5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Reviews

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

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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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Amazing experience!!! No better way to see all the San Francisco landmarks. View is excellent from the helicopter (which seats 6 passengers) and the flight swoops under and then over the golden gate bridge which was very exciting. However I think there should be a fairer way of allocating the front seat (alongside the pilot), as I found in my group the front seat was claimed by someone who basically ran to the front of the queue! Overall though the service and staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend for sure.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

I am a fearful flyer and yet, wanted to experience a helicopter ride as it was on my bucket list. What a perfect day, perfect flight and I am so glad I waited to have my first helicopter ride in San Francisco. We met our driver at our arranged pickup spot and he was punctual and pleasant. When we arrived at the helicopter pad, the helicopter was spotless, our pilot handsome and away we went. The pilot took lots of pictures for us as we boarded the helicopter and as we began our ascent, as fearful as I was, it was truly amazing. I was lucky enough to score the seat beside the pilot and so my view was breathtaking.
The pilot kept remarking that we were lucky to have such a magnificent day for our ride - clear skies, no hint of fog and we could see for miles and miles. Over the ocean, under and over the Golden Gate Bridge, a close up view of Alcatraz and then into the heart of the city. I would highly recommend this tour.

Neil H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

A great thing to do. The piot was very god and provided a good commentary of SF and its surrounds. Highlight was going under and over the GG Bridge. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

excellent from start to finish ....awesome views of the bay,alcatraz island and the golden gate bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

It was absolutely beautiful! The views are breathtaking and unforgetable. Definitely recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Booking online was easy, pick up was right on time, Mark, our pilot was great with excellent explanation of the area and the experience was FABULOUS. We had a wide range of ages in our group (from 10-71) and everyone LOVED the trip. We highly recommend ensuring this is on your "must do" list in San Fran. Flying under the Golden Gate - epic (in the words of the 10 year old).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

It was our 30th wedding anniversary and i had kept it a secret from my wife,of course when the shuttle bus turned up she knew where we were going,Big Surprise!
As we got near the airport the weather turned nasty and i thought we might not go up. When we arrived,Ron the pilot explained that we could wait in the private lounge and see how the weather panned out,after an hour and coffee and water greatly recieved, Ron said it was ok to go up, my first time in a helicopter,i sat in the front my wife happy in the back.
The flight was great,Ron pointing out the sights, we went under and over the golden gate bridge, brilliant, it was over to quickly but my wife and i both agreed it was a fantastic experience,i greatly recomend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Such a beautiful experience! Thank you so much

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

My husband and I loved it and we went to tell every one how good of a time we had!!! That is something we will never forget!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Amazing and unforgettable view of the city!!! The service was great as well, from the driver to the pilot!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Amazing and unforgettable! I purchased this as a surprise for my boyfriend on his birthday. He loved it! The crew was professional and friendly. Helicopter was clean and great views all around. The flight under and over the SF bridge is a thrilling and most memorable part of the trip. Worth every $

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

WOW, excellent service and flight!!!!

Andrew B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

We were picked up from our location and taken to the airport for the flight the staff were very helpful and knowledgable, we booked online in advance and on the morning it was cloudy by the time we went up the sky cleared but by the time we got to the bridge the cloud and mist was back in but the pilot made sure we had an enjoyable flight and we still managed to make it under the bridge and the cloud cover was only at the bridge and we were shown the football and baseball grounds with the city and bays all were very clear

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

I took my 2 nephews on the tour. Awesome experience. The helicopter company was excellent and on time. I was very impressed with their professionalism and asking afterward if we needed to be dropped off in a specific location. The pilot did a great job. He flew over and under the Golden gate Bridge and hovered over a cruise ship as it was coming into port. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Was very nervous as a previous heli experience wasn't so great. This was BRILLIANT. From booking to the flight customer service was efficient and friendly. Emails were answerd quickly, I would thoughrly recommend using this company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

My 7 year old son went on this tour with his Dad for his birthday and loved it--said it was the best birthday ever! We are locals and have seen the red helicopter hovering over the bay for years and after 5 years of begging we gave in am glad we did!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Amazing experience!!! Breath taking views. This was my most favorite thing I did in San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Just a brilliant experience!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

amazing - staff very helpful from start to finish - also get the added bonus of a local pick up which makes things a lot easier - getting to fly under the golden gate bridge was simply breathtaking - highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

was on the best tour i have in my life the , love it.yes i cant wait to it againg with my friends one more time.thanks alot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Absolutely wondeful. Kind friemdly people, wondeful flying experience, saw so much. Highly recommended

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