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San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour provided by Seaplane Adventures

San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour
* Temperature for employees is taken prior to begging work * All personal must fill out a symptoms checklist prior to starting work daily * We have installed plexiglass barriers in our reception area separating employees from customers for their mutual protection
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    242 Redwood Hwy
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Seaplane Adventures
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Mount Tamalpais State Park
    Muir Woods National Monument
    Stinson Beach
    Marin Headlands
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Oracle Park
    Pier 39
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Alcatraz Island
    Angel Island State Park
    Mill Valley
  • 2
    San Francisco
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    242 Redwood Hwy
    242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
    Please meet us at our seaplane base located in Mill Valley 15min before your tour.
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 30-minute seaplane flight
  • Audio walking tour of Alcatraz
  • Professional pilot
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Shuttle transportation from Fisherman's Wharf to Seaplane Tour departure (only if requested)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs
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Additional Info
  • Alcatraz audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Mandarin, Portuguese and Korean
  • Flight route may vary due to weather or other factors
  • For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required by all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times on Alcatraz Island
  • It is recommended that you bring a child seat for babies or young children
  • Please provide local contact details at time of booking
  • Tour prices are per person
  • You may leave Alcatraz Island at any time; ferries depart every 30-40 minutes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Popular mentions
bh123_10 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica7 contributions9 helpful votes
The seaplane flight was amazing! So worth it to have a beautiful aerial view and such great information throughout the flight. Everyone working there is super friendly, welcoming, informative and just great people. We were picked up in San Francisco and our driver was personable
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ctboarder wrote a review Aug. 2019
Connecticut732 contributions200 helpful votes
We booked this tour as something different to do while in SF. We were very impressed with the experience. We got picked up from Pier 39 and were driven to their office outside of Sausalito. The plane is really cool - from the 50s I believe. All of the staff were super nice and
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
VivJos wrote a review Aug. 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions8 helpful votes
Wonderful combination of both the seaplane and trip to Alcatraz. Professional company with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff. Regular email contact following booking, clear instructions where to meet. Warm and knowledgeable welcome by Michael the shuttle driver and
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Date of experience: August 2019
Ryan wrote a review Jul. 2019
2 contributions
Fantastic and smooth ride. Fog was not an issue. Friendly staff. Knowledgeable pilot. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Caroline S wrote a review Feb. 2019
Polperro, United Kingdom23 contributions23 helpful votes
This experience was on my husband's bucket list, and I must admit I was a little nervous about doing it. I needn't have been as Jerome our pilot was all about safety first but I have to say such fun! His knowledge was fantastic and we learnt so much about San Francisco and the
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Seaplane Adventures
Most amazing experience!! Loved it I will definitely be back with the kids next time. Something we will never forge
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The *custom tour* you’ve been looking for.
If you can afford it, do it. If you can’t afford it - do it anyways and make cuts to other things (eating out, shop
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A wonderful outing
It was a wonderful outing around the bay area and the pilot was very kind, informative and lots of fun. I highly re
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This was a surprise birthday present for a friend and she loved it! It was so gorgeous, the pilot was amazing, and
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Katherine S
Safe and Fun, Even With Pandemic and Without the Sun
The weather was gray and wet but we were able to go up with Fred. We kept to the Bay and flew close to the GG Bridg
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It was an awesome experience. Beautiful clear day. The lady at the front desk was great and made us all feel safe.
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If your visiting the San Francisco Area this tour is an experience you should not miss. I live in the area and lov
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Don't wait for your farewell
A must in the the bay. Usually a gift our community is doing to people returning to their home country so they get
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Astounding views of San Francisco and Point Reyes.
Really beautiful 1958 seaplane. Really fun and knowledgeable pilot. We got super lucky and flew right over a pod of
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Hey locals, DO THE SEAPLANE tour!
You know when you live somewhere famous, and there are certain activities that only tourists do? Think Paris, and t
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An amazing trip with memorable views that we'll never forget
We had a great trip, we saw way more than we expected and it was really great for our 3 year old who loved it! We a
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Greg M
The Only Way To See San Francisco
We had a great time! Everyone had a window seat and we soared above the San Francisco coast, Golden Gate Bridge and
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Fantastic Experience!
The staff was wonderful to work with - our enjoyment of the experience and wellbeing were their top priorities. We
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Do it! Otherwise you'll regret it.
This. Was. Amazing! We had an incredible time. It is not cheap, but it's worth every penny! We were welcomed by the
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Fantastic Experience
We were a little apprehensive about the weather but the contrast between dark clouds and sunlight peeking through w
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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