Tours & activities by JRL Enterprises from Viator

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: Varies - flight duration approximately 30 minutes
From USD $179.00

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See the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the drama of Alcatraz Island and the lush forest of Muir Woods on a seaplane tour of San Francisco! The beauty of the green and gold hills of wine country and the deep blue expanses of the Pacific Ocean can only be truly appreciated from the air, and your guaranteed window seat will provide unparalleled views of the City by the Bay. The perfect addition to your San Francisco itinerary!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Scenic air tour
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
The Golden Gate Seaplane Tour will fly you directly out to the Pacific Coast and south to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, you'll continue your flight over the Financial District and Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, then north to Alcatraz, around Angel Island and along the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito.

The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes and offers a great balance of sights from Marin to San Francisco.

Seaplanes are ideal for sightseeing and photography. Their high wings and large view windows present panoramic views and unrivaled photo opportunities. Experienced, knowledgeable pilots will point out landmarks as you cruise by at a leisurely pace.

Sausalito, a quiet, charming seaside town, is often compared to those found in the Mediterranean. Conclude your trip by spending time in Sausalito browsing the quaint shops, or ask your pilot about returning by ferry to San Francisco.

Your magical ride above the most spectacular scenery in the world awaits!

Every seat booked is guaranteed a window seat.

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Schedule details

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Departure Point:

Tour departs from Sausalito, 4 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Complimentary shuttles are available to and from Pier 39 (allow an hour and a half for tour and transfer).

Shuttle departures from Pier 39 - 10am, 12:15pm and 2:45pm.

Please advise at time of booking if transportation will be needed and which time you prefer

Varies - flight duration approximately 30 minutes
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
Shuttles return to Pier 39

Pricing information

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10:45am Departure
Code: AM1045

30-minute seaplane scenic flight over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods departing at 10:45am.

USD $179.00
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1pm Departure
Code: PM1300

30-minute seaplane scenic flight over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods departing at 1pm.

USD $179.00
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3:15pm Departure
Code: PM1515

30-minute seaplane scenic flight over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods departing at 3:15pm.

USD $179.00
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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

  • 30-minute Seaplane flight
  • Experienced and professional pilot
  • Shuttle transportation to and from Pier 39 (if desired)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • If shuttle transportation is desired, please note in the Special Requirements field at time of booking which departure time, 10am, 12:15pm or 2:45pm, you prefer
  • At the time of booking please provide local contact details
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Louise H, November 2016

Was brilliant worth every penny spent. Lovely company.

Reviewed by: Pshowell, October 2016

What a wonderful trip. It was a beautiful morning, we flew over the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Muir Woods and City of San Francisco. Pilot was very friendly and most informative pointing out different pieces of interest. This was amazing and would recommend it to everyone. My husband had always wanted to go in a seaplane and to be able to have the view that we had was exceptional.