“The Best Helicopter Tours” in the Bay Area, says CBS San Francisco.
Fly in a R44 Helicopter and Enjoy a Private Tour Above San Francisco
Bay Aerial’s San Francisco Private Helicopter Tours, specifically “The Works” tour is one hour of pure eye-opening enjoyment. Over 17 years of experience, Bay Aerial Helicopter Service offers truly “The Best” of everything you might want to see in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Flight time approximately 1 hour
$630 per hour
Up to a maximum of 3 passengers – 240 lbs max per seat, 575lbs max total in our R44
The R44 is our go to aircraft at $630, perfectly capable and super fun. The R44 has been our tour aircraft of choice for over 15 years.
Fly in a Premium R66 Helicopter and Enjoy a Smooth Ride Above San Francisco
Our PREMIUM R66 air conditioned aircraft at $1,050 per hour-up to 4 passengers all inclusive. 270lbs per seat max or 700lbs total. The R66 is larger, smoother, and faster. The R66 is our top of the line aircraft with air conditioning and more seats and weight capabilities.
Flight time approximately 1 hour
$1,050 per hour
Up to a maximum of 4 passengers – 270 lbs max per seat, 700lbs max total in our R66
We recommend booking tours in advance. Weekends book 1 week out. “walk ins” not recommended. But you are welcome to call last minute to see if we can help you. Call for more info 650-281-8282.
Gift Certificates also available here.
Lots of sunshine. High near 70F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High near 65F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. NW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 25 mph.
Mainly sunny. High near 70F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mainly sunny. High 69F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
THE WORKS Flight Details
This ideal helicopter tour of the San Fransisco Bay Area starts at San Carlos Airport on the peninsula and flies north toward SFO or up the East Bay Shoreline, with a rare look at one of the busiest International airports in the country. The tour then goes Northeast by the historic Candlestick Park, home of the San Francisco 49ers Football Team, or up the East Bay shoreline by the USS HORNET aircraft carrier which was used to retrieve the Moonwalk space shuttle The APOLLO 11 after splashdown in 1969.
The helicopter tour proceeds to the port of San Francisco which includes AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, and over the SF Bay Bridge, near the Embarcadero Ferry Building. Upon reaching the area, the pilot will pivot and fly to the Marina district which includes the Coit Tower, Pier 39 & insane views of the city. We then fly over to Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Tiburon, Sausalito and the “Marin Headlands”.
The Bay Area helicopter tour continues west and over the famous Golden Gate Bridge which offers spectacular views & an incredible photo opportunity with the San Francisco City backdrop. Then we fly South by The “Presidio” and out to the mouth of the San Francisco Bay & over Point Bonita, the historic Cliff House & Sutra Bathes, Ocean Beach and the many surfers. All the while enjoying the magnificent city & coastal views from all angles. You will then be able to see the hang gliders,seals, and sometimes the elusive whales and sharks. The flight continues further south past Pacifica, “Devils Slide” and Monterra Beach, which are other popular places for whale watching. Close by is a marine reserve and a spot for an up close viewing of San Francisco’s colorful variety of marine life such as seals, starfish, coral & anemones. Flying southward reveals the famous “Mavericks” surf spot that has yielded some of the largest waves on the globe year after year. Then the tour continues on by historic Princeton Harbor and toward the town of Half Moon Bay.
Further south the unique grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on the cliffs and then pristine & massive natural sea caves, beaches and seals by the hundreds. Depending on the winds we may continue further south to historic lighthouses and more natural sea cliffs or turn inland over the beautiful and untouched farmlands of San Gregorio and over “skyline” to an awesome overall view of the entire Bay Area from San Jose to Marin. This helicopter tour of San Fransisco will pass many historic locations and natural beauty usually only seen by birds.
As we approach the 1-hour mark, we return to San Carlos Airport, but not before passing over incredible multi million dollar estates, as well as Facebook, Google, Apple, HP, and a complete overview of Silicon Valley.
You will most definitely enjoy this ride, as our helicopters offer safe, comfortable and incredible vantage points while efficiently covering the most popular and memorable bay area sites.
Please note that when there is coastal fog, the normal tour may be altered, delayed or even rescheduled.
Remember Safety is our number one concern. Try Our “Works Tour”and see what The Bay Area really has to offer.
If you would like more information, please call Bay Aerial Service at 650-281-8282