Bay Aerial

San Francisco Bay Area Helicopter Tours & Services
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  • Bay Aerial offers spectacular helicopter tours of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Aerial photography, video, and many other helicopter services are available
  • We have over 10 years of helicopter experience in the Bay Area.

Welcome to Bay Aerial!

Welcome to The Bay Aerial Helicopter Service offering the "best" helicopter tours in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in unique private Tours around the San Francisco Bay Area. Our local knowledge , flight efficiency and photographic insight provide numerous advantages for any photographer. Come take a unique ride and have some fun flying with experienced dedicated pilots with amazing local knowledge and a safety conscious approach.

BAY AERIAL is a owner operated, "Locals Choice" HELICOPTER Operation, centrally located on the San Francisco peninsula in San Carlos, offering private tours and unequaled photo flight services. We have been ranked as "The BEST Helicopter Tours" in the Bay Area by CBS News and have numerous satisfied professional photographers. With over 15 years of incident free service, we offer safe, private, comfortable, and memorable helicopter adventures.

We at Bay Aerial Helicopters take pride in our simple, honest, genuine approach, when offering these unique San Francisco Bay Area Helicopter flights. We feel the Robinson R44 Helicopter is by far the most stable and safe platform to offer clients for Film, Video, Photography and Tours. Don't get fooled cheeper unstable R22 or with discounted flights in airplanes that is usually operated by flight schools with low time pilots. These "discounted" rates have an inflated price to start with and are then supposedly "discounted", so the rate is NOT discounted at all. They typically use low time pilots with only "time building" on their minds. Furthermore small aircraft are "nervous" and wind affected, unstable and yes a bit cheeper, but not worth it. Airplanes fly at higher altitudes, have limited visibility, and if windy they can be bumpy and uncomfortable. Feeling Nauseous, is not what you want.
We at Bay Aerial offer experienced pilots with over 25 years of local knowledge and thousands of hours of flight time. We have two things in mind and they are, a genuine, honest information and your safety. Our Helicopters are well known for much better visibility, smoother flight characteristics and are far more comfortable than airplanes in the frequently windy San Francisco Bay Area skies. Do your research and then come see us and
DO IT IN A R44 HELICOPTER the ideal aircraft for Helicopter Tours and Photo and Film flights,
BAY AERIAL - THE REAL DEAL !!!
(3 passengers maximum. Weight limits apply)

Tour Description-
San Francisco City Skyline, Historic Alcatraz Island, The Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Awesome coastal views, Cliff caves, Dolphins, Seals and may be even Whales!! Other Photo flight options include Napa Valley and the Vineyards, Sacramento River Delta or may be beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. They all offer eye opening entertainment and truly unforgettable scenic views, all from the comfort, and safety of our modern helicopter.

Bay Aerial Services offers a safe, efficient, unique vantage point that only our San Francisco Bay Area Helicopter Tour and spectacular California coastline view can offer. Its truly amazing!! We are centrally located, and well positioned to offer a one of a kind, affordable San Francisco Bay Area Helicopter Tour.

For the Professional Photographer, or Videographer interested in City skylines, bridges, coastline, real estate, commercial or residential, scenic or architectural, whatever you choose, with our stable aerial helicopter platform you will be sure to have unlimited angles and unique and solid results.

Do you need a Photographer ? or Professional Videographer? Are you a Production House and need Film support, assistance with shotlists like Skyline Scenics, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, boats, city waterfront footage? We offer any level of production you might need. From operators, cameras, mounts, downlinks, helicopters to production trucks. Contact us for more info.

We operate weather permitting under F.A.A. regulations part 91. We supply experienced F.A.A licensed commercial pilots with thousands of hours of experience and fly comfortable state-of-the-art Robinson R44 helicopters equipped with comfortable Bose headsets.

Most importantly, Bay Aerial Helicopters are serviced and maintained regularly by licensed factory trained engineers. Safety is our first concern, comfort and fun is the end result. Come fly with us, and experience our San Francisco reveals for yourself.
Licensed Limousine Services available on request.

Serving the Bay Area for Over 15 Years

Bay Aerial is proud to have served the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years. With our heliport conveniently & centrally located mid peninsula at the San Carlos, Airport we are able to offer an unmatched one hour Helicopter Adventure.

Our experienced team combines professionalism, local knowledge, fun, and safety to ensure that your helicopter experience is everything that you're looking for. Honesty and safety are our two best traits. Come visit us and see why a local owner/operator business can be the best kept secret experience of the Bay Area.

Unforgettable Helicopter Tours

Bay Aerial offers stunning helicopter tours of the San Francisco Bay Area region, and beyond. Tour all your favorite SF attractions, or go outside the city and explore scenic Northern California.

Our team knows the best destinations and most exciting views, and we combine our industry-leading safety practices with fun and adventure. Perfect for that amazing experience, couples, and families, our Helicopter Tours are an accessible and affordable activity you won't soon forget.

Additional Helicopter Services

Bay Aerial's local Geographic knowledgable, experience and well equipped service is available to offer a wide range of professional helicopter services, including film support, photography, helicopter survey, livestock and wild game counts, pipeline patrol, helicopter sales consultation, and more.

Our team offers the utmost in experience, professionalism and flexibility, ensuring that your helicopter service needs will be met and exceeded. Please Contact Us to learn more about our diverse professional helicopter services.