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 shuttle transportation are available. Information on passenger minimum and weight per seat is available in our FAQ section at the bottom.
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!
- Alcatraz and Angel Island
- San Francisco Skyline
- Alamo Square
- The Painted Ladies Homes
- SF City Hall & Civic Center
- Golden Gate Park
- Golden Gate Bridge
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Reviews on our Golden Gate Air Tours
Read some of our 700+ 5-Star Reviews
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
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 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 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.
How can I book a Private Golden Gate Tour?
Private tours are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com so that we can better assist you with this request. Please provide the voucher code, tour name, dates, time, full passenger names, and weights.