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A helicopter tour offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of San Francisco, taking in sights such as AT&T Park, Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill, and the Financial District with its famous Transamerica Pyramid. Here are some highlights of helicopter tours in San Francisco.

  • See San Francisco Bay Area landmarks including the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge from the air.
  • Opt for a VIP flight from San Francisco to the Napa Valley for a truly unique treat that includes landing in a vineyard for a wine-tasting experience.
  • Fly north of the city to take in the Marin Headlands and California's craggy Pacific coastline, plus the artist town of Sausalito and the former immigration station of Angel Island, the “Ellis Island of the West.”
  • Choose a combo tour that offers a helicopter ride plus a visit to the notorious former prison known as The Rock: Alcatraz Island.
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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

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Fly in a helicopter over San Francisco's most famous landmarks on this scenic tour. Fly over the city's neighborhoods, then head for Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue towards Angel Island and the Marin Headlands while you enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and informative commentary from your expert pilot. 
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.00
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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

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Take to the sky and soar over San Francisco on an exhilarating helicopter tour. During the flight, get an unbeatable perspective of iconic attractions like Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, the city’s famous hills, and the San Francisco Bay. During suitable weather conditions, experience the thrill of flying under the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.00
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San Francisco Bay Air Tour

San Francisco Bay Air Tour

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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.
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.00
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.00
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San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise

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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 combo 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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$415.00
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay

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Come aboard the Privateer for a beautiful sailing journey along the San Francisco Bay where you can enjoy sightseeing at the most beautiful time of day—sunset. Coast along as you spot out Alcatraz, the Sausalito shoreline, and the Golden Gate bridge, all with a drink of choice in your hand.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Elite Flight Tour Over San Francisco

Elite Flight Tour Over San Francisco

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Enjoy epic aerial views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz, among other city highlights, on this 1-hour guided air tour. Fly from the suburb of Hayward in a Cessna with a pilot/guide at the helm, who will fill you in on the history and culture of the city through guided commentary in English or Spanish.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.00
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Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

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Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito

Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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What people are saying about Helicopter Tours in San Francisco

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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
"Awesome experience! My favorite part was flying under the Golden Gate! The staff was very friendly and entertaining. They pointed out everything throughout the trip!"..."
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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour
"Breath taking experience! We had the time of our lives my husband and two children loved it! Thank you for the experience!"..."
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San Francisco Bay Air Tour
"Great first experience flying over the bay. Rick was an awesome Chief Pilot i would totally go back to him. I highly Recommend Anyone looking to fly with hayward flights go see Rick Cascely you will NOT be disappointed."..."
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
"We absolutely loved this tour and Greg was an incredible guide! There was plenty of wine included at each destination along with some education and stunning tours."..."
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San Francisco Helicopter Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise
"Thank you guys so much for giving us the opportunity to go on the helicopter and the dinner cruise last night. Your staff is awesome including the driver. This was the best experience me and my girlfriend have ever had and we’d love to do it again next time we’re in San Francisco. Thank you so much!!"..."
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2-Hour Sunset Sail on the San Francisco Bay
"Fantastic way to tour the bay, we loved the experience even if the fag covered the sun set. Can be chilly so take extra layers"..."
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Elite Flight Tour Over San Francisco
"Our pilot, Rick took the time to point important areas and answered all our questions making our tour very entertaining."..."
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Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental
"The info is very helpful and it was great to know how The Rock was before. I would definitely recommend this."..."
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)
"Second time here. One of my favorite quiet walking places in the world. The ride over from SF left on time, driver gave lots of interesting information. Return by ferry went perfectly and the Golden Gate was beautiful to see again from the Bay. Loved it!"..."
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Helicopter Tour with Lunch and Afternoon in Sausalito
"From booking to the ferry ride back into the city, everything was so straight forward and simple. The views from the helicopter were phenomenal even on a foggy day. Everybody was very nice and helpful. Lunch was also spectacular. We were celebrating a birthday and all together this experience was unforgettable."..."

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