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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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Mill Valley, United States

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Overview

Admire San Francisco from the air on this seaplane adventure from Sausalito. Aboard a 6-passenger plane, you’ll fly over the bay, taking in views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods and more. See downtown San Francisco and Fisherman’s Wharf, and soar past Angel Island. Everyone gets a window seat on this 30-minute flight, and transportation is available from Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Seaplane tour of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz
  • Fly over the Financial District, the downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Get a bird's eye view of the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat
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30-minute Seaplane flight
Experienced and professional pilot
Shuttle transportation to and from Fisherman's Wharf (if option is selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: 242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
2: Tower Tours San Francisco, 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
With high wings and big windows, seaplanes are ideal for panoramic sightseeing. When booking this San Francisco seaplane tour, choose the departure time that best suits your schedule; if you need transportation from the city to Sausalito, it’s available from Fisherman's Wharf upon request.

In Sausalito, board your plane and take off from the water with your experienced pilot, who will point out landmarks during your relaxing flight that takes you over the redwood trees of Muir Woods, the Pacific shoreline and the Golden Gate Bridge. Head toward downtown San Francisco, cruising past sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Transamerica Pyramid, and circle over the bay for views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Then fly by the waterfront towns of Tiburon and Belvedere before landing back in Sausalito.  

Afterward, you are free to explore charming Sausalito on your own, if you wish. You can even take the ferry back to San Francisco (own expense); ask your pilot for information about departure times.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Itinerary
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Seaplane Adventures
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Stinson Beach
Fly over Stinson Beach.
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Muir Woods National Monument
Fly over Muir Woods National Monument with its towering old-growth redwood trees.
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Marin Headlands
See the hilly peninsula at the southermost ​end of Marin called the Marin Headlands.
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Golden Gate Bridge
Get a bird's eye view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Downtown
The Financial District is San Francisco's business center.
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Pier 39
Pier 39 is best known for its popular shopping center and tourist attractions.
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, located at the northen ​waterfront is one of the city's busiest tourist areas.
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Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz pen​itentiary or best know around the world​ as The Rock.
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Angel Island State Park
Angel Island is the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Tour prices are per person, with a MINIMUM OF TWO ADULTS REQUIRED PER BOOKING. Individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay price for second passenger directly to operator upon check-in
  • Seaplane seats a maximum of 6 passengers
  • Flight route may vary due to weather or other factors
  • It is recommended to bring a child seat for babies and/or young children
  • At the time of booking please provide local contact details
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Seaplane Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour.

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the unbeatable birds eye view of San Fran.
Oliver_P
, Mar 2020
Great trip. Weather caused a cancelation on originally scheduled day. However the staff were able to move our flight day around to accommodate us. The Pilot was a wealth of knowledge and very friendly. Would highly recommend.
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You will remember this picture
Alex
, Feb 2020
Very exciting, interesting overview of the city, would highly recommend to anybody. There is nothing to be scared of if this question arises for somebody
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Exceptional experience!
mareikeherriger
, Sep 2019
Being a local in the Bay Area this has been probably even more exciting! The pilot was extremely nice to my family and gave a lot of interesting and useful information. The flight was super smooth and we had the best views. You can see from every seat of the plane and we had so much fun. Totally worth it and would love to do it again one day.
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Memorable Experience
cazanchris
, Sep 2019
Everything we hoped it would be. There were 5 passengers for our flight and plenty of space, we were also a mixed European group, English, Dutch and German - the pilot kept switching between all 3 languages. Perfect way to end our SF visit, seeing all the sites we’d seen on the ground from the air. Thank you!
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Amazing!
Destination688168
, Aug 2019
Decided to take family to san francisco and 15 yr old and 6 yr old loved sea plane adventure. Adults were amazed. A must do if you can afford.
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Great Tour and Staff
Tour01384146815
, Jul 2019
Great seaplane tour and staff from the front desk to the pilot. Everything was very smooth from the booking process all the way threw the flight. Would definitely recommend. Myself and my 15 yr old daughter loved it.
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Best Xmas gift ever
Travel33504805126
, Apr 2019
This was an amazing experience! I can’t recommend this enough, I would love to do it again one day! You get adequate time in the air, and get to see all of San Francisco. This is a must do for locals and visitors alike!
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Coolest experience ever!
KarenR2448
, Mar 2019
I booked this seaplane tour as a surprise for my son. Upon learning that my son (17) is a private pilot the instructor let him do some take offs and landings in the bay! He is hooked, now he wants to fly seaplanes all the time. Not something widely available in Texas 😊. The pilot gave him an unbelievable experience and we are forever greatful!
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BEST PLATFORM
web94797339
, Sep 2018
Viator is best platform if you are interested to looking for new place to see viator staff very helpfull
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Dream Tour of the San Francisco Bay
Alexandra G
, Aug 2018
Fantastic views of the the San Francisco skyline and surrounding areas. I never imagined what fun it could be to swoop past the ATT ballpark, Alcatraz and the bridges. The pilots are very professional and friendly providing detailed description of everything we were seeing. A must do tour for everyone!
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