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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

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.


  • Combined scenic helicopter flight and dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay
  • 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over San Francisco
  • See the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge from the air
  • Evening yacht cruise with 4-course dinner and live music
  • Spectacular views of San Francisco's famous landmarks and bay
  • Pick-up from select San Francisco locations

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See San Francisco from above on a narrated helicopter flight before settling in for a leisurely cruise on the bay, complete with first-class food, live music and glittering city views.

What You Can Expect

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

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.

See sample menu in Itinerary below:


Sample Menu
  • Arugula salad with roasted red beets, Chipotle pine nuts, humbolt fog goat cheese, herb toasted crostini and Meyer lemon tarragon vinaigrette
  • Citrus-scented scallops with grilled pineapple, mango papaya salsa
(choice of one)
  • Herb-seared chicken breast with tomato and kalamata olives salsa over African rice pilaf
  • Ginger spiced glace salmon with Asian noodles and sugar snap peas
  • Braised beef short ribs with chive mashed potatoes, sautéed spring greens, port demi-glace
  • Vegetarian lasagna with layers of fresh zucchini, baby spinach, basil, eggplant, onions, tomato, cauliflower and carrot puree
(choice of one)
  • Chocolate pot de crème with cinnamon Chantilly cream
  • Vanilla peach pot de crème with caramel Chantilly cream
(additional charge)
  • Cowgirl Creamery cheese display featuring assorted local cheeses, rustic flat breads, seasonal fresh fruits, dried apricots, figs - US$12
  • Ice cream trio of buko, vanilla and mango, with house made caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, saltine toffee crackers - US$9
Chefs de Cuisine: Gerardo Hidalgo
Due to the seasonality of local fresh ingredients, all menus are subject to change

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely incredible day Daytime Helicopter pickup and tour and return all top notch !! Then aboard the Hornblower for incredible voyage and tour of the Bay with beautiful meal and music and sunset with nighttime view of the of city. Such a great day :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

If you're from San Francisco, make sure to tell the pilot where your house is, you might get to see it!
Amazing experience, went under the Golden Gate Bridge twice, dinner cruise was classy and romantic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Way worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

That was my best experience ever, specially since it was en San Francisco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We had such a wonderful time. My granddaughter, wife and I all are still talking about it. The staff was very professional and courteous. I only wish we were still flying. Thank you for making a wonderful memory! The cruise was very relaxing and the dinner was great. Such a great combination for seeing San Francisco. Land, Air and Sea. Wow.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

awesome trip on helicopter
it actually flew under the bridge which was just awesome and the dinner cruise was also excellent with all sights taken in and food was good also

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

All 4 stars are for the helicopter flight, which was amazing. Took off from Saulsilito, flew over and under the Golden Gate Bridge....amazing! The evening cruise whilst ok was not incredible and doesn't compare to the one we went on in New York. nit doing it wouldn't have detracted from the holiday

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

the helicopter was very exciting for both of us. not what to expect from all the excitement and flutters, but it was all worth it.
the dinner cruise was very nice, enjoyed the food, the only thing it was cold.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Tour was done well but did not realize we would have to drive from san Francisco wharf to san Francisco airport. Also did not realize there would be an hour and half before the cruise allowed boarding after our return to the Ferry building.

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