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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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Last updated: Jul. 23, 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
About
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
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 +1 855 275 5071
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 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)
Inclusions
San Francisco pickup • 15-20 minute helicopter flight • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenirs • Food and drinks, unless specified
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
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
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
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
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 end at
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bpageski
Atlanta, GA118 contributions
This is a must do experience – Spectacular views of the San Francisco area, Golden Gate and Bay bridges, and Alcatraz I
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 December 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Izabela Menga
1 contribution
SF helicopter tour
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 December 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Chelsea O
Thank you so much for flying with us and we're so happy that you had a great time!
Written December 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

doreen608
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions
Must do when in San Francisco
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 November 21, 2019
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Justin B
Fort McMurray, Canada2 contributions
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 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 October 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for flying and sharing your experience!!
Written October 22, 2019
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KLH
11 contributions
Great Experience
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 September 21, 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us and sharing your experience! We really appreciate it!
Written September 25, 2019
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Karen B
Barnstaple, UK118 contributions
Amazing
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 August 19, 2019
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Thank you for flying with us Karen and sharing your experience! Thank you for choosing us for your first helicopter flight!
Written September 10, 2019
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jenniferrD3108TV
Plano, TX2 contributions
San Francisco
Great experience. Pilot was tour guide and he was a little dry with his commentary but overall everyone loved it.
Written July 22, 2018
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John H
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Birthday Surprise
Had a blast riding on this helicopter tour! The Views were incredible and the helicopter was FAST. Got to see some really awesome things and had some fun commentary from the pilot. We went in a group of 6 and were able to communicate with each other with the headsets which blocked all rotor noise so it was very nice to not just be stuck watching the views listening only to commentary. It seemed like Ron, the awesome pilot, couldn’t hear us either as he just kept on going with facts and info of the city. Very nice, would do it again.
Written June 27, 2018
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Tre R
9 contributions
BEAT BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVERRRRR
Me and five friends brought a sixth friend on the vista tour for a surprise birthday present and she had the time of her LIFE! Would highly recommend this tour. It was a little pricey and we were on the fence about buying it at first but in the end I am SO glad we decided to go through with it. Our pilots name was Ron and he gave a very informative commentary during the flight and we were driven by Brock. Thank you two for such a great experience! Brock even took like 20 photos for us In front of the helicopter. We appreciate you!
Written June 27, 2018
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About the operator

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By: San Francisco Helicopters
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
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
Vacation765851
Vacation765851
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Sisters Trip
From pick up to drop off.....this helicopter tour was awesome! Easy to find pick up point; driver was super nice (
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