Helicopter flight over San Francisco

Survol San Francisco en hélicoptère

Discover San Francisco from the air, by helicopter

Who hasn’t dreamed of discovering the fantastic city of San Francisco in the USA? Located on the West Coast, it’s the symbol of a diverse, cultural and exciting city, a symbol of freedom and total self-expression. But if you don’t want to be like everyone else, how about seeing its fabulous monuments, including the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz prison, from a different point of view? How about a helicopter flight over San Francisco?

A different look

Survol San Francisco en hélicoptère

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Your journey begins at the heliport in downtown San Francisco: with headphones on, you’ll be in constant communication with the pilot, who’ll show you the different spots to watch from the sky.

To make the trip even more enjoyable, background music can be provided to help you relax, and for those who may be apprehensive about flying, it will make them feel more Zen, so that this helicopter tour will remain etched in everyone’s memories.

Sensational landscapes

From the air, you’ll be able to observe like no other the marvellous sites that make up the city nicknamed « Frisco », with its famous hills where the tramway circulates tirelessly. From the village of Sausalito to the long beaches along the Pacific Ocean, you’ll be able to discover the city’s different neighborhoods and communities, including Chinatown, the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf, as well as the Mission District, Pacific Heights and the Presidio. These are just some of the universally famous spots that you’ll be able to film or take photos of, with some incredible shots.

A glimpse of San Francisco from the air (early morning): San Francisco in a sea of clouds on a typical morning


This flight over San Francisco is a unique opportunity to discover the city in a completely original and unconventional way, away from the hustle and bustle of onlookers and tourists. The average flight lasts between 25 and 30 minutes, covering a total distance of almost 90 km.

The overflight and tour are fully commented, for a better understanding and visibility of the site. The comments are spontaneous and made by the pilot himself. And you don’t have to worry about any arrangements, as a shuttle picks you up at your hotel and brings you back to the heliport immediately after landing. As for the flight itself, it’s an opportunity to get a panoramic view of the whole of San Francisco, and to see how it stretches for dozens of kilometers, disappearing westwards into the Pacific.

Reservation options

Survol San Francisco en hélicoptère

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We offer a choice of two packages to make your helicopter experience as memorable as possible:

– A standard 20-minute flight over San Francisco’s main sights

– A full 30-minute flight over the same sites, plus the opportunity to fly to Sausalito and admire the Pacific coastline along the ocean.

3 locations are also proposed for your flight, namely Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill and the Financial District and Union Square.

To know more

The price of the San Francisco flight does not include tips or extras such as drinks, but it does include the shuttle transfer to the heliport, accompaniment and commentary by a certified pilot, and the flight over the city.

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