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Duration: 20 minutes


Discover the thrill of our Alcatraz City Sites Helicopter Adventure! Soar over iconic Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the San Francisco skyline for an unforgettable flight. Perfect for travelers on a mission and first-time fliers with friends and family!

🚁 Take off from our helipad at the seabase and enjoy the thrill of lifting off into the skies

🏝️ Marvel at the iconic Alcatraz Island and gain a fresh perspective on its rich history

🌉 Admire the stunning San Francisco skyline and capture unique snapshots from the air

🌄 Witness the tranquil beauty of Richardson Bay and Sausalito as you make your return to solid ground


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

*Dates and times vary depending on the time of year

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcomed
  • Weight: Passengers weighing more than 240lb (108.8kg or 17stones) will need to purchase a second seat at the time of booking.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: We allow both children and infants on board. We have limited ear protection headsets, and recommend parents bring their own noise cancellation headsets or earplugs for their infants.
    • Infants ages 0-2 can fly on parents’ laps at no additional charge. Children 3 and up are welcome to fly at the Per Person tour rate, found on tour pages and within booking details.
  • Pets: Service dogs are allowed on flights where needed. To bring a furry family member on a flight, please book a private flight with us. If dogs are under 15 pounds, they must be secured in a crate.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 15-20 Minutes of flight time.
  • What’s included: A piloted helicopter tour with stories and history of the area below along the way.
  • Who will be present: You will always have a pilot with you. Group tours pair individual ticket holders or groups lower than 4 with other guests. There can be a maximum of 5 passengers on board or a minimum of 4.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a reservation.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: All flights are subject to cancellation for severe weather. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes before the scheduled flight. These flights are available to be rebooked for up to one year from the original flight. 
    • Fog can come and go at any time. We will try our best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.
  • Arrival: Please have your group check in no less than 30 minutes before your flight. Flights depart on time and will not be held for late arriving parties. You will not receive a refund for missed flights.
  • Parking: There is free parking available at the heliport.

Full description

Whether you're a travel enthusiast with a packed itinerary or a group of friends and family seeking a novel experience, this introductory helicopter tour promises excitement and breathtaking views.

Kickstart your journey from our helipad at the seabase, where tales of the Bay Islands await you. As the rotors hum to life, brace yourself for a spectacular takeoff. Your pilot, a seasoned guide of the skies, will regale you with stories as you embark on a unique route that weaves around the legendary Alcatraz and Angel Island.

Hover over the historic Alcatraz, the infamous island prison known for daring escapes and intriguing mysteries. From your aerial vantage point, the island's buildings and landmarks will unfold like a fascinating miniature city set amidst the sparkling waters of the bay. Learn about the legends of Alcatraz, its storied past, and the daring tales of inmates attempting to escape its rocky embrace.

As your helicopter banks and turns, you'll catch mesmerizing glimpses of the San Francisco skyline, a testament to human ingenuity and ambition. The flight's grand finale approaches as you glide over Richardson Bay, a picturesque view of Sausalito welcoming you from across the water. The adventure reaches its zenith with a smooth landing at the Commodore Heliport in Marin, a fitting conclusion to an experience that lets you touch the sky and trace the stories etched into the Bay Area's history.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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Martin White

The Alcatraz & City Sights Helicopter Tour was an absolute thrill! Soaring above San Francisco's iconic landmarks and getting a bird's-eye view of the Golden Gate Bridge was a breathtaking experience I'll never forget.

Vickey M.

Combining the historical intrigue of Alcatraz with the exhilaration of a helicopter ride was a brilliant idea. The tour provided a perfect balance of adventure and learning, making it an unforgettable way to discover the beauty and history of San Francisco.

Karen T.

I was blown away by the Alcatraz & City Sights Helicopter Tour! The knowledgeable pilot not only guided us through the city's fascinating history but also added a personal touch with fun anecdotes. The stunning vistas from the helicopter made this tour a truly exceptional way to explore San Francisco.