San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 25 - 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3538VISTAGRANDE
Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Scenic helicopter flight
You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.

An accompanying musical soundtrack is choreographed to the flight, along with spontaneous narration by your professionally trained pilot. View the hills of San Francisco where you can see famous districts such as the Castro, the Mission, Pacific Heights, Chinatown and the Presidio. Flying over San Francisco you will get a unique perspective of the city skyline, including AT&T Park - Home of the SF Giants, Coit Tower at the top of Telegraph Hill and the financial district with the famous Transamerica Pyramid.

On this 56-mile (90-kilometer) helicopter flight (25-30 minutes), you will see many of the well-known San Francisco Bay landmarks from the air such as the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fly north to take in the Marin Headlands and California's craggy Pacific Coastline. You will also see the artist town of Sausalito, the sleepy town of Tiburon, and the former immigration station of Angel Island - the "Ellis Island of the West".

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Pickup is provided from the following pick-up locations. Select your pickup at time of booking:
  • Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf at 250 Beach Street (for all passengers staying in Fisherman's Wharf Hotels)
  • Hilton Hotel (Mason Street side at the corner of Ellis, for all passengers staying in Union Square and So. of Market)
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10am Union Square Pickup
Code: AM1000UNION

Shuttle pickup at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square at 10am for 10:30am helicopter flight

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12:30pm Union Square Pickup
Code: PM1230UNION

Shuttle pickup at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square at 12:30pm for 1pm helicopter flight

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3pm Union Square Pickup
Code: PM1500UNION

Shuttle pickup at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square at 3pm for 3:30pm helicopter flight

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10am Fisherman's Wharf Pickup
Code: AM1000FISH

Shuttle pickup at the Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf at 10am for 10:30am helicopter flight

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12:30pm Fisherman's Wharf
Code: PM1230FISH

Shuttle pickup at the Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf at 12:30pm for 1pm helicopter flight

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3pm Fisherman's Wharf Pickup
Code: PM1500FISH

Shuttle pickup at the Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf at 3pm for 3:30pm helicopter flight

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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

Soar over San Francisco

  • San Francisco pickup
  • 25-30 minute helicopter flight
  • Inflight tour narration
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 passengers required per flight
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michael G, January 2015

"Simply awesome" was the phrase I used when climbing out of the heli to the next fortunate people!

So well organised - from the helpful team in the office, to the young man who drives the shuttle bus - such a cheerful crew!

What a trip - John (the pilot) was so informative and when we flew under and then over the GGB - wow - that's something to cherish and not many can say they have done that! Weather was good and the time flew by - I had my camera fixed to my eye and never stopped taking snaps - my memories will stay with me forever as well as the photos - DO NOT MISS THIS TRIP - no one should be allowed to visit San Francisco without booking the Vista Grande Helicopter Tour - THANK YOU to all who made this happen (and to my friend who gave this gift to me).....

Reviewed by: tim.court, December 2014

A fantastic way to see the skyline of the city and the thrill of flying under then over the Golden Gate bridge was awesome. A must do if you're visiting San Francisco.

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Tour code: 3538VISTAGRANDE