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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour provided by Seaplane Adventures

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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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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 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
* Temperature for employees is taken prior to begging work * All personal must fill out a symptoms checklist prior to starting work daily * We have installed plexiglass barriers in our reception area separating employees from customers for their mutual protection
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get a bird’s-eye view of San Francisco by going on a seaplane adventure from Sausalito. It’s a more fun way to explore the city than public transport, and it exposes spectacular aerial views you wouldn’t see otherwise. Take in sublime vistas of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more on this exciting seaplane adventure.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Seaplane Adventures
    Stinson Beach
    Muir Woods National Monument
    Marin Headlands
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Pier 39
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Alcatraz Island
    Angel Island State Park
  • You'll end at
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  • Special opportunity to fly over top landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge
  • See beyond San Francisco—get views of Tiburon, Belvedere, and more
  • Enjoy having no obstructions—every passenger gets a window seat
  • Small-group tour with a limit of six passengers in a plane
Important Information
Departure Point
242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA Tower Tours San Francisco, 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 30-minute Seaplane flight
  • Experienced and professional pilot
  • Shuttle transportation to and from Fisherman's Wharf (if option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour prices are per person, with a MINIMUM OF TWO ADULTS REQUIRED PER BOOKING. Individuals who book for only 1 passenger will be required to pay price for second passenger directly to operator upon check-in
  • Seaplane seats a maximum of 6 passengers
  • Flight route may vary due to weather or other factors
  • It is recommended to bring a child seat for babies and/or young children
  • At the time of booking please provide local contact details
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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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Mike K wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
The pilot John did an excellent job flying the plane in a way that we can see all the sights! I am a pilot, so I know. Also his demeanor and knowledge of the area made it a real treat for myself and the three kids along for the trip. This was an absolute highlight of our
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Date of experience: November 2020
Priya wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
This was a surprise birthday present for a friend and she loved it! It was so gorgeous, the pilot was amazing, and the company was so understanding that we were traveling from South Bay to let us know about potential issues with the weather well in advance. We saw whales too! I
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Date of experience: October 2020
monica r wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
It was an awesome experience. Beautiful clear day. The lady at the front desk was great and made us all feel safe. The pilot was very kind and his knowledge of the city was on point. It felt super safe and comfortable, we would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Date of experience: September 2020
15Henrik wrote a review Mar 2020
31 contributions4 helpful votes
Outstanding tour and unique experience. Our pilot really enjoyed this trip as well and the trip was clearly a top highlight of my holidays
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Date of experience: March 2020
Emelie Willett wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
This was an awesome way to learn so much about the beauty surrounding this city. Most friendliest people and very organized. A true adventure worth taking!
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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Seaplane, Marin
Excellent excursion, beautiful views! Pilot was very informative and a pleasant guide. Would recommend!
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Amazing Experience
This was my most spectacular experience ever flying over iconic sites in San Francisco Bay. Seaplane Adventures sta
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Most amazing experience!! Loved it I will definitely be back with the kids next time. Something we will never forge
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The *custom tour* you’ve been looking for.
If you can afford it, do it. If you can’t afford it - do it anyways and make cuts to other things (eating out, shop
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A wonderful outing
It was a wonderful outing around the bay area and the pilot was very kind, informative and lots of fun. I highly re
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Katherine S
Safe and Fun, Even With Pandemic and Without the Sun
The weather was gray and wet but we were able to go up with Fred. We kept to the Bay and flew close to the GG Bridg
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If your visiting the San Francisco Area this tour is an experience you should not miss. I live in the area and lov
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Don't wait for your farewell
A must in the the bay. Usually a gift our community is doing to people returning to their home country so they get
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Astounding views of San Francisco and Point Reyes.
Really beautiful 1958 seaplane. Really fun and knowledgeable pilot. We got super lucky and flew right over a pod of
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Hey locals, DO THE SEAPLANE tour!
You know when you live somewhere famous, and there are certain activities that only tourists do? Think Paris, and t
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An amazing trip with memorable views that we'll never forget
We had a great trip, we saw way more than we expected and it was really great for our 3 year old who loved it! We a
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Greg M
The Only Way To See San Francisco
We had a great time! Everyone had a window seat and we soared above the San Francisco coast, Golden Gate Bridge and
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Fantastic Experience!
The staff was wonderful to work with - our enjoyment of the experience and wellbeing were their top priorities. We
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Do it! Otherwise you'll regret it.
This. Was. Amazing! We had an incredible time. It is not cheap, but it's worth every penny! We were welcomed by the
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Fantastic Experience
We were a little apprehensive about the weather but the contrast between dark clouds and sunlight peeking through w
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Key Details
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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