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In a Bell Jet helicopter, soar high above the San Francisco cityscape and surrounding vistas. See the hilly neighborhoods before flying over the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge and rocky, secluded Alcatraz Island.

A convenient transfer takes you from downtown San Francisco to the helicopter pad. Board your chopper and take to the skies for a birds-eye view over the City by the Bay. Gaze down for a look at the city’s signature Victorian townhouses, parks, and the steep twists and curves of famous Lombard Street. As you fly, your pilot points out landmarks and well-known sights and provides commentary on the city’s history and culture.

Hover over the skyscrapers of the Financial District and marvel at the unique, 853-foot (260 m) tall Transamerica Pyramid. Leaving the cityscape behind, fly out over the Bay toward Alcatraz—often referred to as “the Rock,” this infamous prison housed some of the country’s most notorious criminals during its 29 years in operation. As you loop back beside the Golden Gate Bridge, catch a glimpse of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast before touching back down on solid ground.

In a Bell Jet helicopter, soar high above the San Francisco cityscape and surrounding vistas. See the hilly neighborhoods before flying over the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge and rocky, secluded Alcatraz Island.

A convenient transfer takes you from downtown San Francisco to the helicopter pad. Board your chopper and take to the skies for a birds-eye view over the City by the Bay. Gaze down for a look at the city’s signature Victorian townhouses, parks, and the steep twists and curves of famous Lombard Street. As you fly, your pilot points out landmarks and well-known sights and provides commentary on the city’s history and culture.

Hover over the skyscrapers of the Financial District and marvel at the unique, 853-foot (260 m) tall Transamerica Pyramid. Leaving the cityscape behind, fly out over the Bay toward Alcatraz—often referred to as “the Rock,” this infamous prison housed some of the country’s most notorious criminals during its 29 years in operation. As you loop back beside the Golden Gate Bridge, catch a glimpse of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast before touching back down on solid ground.

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15-Minute Flight Over San Francisco

Duration 20m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees See the sights of San Francisco from the air.
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per adult
$195

Total price is $195, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

25-Minute Flight Over San Francisco & Sausalito

Duration 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Add flight time and fly north up the Pacific Coast to see the pristine Marin Headlands and the waterfront city of Sausalito.
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per adult
$250

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It only takes 2 minutes

Vista Helicopter Tour

Activity/Location

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

    250 Beach St

    San Francisco 94133

  • The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

    950 Mason St

    San Francisco 94108

  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    Mason St side at the corner of Ellis St 333 O'Farrell St

    San Francisco 94102


Highlights

  • Birds-eye views over downtown San Francisco & the Bay

  • Thrilling helicopter ride with a knowledgeable pilot & guide

  • Celebrated sights include the Golden Gate Bridge & Alcatraz

  • Iconic downtown landmarks like the Transamerica Building

  • Option to add on time to see Sausalito & the Marin Headlands


Inclusions

  • Guided helicopter tour of San Francisco

  • Roundtrip transportation from select Downtown and Fisherman’s Wharf hotels

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Hotel pickup is available from downtown and Fisherman's Wharf hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Hotel pickup is scheduled for 30 minutes prior to your booked activity start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

San Francisco, United States