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Duration: 20 minutes


Soar over the iconic Alcatraz and Angel Island on an exhilarating seaplane tour that combines history and panoramic views. Perfect for adventurers with packed schedules or first-time flyers looking for a unique experience.

🚁 Marvel at the sights of Alcatraz and Angel Island from a bird's-eye view

📜 Listen to captivating stories about Alcatraz's notorious past and the infamous Escape from Alcatraz

🌆 Catch a glimpse of San Francisco's iconic skyline as you glide through the air

🌉 Take to the skies with the Bay Area's exclusive Seaplane Tour Company, backed by more than 75 years of flying experience


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.

Thursday through Monday

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcomed
  • Weight: Passengers weighing more than 260lbs (117Kg or 18.5 stones) will need to purchase an additional seat at the time of booking. We appreciate your understanding to keep the plane balanced and flights safe.

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.
  • Pets: Service dogs are allowed on flights where needed. To bring a furry family member on a flight, please book a private flight. 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 flight tour with stories and history of the area below along the way. Each passenger has a window seat.
  • Who will be present: You will always have a pilot with you. Group tours pair individual ticket holders or groups lower than five with other guests. There can be a maximum of 6 passengers on board or a minimum of 3.
  • 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

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you take to the skies on the Alcatraz & City Sites Seaplane Tour! Buckle up and prepare to be amazed as you board a DeHaviland Beaver seaplane, the vessel that's about to whisk you away on a journey like no other. As you ascend, your pilot becomes your storyteller, regaling you with tales of Alcatraz Island's infamous history, from daring escapes to its enigmatic past. Through the large windows, you'll be treated to breathtaking aerial views as you hop between the historic Alcatraz and Angel Island, absorbing their beauty from above. Glide past the city's iconic skyline and feel the excitement build as you approach Richardson Bay in Sausalito, where a gentle water landing completes this extraordinary voyage.

This trusted partner boasts a remarkable 75-year legacy in the business and stands as the Bay Area's exclusive Seaplane Tour Company. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that merges history, thrill, and natural beauty. Come on, let's soar together!

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 48 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 48 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 20 minutes
Regular price $245
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Mark H.

The Alcatraz & CitySites Seaplane Tour was an unforgettable adventure! Soaring over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island provided breathtaking views, while the informative narration added depth to the experience.

Gina T.

A truly unique way to explore San Francisco! The seaplane tour with Alcatraz & CitySites not only showcased the city's landmarks from a whole new perspective but also featured a smooth ride and friendly staff.

Scott L.

I can't recommend the Alcatraz & CitySites Seaplane Tour enough! The combination of flying above the city's landmarks and then getting to explore Alcatraz up close was a perfect blend of excitement and history, making for an enriching and exhilarating outing.