Private tour

San Francisco: Bay Area Airplane Scenic Flight

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Fly San Francisco Tours

San Francisco: Bay Area Airplane Scenic Flight

Activity provider: Fly San Francisco Tours

From US$ 259 per person

You haven’t properly discovered San Francisco until you’ve seen it from the air. See memorable sights from a great vantage point, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Fly down the California Coast
  • Take aerial photos of San Francisco
  • Fly over Downtown San Francisco
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge from the air
  • View Alcatraz Island
Full description
Take a 40-minute flight over San Francisco for the best views of the city and bay. You will fly directly out to the Pacific Coast, and to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, continue your flight over Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39. The flight continues to Alcatraz, around Angel Island, and along the towns of Tiburon and Sausalito. Experienced staff assist in a custom private flight just for you! This tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and the experienced pilots will make the flight unforgettable. Your flight takes place in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with 4 seats (3 passengers and one pilot). You will depart and return to the Hayward Airport, located approximately 30 minutes from central San Francisco.
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Meeting point

Hayward Airport: meet at Hayward Flight, 19990 Skywest Dr, Hayward, CA 94541, USA. Please arrive at the Hayward Airport, not the Hayward Airport Office.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

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Unforgettable and unique experience thanks to Rick!!

Rick really made the whole experience. He was laid back and extremely knowledgeable. It was clear that he has spent his whole life around planes and answered all our curious questions. We genuinely hope our paths cross with him again someday. The tour was so amazing that I'd not only recommend it to all of you out there, but personally want to bring people and take the tour again, just so I can show my friends how awesome it was and also get to experience it. I have confidence it'd be different every time. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting. I thought the tour would feel like it was made by a cookie cutter, but it was very personal and felt like a friend taking us out for a spin. Thanks for leading us there!! Rick - we kept your business card and will hopefully be in touch again!

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April 30, 2019

All in all nice

Very difficult to find and when we were finally there there was no one in the office. We waited a mere 60 minutes for someone to show up. But then he was so nice that my anger was gone. The flight was great. Unfortunately we had strong winds at def Golden Gate and the flight was very uncomfortable. Then it was already with the stomach and then he extended the flight because we had been waiting for him for so long.

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June 21, 2018

Unique experience

In clear weather and sunshine we did the sightseeing flight. The chief pilot of the company/flight school sat at the controls. The flight went counterclockwise around San Francisco, past the Golden Gate Bridge, City, Oakland and surrounding areas. We can only recommend this sightseeing flight, but you should be able to understand English.

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April 26, 2017

Product ID: 22339