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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:15-20 minutes

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

On this San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour, the sky really is the limit. A helicopter tour is the ultimate way to admire beautiful San Francisco, highlighting the bay and its famous sights. So come and admire the view on a flight over the bay!


  • 15 to 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over San Francisco
  • Spectacular views of San Francisco's famous landmarks and bay
  • See the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge
  • Choreographed musical accompaniment and narration
  • Choice of morning and afternoon flights
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected San Francisco locations

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a shorter helicopter tour than others in San Francisco, but it still includes stellar views of the city skyline and Alcatraz, and if conditions are right you fly under the Golden Gate Bridge! The lower price point makes it a good value for families.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

Enjoy amazing views of San Francisco on a thrilling helicopter tour!

Your 37-mile (60-kilometer) flight lasts for 15-20 minutes in a Bell Jet helicopter, and takes in the well-known landmarks of San Francisco. You'll see the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and much more!

Background music accompanies your flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the most incredible awesome experience I've had flying, would love to be a pilot! Flying under and over the golden gate was truly amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Spectacular! Wonderful to have the experience of going under the Golden Gate Bridge. The weather was perfect! All members of the staff were super-friendly and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent experience. I would do it again. Lasted longer than scheduled time and was well worth the money. My only problem was that after the helicopter ride I was taken to a different drop off point than my pick up point. I questioned the driver and he said this was the only drop. I know there are 2 pick up points why only 1 drop off?? As a tourist I was not familiar with my location and spent time and money to get back to where i wanted to be

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The day was perfect, the views spectacular, and the ride up, over and under the Golden Gate Bridge was breathtaking!! This flight was awesome and worth every penny!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Exciting, enjoyable and breathtaking. Had a great time see the sights of San Francisco and the Bay from the air. It was amazing! The pilot was great and his commentary very informative. The ride can get a bit bumpy a times, but it was well-worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The flight was great !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed several site seeing events in San Francisco. If you don't include this Tour, you will miss the best. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride. This was the best tour of our entire trip. Thank you Vista Helicopter Tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was AWESOME !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour is a must for anyone in San Fransisco on a short time scale. You get to see everything so perfectly and the pilot is incredible with great knowledge of all the landmarks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

What an amazing experience. The entire staff was super friendly and professional. The tour was on time and the view of San Francisco from up top was spectacular. You get to fly UNDER and OVER the Golden Gate Bridge. I captured video of this moment and it was a highlight of the tour. Definitely recommend!

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