San Francisco Seaplane Tour

Why We Love This Tour

“There’s no better way to see the entire Bay Area, and especially the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Truly this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget!”

– Lauren C.

Tour Highlights

Get acquainted with San Francisco’s land and sea from the air with four Seaplane routes to choose from:

  • Golden Gate Tour: 30-minute flight – Baker Beach, Golden Gate Bridge, Downtown SF, etc.
  • Greater Bay Area Tour: 45-minute flight – Golden Gate Tour + Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, etc.
  • NorCal Coastal Tour: 60-minute flight – Tomales Bay, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, Downtown SF, Angel Island, etc.
  • Sunset Champagne Tour: 40-minute flight – Bay Area Tour at Sunset with champagne included.
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Retail Price: $199

Web Price: $189

* Starts at $189 - $289 Requires a minimum of 2 passengers per purchase.

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Nothing plane about these views of the Golden Gate Bridge
DeHaviland Beaver over San Francisco
You’ll have a birds-eye-view of Alcatraz and Downtown SF.
DeHaviland Beaver over San Francisco
Fly over Marin County and Muir Woods
DeHaviland Beaver over San Francisco
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Flight Options

Fly over San Francisco in a Seaplane!

THERE’S NO BAD VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO, SO TAKE IN THE BEST OF THEM FROM UP ABOVE AS YOU SOAR OVER THE BAY.

 

Golden Gate Tour

$189 per person*

San Francisco Seaplane

Our most popular tour! Our 30-minute flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco!

*Minimum of two passengers per booking

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NorCal Coastal Tour

$289 per person*

San Francisco Seaplane - NorCal Coastal Tour

This 60-minute flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco all the way up to Tomales Bay.

*Minimum of two passengers per booking

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Greater Bay Area Tour

$229 per person*

San Francisco Seaplane - Greater Bay Area

This 45 minute flight includes all the sights described in the Golden Gate Tour flight, but brings you the additional delights of the Bay Area’s dramatic Pacific coastline.

*Minimum of two passengers per booking

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Champagne Tour

$249 per person*

San Francisco sunset seaplane

This end of day excursion follows the tour route described in our Greater Bay Area Tour, companion with a glass of bubbling champagne per passenger.

*Minimum of two passengers per booking

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PLEASE READ: Seaplane Adventures has a 48-hour cancellation policy for groups of two passengers, 72 hours for groups of three or more. Cancellations made before above described cancellation periods will be fully refunded. There is no restrictions on age, however, kids under the age of three can ride for free but will need to bring ear plugs as we do not have small ones for them to use. We also don’t have a seat belt extension this is usually used in aircraft if the person has a waistline bigger than 50″. No wheelchair access on the plane. FLIGHTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR FLIGHT ROUTES ALTERED AT SEAPLANE ADVENTURES SOLE DISCRETION DUE TO WEATHER OR FEDERAL AIRSPACE MANDATES/RESTRICTIONS. ANY FLIGHT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED.

Overview

San Francisco Seaplane Tours

Take in the expansive views of the Bay Area and learn about the rich history on a narrated Seaplane Tour! You’ll take off from Mill Valley, just across the way from San Francisco, and will soar above the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge and along the scenic West Coast. With four routes to choose from, you’ll find a new appreciation for the land and sea below you at the pace and price of your choosing. *Weather permitting. Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or other factors beyond our control.

 

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Route Options

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GOLDEN GATE TOUR

This 30-minute basic flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco! On this flight, you will take off from the seaplane base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will fly along the coast over the Golden Gate National Reserve past Baker Beach and the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, then left over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Then on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants, then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

You’ll see:

  • Sausalito
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate National Reserve
  • Baker Beach
  • Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
  • Crissy Field
  • Downtown San Francisco
  • AT&T Park
  • Alcatraz
  • Angel Island

GREATER BAY AREA TOUR

This 45-minute flight includes all the sights described in the Golden Gate Tour flight, but also brings you the additional delights of the Bay Area’s dramatic coastline. This flight will begin with your take off from the seaplane base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will then fly right over the Golden Gate National Reserve and out along the coast beyond the Golden Gate. This coastline has been sculpted by fantastic geologic forces over hundreds of millions of years, making the San Francisco Bay Area one of the most active seismic zones in the world! We will fly out to the wide, sandy beaches of Stinson Beach, then over the majestic and ancient redwoods of Muir Woods, and finally back over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Then on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants, then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

You’ll see:

  • Sausalito
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate National Reserve
  • Baker Beach
  • Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
  • Crissy Field
  • Downtown San Francisco
  • AT&T Park
  • Alcatraz
  • Angel Island
  • Stinson Beach
  • Muir Woods

NORCAL COASTAL TOUR

This deluxe 60-minute flight begins with take off from the seaplane base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll then traverse lovely Marin County on your way out over Tomales Bay where Sir Francis Drake himself likely landed over a century ago. Then on to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, looking for frolicking porpoise and whales along the way until you round the breathtakingly scenic Pt. Reyes Lighthouse. Then you will continue along the incredible Northern Californian coastline above Highway One and finally back over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Then on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants, then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

You’ll see:

  • Sausalito
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Marin County
  • Tomales Bay
  • Pt. Reyes National Seashore
  • Pt. Reyes Lighouse
  • DHighway One
  • Crissy Field
  • Downtown San Francisco
  • AT&T Park
  • Alcatraz

SUNSET CHAMPAGNE TOUR

This end of day excursion follows the tour route described in our Discover the Bay Area Flight. However, this flight takes place as the sun bathes the Bay Area in gorgeous hues of orange and red as the sunsets on San Francisco. Passengers will enjoy a cool, crisp, bubbling glass of Northern California’s finest champagnes. This flight is the perfect way to romance a significant other and set up for a sumptuous meal in seaside Sausalito afterward.

You’ll see:

  • Sausalito
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate National Reserve
  • Baker Beach
  • Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
  • Crissy Field
  • Downtown San Francisco
  • AT&T Park
  • Alcatraz
  • Angel Island
  • Stinson Beach
  • Muir Woods

NOTE: Riders must be 18 years old if not accompanied by a guardian.

Tour Details

About Your Seaplane Tour

How to get to Seaplane Base:

We’re offering complimentary shuttle service from Pier 39 to the Seaplane Base in Mill Valley. Return shuttle back to the city after your flight is also included. Minimum of two passengers; Maximum of six. Simply request the Free Shuttle Service at the time of check-out.

Departure: Mill Valley (242 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd.) or complimentary shuttle service from Pier 39. Departure times dependent on the tour you select.

Duration: 30, 40, 45 and 60 minute options

Transportation: Seaplane

Includes:

  • Seaplane Tour
  • Narrated guided tour by professional guide

Not included:

  • Guide gratuity (optional)

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Once in a Lifetime Adventure!

“This was one of the best times we’ve ever had! The staff was great. We were picked up on time right outside of our hotel. The trip was so wonderful!! One of the best things I’ve ever done! It was great to see the city from the sky, but flying under the bridge -twice – was so awesome!!! The 360 degree move at the end of the trip was wonderful. I’ve never done anything like this before but I can’t recommend it more! It was absolutely THRILLING! We are going home and doing a sky tour of Nashville, but I can’t imagine it being as thrilling as going under the bridge!!!”

Jack R Traveled January 2018 San Francisco Seaplane

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