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Vista Helicopter Tour
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Take in the major highlights of San Francisco, including Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Bay Bridge while onboard a Bell Jet helicopter.
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Sit back and enjoy a short ground tour of San Francisco on the way to the helicopter pad, where you'll board a Bell Jet Helicopter and experience San Francisco from the sky. The professionally trained pilot will offer spontaneous narration as you soar over the hills of San Francisco and savor the city skyline on a 15-minute helicopter flight. Take in well-known landmarks like the Ferry Building, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

If available, you may opt for a 25-minute flight instead, which adds travels over the Marin Headlands, a bit of the craggy Pacific Coast, and the artist town of Sausalito in addition to the tour of San Francisco city highlights.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transportation from select hotels to the Executive Terminal at SFO or the Sausalito Heliport
  • 15- or 25-minute helicopter ride

  • Helicopter ride: 15 or 25 minutes
  • Door to door: approximately 2 hours

    Daily; tour does not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day

    Departure time:
    4 times daily; schedule varies seasonally, please call San Francisco Helicopter Tours for exact departure times.

    Departure location:
    Pick-up begins 30 minutes prior to tour departure at the following locations:

    Fisherman's Wharf hotels – Pier 39 (taxi stand in front of Hard Rock Café)
    Nob Hill and Financial District – Fairmont Hotel (front entrance on Mason St)
    Union Square and South of Market – Hilton Hotel (Mason St side at the corner of Ellis)

    All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    Reservations are required. In order to guarantee your place and to set a time convenient to your schedule, you must call San Francisco Helicopter Tours at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival. The phone number and customer service hours will appear on your voucher(s). Upon pick-up, please present your voucher(s) to the driver.
    Terms and conditions

    All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.