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San Francisco Bay Area Helicopter Tours

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Address: 815 Skyway Rd, San Francisco, San Carlos, CA 94070-2717
Phone Number:
+1 650-281-8282
11:00 - 06:00
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Bay Aerial's "San Francisco Tour" routing is over most of the San...

Bay Aerial's "San Francisco Tour" routing is over most of the San Francisco Bay making this a complete overview for all those iconic San Francisco attractions. Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Embarcadero, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Sausalito, Golden Gate Park, Beaches, Whales, Dolphins, seals, Point Bonita, & of course the beautiful coastline and The Pacific Ocean, etc, etc, etc, A short train ride (if needed) from San Francisco to San Carlos and you are off for some fun, excitement and a truly memorable experience. Fly low and slow for that birds eye view comfortably capturing sights and photos for your memorable trip experience. Many have tried to duplicate our tours, but Nobody has succeeded, nobody flys like we do !!! Come visit Bay Aerial, the real deal.

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WOW!! Worth Every Penny!!!!!

There is only on way to experience San Francisco and the Bay Area, and that's by air. Their Helicopter is a Robinson R66. For those that don't know, it's a small 4 place jet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grant G
Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is only on way to experience San Francisco and the Bay Area, and that's by air. Their Helicopter is a Robinson R66. For those that don't know, it's a small 4 place jet helicopter that is like a glass bubble. The visibility is unmatched in Helicopters. Because it's a jet driven machine, the safety factor is the highest possible.... More 

Thank Grant G
Raleigh, NC
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I were going to try to explain how great this hour was, I'd want you to know that not only was it beautiful and breathtaking but I also felt 100% safe and comfortable the entire time. This was only my second time in a helicopter and it was fabulous. John was relaxed and helpful and informative and I could... More 

Thank KafkaShore
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was our anniversary. I wanted to show my GF how much I want to show her the world. Guys, man up and take your partners out!

Thank richardguzman
San Francisco, California, USA
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Since 2007 I have organized 12-15 "aerial art" events at various locations around the Bay Area, and John duGan has always provided EXCELLENT and first-class service. I have hired John and one of his helicopters at least a dozen times, and each time I have known that I was in great hands. For a decade I hired John over the... More 

Thank cab914
1 review
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Their helicopter is a comfortable, quiet and smooth ride. John is a great pilot and guide who shared his knowledge of points of interests throughout the journey. We flew up the Bay, across the SF financial district, over Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Our pictures and videos came out awesome. Online appointments and payment were easy. Arriving at... More 

Thank Nick N
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Highly recommend! John was great...got to experience the Bay Area from a completely new and different perspective. Wonderful experience. Do it!

Thank Jeff K
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great view and experience! Excellent staff, including the pilot is very knowledged about anything. Only reason to reduce one star it because the departure point is in San Carlos which is 30 Minutes south of the city and no transport is included. Otherwise very recommended!

Thank zover
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

For our parents' 90th and 88th birthdays, we decided to do something extra special, and what do you give loved ones who practically have all that they need/want and have seen/done it all? This was a gift that both said they'd never expected and will remember always...! Our pilot John, was very friendly and professional - he explained everything clearly,... More 

Thank Ngbb518
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We were only 2 in the R22 designed for 3. Plenty of space, very friendly and competent pilot. Flight was delayed one hour due to weather over the bay. To be recommended. Worth the price.

Thank Christian M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My wife and I lived in the Bay Area for 24 years; I learned to fly at PAO. We moved in 2000, and our last visit was in 2011. I hadn't flown over the Bay Area in 16 years, so it was wonderful to see the area from the air again. Our pilot was very skilled and very friendly. I... More 

Thank Martin F

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