San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

From US$ 229 per person

Experience San Francisco from the air. Fly over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and around the bay up to the town of Sausalito.

About this activity

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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Mention Get Your Guide and you are guaranteed a window seat
  • See San Francisco as you never thought possible
  • Enjoy the comforts of an Alaska Bush Seaplane
  • Make sure you see everything out of our large view windows
  • Fly directly over the Golden Gate Bridge for stunning photos
Full description

Take off from the waters of the San Francisco Bay and fly high above this gorgeous city of tall buildings, steep hills and trolly cars. Choose to meet your tour at the Seaplane base in Mill Valley or book a roundtrip shuttle from Fisherman's Wharf.

Cruise around and over the Golden Gate Bridge and make sure you snap some stunning pictures to amaze your friends. Fly over Fisherman's Wharf and look down on the chic restaurants and shops below.

Fly over Angel Island and Alcatraz before heading over the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Finally, land back on the water and taxi up to the dock in Sausalito.

  • Seaplane trip
  • Round-trip shuttle
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • There is a weight limit to each seat of no more than 260lbs (124Kg or 18 stone) per passenger
  • If you have back or neck problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs
  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity
  • If you require shuttle service from Fisherman's Wharf, please select this option at checkout
  • If you require complimentary shuttle service from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, you must contact the tour operator 24 hours in advance to confirm that the shuttle service has been added for you
  • If you fail to confirm, the shuttle service will not be available and you will need to make your own way to the seaplane base (this also applies if you booked less then 24 hours in advance)
  • The French and Dutch guides are not guaranteed and depend on the pilot's availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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My 15 year old grandson was thrilled with this experience. Said the best part of his whole trip was the Seaplane ride. I have gone on a helicopter ride before over Niagara Falls, but this topped that by far. The pilot was so knowledgeable and entertaining during the ride while pointing out landmarks. Well worth the time and money.

June 12, 2022


Our pilot was very knowledgeable and we were very lucky to have perfect weather. Really recommend them. The take off and landing was so smooth and the scenery amazing thanks for a great morning. Also the pick up driver was great too and gave us commentary on both ways of our trip. Over all a 5 star experience

February 2, 2016

Unique experience with a great view and a cool pilot.

Instead of a helicopter flight, we chose this flight. Were picked up on time at Pier 39, the location was given to us by email from the operator after booking. Then we went by car over the Goldengate to Sausalito. There we were received by the pilot and 3 other guests. So were 6. The flight went over the Golden Gate into Sausalito Bay and then over to SF. We had a great view of SF and the Golden Gate Bridge. The pilot was a cool guy, as you imagine guys like that. With casual sayings and a baseball cap, he flew more than 30 minutes. with us through the area. Our conclusion: it was a great experience that was really fun with the pilot. Helicopter is still better.

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September 15, 2014

Product ID: 12418