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Bay Aerial San Francisco Helicopter Tours

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Address: 815 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2717
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+1 650-281-8282
11:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 06:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Bay Aerial's "San Francisco Tour" routing is over most of the San...

Bay Aerial's "San Francisco Tour" routing is over most of the San Francisco Bay making this a complete overview for all those iconic San Francisco attractions. Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Embarcadero, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Sausalito, Golden Gate Park, Beaches, Whales, Dolphins, seals, Point Bonita, & of course the beautiful coastline and The Pacific Ocean, etc, etc, etc, A short train ride (if needed) from San Francisco to San Carlos and you are off for some fun, excitement and a truly memorable experience. Fly low and slow for that birds eye view comfortably capturing sights and photos for your memorable trip experience. Many have tried to duplicate our tours, but Nobody has succeeded, nobody flys like we do !!! Come visit Bay Aerial, the real deal.

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Since 2007 I have organized 12-15 "aerial art" events at various locations around the Bay Area, and John duGan has always provided EXCELLENT and first-class service. I have hired... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California, USA

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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 2007 I have organized 12-15 "aerial art" events at various locations around the Bay Area, and John duGan has always provided EXCELLENT and first-class service. I have hired John and one of his helicopters at least a dozen times, and each time I have known that I was in great hands. For a decade I hired John over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Their helicopter is a comfortable, quiet and smooth ride. John is a great pilot and guide who shared his knowledge of points of interests throughout the journey. We flew up the Bay, across the SF financial district, over Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Our pictures and videos came out awesome. Online appointments and payment were easy. Arriving at... More 

Thank Nick N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Highly recommend! John was great...got to experience the Bay Area from a completely new and different perspective. Wonderful experience. Do it!

Thank Jeff K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great view and experience! Excellent staff, including the pilot is very knowledged about anything. Only reason to reduce one star it because the departure point is in San Carlos which is 30 Minutes south of the city and no transport is included. Otherwise very recommended!

Thank zover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

For our parents' 90th and 88th birthdays, we decided to do something extra special, and what do you give loved ones who practically have all that they need/want and have seen/done it all? This was a gift that both said they'd never expected and will remember always...! Our pilot John, was very friendly and professional - he explained everything clearly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were only 2 in the R22 designed for 3. Plenty of space, very friendly and competent pilot. Flight was delayed one hour due to weather over the bay. To be recommended. Worth the price.

Thank Christian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My wife and I lived in the Bay Area for 24 years; I learned to fly at PAO. We moved in 2000, and our last visit was in 2011. I hadn't flown over the Bay Area in 16 years, so it was wonderful to see the area from the air again. Our pilot was very skilled and very friendly. I... More 

Thank Martin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We have lived in SF for 13 years and always wanted to take a helicopter ride around this gorgeous area. We loved it and it was worth it (pricey but very special). The Bay Area is so beautiful and you really get a sense for some of the varied aspects of it. The pilot was great - felt in good,... More 

Thank bielie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is one of the best things I've ever done! I had been on a helicopter before in hawaii but this was much better. Having grown up in the Bay Area, the helicopter tour over SF was not only a great site to see, but it also gives you a great perspective on how beautiful the Bay Area really is!... More 

Thank JimVanVoorhis
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Planning a proposal is always a stressful event (in my opinion). From asking your future in-laws for their blessing, to making sure your future fiancee is not on to your secret plans, this can be more headache than fun. One thing that WAS easy, and worth every penny, was the helicopter ride with Bay Aerial. John was an amazing pilot... More 

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