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San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour

From US$243.00
  • Helicopter and Alcatraz combo tour
  • Fly over San Francisco on a 15- to 20-minute helicopter ride
  • See the city’s famous landmarks from above, including the Bay Bridge, Ferry Building, Transamerica Pyramid, and Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour
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10am Union SquareMost Popular
Shuttle pickup at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square at 10am for 10:30am helicopter flight
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10am Fisherman's Wharf
Shuttle pickup at Hotel Zephyr in Fisherman's Wharf at 10am for 10:30am helicopter flight
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12:30pm Union Square
Shuttle pickup at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square at 12:30pm for 1pm helicopter flight
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Fly over San Francisco in a helicopter for stunning aerial views of the area, then take the ferry to explore Alcatraz. Book this flexible combination tour over consecutive days or on the same day, and choose from three different flight times and two pickup locations. The 20-minute helicopter flight allows spectacular aerial views of the city's major landmarks. After your flight, board a ferry to Alcatraz and take an award-winning audio tour of 'the Rock'.

What to Expect
Helicopter Tour

After pickup from Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square, travel to the heliport to board your flight. With a small group of three to five other passengers, you'll climb aboard your helicopter and fasten your safety belt for the 15- to 20-minute ride. During the smooth, quiet ride, enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and engaging commentary from your expert pilot. View Treasure Island, Angel Island, the Sausalito waterfront, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Financial District, the Ferry Building, the Embarcadero, Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Your adventure ends back at the heliport, with drop-off at either Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf.

Alcatraz Tour

Arrive at Pier 33 in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf to board the ferry to Alcatraz. Bring your camera to snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline on the 15-minute ferry ride out to the island.

Listen to a short history of the island, then don your headphones for the 2.5-hour audio tour, available in ten different languages. Learn about famous prisoners like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone, and hear about the various escape schemes that prisoners cooked up over the years. Explore 'the Rock' at your leisure, then board the ferry, which departs every 30 minutes, to return to Pier 33.

Please note: The Alcatraz portion of this tour can be taken on the same day as the flight or the day after, depending on the selected departure time. If you decide to take the later afternoon helicopter flight, you must take the Alcatraz tour on the following day. Check the Important Info tab for more details.
Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Great way to see San Fran.....Flying under the Golden gate bridge was the highlight

Booked the tour via Tripadvisor. Got.confirmation with in 48 hours. We had a 2 year old child so was worried if she would be allowed to fly or not!, but everything sorted we enjoyed this flight. If you are in the bay area do this...More

Thank archhars
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Would give this 10 if I could

We were in San Francisco for a very short visit and this was a big highlight of our US trip. The coach collection was easy, the trip in the helicopter was fantastic and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the city and we even flew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HXRob72
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Road Trip

Was staying in San Francisco for a few days on my road trip and booked the Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour and it was it was fantastic the helicopter pilot was great pointing out everywhere in San Fran and giving me great photo opportunity's, and with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelK3178
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This was the high point of our holiday in San Francisco. Probably the best city in the world to see by helicopter. A fantastic view of the city, Alcatraz and a flight under and over the Golden Gate Bridge. Our pilot, Brock was great. Definitely...More

Thank hhrannar
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My partner and I decided to spend a week in San Francisco. We decided to go to Alcatraz since we had not been there before. When I was looking at different packages the helicopter tour bought my eye. It was gray day the morning of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jesus V
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25 November 2018|
Response from HXRob72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do it in any numbers, so can be 1 or 6, my friend and I did it as a 2.
21 June 2018|
Response from mum2dogs | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is definately included. We bought the package well in advance before we set out on our road trip. The day we went they were booked up for at least three days so I would suggest if you can book in advance.