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Tour code: 3538VISTAGRANDE

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

Tonya D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was the best way to see the city! We went on this trip for my husbands 50th birthday and he said it was one of the best gifts he has ever received.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It took our breath away! The weather was perfect so was going under The Golden Gate Bridge a tremendous experience. Just loved it.

Robert Fagan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016


Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is my third five-star trip using Viator. Like the others, this trip did not disappoint. My 19 year old daughter and I decided to skip parents weekend at her college and instead do an unforgettable adventure activity with our time together. We had a total blast and she said this was one of the most fun things she's ever done including skydiving! One of the reasons for that is that she asked the shuttle driver if she could have the seat next to the helicopter pilot front seat with full unobstructed views so she got the best seat in the house. As a caveat, the helicopter has seating for 6 but that means one excellent copilot seat, four really good window seats and one inner ok but inferior seat. I took that inner seat since she got the best seat but I would not have been happy if I was stuck with the inner seat in any other scenario. Views were still good from that seat but it was not as easy/nice to take pictures and get the full effect. Anyway, we all had headsets to cancel the noise and to be able to communicate with each other during the flight. It was an incredible experience, especially flying over AND UNDER the Golden Gate bridge! Everything felt completely safe and enjoyable. DO THIS TRIP YOU WON'T BE SORRY!!

Janis L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was an awesome experience!

Eduardo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellant trip by helicopeter under and over the Golden Gate bridge and all over San Francisco / Alcatraz. Well worth the money for this tour.

Luis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Wendy S

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.

Jackie United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely unbelievable.

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