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San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour

From $226.25
Highlights
  • San Francisco sightseeing combo
  • Fly high above the bay on a 30-minute seaplane flight
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown San Francisco, Sausalito and Tiburon
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San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour
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Overview
See Alcatraz from above and explore the island prison on foot with this seaplane flight and Alcatraz combo tour. On a 30-minute aerial tour from Sausalito, you’ll see San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Trans-America Pyramid. Then take the Alcatraz Island ferry across San Francisco Bay, where you’ll tour the cellblock via the included audio tour. Choose the time of your Alcatraz tour when booking, and take the seaplane tour in the morning of the same day.
What to Expect
Seaplane flight:
To get to Sausalito from San Francisco, take the provided shuttle from Pier 39. Then meet your pilot and hop aboard the 6-passenger seaplane, which features large windows and high wings for unobstructed views and photo ops. As you take off from the water, fly toward the Pacific coast and down to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Then cruise over to downtown San Francisco, soaring past Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and the Embarcadero. Enjoy views of the Trans-America Pyramid and Coit Tower, and circle over San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Fly past the waterfront hamlets of Tiburon and Belvedere before returning to Sausalito for a water landing. You can stay in Sausalito on your own, if you wish, to shop or grab a bite to eat, or head back to the city on the shuttle.

Alcatraz tour:
Board the ferry to Alcatraz Island at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero, and set off across San Francisco Bay, admiring views of the bridge and city skyline.

When you arrive on the island, put on your provided headset to explore the cellblock via the self-guided audio tour, 'Doing Time.' As you walk through the former prison, you’ll hear commentary from real inmates and staff about the history and living conditions of this legendary penitentiary. Learn about famous criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, enter one of the jail cells, and hear about escape attempts.

You can stay at Alcatraz as long as you like, and return to Pier 33 by ferry when you’re ready; ferries depart about every 30 minutes.
Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Dad & Lad USA Trip

If you are visiting San Francisco then this is a must, it is a beautiful city looking from the harbour, getting a birds eye view is even better. Fog delayed our flight for 3 days but finally we got on and well worth it. Smooth...More

Thank paultE4009HI
Reviewed September 10, 2018
What a Great Experience

My wife booked a surprise trip to San Francisco for my 30th birthday and this was the first part of our trip. What an amazing way to see the bay area! We were picked up at Fisherman's Wharf and driven to the takeoff spot in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnathans710
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile
Simply amazing!

My husband is a bit of a plane geek if truth be told so when we discovered this tour whilst planning our honeymoon, it was a no brainer to book it. We had a fantastic trip up to see San Francisco by the air, we...More

Thank S4167CYsarahw
Reviewed July 21, 2018
Highlight of our TRIP!

My daughter was looking forward to the Alcatraz visit but, this tour was by far her favorite. Even at 23 she enjoyed this more than anything we visited or saw in San Fran. The pilot was knowledgeable and personable (not just a dull robot with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Amazing views, experience, pilot and memories!

The staff and pilot were friendly and welcoming to us and our kids. They were knowledgeable and experienced and made the experience meaningful and memorable. We were all amazed! Totally worth the investment for the whole package...incredible way to see San Francisco and Alcatraz!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jesskraut
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Response from johnathans710 | Reviewed this property |
We didnt use or need a ferry. Just drove to the tour location and the plane was on site. Our tour did include the plane tour
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