- 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.
- Fully narrated tour
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Scenic helicopter flight
- San Francisco pickup
- 25-30 minute helicopter flight
- Inflight tour narration
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is provided from the following pick-up locations. Select your pickup at time of booking: Zephyr Hotel, formerly Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, at 250 Beach Street (for passengers staying in Fisherman's Wharf hotels) Hilton Hotel (Mason Street side at the corner of Ellis, for all passengers staying in Union Square and So. of Market)
Returns to original departure point
- 10am pickup, (actual flight time 10:30am)
- 12:30pm pickup, (actual flight time 1pm)
- 3pm pickup, (actual flight time 3:30pm)
You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.
An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro, the Mission, Pacific Heights, Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline, including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants, Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.
On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes), you will see many of the well-known San Francisco Bay landmarks from the air such as the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge.
Fly north to take in the Marin Headlands and California's craggy Pacific Coastline. You will also see the artist town of Sausalito, the sleepy town of Tiburon, and the former immigration station of Angel Island - the "Ellis Island of the West".
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum of 2 passengers required per flight
- All of the Bell Jet Helicopters are maintained by Bell Factory Approved Mechanics and are flown by Bell Trained, FAA licensed pilots
- All flights are taken in quiet, smooth and reliable Bell Jet helicopters seating 4 or 6 passengers
- The weight restriction for this flight is 300lbs (136 kg). All passengers must be able to properly use standard aircraft safety belts
- Recommended: Comfortable shoes and a extra layer of warm clothing
- All items carried on-board are subject to search. Large bags and backpacks are discouraged
- Weather permitting. If seasonal fog obscures the view, tour route may be altered
- Prior to your travel date, all passenger heights, weights and contact details MUST be advised. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the tour operator and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
- All passengers must present a valid photo ID upon boarding the aircraft
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
No words can describe this tour it was so awesome. I can recommend this tour to anyone who like flying
what an experience just flying under the golden gate bridge was stunning enough but when the pilot did a 360 degree hover to let us get panoramic view of San Francisco bay area it just took you breath away not cheap but well worth the money for the views and excitement
I was only in San Francisco for a couple of hours and was looking for the quickest way to tour the city. This was it! Probably one of the coolest things I have ever done!!! Worth the money!!!
The flight was great. We flew out of Sausalito and I highly recommend San Francisco Helicopter Tours. They made my birthday/Mother's Day very special.
Well what can I say .....wow what a trip would definitely do the 30 minute trip it was as John on our helicopter would have said awesome and it was.
A bit of advise pick an afternoon flight we found the weather to unpredictable in the morning!
Pick up point was easy to find and easily explained.
We had a great time and would like to thank Viator and the San Fransico Helicopter company for making it a great day to remember.
Fly with someone who has a birthday ! We had two couples who had birthdays on our trip and the pilot did an over and under to celebrate the day.
It's a celebration of our birthday everyday ....right!!!
Cary and Deb UK 28/12/17
This tour is really amazing, the helicopter view of Sn Francisco is out of this world. My only issue is the tour says Returns to original departure point. In our case we were dropped off in Sausalito, then the return to the city was through ferry, not helicopter. Anyway, 5 stars.
Out of this world, a great way of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding area.
I had a great experience. I've lived in SF for 16 years and this helicopter tour made me fall in love with San Francisco all over again. Aside from the magical views and the thrill of being in the air, I also felt absolutely safe. The pilot was friendly and clearly a capable. There was a bit of fog on the day of my flight but the pilot was still able to show us of amazing vistas. The ground transportation team was also nice and professional. I highly recommend this tour.
helicopter trip fantastic especially flying under the golden gate bridge , also very good views of alcatraz and
excellent views over the city of san francisco. worth every penny
John was an amazing pilot and very informative, would do the trip again
I have lived in Northern California for most of my life and I dreamed of taking this trip and it was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. From the expertise of Captain Ron to the unsurpassed views it was the trip of a lifetime and one I would do again in a heartbeat!
It was great! The only issue is SF parking in general, as the Helicopter tour shuttle picks you up from a couple different hotels in Fisherman's Wharf, and drives you to the SF airport. If there's a way to just park at the airport for an hour or so, that might be an easier way to go. However, the shuttle driver was very pleasant so no complaints about that part. And the actual helicopter trip itself was AWESOME! We were scheduled for the 3:30 lift off, but since there were a dozen people scheduled at that time, they split us into two groups. We went in the 2nd group, which meant we got back to Fisherman's Wharf a bit later than we anticipated we had tickets for the Red and White fleet boat tour that we missed, but those are good for a year, so just keep your schedule open if you plan to go. I got some GREAT pictures and the pilot was informative and pleasant, but didn't talk TOO much either. Flew us right under the Golden Gate bridge, and I'd say we got our full 30 minutes worth for sure! They even offered to take pics of us in front of the helicopter when we were all done. I highly recommend this tour!
This was SO worth every penny! My boyfriend and I absolutely loved every minute of our flight. The pilot was phenomenal and it was so fun flying under the bridge and getting to see San Francisco from above. We learned a lot from the pilot pointing things out and telling us more about this awesome city.
This was a great trip and we would definitely do it again, on our next visit.
The helicopter tour was breathtaking and the gentleman who drove us to the airport was friendly and very kind. However the gentleman who drove us back was on his cell phone most of the time. He was texting and swerving. Many people were not paying attention but I was and I there was a time I was going to voice my concerns but I tried not to raise concerns. I want to add, it wasn't just one text, he was on the phone for 80 of the drive back. Very disturbing. I took several tours in San Francisco and did not experience this with anyone else. This is extremely dangerous just check the stats!!! It is one thing when you are alone in the car however, even then,you may injure or worse kill another driver. If you are responsible for other people in a van you should be more responsible and professional. I am rating this tour 5 stars because all other components deserve 5 stars and it is unfair not to give credit where credit is due