Take flight over one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Golden Gate Bridge! Our most popular tour shares views of this iconic bridge and the San Francisco skyline.
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.
Take off from the waters of Marin, the county connecting San Francisco to the rest of California via the Golden Gate Bridge. Soar through the gate to the San Francisco Bay on this iconic seaplane tour.
Peer below at the expansive Red arches of the bridge from an impeccably restored DeHaviland Beaver seaplane. Your pilot will retell history aligning with expansive views as your plane completes passes over and offshore the city, before a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.
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.
- Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
- Golden Gate National Reserve and Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
- Island prison of Alcatraz
- Angel Island
- Richardson Bay
- Southern Marin and the seaside town of Sausalito
- Baker Beach and Crissy Field
Seaplane Adventures has been operating for over 75 years, and is the sole Seaplane Tour Company in the Bay Area. Come Fly with Us!
Reviews of our Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
Read some of our 700+ 5-Star Reviews
Amazing start to finish. We took the shuttle from fisherman’s wharf which was exactly on time. The check-in process was quick and hassle-free. Daniel the captain was a star-extremely knowledgeable with a great wit. We found the whole experience worth every cent and would repeat the trip without hesitation. Thank you and well done to all concerned
– Alec of Leicester, United Kingdom
I have lived in the Bay Area for 15 years and it is by far my favorite local adventure. I took my 3.5-year-old daughter up with me and it blew her mind. The staff was so friendly and fun and the views from the plane were breathtaking! I cannot want to take friends and family when they come to visit!
– Lisa of Sausalito, USA
Tour Specific FAQs
Check out our FAQ page for more information.
Is there a minimum number of passengers for this flight?
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.
Do you offer a shuttle service to your seaplane base?
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?
Passengers weighing more than 260lbs (117Kg or 18.5 stones) will need to purchase an additional seat at the time of booking. We appreciate your understanding to keep the plane balanced and flights safe.
How can I book a Private Golden Gate Tour?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name Golden Gate Tour and the date and time/s desired.
Can I upgrade my gift voucher for the Golden Gate Seaplane 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.