5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  Varies - flight duration 30 - 40 minutes
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!


  • Seaplane tour of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz
  • Fly over the Financial District, the downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Get a bird's eye view of the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat
  • Upgrade to the Premium Flight with Champagne - perfect for special occasions!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A novel alternative to a helicopter flight! After taking off from the water on your half-hour flight, you enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alacatraz and Marin County. Do this tour at the end of your trip to review all the places you've visited. Nice special occasion option for locals, too!

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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!

Premium Evening Flight with Champagne

Upgrade and book the longer duration premium flight with champagne, the perfect tour for your special occasion! As you sip your glass of champagne, take in the beautiful views and shimmering city lights. Your will fly down the coast, over the Golden Gate Bridge and above downtown San Francisco, and enjoy 10 minutes extra flying time!

You'll enjoy 2 complimentary glasses of premium Mumm's champagne on this early evening flight while gliding over the lakes of Mount Tamalpais, down the coast and over the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll then head back, passing between Sausalito and the Tiburon-Belvedere Peninsula. An exhilarating and memorable way to discover San Francisco!

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Franchement à faire si le prix vous le permet. Navette gratuite depuis le Pier "je ne sais plus lequel" qui permet de traverser le Golden Gate Bridge vers Marin. Pilote super sympa et bien sûr pro qui commente le tour efficacement. Baptême hydravion pour ma fille et moi-même, décollage et atterrissage décoiffants. S'approche très près du Golden Gate, survol des alentours, vraiment très chouette

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The best experience ever.
Great crew and really friendly

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