Soar over the legendary Alcatraz and Angel Island during our introductory helicopter tour! Great for travelers with robust agendas, or families and friends taking flight for the first time.
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.
Revel in stories of the famous Bay Islands as you take flight off the helipad at our seabase. Your pilot will navigate orbital views for guests while island-hopping over historic Alcatraz and Angel Island.
Learn about the Escape from Alcatraz, and see the buildings on this rocky outcropping from above. A flight pass offshore San Francisco before a smooth landing at Commodore Heliport in Marin completes the most unique way to see these iconic landmarks.
Bookings fill quickly for group tours, and we recommend you book your tour 1-2 weeks out. Check our reservation calendar for any day-of or close reservations.
Aero Adventures Helicopters are piloted by our team at Helico Sonoma, a veteran-owned business with a pristine safety record. Come Fly with Us!
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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 four passengers. Group tours pair passengers with other group tour reservations. If you’d like a private tour in either the Robinson R44 (3 passengers) or Airbus 350 (5 passengers), please email us.
When is the departure time for this tour?
Tour times vary. Once you’ve reserved your helicopter tour, please refer to your booking confirmation for your tour time.
Do you offer a shuttle service to your seaplane base for the Alcatraz 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.
How can I book a Private Alcatraz Helicopter Tour?
Is there a weight limit for this tour?
Helicopter gross weight limit is no more 1,500lb for five passengers and pilot. Passengers weighing more than 240lb (108.8kg or 17stones) will need to purchase a second seat at the time of booking. We appreciate your understanding to keep the helicopter balance and flights safe.
Can I upgrade my gift voucher for Alcatraz Helicopter Tour?
Yes, please contact us via email at email@example.com so that we can better assist you with this request. Please provide the voucher code along with the tour name, dates, time, passenger full names, and weights.