San Francisco: Scenic Helicopter Flight

San Francisco: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Activity provider: San Francisco Helicopters

From US$ 305 per person

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

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • 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
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 4 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 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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From the start of this experience it was great. The driver that picked us up was very energetic and informative about the sites we passed and what was to be expected for the flight. The pilot was awesome! He had the most soothing voice and took us to see so many sites and made the trip amazing. I highly recommend doing this. Thank you for a great experience.

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May 16, 2022

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

Product ID: 158924