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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour provided by San Francisco Helicopters

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
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Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • 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
  • Following pickup from a central San Francisco location, transfer to a quiet, comfortable Bell Jet Helicopter for your aerial tour of the city. Sit back, strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the musical accompaniment as the helicopter flies over the Mission, the Castro, Chinatown, and the Presidio neighborhoods. See iconic landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower from above. Continue your flight by heading out into the greater Bay Area. With informative narration from your expert pilot, view both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. Fly over Angel Island before returning to your San Francisco landing pad. Please note: The helicopter can accommodate four or six passengers. There is a minimum of four people required to operate this flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • 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
  • Following pickup from a central San Francisco location, transfer to a quiet, comfortable Bell Jet Helicopter for your aerial tour of the city. Sit back, strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the musical accompaniment as the helicopter flies over the Mission, the Castro, Chinatown, and the Presidio neighborhoods. See iconic landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower from above. Continue your flight by heading out into the greater Bay Area. With informative narration from your expert pilot, view both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. Fly over Angel Island before returning to your San Francisco landing pad. Please note: The helicopter can accommodate four or six passengers. There is a minimum of four people required to operate this flight.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3538VISTAGRANDE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pickup from two central locations
  • 25-30 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Hotel Zephyr San Francisco, 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 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pickup from two central locations
  • 25-30 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Hotel Zephyr San Francisco, 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
30m
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 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jul 2020
A note from San Francisco Vista Grande 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
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5.0
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Mike P
3 contributions
Must Do
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing experience. Justin, our shuttle driver, was perfect in his job. More importantly, Adrian, the pilot was flawless. Going under the Golden Gate was a once in a lifetime experience.
Written 20 July 2021
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cwong0327
Thanks - I'll pass on to both Justin and Adrian !
Written 27 July 2021
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RobinHoekstra
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Wonderful pilot
Feb 2020 • Business
Brock was incredibly professional and caring. I absolutely recommend this activity. The flight under and over the Golden Gate Bridge was amazing and can only be done by helicopter. The machine is a Bell 407 and is immaculate. You feel very safe, especially the way Brock explains each action he takes in flight. Very cool well done
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chelsea O
Thank you Robin for your kind words about our tour, our helicopter, and our pilot Brock. We are so lucky to have him on our team!
Written 22 February 2020
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Gina V
2 contributions
Best your of San Francisco
Dec 2019 • Family
The whole family had a great time. Pilot was a great guide and teacher. We loved the stall and 360. Super fun! Will definitely bring friends.
Written 28 December 2019
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Chelsea O
We're so glad you had a great time! We look forward to the next time you fly with us!
Written 31 December 2019
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LoFro2
Rancho Cordova86 contributions
Amazing!
Dec 2019
What a fabulous adventure! The pick up van was nice, driver was nice, helicopter was beautiful, pilot was knowledgeable and friendly, and the ride was amazing! I highly recommend this company and this trip!!
Written 24 December 2019
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Chelsea O
Thank you so much for your kind words about your entire experience. Thank you!
Written 28 December 2019
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Ray
London, UK9 contributions
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 book...highly recommended it
Great job guys 👍
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words! Come fly with us the next time you're in San Francisco!
Written 9 November 2019
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Angie H
King George, VA4 contributions
Awesome experience
Oct 2019
Our pilot was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The 360 degree turn around and hover were super cool. We saw the Golden Gate bridge from above and below.
Written 27 October 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us and we're so glad you had a great time!
Written 29 October 2019
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Lacy G
5 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Oct 2019 • Family
Our pilot was knowledgeable and we felt completely safe during our ride. Our 10 year old loved the information about Alcatraz and we were amazed at how close we got to the Golden Gate Bridge. Worth the money and a highlight of the trip.
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We're so happy to be a highlight of your trip to San Francisco!
Written 22 October 2019
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KoistyK
37 contributions
Amazing experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
Highlight of our trip, van driver and pilot both lovely and gave us a laugh. Views were outstanding, well worth the money, if you're thinking about it, just book it!! Professional service and good communication regarding booking.
Written 7 October 2019
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Thank you for flying with us and sharing your experience! Glad we could be the highlight of your trip!
Written 8 October 2019
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Vacation765851
4 contributions
Sisters Trip
Sep 2019 • Friends
From pick up to drop off.....this helicopter tour was awesome! Easy to find pick up point; driver was super nice (so sorry, your name escapes me!). The ride itself was ..... awesome is the only word. Flying around, very smooth, our pilot was very concise in his directions for the helicopter and very informative on the trip. Going under the bridge was....awesome! Van driver was waiting for us once we landed and graciously dropped us off where we wanted since it was on the way to the original pickup/drop off area. My sisters and I couldn’t stop smiling.
Written 29 September 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Glad you had an "AWESOME" sisters trip!
Written 2 October 2019
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doreen608
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions
Flight of a life time.
Sep 2019 • Couples
What a great experience, going under and over the Golden Gate Bridge. I would definitely recommend it to all, we were very lucky we had a good sunny day.
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for flying with us and sharing your kind words!
Written 28 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: San Francisco Helicopters
thecreativef2021
thecreativef2021
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Good view
What I like the most is that everyone on the helicopter had the opportunity to see everything from every angle. Ex.
mandabuffly
mandabuffly
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Does not confirm at time of booking and jams 6 people in a helicopter
Here is the rundown: They do not confirm your seats until 3 days prior but they take payment. Don't you find this
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
bpageski
bpageski
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This is a must do experience – Spectacular views of the San Francisco area, Golden Gate and Bay bridges, and Alcatraz I
This is a must do experience. Great views of San Francisco, Alcatraz, and Flying under the Golden Gate Bridge We
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
Izabelamenga
Izabelamenga
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SF helicopter tour
Breathtaking views in one of the best cities to do a helicopter ride. One of the best experiences of my life our mi
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
doreen608
doreen608
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Must do when in San Francisco
Thank you for an Amazing flight over San Francisco with my son and his wife we flew over Alcatraz and over and unde
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
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
L1035CGjustinb
L1035CGjustinb
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San Francisco
Flight was awesome. Guys are great. You can all chat to each other. We lucked out with only the 4 of us on the flig
JustineM1568
JustineM1568
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Honeymoon helicopter and Alcatraz tour
My husband and I took this tour on 24th September as I had booked it for a surprise. We had a smooth pickup from Ze
651angelai
651angelai
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Flimsy arrangement
We were taken to the helicopter by bus and in the last five minutes were given a safety briefing by video. This nec
gnrobinson69
gnrobinson69
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Excellent experience a must do part of trip to SAN Francisco
Would definitely recommend this trip, took the longer grande vista worth every penny. Pilot was great and the whole
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