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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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Last updated: Jul. 23, 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
About
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
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 +1 855 275 5071
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)
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
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 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    San Francisco Bay
    Marin Headlands
    Presidio of San Francisco
    Golden Gate Park
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Coit Tower
    Transamerica Pyramid
    Salesforce Tower
    The Embarcadero
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Angel Island State Park
    Alcatraz Island
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Mike P
2 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 July 20, 2021
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cwong0327
Thanks - I'll pass on to both Justin and Adrian !
Written July 27, 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 February 21, 2020
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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 February 22, 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 December 28, 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 December 31, 2019
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LoFro2
Rancho Cordova84 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 December 24, 2019
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Chelsea O
Thank you so much for your kind words about your entire experience. Thank you!
Written December 28, 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 November 5, 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 November 9, 2019
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Angie H
King George, VA3 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 October 27, 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us and we're so glad you had a great time!
Written October 29, 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 October 19, 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 October 22, 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 October 7, 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 October 8, 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 September 29, 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Glad you had an "AWESOME" sisters trip!
Written October 2, 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 September 27, 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us and sharing your kind words!
Written September 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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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
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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
CtheWorld62
CtheWorld62
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Great Experience
Highly recommend this tour. Our pilot, Brock, was outstanding. Most important a good pilot, but also friendly an
winnie2046
winnie2046
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Stunning view and great experience during wine tasting
Memorable experience. Nice helicopter ride. The helicopter was clean and neat, the ride was comfortable and the vie
kgarnette
kgarnette
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BEST thing to do in San Francisco
The helicopter tour over and UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge was AMAZING! Every detail was expertly handled from Jess
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