San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

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San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
from £162.54
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!
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In Brief

Mill Valley, United States
United States
30 minutes
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Scenic air tour
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Seaplane Adventures, 242 Redwood Hwy Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-6613

Check-in for your flight.

Pass By: 1 Calle Del Resaca, Stinson Beach, CA 94970-9706

Fly over Stinson Beach.

Pass By: Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941-4205

Fly over Muir Woods National Monument with its towering old-growth redwood trees.

Pass By: Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965

See the hilly peninsula at the southermost ​end of Marin called the Marin Headlands.

Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

Get a bird's eye view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pass By: Downtown, 55 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108-5401

The Financial District is San Francisco's business center.

Pass By: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133

Pier 39 is best known for its popular shopping center and tourist attractions.

Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

Fisherman's Wharf, located at the northen ​waterfront is one of the city's busiest tourist areas.

Pass By: Alcatraz Island, Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94123

Alcatraz pen​itentiary or best know around the world​ as The Rock.

Pass By: Angel Island State Park, Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94109

Angel Island is the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay.


  • 30-minute Seaplane flight
  • Experienced and professional pilot
  • Shuttle transportation to and from Fisherman's Wharf (if option is selected)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

1: 242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
2: Tower Tours, 288 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

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
  • At the time of booking please provide local contact details
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Everything we hoped it would be. There were 5 passengers for our flight and plenty of space, we were also a mixed European group, English, Dutch and German - the pilot kept switching between all 3 languages. Perfect way to end our SF visit, seeing all the sites we’d seen on the ground from the air. Thank you!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
Great seaplane tour and staff from the front desk to the pilot. Everything was very smooth from the booking process all the way threw the flight. Would definitely recommend. Myself and my 15 yr old daughter loved it.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
I booked this seaplane tour as a surprise for my son. Upon learning that my son (17) is a private pilot the instructor let him do some take offs and landings in the bay! He is hooked, now he wants to fly seaplanes all the time. Not something widely available in Texas 😊. The pilot gave him an unbelievable experience and we are forever greatful!
• Submitted 15 Mar 2019
Viator is best platform if you are interested to looking for new place to see viator staff very helpfull
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
Fantastic views of the the San Francisco skyline and surrounding areas. I never imagined what fun it could be to swoop past the ATT ballpark, Alcatraz and the bridges. The pilots are very professional and friendly providing detailed description of everything we were seeing. A must do tour for everyone!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2018
Fantastic trip would highly recommend! Our pilot was just wonderful, great tour guide, smooth ride and great sense of humour. Our flight was cancelled on the first day due to bad weather, but we were kept informed and re-booked for the following day.
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 Dec 2017
Absolutely one of a kind view of the Golden Gate and I had lived in California was many years and never seen San Francisco like this before! Well worth it.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
Amazing, fantastic, fabulous, spectacular! I cannot say enough great things about our experience.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2017
Excellent way to see San Francisco. Operators were very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2017
This was one of the coolest things I've done in my adult life. The pilot was fun and knowledgeable, the tour was amazing and he made sure both sides of the plane got to see everything. If you do one tour, DO THIS.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2017
Was brilliant worth every penny spent. Lovely company.
• Submitted 24 Nov 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.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
its a very cool expereince, being able to see the city up high and the pilot is very nice and gave us a lot of interesting details about SF. highly recommended.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2016
My favourite ever flying tour. Much better than over New York, the Great Barrier Reef or even the Grand Canyon. Couldn't have hoped for anymore. I found the pilot both informative and funny and I would certainly recommend this to everyone. It was so good I did it twice.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
An incredible experience, can highly recommend it. Pilot highly professional and knowledgeable even the drive to the airfield was enjoyable.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
This tour was amazing! We loved it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2016
If you like beauty and want a nice overview of the city this is a great tour. very special and I would recommend it.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
Very nice tour, very nice pilot, very informative and fun, the water landing was the best I've ever experienced, and that is coming from a pilot.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
It was a great tour, we had done the ground tour of San Francisco and this tour just brought it all together. I would highly recommend it.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2016
Highly enjoyable experience. Pilot gave a thoughtful and entertaining accompaniment to the spectacular tour. Thoroughly recommended.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2016
Luckily, we had perfect weather for our first seaplane flight. Captain Aaron was knowledgable, fun and a great flier. I am a native of SF and had never been above the city or Marin before. This is a perfect way to see the bay! Whether you're a tourist or a local, you will love it! Worth every penny and I highly recommend this to everyone!!
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016

In Brief

Mill Valley, United States
United States
30 minutes
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Scenic air tour
Enjoy fantastic aerial views

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