Golden Gate Helicopter Adventure

$422.94 Per Person
Duration (approx.) 25-30min

Our most popular helicopter tour is perfect for those looking to experience the beauty of San Francisco and the Bay Area in a unique and unforgettable way. Experience panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown San Francisco, and island hop between Alcatraz and Angel Island! The AStar Helicopter and pilot act as your local tour guide while you fly over iconic landmarks of the Bay Area.

Private Tours, Group Tours, and transport shuttles from San Francisco are available. Information on passenger minimum and weight per seat is available in our FAQ section at the bottom.

The Experience

Lift off the seaside helipad with impressive views from the helicopter’s bubble windows. As you reach cruising altitude, take in the sparkling waters of Sausalito and Tiburon meeting the shores. Orbital views delight while island-hopping over historic Alcatraz and Angel Island. Then, glide over Downtown San Francisco to Oracle Park – home of the MLB World Champion San Francisco Giants. Pass over the city welcome views of Midtown SF’s iconic Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies. Circle Golden Gate Park and its extensive list of museums and gardens before a glide towards Coit Tower and Fisherman’s Wharf for an airborne escape to Alcatraz. Head back over the emerald waters near Angel Island before a hover land on Richardson Bay’s helipad. 

Bookings fill up quickly. We recommend making your reservation 1-2 weeks in advance. 

Check our reservation calendar for availability, including any last-minute or close reservations. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure!

The Landmarks


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$422.94 Per Person
Duration (approx.) 25-30min

Reviews on our Golden Gate Air Tours

Read some of our 700+ 5-Star Reviews

My husband surprised me with the helicopter ride!! It was amazing, I loved every minute of it. The pilot was so kind and pointed out things and shared so much with us about the city below. The staff was so kind and friendly. All around this was an awesome experience.

– Valley Bee, Google

I had a great time! The flight was very smooth and the pilot was very friendly. Great aerial views of the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco skyline.

– Katelyn Chua-Chiaco, Google

Phenomenal experience! Fantastic team! We were lucky with the weather (after we had to reschedule due to heavy winds) with blue skies and clear views. Aaron Singer was an absolute trustworthy pilot with a great sense of humor who showed us everything around the greater S.F. Area. Thank you so much for this awesome experience!!

– TripAdvisor Customer

Outstanding. From beginning to end the experience was phenomenal. Terrific water takeoff, tour of the bay and beyond. Pilot guide and information all the way. Great adventure to add to the San Francisco experience. And a great shuttle collection from the city.

– Traveler from United Kingdom

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Tour Specific FAQs

Check out our FAQ page for more information.

Do you have a minimum requirement of passengers for this flight? How many people can fit on this tour?

Group tours are paired at the time of booking, with helicopter tours requiring a minimum of two passengers. If you’d like a private tour in either the Robinson R44 (3 passengers), please email us.

When is the departure time for this tour?

Tour times vary. Once you reserve your tour, please refer to your booking confirmation for your tour time.

Do you offer a shuttle service to your seaplane base for the Golden Gate Tour? What time will the shuttle pick us up from Fisherman’s Wharf?

You can purchase a shuttle service for tours when booking your reservation online. Shuttle pick-up times will be located on your reservation.

Do you have a weight limit for this tour?

Helicopter gross weight limit is no more 700lb for up to two or three passengers plus pilot. Passengers weighing more than 220lb (99.7kg or 15.7 stones) will need to purchase a second seat at the time of booking. We appreciate your understanding to keep the helicopter balance and flights safe.

How can I book a Private Golden Gate Tour?

Private tours are available by emailing . Please share 2-3 dates and times that would work to book your flight for you and up to four other guests.

We offer private tours, charters, and more via booking with a reservation expert.

Can I upgrade my gift voucher for Golden Gate Helicopter Tour?

Yes, please contact us via email at so that we can better assist you with this request. Please provide the voucher code, tour name, dates, time, full passenger names, and weights.

How does the Junk Fee Prevention Act affect the pricing of your tour?

The Junk Fee Prevention Act ensures that the price you see for our tours is the total price you will pay, excluding government-imposed taxes or fees. All mandatory fees, such as booking fees, are included in the displayed prices, providing transparency and avoiding any unexpected charges during the booking process.