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San Francisco: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Product ID: 158924
Soar over San Francisco on an exhilarating 25-30 minute helicopter flight and get bird's eye views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and the coastline of California.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Get stunning views of San Francisco and the Bay Area aboard a helicopter
  • Learn the secrets of the city on a fully narrated flight
  • Choose from 3 different departure times
  • Benefit from a free shuttle transfer from Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill or Union Square
Full description
Get bird’s-eye views of San Francisco and the Bay Area on a popular helicopter flight above the city. Choose from 3 different departure times and enjoy a free shuttle transfer to the heliport from Union Square, Nob Hill or Fisherman’s Wharf.

Listen to a safety briefing at the launch pad, and then climb aboard and glide up into the air for unforgettable views of the city and California coast. Hover over landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and the iconic Transamerica Pyramid building. Continue over Ghirardelli Square and see the Coit Tower and AT&T Park from above.

Benefit from an informative narration from your pilot along the way. Hear about the Bay Bridge and other attractions. Sit back and listen to inspiring background music as you fly over Sausalito and Tiburon in Marin County. Get the ultimate adrenalin rush and fly over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, weather permitting.
  • 25-30 minute helicopter flight around San Francisco Bay
  • Complimentary round-trip shuttle transfers between Union Square, Nob Hill or Fisherman's Wharf and the heliport
  • Fully narrated flight
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• A minimum of 2 passengers is required for the flight to operate
• There is a weight restriction of no more than 300 pounds (136 kilograms) per passenger
• Choose from a 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM or 3:00 PM departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Collection from just across from our hotel was convenient. The transportation took under 30 minutes and was very relaxed. We had to wait for the first group to return in the hospitality lounge, both drinks and snacks were complimentary, and gratefully received. The helicopter flight was our first, and wow, what a way to start! The pilot made us feel at ease and gave excellent commentary throughout. We had a thrill (fright for my wife) with a military plane taking a scenic tour of the bridge and Bay Area, which certainly caught our pilot out! Flew over and under the Golden Gate Bridge, over Alcatraz and hovered approximately over the Bay Bridge to give us a 360° view which was utterly incredible. We returned over the financial district and Oracle Park to the airport for a truly exhilarating flight conclusion. Amazing value!

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February 1, 2020

Everything went well. After it was foggy shortly before the pick up, I was afraid that the flight would be canceled. The helicopter is stationed in Sausalito and it opened until we were there. Was lucky enough to sit next to the pilot. Was a unique experience and worth the money.

August 1, 2019

It was fantastic from the time we boarded our pick up Bus. Shepherd the driver was very knowledgeable about the areas we were travelling through on our ride to the airport. Then to get Brock as our pilot was an added bonus, I and my friends highly recommend this tour

November 20, 2019

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San Francisco Helicopters

Product ID: 158924