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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:25 - 30 minutes

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

Fly in a helicopter over San Francisco's most famous landmarks on this 30-minute tour. Fly over some of the city's neighborhoods, then head for Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue towards Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island and the Marin Headlands while you enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and informative commentary from your expert pilot. 


  • 30-minute scenic helicopter tour over San Francisco
  • Spectacular views of San Francisco's famous landmarks, districts and coastline
  • Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower and financial district
  • Choreographed musical accompaniment
  • Entertaining and informative commentary
  • Choice of morning and afternoon flights
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central San Francisco locations

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Awesome aerial views of San Francisco. The helicopters are quiet and comfortable, and the pilot's commentary insightful.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

Following pickup from a central San Francisco location, transfer to a quiet, comfortable Bell Jet Helicopter for your 20- to 30-minute aerial tour of the city.

Sit back, strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the the musical accompaniment as the helicopter flies over the Mission, the Castro, Chinatown and the Presidio neighborhoods. See iconic landmarks like AT&T Park, Telegraph Hill, the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower from above.

Continue your 56-mile (90-kilometer) flight by heading out into the greater Bay Area. With informative narration from your expert pilot, view both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. Fly over Angel Island, Tiburon and Sausalito before returning to your San Francisco landing pad.

Please note: there is a minimum of 2 passengers required per flight. The helicopter can accommodate 4 or 6 passengers.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a magnificent experience I highly recommends it to everyone!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to see the city. We had walked over the Golden Gate Bridge the day before but to fly over it and under it was breath taking. A special treat for a special birthday.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely unbelievable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous ride. Nice pilot. Couldn't be better. The highlight of our 2 week holiday in California.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My daughter and I culminated our holiday in the USA yesterday 25 9 15 with a helicopter tour of San Francisco Bay. It was phenomenal. Worth every cent, and really topped our stay perfectly. We were nervous, but no need. It was superb and we would recommend it anytime. Carol and Angela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The helicopter journey was the icing on the cake. I'd say there are few cities that deserve a helicopter trip. San Fran is definately one that does this kind of trip justice.
Great pilot, very helpful staff. Will definately do this again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An amazing flight and a really good pilot, this trip was one of the best helicopter flights I've been on.

It included detailed information on the sights we were seeing and even a flight under the golden gate, great for the enthusiast.

Would highly recommend to everyone the only way to see the city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour, an absolute must for visitors to San Francisco. Pilot firendly with good commentary. Flying under the Golden Gate Bridge an exceptional experience.

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