One of the most striking ways to see San Francisco is from the air. You soar high above Golden Gate Bridge, then zip underneath it! The seaplane tours (and other airborne tours) let you see thrilling views of the city we all love.
For even more flexibility and thrills, we like helicopter tours. They can take off from almost anyplace, and get you to closer to the sights than an airplane is able to. Plane or helicopter, many of our favorite tours include another activity as well. Whirlybird to Napa for a wine tasting lunch, perhaps?
We love seaplane tours because you get an unrestricted view from your window seat, with no wing to get in the way (it's above the plane). Since theses tours are restricted to only 6 people, you also get individual attention.
We also review another tour that takes off from the historic Oakland Airport (also limited to 6 people) — it includes pick-up at your San Francisco hotel. (By car, not by plane!)
The great thing about helicopters is that they seem to be able to get anywhere. What other way could you see the Golden Gate Bridge from above and below?
We've chosen the best helicopter tours, including one that adds a visit to Alcatraz, and another tour that finishes your evening with a sunset dinner cruise.
If you're like us, you appreciate a little extra attention. You want to be treated special, and maybe do something just a little bit different.
That's exactly the reasons we've included this select group of VIP tour that show you the city from the air but add a little something more. Like landing in Napa Valley vineyards, or including a private tour of Sausalito and the giant redwoods at Muir Woods.
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