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San Francisco Helicopters

1052 N Access Rd, San Francisco, CA 94128-3120
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Operating since 1976, San Francisco Helicopters offers daily scheduled helicopter tours of San Francisco and private executive charters in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
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1052 N Access Rd, San Francisco, CA 94128-3120
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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"well worth the money"
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"an amazing experience"
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"great city"
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Took the tour with our young kids in August. The best way to see a great city!. Fantastic experience from start to finish especially the views of Golden Gate Bridge. This is a must do in my opinion if you are in San Francisco

3  Thank Eren C
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

You just have to do this! Totally amazing. The pick up location was right near our hotel so worked out great. You get taken to San Francisco airport where they are based. This takes about 20 minutes. It was my son's 14th birthday so he...More

Thank Warsie
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great pic up location. Easy to find. Transfer bus comfortable and they show you an informative DVD on the drive to the airport. Very courteous driver. The fun stops there. Arrived at the airport and the helicopter was waiting. Pilot standing next to the aircraft...More

1  Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Yes the helicopter experience is nice over SF but it is somewhat overpriced for 10 minutes in the air. However, it was a once in a lifetime experience!

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is the second time we have used San Francisco Helicopter Tours. The first time was a trip around the bay, flown by Ron Carter, under, then over the Golden Gate Bridge followed by a 360° rotation taking in the entire vista. A perfect way...More

Thank Eastsussextravelfan
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This was expensive, but well worth it. There were only 2 of us and we had to pay for the 30 minute trip. But it was very nice tour of San Francisco Bay area. The best part, for me personally, was the flying over and...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This program is expensive, but if you've always wanted to ride in a helicopter San Fran is a good place to do it. They pick up in the city (small tour bus) and were right on time. The chopper fits 6 passengers, and if you...More

Thank Cliff R
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We opted for the Vista helicopter tour over San Francisco 1) neither of us had ever ridden in a helicopter 2) it was a good way to see the city and the most famous bridge in the world. It was VERY cool and VERY expense...More

1  Thank Priya S
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrating our 20th anniversary so we did something out of our ordinary! And it was worth every penny!

1  Thank Dawne M
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a day. Over and under the bridge. Fortunate enough to get the front seat. Was breathtaking. Easy to get picked up for friendly staff would thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank bostonleeann
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ristorante come together to create the charming
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grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Kyle P
5 April 2018|
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Response from Chelsea O | Property representative |
Hi Kyle, We can't guarantee which is the best time to book as the weather changes constantly, but we've scheduled our tours for optimal times for our guests.
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McGoodmc
5 February 2017|
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Response from bostonleeann | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked several months in advance through Viator. keep an eye in it as they do discounts certain times of the month. 😁
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Dave C
22 April 2015|
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Response from Chelsea O | Property representative |
We fly out of SFO (Signature Executive Terminal) and our heliport in Sausalito.
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