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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour provided by San Francisco Helicopters

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
20m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    20m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
On this San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour, the sky really is the limit. A helicopter tour is the ultimate way to admire beautiful San Francisco, highlighting the bay and its famous sights. So come and admire the view on a flight over the bay!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Take in an amazing bird’s-eye view of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area on an affordable helicopter flight. Choose from different departure times and pickup at either Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf, and relax on the ride to the launch pad. After a safety briefing, climb aboard the Bell Jet helicopter and launch into the air for an unforgettable vista of the world-famous city.   Admire the unique landscape of the city, which spans the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Hover over landmarks like Alcatraz Island, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the new span of the Bay Bridge. Admire the stately hotels atop Nob Hill and the historic buildings surrounding Union Square. For the ultimate thrill, and when weather conditions permit, fly over and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Throughout the flight, enjoy inspiring background music and live narration from your pilot. After touching down back at the launch pad, you are transported back to your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Take in an amazing bird’s-eye view of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area on an affordable helicopter flight. Choose from different departure times and pickup at either Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf, and relax on the ride to the launch pad. After a safety briefing, climb aboard the Bell Jet helicopter and launch into the air for an unforgettable vista of the world-famous city.   Admire the unique landscape of the city, which spans the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Hover over landmarks like Alcatraz Island, the Transamerica Pyramid, and the new span of the Bay Bridge. Admire the stately hotels atop Nob Hill and the historic buildings surrounding Union Square. For the ultimate thrill, and when weather conditions permit, fly over and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Throughout the flight, enjoy inspiring background music and live narration from your pilot. After touching down back at the launch pad, you are transported back to your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3538VISTA
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pickup
  • 15-20 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Hotel Zephyr at 250 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (for passengers in the Fisherman's Wharf area)
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 on the Mason Street side at the corner of Ellis (for passengers in the Union Square area)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required per flight. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All of the Bell Jet Helicopters are maintained by Bell Factory Approved Mechanics and are flown by Bell Trained, FAA licensed pilots
  • All flights are taken in quiet, smooth and reliable Bell Jet helicopters seating 4 or 6 passengers
  • The weight restriction for this flight is 300lbs (136 kg). All passengers must be able to properly use standard aircraft safety belts
  • Recommended: Comfortable shoes and a extra layer of warm clothing
  • All items carried on-board are subject to search. Large bags and backpacks are discouraged
  • Weather permitting. If seasonal fog obscures the view, tour route may be altered
  • Prior to your travel date, all passenger heights, weights and contact details MUST be advised. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the tour operator and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • All passengers must present a valid photo ID upon boarding the aircraft
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Passengers with accessibility concerns (wheelchairs, service animals, etc.) must contact the operator prior to tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pickup
  • 15-20 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Hotel Zephyr at 250 Beach Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (for passengers in the Fisherman's Wharf area)
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Hilton Union Square at 333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 on the Mason Street side at the corner of Ellis (for passengers in the Union Square area)
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required per flight. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All of the Bell Jet Helicopters are maintained by Bell Factory Approved Mechanics and are flown by Bell Trained, FAA licensed pilots
  • All flights are taken in quiet, smooth and reliable Bell Jet helicopters seating 4 or 6 passengers
  • The weight restriction for this flight is 300lbs (136 kg). All passengers must be able to properly use standard aircraft safety belts
  • Recommended: Comfortable shoes and a extra layer of warm clothing
  • All items carried on-board are subject to search. Large bags and backpacks are discouraged
  • Weather permitting. If seasonal fog obscures the view, tour route may be altered
  • Prior to your travel date, all passenger heights, weights and contact details MUST be advised. If you do not indicate this at the time of booking, you will be required to call the tour operator and advise them of this information directly. The contact details will be on your voucher once you have a confirmed booking
  • All passengers must present a valid photo ID upon boarding the aircraft
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Passengers with accessibility concerns (wheelchairs, service animals, etc.) must contact the operator prior to tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jul 2020
A note from San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour
Staff will greet passengers and practice social distancing as much as possible when greeting and/or loading passengers. To aid with social distancing, passenger maximum may be decreased.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    San Francisco Bay
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Alcatraz Island
    Coit Tower
    Salesforce Tower
    Transamerica Pyramid
    The Embarcadero
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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David C
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had such a great experience with this helo company very friendly and the flight was amazing! Was great for being my daughters first helo flight!
Written 17 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

THECreative F
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
What I like the most is that everyone on the helicopter had the opportunity to see everything from every angle. Ex. We saw all the city from every angle.
Written 11 October 2021
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cwong0327
Thanks for the comment about seeing everything from different angles. It is an amazing city from the air ! Teri
Written 21 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mandabuffly
Washington DC, DC364 contributions
Sep 2021
Here is the rundown:

They do not confirm your seats until 3 days prior but they take payment. Don't you find this bizarre? I don't understand why they cannot confirm at the time of booking.

You are picked up at a designated hotel (not your hotel) and then two additional stops at two other hotels to pickup additional passengers.

Then the shuttle drives you to the airport.

You watch a very outdated video on safety.

Then 6 of you are jammed into a helicopter plus the pilot. If you are bigger you will be uncomfortable and if you are smaller you will be uncomfortable because of the bigger people.

The pilot does a 15-20 minute tour that goes over the bay, golden gate bridge and Alcatraz and then you land in Sausalito where the shuttle meets you to take you back. I could not understand the pilot AT ALL. I had no idea what he was saying during the entire tour.

In total it takes about 2 hours and is $215 per person. Is it worth it? Yes if you book with a different helicopter touring company. This was a bottom budget tour.
Written 22 September 2021
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cwong0327
Thank you for your input. Sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. I have reviewed with the crew that day. Teri
Written 21 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bpageski
Atlanta, GA136 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a must do experience. Great views of San Francisco, Alcatraz, and Flying under the Golden Gate Bridge

We had a Wide range of weather conditions – Tourist and Photographers – this was a dream environment. Enjoy whatever is going your way. Rain, Fog, Clearing up and Sunny and Rainbow

The Length of the trip is around 30 min. Allow for several hours from pickup to drop off. We were picked up and dropped off at the side entrance to the Hilton Hotel.
My son did this tour the week before and decides to surprise me for my Birthday. Reasonable
If you enjoyed the tour, don’t forget to Tip
The Pilot -Brock – very nice, skilled and professional pleasant – nailed the landing on the tow sled
Jamie Logistics – Pickup – on time – well organized, great to chat with
Bell 407 Helicopter – equipment is very modern and new and in great shape. Very Smooth

Get set ahead of time. Prepare your cameras and have them ready to go when you board. Photo tips - If you are using a DSLR, select one lens with a wide range and Image Stabilization - VR 18 to 200 mm
Use your smart phone for video especially for the spoiler alert, look up when the bridge is over top.
Written 4 December 2020
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Izabela Menga
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Breathtaking views in one of the best cities to do a helicopter ride. One of the best experiences of my life our minds were blown away!
Written 22 December 2019
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Chelsea O
Thank you so much for flying with us and we're so happy that you had a great time!
Written 28 December 2019
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doreen608
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions
Sep 2019
Thank you for an Amazing flight over San Francisco with my son and his wife we flew over Alcatraz and over and under the Golden Gate Bridge This is a must do when in San Francisco. We were a family of 3 adults but can't tick as no box for that so ticked friends as we are not a family (teens) family (young children) etc.
Written 21 November 2019
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Justin B
Fort McMurray, Canada2 contributions
Flight was awesome. Guys are great. You can all chat to each other. We lucked out with only the 4 of us on the flight. Otherwise I can see it being a little cramped.
Got a birds eye view of the city and even flew under the bay bridge. Flew over to Alcatraz for a quick glimpse. Was foggy during the day so it covered over the golden gate bridge.

Over was totally worth it. You will really enjoy.
Written 21 October 2019
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Thank you so much for flying and sharing your experience!!
Written 22 October 2019
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KLH
11 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour. Our pilot, Brock, was outstanding. Most important a good pilot, but also friendly and personable.
The Bell helicopter was in excellent condition, and the tour (pick up at hotel and delivery to helipad in Sausalito) was smooth and well organized.
Written 21 September 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us and sharing your experience! We really appreciate it!
Written 25 September 2019
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Karen B
Barnstaple, UK118 contributions
Aug 2019
We pre booked this trip as a family treat. We were collected from our hotel and driven to heli pad. Our first helicopter flight and we found the pilot really welcoming - great fligh, saw all the key sights and even went under the bridge!
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for flying with us Karen and sharing your experience! Thank you for choosing us for your first helicopter flight!
Written 10 September 2019
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jenniferrD3108TV
Plano, TX2 contributions
Great experience. Pilot was tour guide and he was a little dry with his commentary but overall everyone loved it.
Written 22 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: San Francisco Helicopters
M1447JJlaurieb
M1447JJlaurieb
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Best way to see San Francisco, by far!!
The company is top notch!! Great pilot, very informative, absolutely stunning views. The driver of the van was very
saheath69
saheath69
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Must Do
This was an Awesome experience and we are so glad that we did this strong suggest that you only take this trip with
MikePruner
MikePruner
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Must Do
Amazing experience. Justin, our shuttle driver, was perfect in his job. More importantly, Adrian, the pilot was fla
nathansZ4280BP
nathansZ4280BP
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Fantastic way to see SF with bonus of Alcatraz
Sensational !!!!! Memories to last a lifetime. I don't think it gets any better then seeing SF from the sky and a t
Robin H
Robin H
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Wonderful pilot
Brock was incredibly professional and caring. I absolutely recommend this activity. The flight under and over the G
Oilsforlife
Oilsforlife
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Best your of San Francisco
The whole family had a great time. Pilot was a great guide and teacher. We loved the stall and 360. Super fun! Will
LoFro2
LoFro2
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Amazing!
What a fabulous adventure! The pick up van was nice, driver was nice, helicopter was beautiful, pilot was knowledge
jonnysaxon
jonnysaxon
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Best way to see the Golden Gate Bridge!
Loved it - first time in a helicopter and the bumpiness was at first unnerving, but the pilot was excellent and en
coldolat
coldolat
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A Must Do If In San Francisco
Well, to say I enjoyed this would be an understatement! The helicopter trip was truly spectacular. From the pick up
KiwisChristchurch
KiwisChristchurch
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Amazing flight
A must do if you are in San Francisco. Going over and under the bridge was pretty special. Amazing views over the c
Londons_Finest_1
Londons_Finest_1
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WHAT A BLAST!!
WOW!! What an awesome way to see most if not all of San Francisco, a truly outstanding tour worth every penny in my
171amesl
171amesl
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Amazing tour!
We had a fantastic experience with San Francisco helicopter tours. From the very start we were looked after by th
Angie H
Angie H
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Awesome experience
Our pilot was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The 360 degree turn around and hover were super cool. We saw
Lacy G
Lacy G
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Highlight of our trip
Our pilot was knowledgeable and we felt completely safe during our ride. Our 10 year old loved the information abou
KoistyK
KoistyK
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Amazing experience
Highlight of our trip, van driver and pilot both lovely and gave us a laugh. Views were outstanding, well worth the
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