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San Francisco Helicopter Tours

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Address: San Francisco, CA 94128-0776
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Did this on my 21st birthday and it was incredible. San Francisco looks amazing from above and as it was a bit foggy we got to fly under the Golden Gate Bridge rather then over it... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Katie V
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Did this on my 21st birthday and it was incredible. San Francisco looks amazing from above and as it was a bit foggy we got to fly under the Golden Gate Bridge rather then over it which was amazing!

Thank Katie V
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

wow we started at the airport after being picked up at our hotel , and was taken all over san fransisco and flew under the golden gate bridge twice wow , saw all the sites and alcatraz and the captain was brilliant , we even was dropped off at a different location and was then drove over the golden gate... More 

Thank Latman1966
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Flying over San Francisco Bay area was a unique experience. The quality of the helicopter and the pilot are exceptional. Flying under the Golden Gate Bridge was one of the highlights of our trip. My only suggestion is related to customer service. Since not everyone is used to flying helicopters I suggest the pilot asks who is afraid of heights... More 

Thank Rodrigo Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were so blessed with a perfect day with no clouds!!!! Does that even happen in the city by the bay!!! Flying under then over the Golden Gate Bridge has got to be one of the coolest things to do ever!!! Our pilot was awesome and very entertaining with his tour guiding skills. Flying over the city, Alcatraz, and all... More 

Thank Trish B
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This has to be the best way of seeing parts of San Francisco. We were very lucky as the weather was perfect and it allowed us to go under the Golden Gate Bridge. The pilot was very good a gave a running commentary. They also arrange collection from a near hotel which is so convenient.

Thank Emma B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Having done a driving tour of the city in the morning, I thought seeing it all from the air would be a perfect way to finish the day & a real thrill. We were collected from our hotel and driven over the Golden Gate Bridge to near Sausalito where the helipad is based. This is an approx. 30 mins each... More 

Thank SDC232014
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This tour may be an exciting 30 minutes long, but count almost an hour each way from downtown (transportation provided) during rush hour (any time is rush hour in San Fransisco). Luckily, it was not foggy, rainy or windy on the day we did the toor, so we were in for a treat. The most memorable part is the flight... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

What a incredible way to see San Francisco! The pilot was great and gave a commentary... The bridge was breathtaking, and was a once in a life time experience. Do it if you are able to!!!

Thank Carol L
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

If you have not done a Helicopter tour yet, you surely are missing one of the most thrilling experience... SF Helicopter tour company has certainly made that experience even better... Great service, very well presented and executed... The ride can't be smoother and yes we had a great weather, so the Golden Bridge above and under was part of the... More 

Thank Noel M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is great day out and a fantastic experience especially for anyone that his never been on a helicopter before. I would recommend staying in Sausalito afterward for lunch and getting the ferry back. My wife and I LOVED IT!

Thank Scott C

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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