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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.


  • Seaplane tour of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz
  • Fly over the Financial District, the downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Get a bird's eye view of the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A novel alternative to a helicopter tour! After taking off from the water on your half-hour flight, you enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alacatraz and Marin County. Do this tour at the end of your trip to review all the places you've visited. Nice special occasion option for locals, too!

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

See the Golden Gate Bridge on a evening seaplane tour

With high wings and big windows, seaplanes are ideal for panoramic sightseeing. When booking this San Francisco seaplane tour, choose the departure time that best suits your schedule; if you need transportation from the city to Sausalito, it’s available from Pier 39 upon request.

In Sausalito, board your plane and take off from the water with your experienced pilot, who will point out landmarks during your relaxing flight that takes you over the redwood trees of Muir Woods, the Pacific shoreline and the Golden Gate Bridge. Head toward downtown San Francisco, cruising past sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Transamerica Pyramid, and circle over the bay for views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Then fly by the waterfront towns of Tiburon and Belvedere before landing back in Sausalito.  

Afterward, you are free to explore charming Sausalito on your own, if you wish. You can even take the ferry back to San Francisco (own expense); ask your pilot for information about departure times.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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Customer Reviews

Louise H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Was brilliant worth every penny spent. Lovely company.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a wonderful trip. It was a beautiful morning, we flew over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods and City of San Francisco. Pilot was very friendly and most informative pointing out different pieces of interest. This was amazing and would recommend it to everyone. My husband had always wanted to go in a seaplane and to be able to have the view that we had was exceptional.

Christine seng H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

its a very cool expereince, being able to see the city up high and the pilot is very nice and gave us a lot of interesting details about SF. highly recommended.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My favourite ever flying tour. Much better than over New York, the Great Barrier Reef or even the Grand Canyon. Couldn't have hoped for anymore. I found the pilot both informative and funny and I would certainly recommend this to everyone. It was so good I did it twice.

Amanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing! We loved it.

Isabel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

An incredible experience, can highly recommend it. Pilot highly professional and knowledgeable even the drive to the airfield was enjoyable.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Fredrico S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice tour, very nice pilot, very informative and fun, the water landing was the best I've ever experienced, and that is coming from a pilot.

Jose N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

If you like beauty and want a nice overview of the city this is a great tour. very special and I would recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly enjoyable experience. Pilot gave a thoughtful and entertaining accompaniment to the spectacular tour. Thoroughly recommended.

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