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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

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$265
Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.

You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.

An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro, the Mission, Pacific Heights, Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline, including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants, Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.

On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes), you will see many of the well-known San Francisco Bay landmarks from the air such as the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fly north to take in the Marin Headlands and California's craggy Pacific Coastline. You will also see the artist town of Sausalito, the sleepy town of Tiburon, and the former immigration station of Angel Island - the "Ellis Island of the West".

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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

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$205
On this San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour, the sky really is the limit. A helicopter tour is the ultimate way to admire beautiful San Francisco, highlighting the bay and its famous sights. So come and admire the view on a flight over the bay!

Your 37-mile (60-kilometer) flight lasts for 15-20 minutes in a Bell Jet helicopter, and takes in the well-known landmarks of San Francisco. You'll see the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and much more!

Background music accompanies your flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot.

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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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$189
See the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the drama of Alcatraz Island and the lush forest of Muir Woods on a seaplane tour of San Francisco! The beauty of the green and gold hills of wine country and the deep blue expanses of the Pacific Ocean can only be truly appreciated from the air, and your guaranteed window seat will provide unparalleled views of the City by the Bay. The perfect addition to your San Francisco itinerary!

The Golden Gate Seaplane Tour will fly you directly out to the Pacific Coast and south to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, you'll continue your flight over the Financial District and Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, then north to Alcatraz, around Angel Island and along the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito.

The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes and offers a great balance of sights from Marin to San Francisco.

Seaplanes are ideal for sightseeing and photography. Their high wings and large view windows present panoramic views and unrivaled photo opportunities. Experienced, knowledgeable pilots will point out landmarks as you cruise by at a leisurely pace.

Sausalito, a quiet, charming seaside town, is often compared to those found in the Mediterranean. Conclude your trip by spending time in Sausalito browsing the quaint shops, or ask your pilot about returning by ferry to San Francisco.

Your magical ride above the most spectacular scenery in the world awaits!

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat.

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San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

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$395
Views from above, views from the water! Savor the breathtaking aerial views of San Francisco on a helicopter tour. Take in well-known landmarks from above, such as Alcatraz Island and the spectacular Golden Gate and Bay Bridges spanning the bay. After your flight, end your day in style aboard a dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay as the sun sets.

Enjoy the sights of San Francisco on the way to the heliport. Once onboard your quiet and smooth reliable helicopter seating 4 to 6 passengers, the exhilarating adventure begins. Musical background accompanies spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. During your 20-minute flight, see the famous hills of San Francisco and the striking cityscape. Admire aerial views of Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge and more.

Upon landing, the shuttle drops guests for boarding on the yacht where delightful views of San Francisco from the water await. On your 2.5 hour cruise, savor an elegant 4-course dinner, enjoy live music entertainment and stroll the outer decks for incomparable views of the glittering San Francisco skyline. Your evening concludes at Pier 3.

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U-Fly SkyTour of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge from San Carlos

Air Tours San Carlos
$458
See San Francisco from a bird's-eye view on this 50-minute aerial tour where you fly the plane. Soar above the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate, and Alcatraz from 1,500 feet (457 meters) in the air. Board a two-seater Cessna or four-seater Piper single-engine airplane, and bring along one passenger. A trained pilot supervises you while you fly from San Carlos.

Your 50-minute flight starts at San Carlos Airport, located south of San Francisco. Check in with the flight team and meet your pilot who will assist you in flying the airplane. After a brief safety orientation, you and an accompanying passenger will climb aboard the Cessna or Piper aircraft, depending on availability, and take off on your high-flying adventure among the clouds. Each passenger is provided with a headset and radio in order to hear your pilot's instructions and commentary clearly throughout the trip. 

As you safely reach an altitude of about 1,500 feet, pass over the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay, whose fertile farms and crescent bay host the world-famous Mavericks surfing competition each winter.  Head north toward the City by the Bay and be treated to incredible views of dramatic cliffs and rolling hills as you pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the skyscrapers of downtown San Francisco.

After circling the city to appreciate the stunning scenery below, head back to San Carlos where you will safely land your plane and disembark. 

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San Francisco Bay Air Tour

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$179
You haven't Discovered San Francisco until you've seen it from the air. On this scenic, 60-minute flight, appreciate the views from a truly unique perspective. Look down upon Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city skyline. This aviation service is located at the Hayward airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.

At your confirmed time, meet at the Hayward Executive Airport and climb aboard a fixed-wing aircraft with seats for three passengers in addition to the pilot. Slip on your headset and hear a safety briefing, then take off and fly directly over the nearby city of Oakland.

You'll have plenty of opportunities to take stunning aerial pictures of the sights located in the heart of San Francisco Bay, including the Bay Bridge, downtown San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island, before heading back to Hayward. Listen to your pilot's narration on the scenic surroundings and discover the unparalleled beauty that makes the Bay Area one of the most desired places to fly.

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San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour

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$226
See the highlights of San Francisco on this exciting tour that combines a 6-passenger seaplane flight with a ticket to Alcatraz. Start your adventure with a 30-minute seaplane ride, a thrilling experience that takes you from the Golden Gate Bridge to downtown San Francisco and provides eagle-eye views of Angel Island, Fisherman's Wharf and more. In addition, take the ferry to Alcatraz Island for a tour of the infamous prison; tickets to Alcatraz can sell out fast, but this tour guarantees you won't miss out. Choose from two flight times, and depart for Alcatraz in the afternoon.

Seaplane tour (morning):
Your 30-minute seaplane flight departs from Sausalito, the postcard-perfect village across the bay from San Francisco. You'll take the provided shuttle from Pier 39. Choose from two morning flight times, depending on the date you select upon booking, leaving you time for the Alcatraz portion of your day.

When you arrive, meet your experienced, friendly pilot and hop inside your 6-passenger seaplane, which provides large windows and high wings so you can enjoy great views and photo ops. Take off, soaring out to the Marin Headlands and the Pacific Coast and then back across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fly over the San Francisco Financial District, along the Embarcadero, past Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, and over to Alcatraz. Zoom across Angel Island and past the waterfront towns of Tiburon and Belvedere before splashing down to Sausalito for an exciting water landing.

Spend time shopping or eating in Sausalito, if you wish, before heading back to San Francisco by shuttle.

Alcatraz tour (afternoon):
Ferries to Alcatraz Island depart from Pier 33, which is a short walk along the Embarcadero from Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. Step aboard the ferry and enjoy the ride across San Francisco Bay, soaking up the panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline along the way.

The Alcatraz walking tour is independent and audio-guided, so when you arrive, just pick up your headset and begin your on-foot exploration of the historic prison. Cellhouse — the Alcatraz award-winning audio tour — provides fascinating narration about life inside the world's most notorious penitentiary, including stories from former inmates themselves.

Enter a real cell, see where prisoners ate and spent their time, and learn about the legendary criminals who ended up there such as Al Capone, George ‘Machine Gun' Kelly and Robert Franklin Stroud.

When you're ready, leave the island at your leisure; ferries depart every 30 to 40 minutes to return you to Pier 33.

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San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour

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$249
Enjoy the ultimate San Francisco experience — a seaplane flight over San Francisco Bay. As you're flown over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and Tiburon, indulge a glass of Northern California's finest champagne. Watch the magical light of the 'golden hour' illuminate the city and bay before the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean. Then end your flight in Sausalito, the perfect place to continue your evening on your own with a waterfront dinner.

Your seaplane tour takes off from Sausalito, a waterfront town just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. While you sip a glass of Mumm Napa, a California champagne made in the traditional French method, enjoy a gorgeous, leisurely flight over San Francisco Bay before the sun sets. Relax during this magical time when the city and water are beautifully illuminated by the indirect light of the sun.

Head out to the open Pacific Ocean and then south to the Golden Gate Bridge, soaring over the iconic red towers as you make your way toward downtown San Francisco. Fly past Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and the skyscrapers of the Financial District, and then zoom up to Alcatraz and Angel Island.

Loop back to Sausalito via the picturesque bayside towns of Belvedere and Tiburon. During the 40-minute flight, watch for landmarks that your pilot will point out and snap photos through the large windows. Your 6-passenger seaplane features high wings that don't obstruct your view, making it ideal for sightseeing.

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San Francisco City Sights Seaplane Tour

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$149
Our 20-minute basic flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. - San Francisco! On this flight you will take off from our sea base in the lovely bay-side village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

We will fly along the shoreline of the quaint bay-side village of Sausalito, then right over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! We continue to Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants, then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island, and back for a smooth landing back in Sausalito's Richardson Bay.

The flight lasts approximately 20 minutes and offers a great balance of sights.

Seaplanes are ideal for sightseeing and photography. Their high wings and large view windows present panoramic views and unrivaled photo opportunities. Experienced, knowledgeable pilots will point out landmarks as you cruise by at a leisurely pace.

Sausalito, a quiet, charming seaside town, is often compared to those found in the Mediterranean. Conclude your trip by spending time in Sausalito browsing the quaint shops, or ask your pilot about returning by ferry to San Francisco.

Your magical ride above the most spectacular scenery in the world awaits!

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat.

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Greater Bay Area SeaplaneTour

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$229
Our 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 our take off from our seabase in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. We 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! We will 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 herself!

Then on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park - Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants, then on 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 and a smooth landing back in Sausalito's Richardson Bay.

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat.

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San Francisco 1-Hour Seaplane Tour with Shuttle Transport

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$289
Admire the sights of San Francisco and the Northern California coast from a different perspective on an exhilarating 1-hour seaplane flight. Take off from Sausalito and fly over the headlands and nature preserves of Marin, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes and Highway One. Passing over the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy aerial views of top San Francisco attractions including Alcatraz, Angel Island and AT&T Park, and end with a smooth water landing back in Sausalito. Round-trip shuttle transport from San Francisco's Pier 39 is available for your convenience.

Hop on a complimentary shuttle at Pier 39 in San Francisco, or make your own way to the seaplane base in Sausalito, a beautiful bayside city just a couple miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. After a briefing from your expert pilot, board a 6-passenger seaplane — a fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on water — and take to the skies.
Fly over Marin Country to Tomales Bay, a long, narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean known for its oyster farms. Then it's on to the Point Reyes National Seashore, a scenic park preserve marked by rocky headlands, meandering estuaries, cattle-roaming pastures and some of the cleanest beaches in California. Watch for wildlife and spot the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular lookout for whale-watchers.
Continue along Highway One, stretching its way down the breathtaking Northern Californian coastline. Have your camera out as you pass over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge!
Look down onto Crissy Field, Coit Tower, the skyscrapers of downtown San Francisco and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Veer over to Alcatraz Island, a notorious former prison, and pass by historic Angel Island, the immigrant gateway to America in the early 1900s.
Enjoy a smooth water landing in Sausalito's Richardson Bay to conclude your 1-hour seaplane tour.
Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour

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$243
See the best of San Francisco by combining a helicopter flight above the spectacular cityscape with a tour of one of its top landmarks. Spend up to 20 minutes soaring over the city and bay, admiring the Embarcadero, Angel Island, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and other attractions. Then take a ferry out to Alcatraz to explore the infamous prison with its award-winning audio tour. This tour can be completed over two days. Choose from three different flight times with pickup from two locations.

The Alcatraz portion of this tour can be taken on the same day as the flight or the day after, depending on the selected departure time. If you decide to take the later afternoon helicopter flight, you must take the Alcatraz tour on the following day. Check the Important Info tab for more details.

Helicopter Tour:

After pickup from either Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf, your combo tour begins at the heliport, where you'll board your 6-passenger Bell Jet helicopter, a comfortable chopper that provides a smooth ride above the City by the Bay.

Your 15- to 20-minute flight provides you with amazing aerial views of the city's famous sights and attractions: Alcatraz, Treasure Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Financial District, the Ferry Building, Embarcadero, Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

While you marvel at the vistas, enjoy listening to a musical soundtrack and expert pilot commentary through your headset. Your adventure ends back at the heliport, from where you'll be returned to either Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf.

Alcatraz Tour:
You may take the Alcatraz tour on the same day as the helicopter tour or on the following day — it's your choice.

The Alcatraz ferry departs from Pier 33 on the Embarcadero, which is an easy walk from Fisherman's Wharf. Hop aboard and enjoy the ride across San Francisco Bay to the island, admiring views of the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline along the way. The Alcatraz tour is independent and audio-guided; when you arrive, simply pick up your headset and begin your exploration of the historic prison.

The award-winning Cellhouse audio tour provides fascinating commentary about life inside the world's most notorious penitentiary. Walk inside a cell, see where prisoners ate and spent their time, and learn about the legendary criminals who ended up there. Leave the island at your leisure; ferries depart frequently to return you to Pier 33.

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VIP: Napa by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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$460
Gaze out the window of your state-of-the-art helicopter for spectacular aerial views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Napa Valley's vineyards on an unparalleled VIP wine country trip. Land near one of the region's best wineries, situated in the southernmost part of Napa Valley, for a guided tour, tastings and tapas. As you roam past gnarled vines, learn about the grapes that make a world-class cabernet sauvignon, among other varietals. When it's time to go, take a 5-minute drive and hop back in your helicopter to enjoy a flight back to San Francisco.

Limited to six people, this Viator VIP experience makes for the perfect special occasion in Napa Valley. You can't book it anywhere else!

In Northern California, few experiences are more luxurious than a wine-tasting trip to the Napa Valley. The world-class destination boasts sprawling vineyards, boutiques, Michelin-star restaurants, and scenic landscapes. For an unforgettable taste of wine country, take this round-trip narrated helicopter flight to visit to one of region's finest vineyards, located in the southernmost part of Napa Valley.

Start this Viator VIP tour with morning pickup from your selected San Francisco location for a short ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to the charming town of Sausalito. Board your helicopter, limited to six passengers, to fly north over the San Francisco Bay toward wine country.

Take a short drive on a scenic road to arrive for a guided tour and paring at the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. Jamieson is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley, one of the world's most famous winemaking regions. The estate is more than 300 acres of gently rolling hills and terraced vineyards benefit from the cooling fog and breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay, climatic conditions that favor the production of exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Indulge yourself with a guided wine tasting and food pairing. Our wine educators will lead you in the essentials of creating as well as enjoying pairings. Enjoy this culinary delight on a veranda with sweeping views of the property.

After your hosted visit, you don't have to worry about traveling far. Take a 5-minute drive to the airport for your helicopter flight back to San Francisco! Whirr heavenward, admiring Napa's zigzagging vineyards below. Continue over more pastoral landscapes before you get more aerial views of iconic San Francisco sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Land at the Nob Hill, Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf locations, where your Viator VIP experience concludes.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from April to October.

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San Francisco Air Tour

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$174
Your tour will begin at the historic and renowned Oakland International Airport. Immediately after take-off, you'll see the most beautiful and breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Enjoy a 35-minute flight over the San Francisco Bay Area including views of: Downtown Oakland, Bay Bridge, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, Pacific Coast, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Port of Oakland.

Everyone knows the Bay Area for its stunning beauty and famous landmarks, but this tour will take you sky high, and take your breath away. With a choice of 3 afternoon departures, multilingual pilots and small crowds (tours are limited to 6 people, and every seat is a window seat) you'll get once in a lifetime experience when you tour the San Francisco Bay Area from above. See the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Sausalito, The Port of Oakland, Downtown San Francisco and much, much more. The sky's the limit with this unforgettable opportunity.

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San Francisco City Lights Flight

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$189
Savor in the romantic lights of the San Francisco Bay for an unforgettable adventure with your friends, family or loved one. This is definitely an experience worth sharing and is especially cherished by couples.

Everyone knows the Bay Area for its stunning beauty and famous landmarks, but this tour will take you sky high, and take your breath away! With multilingual pilots and small crowds (tours are limited to 6 people, and every seat is a window seat!) you'll get once in a lifetime experience when you tour the San Francisco Bay Area from above! See up close the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Sausalito, The Port of Oakland, Downtown San Francisco and much, much more, all from the sky!

The sky's the limit with this unforgettable opportunity. Savor in the romantic lights of the City for an unforgettable adventure with your friends, family or loved one. This is definitely an experience worth sharing and is especially cherished by couples.