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San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour

Fly over San Francisco in a helicopter for stunning aerial views of the area, then take the ferry to explore Alcatraz. Book this flexible combination tour over consecutive days or on the same day, and choose from three different flight times and two pickup locations. The 20-minute helicopter flight allows spectacular aerial views of the city's major landmarks. After your flight, board a ferry to Alcatraz and take an award-winning audio tour of 'the Rock'.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$243.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$243.00 USD

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. 
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$265.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$265.00 USD

San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour

See Alcatraz from above and explore the island prison on foot with this seaplane flight and Alcatraz combo tour. On a 30-minute aerial tour from Sausalito, you’ll see San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Trans-America Pyramid. Then take the Alcatraz Island ferry across San Francisco Bay, where you’ll tour the cellblock via the included audio tour. Choose the time of your Alcatraz tour when booking, and take the seaplane tour in the morning of the same day.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$193.75 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$193.75 USD

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

Admire San Francisco from the air on this seaplane adventure from Sausalito. Aboard a 6-passenger plane, you’ll fly over the bay, taking in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods and more. See downtown San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf, and soar past Angel Island. Everyone gets a window seat on this 30-minute flight, and transportation is available from Pier 39.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$189.00 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$189.00 USD

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

Take to the sky and soar over San Francisco on an exhilarating helicopter tour. During the 15-to-20-minute flight, get an unbeatable perspective of iconic attractions like Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the Ferry Building, the city’s famous hills, and the San Francisco Bay. During suitable weather conditions, experience the thrill of flying under the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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$205.00 USD
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  • Duration: 20 minutes
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$205.00 USD

Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your 3-hour excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$460.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$460.00 USD

San Francisco Air Tour

Breathtaking aerial vistas await you on the San Francisco Air Tour — a 35-minute flight over the major landmarks of the San Francisco Bay Area. Get a bird's-eye view of the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Downtown Oakland, Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Downtown Oakland, the Bay Bridge and more.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$174.00 USD
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$174.00 USD

Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito

Get a bird’s-eye view of San Francisco on this helicopter tour to Sausalito, including a gourmet lunch and return ferry ride to the city. Admire the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island as you soar across the bay on your 20-minute flight. After arriving in Sausalito, enjoy lunch at a delicious Italian spot. Then take your time exploring the galleries and boutiques in town before hopping aboard a ferry back to San Francisco.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$395.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$395.00 USD

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

Fly over San Francisco in a helicopter for stunning aerial views, then board a boat on San Francisco Bay for a sunset dinner cruise. This 4-hour tour allows you to see the best of the city from the air and the water, including multiple views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and Alcatraz. Pickup from select hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$395.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$395.00 USD

U-Fly SkyTour of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge from San Carlos

Take the wheel and fly a 2-seat Cessna or 4-seat Piper single-engine plane over San Francisco. On this 50-minute tour departing from San Carlos, bring one passenger and climb aboard the plane with a professional pilot supervising. Get views of the City by the Bay, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge from 1,500 feet (457m) in the clouds.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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$457.95 USD
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  • Duration: 50 minutes
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$457.95 USD

Private San Francisco Flight for 2

See the major landmarks of the San Francisco Bay Area from the air during a private 35-minute scenic flight. Hear your pilot’s informative commentary via the provided headsets as your fixed-wing plane soars over downtown San Francisco, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, the port of Oakland and more. Enjoy breathtaking aerial vistas of the bay and Pacific Ocean during this once-in-a-lifetime tour.
  • Duration: 35 minutes
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$495.00 USD
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  • Duration: 35 minutes
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$495.00 USD

San Francisco Bay Air Tour

See the sights of San Francisco Bay from above on an air tour from the Hayward airport. As you fly through the sky on a 3-passenger plane with an experienced pilot, look down on attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$178.80 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$178.80 USD

San Francisco City Sights Seaplane Tour

Soar above the famous hills, bridges, and bay of San Francisco on a 20-minute seaplane flight. Departing from the charming seaside village of Sausalito, take to the skies with an experienced pilot for a bird’s-eye view of the area’s spectacular geography and cultural landmarks, including Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Alcatraz, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. With guaranteed window seats for every passenger, it's an unforgettable way to view one of the world's most beautiful cities.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 20 minutes
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Greater Bay Area Seaplane Tour

See the San Francisco Bay Area’s most popular attractions from a new perspective on this 45-minute seaplane tour, featuring views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and more. Avoid the congestion of on-the-ground sightseeing while flying over the city and seeing how it fits into the greater context of the rugged California coastline.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$229.00 USD
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$229.00 USD

San Francisco 1-Hour Seaplane Tour with Shuttle Transport

On this San Francisco seaplane tour, treat yourself to aerial views of the Bay Area’s top sights, both natural and man-made. You’ll take off from Sausalito, soaring over the California shoreline up to Tomales Bay and Point Reyes. Then fly over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, AT&T Park and more before landing on the water. Transportation from Pier 39 is available for easy access to Sausalito.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$289.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$289.00 USD

Private Tour: Yosemite by Helicopter or Small Plane and SUV from San Francisco

No trip to California is complete without a visit to the iconic wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Make the most of your time in the park on this private excursion from San Francisco to Yosemite by helicopter (four people or fewer) or small plane (five people or fewer), letting you avoid the 8-hour drive and spend more time exploring the park's many attractions. Thanks to the flexibility offered by a private tour, you can choose to conduct your tour as an overnight camping trip or a day trip for your private group.
  • Duration: 7 to 9 hrs
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$4,600.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 9 hrs
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$4,600.00 USD

San Francisco Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour

See the San Francisco Bay Area from the air on a 40-minute seaplane flight from Sausalito. Enjoy views of iconic landmarks in the soft afternoon light as you soar over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, Angel Island and Tiburon. See the Transamerica building and downtown skyline, and the tall silhouette of Twin Peaks as your pilot shares informative commentary about the sights. Your flight includes a glass of champagne, and you’ll return to Sausalito in time to head out for dinner.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$249.00 USD
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$249.00 USD

Private Romantic Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour over San Francisco

On this San Francisco seaplane tour for two, admire unbeatable views of the City by the Bay at sunset. This brag-worthy experience is perfect for a special occasion or celebration with your loved one, as you’ll sip a glass of California champagne while flying over the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Tiburon and Alcatraz. After soaking up the twilight atmosphere, your 40-minute flight ends in Sausalito, where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure, perhaps at a waterfront restaurant.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$562.50 USD
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$562.50 USD

San Francisco City Lights Flight

If you're looking for a romantic start to your evening, then bask in the glow of the setting sun. This San Francisco Sunset Flight lets you do just that — but in the air. While suitable for families and friends, romantic pairs tend to find this plane tour especially enticing. See the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Treasure Island while motoring among the clouds and gulls.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$189.00 USD
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  • Duration: 45 minutes
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$189.00 USD

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Viator Exclusive: Muir Woods Tour and Golden Gate Seaplane Flight

A once-in-a-lifetime experience! See the best of San Francisco on this half-day trip to the majestic coastal redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument followed by a 30 minute seaplane flight soaring over the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz for the ultimate panoramic skyline views of San Francisco!
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$247.50 USD
$275.00 USD  $27.50 USD savings
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$247.50 USD
$275.00 USD  $27.50 USD savings


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