San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is provided from the following pick-up locations:
    Hotel Zephyr at 250 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (for passengers in the Fisherman's Wharf area)
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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

Know More about this tour

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".


San Francisco pickup

25-30 minute helicopter flight

Inflight tour narration



Food and drinks

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Dec-2019

    Absolutely amazing experience! To see all the great sites (Alcatrz, Golden Gate, downtown SF) from the air was beautiful! Doing a fly-under and then over the Golden Gate bridge was just the cherry on top!

  • 30-Sep-2019

    This was 1st class from start to finish, I was at what i thought was my pick up point at zephyr hotel , however I was at wrong entrance so lucky for me i had put my phone number on the booking ( albeit an Irish mobile number) and they rang me wondering where I was and when I round to the other side of hotel I was greeted by very friendly driver ( forgive me as can’t remember name ) in a spotless condition small bus and proceeded to the departure point and was greeted by Ron our pilot who was just as friendly and obviously very professional,the trip itself was breathtaking and of excellent duration and absolutely excellent commentary of where we were and whet we were looking it etc , i could recommend this trip and this company to anyone and it was also excellent value for money ‘
    Kevin from Ireland

  • 20-Aug-2019

    This was a great time. The van pick up was on time and friendly. I ask if my wife could fly up front for 2 reasons. First , she never flew in a helicopter and 2nd, it was our anniversary. He made it happen. The piolt took his time and was very informative. He even flew under/ over the golden gate bridge. The 30 minute flight my not seem long but, your have plenty of time to see everything. I would highly recommend it. Great safe smooth ride.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    From pickup to the end of the tour every moment was perfect. We love to take Helicopter tours and have taken many all over the country. The San Francisco Vista Grande Tour is in our top 3. Seeing the great city of San Francisco from the air is the way to go... Our pilot was very informative and funny. The helicopter was comfortable and spacious. Could not have asked for a better trip.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I booked this trip as a Birthday and Anniversary gift for my husband. It was a first flight for both of us and it became one of the most unforgettable experiences we've had with San Francisco. The views were breathtaking! The pilot was great and made the flight very fun!

  • 31-Dec-2018

    Flight itself was amazing! Pilot was incredible. 4 stars however because it took 3 hours overall rather than 2! And we would have made dinner plans differently. Worth it tho!

  • 15-Oct-2018

    No words can describe this tour it was so awesome. I can recommend this tour to anyone who like flying

  • 24-Sep-2018

    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

  • 10-Jul-2018

    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!!!

  • 07-Jun-2018

    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.

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