5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

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

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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

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

See the Golden Gate Bridge on a evening 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!

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was one of the most wonderful things my husband and I have ever done, and we have travelled to more than 50 countries! Our pilot was superb and gave a comprehensive and interesting narration. We flew low all over the Bay Area and right over the city, even flying between the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, I would highly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was wonderful. We went there 15 minutes early to complete the paperwork and then boarded the seaplane in few minutes. The pilot was very friendly. The plane can seat 7 people. The take off and landing was in the water and was great. The view from up above 600ft was awesome. We got to see the Golden gate, alacatraz, SF city view. The seaplane flies across the golden gate and alcatraz. We could see the Oakland bay bridge as well. Since the plane flies at lower height, it doesn't matter if it is cloudy, you still get a good view. The staff at the tour company was very courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent trip, would do this again it was so amazing, we had a really calm day and a clear day so made it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

very good trip, good value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a wonderful experience! Delightful and professional staff. Elwould highly recommend this experience!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful experience! Fantastic flight and very engaging narration by the highly capable pilot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

A great tour, well worth the money. No better way to see the bridge and city, Shuttle service provided takes you right to the plane, pilot know exactly how to get the best views and very informative. In the air for longer than the 30 minutes stated. Very friendly staff, comfortable plane, definately recommend the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What an amazing experience! Flying low over San Francisco Bay was exhilarating, and the aerial views were phenomenal. We saw the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz, and everything in between. The plane was intimate and every seat had a window, which was awesome. I'm a local and have lived in the Bay Area all my life, but haven't done anything like this. I couldn't put my camera down!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolutely amazing, would recommend to anybody.

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