Guided tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Seaplane Tour

From US$ 219 per person

Take to the air to experience San Francisco in a way many only dream of! Fly over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and around the bay up to the town of Sausalito.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 30 minutes
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Instant confirmation
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
  • See other lovely parts of San Fran on your tour, including Angel Island, Fisherman's Wharf and more
Full description
San Francisco is a city of excitement, and what better way to experience it than from the air on a traditional seaplane. The San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour is a very popular flight, and you'll soon discover why. You can choose to meet your tour at the Seaplane Base in Mill Valley, or book a roundtrip shuttle service from Fisherman's Wharf. Either way, you'll take off from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. You'll soon be high above this gorgeous city of tall buildings, steep hills and trolly cars. Cruise around and directly over the Golden Gate Bride, making sure you can snap some stunning pictures to amaze your friends. During the flight, you will also fly over Fisherman's Wharf, where you can look down on the chic and cool restaurants and shops below. You'll also 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.
  • 30-minute air tour
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Round trip shuttle from San Francisco to Mill Valley (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
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 varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Maximum group size is 6 people
  • If you require shuttle service from Fisherman's Wharf, please select this option at checkout
  • If you require a 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 54 reviews

Review summary

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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

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