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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour provided by San Francisco Helicopters

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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 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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.
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Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    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
Important Information
Duration
30m
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pickup from two central locations
  • 25-30 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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RobinHoekstra wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Chelsea O, Director of Sales at San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
Responded 22 Feb 2020
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!
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Gina V wrote a review Dec 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Chelsea O, Director of Sales at San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
Responded 31 Dec 2019
We're so glad you had a great time! We look forward to the next time you fly with us!
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LoFro2 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rancho Cordova84 contributions30 helpful votes
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!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Chelsea O, Director of Sales at San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words about your entire experience. Thank you!
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Ray wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
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 👍
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Response from Chelsea O, Director of Sales at San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
Responded 9 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words! Come fly with us the next time you're in San Francisco!
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Angie H wrote a review Oct 2019
King George, Virginia3 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Chelsea O, Director of Sales at San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for flying with us and we're so glad you had a great time!
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nathansZ4280BP
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Karen B
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Amazing
We pre booked this trip as a family treat. We were collected from our hotel and driven to heli pad. Our first helic
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Key Details
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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