About Us

San Francisco’s Original Air Tour Company

airbus seaplane for tours in san francisco

Sample San Francisco Seaplane Tour

Admire San Francisco from the air on our seaplane tours from Sausalito.

  • Enjoy as you fly over the bay
  • Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods
  • See downtown San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Soar past Angel Island
  • Our experienced pilots will point out landmarks
  • Relaxingly and safely land you back in Sausalito.
  • Transportation is available from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco to our seaplane base

Travel with ease! We offer round-trip shuttle service between San Francisco and Mill Valley. Plus, for arriving passengers, we can take you directly to charming Downtown Sausalito after your flight. You can explore at your own pace before you continue your journey to San Francisco.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required for flights and shuttle service. For additional questions, check out our FAQ page.

Robinson R44 Helicopter for tours in san francisco

Seaplane Adventures offers air tours over the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area in our modern helicopters. Seaplane will be flying the Robinson R44, a quieter helicopter than the Bell Jet Rangers that had previously flown out of Commodore.

The R44 seats three passengers, where everyone gets a window seat and expansive views through the Robinson’s clear bubble canopy. R44s are equipped with pop-out floats making them among the safest aircraft currently in the skies. Seaplane will be introducing 30-minute tours daily, as well as custom private flights around the Bay Area and around to the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country.

Seaplane Adventures will continue to offer shuttle-service from Fisherman’s Wharf to new helicopter tour customers. 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 flying seaplanes and helicopters in the Bay Area.


Join our team here at Seaplane Adventures! Check out our Employment page to see our current openings.


Seaplane Adventures is owned and run by Aaron Singer, long-time pilot and resident of Sausalito and Marin county for over 25 years.

Seaplane staff at holiday party

Seaplane Adventures was founded in 1945 as Commodore Seaplanes by a returning veteran World War II seaplane pilot, Bob Law. Since that time the seabase has been in continuous operation, variously becoming the largest flight school in the United States in the early fifties to the largest regional air carrier serving Lake Tahoe (in the Piaggio Flying Gull flying boat) to rehearsal space for the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Carlos Santana.

Aaron Singer bought San Francisco Seaplane Tours on January 2012 and has rebranded the company as Seaplane Adventures and revamped the operation with a new logo, new energy and 100% passion for flying seaplanes in the Bay Area. We are in the ‘Happy Business’ – it’s our job to bring you a safe, exhilarating, beautiful, and One-of-a-kind experience flying via seaplane or helicopter over San Francisco!


San Francisco Travel logo
NATA logo
AOPA logo
Seaplane Pilots Association