Military & First Responder Appreciation Month

September 1 to October 1

All active, reserve, retired, and veteran military personnel, as well as any active or retired police, fire, and EMT personnel can receive a Free One Hour Tram Tour enjoying the amazing views at Angel Island from September 1st to October 1st.

The Tram Tour is our most popular activity. It’s our small way of saying thank you for your service this year.

*Cannot be combined with any other offers/discounts. Excludes ferry tickets. Subject to availability.

Why the month of September?

It’s voted by our team as the most beautiful time of the year at Angel Island. It’s not too hot, not too cold, and not foggy either. You can typically see all five bridges and the city skyline easily from the top of Angel Island.

September is also a good time to rest and recharge from the hectic summer months prior.

Amazing Tram Ride Views

About Our Most Popular Activity

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing views offered by the open air tram tour. While you ride around the island, a history rich audio recording offers fascinating historical and current day information about various sites on Angel Island.

The Angel Island tram stops at Battery Ledyard, one of the best photo opportunities in the bay area. The backdrop is the entire skyline of San Francisco, Alcatraz, and The Golden Gate Bridge.

Our fleet of open-air trams have a maximum seating capacity of 50 guests. We also have an accessible tram, but please email us prior to your arrival if you need special arrangements at

Our tram tour guides are known for their humor and customer service.

How To Reserve Your Free One Hour Tram Tour

Option 1:

  • Click here to book your Tram Tour.
  • Choose your time and input your information.
  • Enter “firstresponder” into the code area upon checkout
  • Enter your I.D. number.That’s it!

Option 2:

  • Go to the Angel Island Cafe and let them know you are interested in the first responder tour offer.
  • Show our team member your I.D. and they will take care of you from there.

Note: Don’t forget to purchase your ferry tickets separately.

Click here to for more information.