“The Best Helicopter Tours” in the Bay Area, says CBS San Francisco.
TOUR NEWS: Our new R66 Turbine Helicopter Tour has been extremely well received and appreciated by our clients. Its more comfortable, smoother, safer, and larger cockpit offering even better stunning views above San Francisco. Up to 4 passengers, (3 adults + 1 child or slim individual)
Our ONE HOUR PRIVATE Helicopter Tour in the air conditioned R66 aircraft starts at $850 for 2 passengers, $950 for 3 persons and up to $1,050 per hour for 4 passengers all inclusive. 270lbs per seat max or 750lbs 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 private tour like we do, come experience the unique tours of Bay Aerial Service.
Flight time approximately 1 hour- a longer and more complete Bay Area tour than any other “operator” offers.
Cost: Currently Discounted up to 25% to:
$ 850 per hour for two passengers, originally $1200 pr hr. $950 per hour for 3 passengers $1050 for 4 passengers.
Up to / maximum of 4 passengers – 270 lbs max per seat, 700lbs max total, recommend 3 adults one child or slimmer individual, call for info, exact individual weights will be needed for calculations.
We recommend booking tours in advance online. Weekends book 1-2 weeks 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.
Returning in September is our 3 passenger R44 Helicopter.
Bay Aerial’s San Francisco Private Helicopter Tours, wether in a R44 or R66 is basically a one hour of pure eye-opening enjoyment. Incredible local scenery yielding amazing pictures for memories. Over 20 years of experience, Bay Aerial Helicopter Service offers the most complete tour of everything you might want to see in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Flight time approximately 1 hour
$730 for R44
R44 is available after August 2017 – call for info. For current service please see our R66 upgrade option.
R44 Passengers: Up to a maximum of 3 passengers – 230 lbs max per seat, 550lbs max total in our R44
The R44 is our $700 per hour, entry level, capable and super fun aircraft, but they are small. Because they are so affordable, The R44 has been our tour aircraft of choice for over 15 years. Now there is a new model, bigger, faster, smoother, safer, quiet, more comfortable and for just little more money. We have found our customers happier with the new aircraft, The R66. Come try the R66, we think you will like it too.
- 3:17 AM PDT on April 06, 2017
- 5:00 AM PDT on April 07, 2017
Rain. High 62F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional showers. High near 60F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High near 55F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
A mainly sunny sky. High around 60F. NW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 62F. S winds shifting to W at 10 to 20 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 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 ranches and farmlands of San Gregorio and over “skyline” to an awesome overall view of the 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. Wether you fly in the R44 or the premium R66, 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
R66 Photos below: