San Francisco Air Tours

Experience the San Francisco Bay in the most unique way, by air in a seaplane or helicopter! See San Francisco from the sea during takeoff and from a stunning aerial view or hover over the Bay and get a hummingbird’s eye view!

Tours depart from the Mill Valley Seabase 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge in beautiful Marin! Perfect for sightseeing before or after your tour.

Our air sightseeing tours soar above major city sites like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Stinson Beach, Downtown San Francisco and more. Go for a day trip experience or see the major city sites in just 30 minutes.

Popular Seaplane Tours

a seaplane flying at dusk with the san francisco coastline in the background

Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour

35 – 40 minutes
$412.34 Per Person
northern california coastline from the air where you can see a river turn into a waterfall flow into the pacific ocean

Norcal Coastal Seaplane Tour

55 – 60 minutes
$422.94 Per Person
yellow seaplane flying above the golden gate bridge with the water

Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

25 – 30 minutes
$316.94 Per Person

Popular Helicopter Tours

Gift an Unforgettable Adventure

Why fly with Seaplane and Aero Adventures?

Experience the San Francisco skyline from the water and the Bay Area from the sky. Hover over stunning landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge on a Helicopter Tour or take a longer excursion to marvel at the stunning giant redwoods of Muir Woods on a Seaplane Tour or a gorgeous vineyard in the Napa Wine Country from the sky.

All of our tours were born out of a passion for the San Francisco Bay area and the wonder of flying in a float plane or helicopter.

Seaplane Adventures was founded by a returning World War II veteran with a desire to share Seaplane instruction. When Aaron Singer took over, he took that passion for Seaplanes and brought it to the public through seaplane tours. Seaplanes have played a significant role in American and world history. Our pilots have an admiration for that history and the unique experience seaplanes have to offer. That unique seaplane experience combined with the stunning views of the Bay Area makes a perfect place for our pilots to share their passion with curious visitors. Now we have added helicopter tours to our family of flights, providing a perfect addition to our current tour and charter services. Customers who have enjoyed a seaplane tour over San Francisco in the past will love the new tour option, giving them an exciting new opportunity to fly the City by the Bay!

Our Aircraft

beaver seaplane soaring above san francisco on tour

De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

Seats 6 people

helicopter soaring above golden gate bridge at sunset

Robinson R44

Seats up to 2 people


Our tailored group tour flight will take your guests over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco! 

  • Specialty pricing for groups of 15 passengers or more. 
  • We are able to process up to 50 passengers in two hours or less.
  • All group flights will fly over the Golden Gate Bridge,
  • Downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, Bay Bridge, and more. 
  • Offering 15min, 20min and 30min flights
  • Reservation required

Aircraft depart from our Seaplane Base in Sausalito/Mill Valley. FLIGHTS MAY BE CANCELLED AND FLIGHT ROUTES ALTERED DUE TO WEATHER. Reservations are required for group events. Send us an email to make your reservation!


Guests can have a unique departure out of the city with a Seaplane or Helicopter Charter

  • Reservations required.
  • Rate includes pilot & fuel costs.
  • Minimum charter 2 hours
  • Aircraft depart from our Seaplane Heliport Base in Sausalito/Mill Valley.


helicopter looking out at san francisco skyline on helicopter tour