• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Experience the natural and cultural highlights of Marin County with a deluxe day of sightseeing. Soar over the Golden Gate Bridge and the dramatic cliffs of the Marin Headlands on a 30-minute seaplane flight, and see local attractions like Rodeo Beach and Mt Tamalpais. Walk among ancient redwoods in Muir Woods, and explore the artistic waterfront community of Sausalito on a guided tour. Then, on the return ferry trip across the bay, see spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline. The tour includes breakfast, lunch and all transportation.


  • Private tour of Marin County from San Francisco including seaplane tour, Muir Woods and Sausalito
  • Scenic 30-minute seaplane flight with panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge
  • See Marin County sights by private vehicle, such as Point Bonita, Marine Mammal Center and Mt Tamalpais
  • Marvel at the redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument and stroll Muir Beach
  • Explore Sausalito on a guided walking tour and on your own before returning to San Francisco with your included ferry ticket
  • Breakfast, lunch, sparkling wine, hotel pickup and gratuities all included

What You Can Expect

Explore Marin County: Private Sausalito, Muir Woods and Seaplane Tour from San Francisco

Enjoy the serenity of Muir Woods before the crowds arrive

Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Marin County boasts spectacular views and vibrant artistic and gourmet scenes. Your Marin adventure begins with morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel. Enjoy coffee or tea and a fresh-baked breakfast treat on the beautiful drive north to Sausalito.

Here, climb aboard a seaplane and lift off for a thrilling, 30-minute flight that takes you over the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and famous hills of San Francisco. Take in unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean and the towering green hills and seaside cliffs of the Marin Headlands as your pilot narrates the sights below.

After touching down back on solid ground, board a private vehicle for driving tour of local attractions. Take in views the ocean and the San Francisco skyline and from Hawk Hill, walk along the sand at Rodeo Beach, and admire the majestic profile of Mt Tamalpais. See other points of interest like the Headlands Center of the Arts and the Marine Mammal Center.

Continue on to Muir Woods National Monument to walk among ancient redwood trees. Enjoy the serenity of the forest in the morning before the tourist buses arrive, and gaze up at some of the largest and oldest trees in the world. Recharge with a picnic lunch of locally sourced grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit, accompanied by sparkling wine or juice.

Stop at the lovely little stretch of Muir Beach, and then head back to Sausalito for a guided walking tour of this bayside community filled with galleries, unique shops and cafés. Bid farewell to your guide in the early afternoon, and continue exploring Sausalito on your own if you like. Return to San Francisco with your included ferry ticket, and enjoy stellar views of the city as on the short ride to the Ferry Building.

Customer Reviews

Janet G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was the highlight of our family trip to SF. Going over the Golden Gate in the morning sun and into Muir woods before the crowds was perfect. Touring the headlands gave us some amazing views of the city across the Bay. Eric's local knowledge kept my boys aged 12 and 14 engaged and entertained throughout our trip. The slug shaped chocolates from the gift shop were a huge hit with them.
The views from the seaplane cannot be beat, flying over downtown, the Bay and the islands, including Alcatraz. All followed by ice creams on the harbourside in Sausalito, before catching the ferry back to the city. If you do one tour in SF then I thoroughly recommend this.

Barbara D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Dear Eric, Barbara, the kids and i wanted to thank you very much for organising a fantastic day for us around SF. Everything was perfect and the whole family enjoyed it very much. Your logistics were impeccable and we very much appreciated the right blend of spectacular views and sceneries eg flying around the bay in a seaplane and giving us the opportunity to get closer to real SF eg the early morning coffee at this great place next to the road or your fantastic cooked cheese sandwiches for lunch. All in all we had a blast and wanted to thank you very much for taking care of us. We will certainly remember this day fondly. All the best, Barbara and Didier Denat


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were the only people on this tour and we had a wonderful time! Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining and made the drive to Sausalito enjoyable. We got to Muir Woods early before the crowds came and had a quiet, reflective hike. Sausalito was funky and fun. The highlight was the seaplane tour - our pilot was great and we saw the whole city, the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, the bay bridge, the stadium and more from the air.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was a fantastic way to see two of San Francis is highlights- Muir Woods and Sausilio with an awesome flight over SF city.
We had been looking for a smaller more local tour company in this area and Urban Safaris were perfect.There wasn't a question that Mark, our guide and host couldn't answer. He was great company and even made awesome toasted cheese sandwiches after our flight !
We really loved this tour for the mix of touring, flight and then free time in Sausilito before making our own way back to SF via the included ferry tickets ( or not if you prefer to go straight back)
Urban Safaris couldn't be more accommodating and helpful .
Wish I'd found them sooner.

Gulraj g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour was amazing especially Eric he was a great host and very knowledgable and friendly.

Anna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Loved every minute. The local insides of the area was worth all of it. Very nice service. The sea plane was a great way to explore the area.

Sarah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Outstanding tour and guide worth every penny a must do when in San Francisco

Stephanie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Eric was an amazing tour guide and our seaplane ride was terrific. I would highly recommend this trip!

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