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  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

    1. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

    San Francisco is a city of excitement, and what better way to experience it than from the air on a traditional seaplane. The San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour is a very popular flight, and you'll soon discover why. You can choose to meet your tour at the Seaplane Base in Mill Valley, or book a roundtrip shuttle service from Fisherman's Wharf. Either way, you'll take off from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. You'll soon be high above this gorgeous city of tall buildings, steep hills and trolly cars. Cruise around and directly over the Golden Gate Bride, making sure you can snap some stunning pictures to amaze your friends. During the flight, you will also fly over Fisherman's Wharf, where you can look down on the chic and cool restaurants and shops below. You'll also fly over Angel Island and Alcatraz, before heading over the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausal...

    Pilot was fabulous, and a great narrator. I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 28 years but never experienced it like this. This is a fun and exciting way to spend a birthday. Kate

  • San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour (15-20 minute tour)

    2. San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour (15-20 minute tour)

    Take in an amazing bird’s-eye view of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area with a popular helicopter flight. Choose from three different departure times and pick-ups at either Union Square, Nob Hill, or Fisherman’s Wharf, and relax on the ride to the launch pad. After a safety briefing, climb aboard the Bell Jet helicopter and launch into the air for an unforgettable vista of the world-famous city.   Admire the unique landscape of the city, which spans the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Hover over landmarks like Alcatraz Island, the Transamerica pyramid, the Ferry Building, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, and AT&T Park. With informative narration from your expert pilot, view both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. For the ultimate thrill, and when weather conditions permit, fly over and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Throughout the 15 to 20...

    First helicopter ride and was one I will repeat! It was very enjoyable and and pilot was remarkable!!

  • San Francisco Sunset Flight Tour

    3. San Francisco Sunset Flight Tour

    Take a 35-45 minute flight that starts off with a fly-over downtown Oakland, along the Bay Bridge, and over the Embarcadero, into San Francisco. From there your pilot navigates all the landmarks San Francisco has to offer including Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This flight takes place as the sun sets and the skies highlight the Bay in beautiful orange and red hues. Witness nightlife waking up as the city lights light up all the main roads and buildings, and the first stars of the night greet you from above.

    Amazing flight over San Francisco!!! Most do !!! If you are lucky to get a seat tanner the pilot was amazing

  • San Francisco: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    4. San Francisco: Scenic Helicopter Flight

    Get bird’s-eye views of San Francisco and the Bay Area on a popular helicopter flight above the city. Choose from 3 different departure times and enjoy a free shuttle transfer to the heliport from Union Square, Nob Hill or Fisherman’s Wharf. Listen to a safety briefing at the launch pad, and then climb aboard and glide up into the air for unforgettable views of the city and California coast. Hover over landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and the iconic Transamerica Pyramid building. Continue over Ghirardelli Square and see the Coit Tower and AT&T Park from above. Benefit from an informative narration from your pilot along the way. Hear about the Bay Bridge and other attractions. Sit back and listen to inspiring background music as you fly over Sausalito and Tiburon in Marin County. Get the ultimate adrenalin rush and fly over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, weather permitting.  

    Collection from just across from our hotel was convenient. The transportation took under 30 minutes and was very relaxed. We had to wait for the first group to return in the hospitality lounge, both drinks and snacks were complimentary, and gratefully received. The helicopter flight was our first, and wow, what a way to start! The pilot made us feel at ease and gave excellent commentary throughout. We had a thrill (fright for my wife) with a military plane taking a scenic tour of the bridge and Bay Area, which certainly caught our pilot out! Flew over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, over Alcatraz and hovered approximately over the Bay Bridge to give us a 360° view which was utterly incredible. We returned over the financial district and Oracle Park to the airport for a truly exhilarating flight conclusion. Amazing value!

  • San Francisco: Seaplane Flight with Champagne

    5. San Francisco: Seaplane Flight with Champagne

    Have you come to San Francisco with that special someone and you're looking for a fun and exciting adventure to share together? Take a premium flight for your special occasion over the romantic and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. After we're airborne, the champagne will flow, and as you sip your Mumm's Champagne, we'll fly directly south along the Pacific Coast and directly over the Golden Gate Bridge. Nothing is more romantic than the history and iconography of this lovely city, and we will make sure your adventure is something truly special. After flying over the bridge, we head around the bay, pointing out Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Aquatic Park. We then head east towards the State Park of Angel Island. You'll be sure to see all of the beauty down below out of our huge viewing windows. We land back on the water so you can sip your final glass of champagne, after having also...

    At first glance you think the cost is high but boy is it worth it. A stunning 40 mins that covered a much wider area than expected. Make sure you leave enough time to get there cos traffic very busy. 100% recommended.

  • Elite Sightseeing Flight Over San Francisco

    6. Elite Sightseeing Flight Over San Francisco

    You haven't discovered San Francisco until you've seen it from the air! On this 1-hour scenic flight over the city and bay, you will get amazing views from a truly unique perspective. Your journey begins at Hayward Airport as you climb aboard a small Cessna 172 Skyhawk, with seats for 3 passengers in addition to the pilot. Fly directly out to the Pacific coast, and soar over the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue your flight over Downtown San Francisco and along the waterfront. Look down at Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, and continue over Alcatraz. Fly around Angel Island, and along the coast, admiring the towns of Tiburon and Sausalito as you tour. Experienced pilots will make the flight truly unforgettable, giving you plenty of opportunities to take stunning aerial pictures of the sights of the beautiful bay city as you fly over them.

    Rick was very knowledgeable and great pilot.i recommended him and I highly recommend him.

  • San Francisco: Bay Area Scenic Flight

    7. San Francisco: Bay Area Scenic Flight

    Take a 40-minute flight over San Francisco for the best views of the city and bay. You will fly directly out to the Pacific Coast, and to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, continue your flight over Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39. The flight continues to Alcatraz, around Angel Island, and along the towns of Tiburon and Sausalito. Experienced staff assist in a custom private flight just for you! This tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and the experienced pilots will make the flight unforgettable. Your flight takes place in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with 4 seats (3 passengers and one pilot). You will depart and return to the Hayward Airport, located approximately 30 minutes from central San Francisco.

    Rick was very friendly and went above and beyond to make our experience the greatest. As natives born in the Bay Area, we saw the Bay from a different breathtaking view. The ride was also prices very well compared to others. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Sausalito: Norcal Coastal Tour

    8. Sausalito: Norcal Coastal Tour

    This deluxe 60 minute flight will begin with a take off from the sea base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Traverse the lovely Marin county on your way out over Tomales Bay where Sir Francis Drake himself likely landed over a century ago.  Then, it's on to Point Reyes National Seashore, looking for frolicking porpoise and whales along the way until you round the breathtakingly scenic Point Reyes Lighthouse. Continue along the incredible Northern Californian coastline above Highway 1 and finally back over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge itself. Fly above Crissy Field, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park - home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants and then over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island - the immigrant gateway to the west a...

  • San Francisco: Greater Bay Area Seaplane Tour

    9. San Francisco: Greater Bay Area Seaplane Tour

    This 45 minute flight includes all the sights described in the Golden Gate Tour flight, but brings you the additional delights of the Bay Area’s dramatic coastline. This flight will begin with a take off from the sea base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will then fly right over the Golden Gate National Reserve and out along the coast beyond the Golden Gate. This coastline has been sculpted by fantastic geologic forces over hundreds of millions of years, making the San Francisco Bay Area one of the most active seismic zones in the world. Fly out to the wide, sandy beaches of Stinson Beach, then over the majestic and ancient redwoods of Muir Woods and finally back over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge itself. Then, continue on above Crissy Field, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park - home of the Major League Baseball World Champion the San...

  • Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour Vacation from San Francisco

    10. Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour Vacation from San Francisco

    Start your tour in the birthplace of the California wine industry, Sonoma Valley which is nestled between the Mayacamas and Sonoma mountains and is home to more than 50 wineries. Learn about the combination of microclimates and soil types that allow grapes to be grown on hundreds of acres of prime vineyard terrain in this region. Visit the historic Sonoma Plaza, home to the San Francisco Solano Mission (the last Franciscan mission built in California) and more than 40 restaurants offering dining options from formal to casual. Tour and taste all day at an assortment of exceptional wineries, with lunch and evening to enjoy as you wish. Spend another full day of tasting in picturesque settings in the nearby Napa Valley which has maintained a rustic, agricultural environment where more than 30,000 acres of farmland have been preserved from development. Enjoy this area of natural diversity a...

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What people are saying about San Francisco

Amazing flight over San Francisco!!! Most do !!! If you are lucky to get a seat tanner the pilot was amazing

First helicopter ride and was one I will repeat! It was very enjoyable and and pilot was remarkable!!

It was a very stunning flight! We loved it and our pilot was very nice!

bought 2 travel tickets for my parents and they enjoyed the view

Awesome experience! Great shuttle service and tour above the bay