“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 (Out for service & unavailable 1/17-5/17)
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
$700 per hour- call for availability
Up to a maximum of 3 passengers – 240 lbs max per seat, 575lbs max total in our R44
The R44 is at $700 per hour, entry level, capable and super fun. The R44 has been our tour aircraft of choice for over 15 years. BREAKING NEWS: R44 is at overhaul and unavailable until Late April 2017.
Or Fly a private tour in our new Larger, Premium but Affordable TURBINE R66 Helicopter and Enjoy a Smoother, quieter, and larger cockpit with a more comfortable Ride Above San Francisco
Our ONE HOUR PREMIUM Tour in the R66 air conditioned aircraft starts at $850 for 2 passengers, $950 for 3 persons and up to $1,050 per hour-up for 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, music, additional seating and increased weight capabilities. No one offers a one hour tour like we do, come experience the unique tours of Bay Aerial Service.
Flight time approximately 1 hour
$ 850 per hour for two passengers,$950 per hour for 3 passengers, or $1050 for 4 passengers.
Up to a maximum of 4 passengers – 270 lbs max per seat, 700lbs max total, recommend 3 adults one child, call for info
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.
Sun and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
A mainly sunny sky. High 68F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 66F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind increasing. A few clouds from time to time. High 63F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunny skies. High near 70F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
THE WORKS Flight Details
This truly ideal helicopter tour of the San Fransisco Bay Area starts at San Carlos Airport on the peninsula and flies north between SFO and OAK up the East Bay Shoreline, with a rare look at some of the busiest International airports in the country. The tour then goes Northeast by the famous USS HORNET aircraft carrier which was used in 1969 to retrieve the Moonwalk space shuttle, The APOLLO 11, after splashdown.
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 City, the pilot will orbit and fly around the Marina district which includes the Coit Tower, Pier 39 & insane views of the city. Then you fly over to Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Tiburon, Sausalito and the “Marin Headlands”.
The Bay Aerial 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 you will fly over Point Bonita and South by The “Presidio”, the historic Cliff House & Sutra Bathes, The Sunset District, and an amazing view of Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach and the many surfers. All the while enjoying the magnificent city & coastal views from all angles.
You will then maybe 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 surfing waves on the globe. An International competition is held here every year during the winter. 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 and protected coastline and farmlands of San Gregorio and over “skyline” to an awesome overall view of the entire Silicon Valley from San Jose to San Francisco.
This unique 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 unique 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