Golden Gate Seaplane Tour in San Francisco, CA

Seaplane Adventures242 Redwood HighwayMill Valley, CA 94941
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Fly high above the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in this 30-minute seaplane tour. From downtown San Francisco to Alcatraz, you’ll gaze at all of the legendary landmarks while relaxing in a secure and exhilarating seaplane. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these unique memories. Where else can you take a picture from above the Golden Gate Bridge?

up to 0.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Fly over the Golden Gate Bridge, along the coast of Baker Beach, Downtown San Francisco, Oracle Park and more.
  • Tour duration is approximately 30 minutes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled flight.
  • Every passenger has a window seat.
  • Departs from the lovely bayside village of Sausalito.
  • Free parking available at the seabase.
  • Passenger shuttles available at Pier 39.
  • Seaplane seats a maximum of 6 passengers.


from Golden Gate Seaplane Tour
On this 30-minute tour, take flight over one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Golden Gate Bridge! The most popular tour shares views of this iconic bridge and the San Francisco skyline.

Take off from the waters of Marin, the county connecting San Francisco to the rest of California via the Golden Gate Bridge. Soar through the gate to San Francisco Bay on this iconic seaplane tour.

Peer below at the expansive red arches of the bridge from an impeccably restored De Havilland Beaver seaplane. Your pilot will retell history while aligning with expansive views as your plane completes passes over and offshore the city before a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

The Landmarks:
  • Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Golden Gate National Reserve and Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
  • Island Prison of Alcatraz
  • Angel Island
  • Richardson Bay
  • Southern Marin and the seaside town of Sausalito
  • Baker Beach and Crissy Field

Please note: Flights may be cancelled or routes altered due to weather.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

How long is the Golden Gate Seaplane Tour?

The Golden Gate Seaplane Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

How early should I check in for my flight?

Please have your group check in no less than 30 minutes before your flight. Flights depart on time and will not be held for late arriving parties. You will not receive a refund for missed flights.

How many people will be on the flight with my group?

There can be a maximum of six people on board or a minimum of three. Please do not worry-there is a window seat for everyone on board.

Is parking available at the seaplane base?

Yes, free parking is available at the seabase/heliport located at 242 Redwood Highway Frontage Road Mill Valley, CA.

Are infants allowed on the flight?

Yes. infants are allowed on board. Seaplane Adventures has limited ear protection headsets for them, and recommend that parents bring their own noise cancellation headset or earplugs for their infants.

Is transportation to the seabase available?

Passenger shuttles are available from Pier 39.

How safe is the flight?

Safety is the top priority for all flights. Seaplane Adventures maintains a spotless safety record and operates to the highest standards of safety in our industry.

If there is patchy fog over the Golden Gate Bridge, will we still fly?

Yes, fog can come and go at any time. Seaplane Adventures will do their best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.

Under what weather circumstances will my flight be canceled?

All flights are subject to cancellation for severe weather. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes before the scheduled flight. These flights are available to be rebooked for up to one year from the original flight.

Are pets allowed on this tour?

Sorry. Only service dogs are allowed on flights when needed.

Does this tour have any weight restrictions?

Passengers weighing more than 260lbs (124Kg or 18 stones) will need to purchase additional seat at time of booking. All passengers will be weighed at the time of check-in to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations and for safety purposes. Seaplane Adventures will not be able to offer a refund for any single-seat purchased for someone exceeding the limited seat weight of 260lbs (104Kg or 18 stones). Seaplane Adventures will provide an alternative time or date based on open seat availability to accommodate the guest/s whom will need to purchase an additional seat/s.