San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 20 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.


On this San francisco Vista Helicopter Tour, the sky really is the limit. A helicopter tour is the ultimate way to admire beautiful San francisco, highlighting the bay and its famous sights. So come and admire The view on a flight over the bay!


  • 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

Your 37-mile (60-kilometer) flight lasts for 15-20 minutes in a Bell Jet helicopter, and takes in the well-known landmarks of San francisco. You'll see the Ferry building, Alcatraz island, the city skyline, Golden gate bridge, Bay bridge and much more!

Background music accompanies your flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot.


San Francisco pickup

15-20 minute helicopter flight

Inflight tour narration




Food and drinks, unless specified

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 4 passengers required for flight to be confirmed

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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  • 05-Nov-2019

    My husband booked this flight without my knowledge and I was terrified once I knew what was in store for me! However, from the pickup time to the actual flight was absolutely amazing! Every person related to this experience was so wonderful and I (we) had a great time! I have been to SF many times but never from above...I would so recommend this to everyone..

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This experience was amazing I’d highly recommend doing it, I’d never done a helicopter tour before and truly was an once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is my second time flying with this company. Last year I went in January, this year in May. I prefer the autumn/winter months because the sun goes down earlier and as a photographer, I prefer golden hour. I will always use them because they are affordable and the experience is always amazing.

  • 29-Jan-2018

    Although, the flight left the day after due to bad weather, it was very well worth it. The day was beautiful and our pilot was great he took us over and under both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 06-Jan-2018

    The helicopter ride portion was great. Our pilot was entertaining, pleasant and checked on us throughout. The views were sublime and we took great photos.

    There are significant issues however on the administrative side of this tour and a failure to manage expectations with respect to timeframes, process and duration.

    The email and voucher in particular spelled out the timing of the pick up and well as the time the helicopter ride would begin.

    For starters, the van was 10 minutes late for the 12:30 pickup. The helicopter ride was supposed to start at 1pm. After a longer-than-expected ride with a number of strangers, we arrived at site the site at 1:14. Again, the ride was to begin at 1pm. When we pulled up, the driver said, we have to split you into two groups. Sit here while the other group goes and theyll be back in about 20 minutes. At that point we realized that we wouldnt be on the helicopter until more than 30 minutes later than promised and stated on the voucher. We waited the 20 minutes while the other group went up, then we had our turn. While understandable, its less than ideal experientially sitting on a bench in a field in the interim. The prior group had to wait the 20 minutes for us also for us to return, then we all rode back to the city together.

    We had plans in place late afternoon and evening, based on the communicated timeframes. We had to move 3 things around as a result of the companys failure to align with what was stated on the voucher.

    It is worth noting that we initially paid for a 3pm booking. A few days later we asked if we could add one additional person via an online inquiry form and were told no problem. We paid, received an email confirmation and updated voucher for 3 people at 3pm straight away. Then we received an email about a day later stating that we had to move to the 12:30pm slot. We had our SF day finalized and planned around the 3pm ride for which we received confirmation. We then had to rework the entire day to make the 12:30 work. We also then realized via the back and forth communication for the party size change that we would be riding along with other touristswe thought this was a possibility but nothing we saw confirmed that they always book the helicopter to capacity 6.

    Once the actual day came and the tour company was not only nearly 15 minutes late for pickup, more than 30 minutes late for the ride time and the duration of the experience overall was beyond expected, we were less than pleased as we lost out on some other activities we planned TWICE because they confirmed our booking then made us move time slots. Not cool.

    If booking this, dont believe the times in the voucher and leave about 3 hours of your day open for this event. Also, be prepared to sit around.

  • 05-Nov-2017

    Excellent tour

  • 08-Oct-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 15-Sep-2017

    The tour is worth the money. Of course, for a 15 minute tour you might think USD 195 is too much! But, this is a totally different experience with flying over and under the golden gate bridge. It's a great opportunity for photographers to record a different perspective of the city.

  • 07-Sep-2017

    The trip was one of our highlights in San Francisco. We would recommend this to everyone, especially when you fly under and over the Golden Gate Bridge Awesome. Also the pick up and drop off service was helpful.

  • 02-Aug-2017

    One of the best things I have ever done. 100% recommend!

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