Soar over the legendary Alcatraz and Angel Island during our introductory seaplane tour! Great for travelers with robust agendas, or families and friends taking flight for the first time.
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.
Revel in stories of the famous Alcatraz Island as you take flight in a DeHaviland Beaver seaplane. 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 island from above. A flight pass offshore the city before a smooth landing in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay, completing 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.
- Alcatraz Island
- Angel Island
- San Francisco Skyline
- Richardson Bay
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Reviews on our Alcatraz & City Sites Tour
Read some of our 700+ 5-Star Reviews
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This adventure was the highlight of our trip! Everything was perfect from start to end. THe weather was nice so the views were excellent. Soaring over the Golden Gate, Alcatraz & Marin County was breathtaking. The staff were so nice and accommodating. I highly recommend this activity if you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area.
– Paula P, TripAdvisor
What an amazing way to see the bay area! Got to see the pacific coast, the bridges, downtown SF, Alcatraz, Angel Island…etc. Really sunny day so the visibility was great.
– Johnathan S, TripAdvisor
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 time of booking, and each seaplane flight can accommodate up to five passengers. Single and couple passengers are allowed to book any of our group flights. Group tours pair passengers with other group tour reservations. If you’d like a private tour with up to five 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?
Shuttle service is not available for the Alcatraz Tour.
How can I book a Private Alcatraz 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 who can be reached by emailing email@example.com.
Is there 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.
Can I upgrade my gift voucher for another tour?
Yes, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.