner of ferry service to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz Cruises hosts nearly 1.5 million visitors annually. Alcatraz Cruises designed, built and operates the first hybrid ferry in the United States. The Hornblower Hybrid’s revolutionary design has reduced fuel consumption by 75% and has already begun to be implemented in other parts of the country. For more information visit:

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