San Francisco Helicopters
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Robert B
Houston91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
My wife and I took the helicopter tour with San Francisco Helicopters. They were on time. The van they use to pick up their passengers at the hotel is modern and clean. When you arrive at the airport the van takes you right to the helicopter with engines running. As you arrive the van driver explains that there is only one person allowed up front with the pilot and asks for volunteers. This is the time to speak up. The flight was great and comfortable.

The only issue we had was that everyone else must sit in the back of the helicopter. Two passengers ride backwards and three passengers ride forward. Those flying backwards have very poor views and perspective. The person in the middle but facing forward have almost no view. The problems is all 6 passengers are charged the same. It would have been better if they offered the best seats based on cost. I sat up front so it was an awesome experience but those in the back were bummed out. Other than this, it is a great company that we would use again.
Written January 24, 2015
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SouthHills
Pittsburgh, PA154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I probably wouldn't have done this tour because of the high cost but we wanted Alcatraz tickets and every tour that I looked at was sold out of them. Ended up being the best thing! Went on a graduation vacation with my son and wanted to do some "once-in-a-lifetime-experiences." This did not disappoint. He got to sit in the front with pilot - as others have suggested, jump at this chance! View was unbelievable. I was so scared prior to boarding but loved every minute of it. Kept thinking how grateful I was to be able to share this experience with my husband and two children.
Loved the fact that the van that picked you up to take you to airport was really nice and timely. Loved the fact that no one asked and really wasn't any opportunity to give a tip like so many tour experiences have.
We have awesome pictures to commemorate the experience but won't ever forget it.
Written July 23, 2015
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Jozef S
Bratislava, Slovakia689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Really, really awesome!
Flying over the city, under and over Golden Gate bridge, over Alcatraz - good stuff.

Tip #1:If possible - go in the afternoon - mornings might be hazy, which is no big issue, but without haze you will get clearer views of the city.
Tip #2: don't forget about transfers when planning this tour - they are flying out from SFO airport, so add 30-45 min one way.
Written November 7, 2014
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Bilbo12
Chinatown, Singapore26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Booked a tour for three people, got confirmation, arrived at pickup location only to be told that they aren't operating the flight as they don't have four people.No notification of this previously and customer services at the office is extremely poor.
Written July 19, 2015
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Scruffygirl2013
London, UK187 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
We booked this trip well in advance and arrived at our pick up point 15 mins early as advised. The pick up driver was over an hour late with no apology. 30 min drive to airport where upon arrival we were told that we would be in the second group to take our flight, and also told that we would not be returning to same point but would be dropped instead at Saulsalito. By the time we got into the helicopter it was after three in the afternoon for a flight we had booked for 12.30.

The flight itself was a lovely experience, the pilot was friendly, funny and informative, and the views magnificent. The bus picking us up in Saulsalito was also late dropping us back into Fishermans Wharf after 5pm. So my review is great flight, poor service.
Written August 27, 2014
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Hana L
Chicago, IL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This was an incredible experience! I booked this for my boyfriend and I, and it was amazing. We booked the 10:30am flight so that we could potentially do the Alcatraz tour the same day. The pick-up service at the Hilton Hotel in Union Square was prompt and friendly. Since we were only in SF for a short weekend trip, this was the best and very unique was to see everything very quickly. The highlight of this helicopter ride was going under and over the Golden Gate Bridge! Even our friends that live in SF have not experienced the GGB like that and were super impressed!

One thing to note, if you get motion sick easily, I would recommend taking some meds before you go. The way the helicopter moves could make you feel a little woozy. Also, the only ticket time available for the Alcatraz tour portion is at 3:50 (they mention 2:30 -3:30pm on the site) so plan accordingly, whether you decide to do the tour the same day or the day after.

I would totally recommend this to anyone who wants a different experience of SF! Also, if you get lucky, you might get to ride in the front with the pilot! I got lucky enough to ride in the front and the views from the front, side and bottom are even more amazing and great for pictures!
Written September 2, 2014
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Lou Stelling
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
A must do if you are in San Francisco. Going over and under the bridge was pretty special. Amazing views over the city and surrounds. Brock and Shepherd were great hosts.
Written November 13, 2019
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Thank you so much for flying with us! We're so happy you had an amazing time!
Written November 15, 2019
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Ames L
Sydney, Australia231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic experience with San Francisco helicopter tours.

From the very start we were looked after by the fabulous Shepard. We then were greeted by Brock the helicopter pilot who took us on an amazing helicopter tour of the bay. We then flew to a wonderful winery for a wine and food pairing. Brock then flew us back and we caught some more amazing views.

Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

Thanks Shepard and Brock!!!
Written October 31, 2019
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Thank you so much for joining us on our Wine Country Tour and sharing your kind words, especially for Sheppard and Brock!
Written November 2, 2019
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Justine H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I took this tour on 24th September as I had booked it for a surprise. We had a smooth pickup from Zephyr hotel by a wonderful guide called Shepherd who made us feel very welcomed. Our helicopter pilot Brock was calm and personable and we had the best experience of our lives and perfect views over San Fran! This has been the highlight of our trip. To top it off, we got to experience Alcatraz which was incredible. Thank you for everything.
Written September 29, 2019
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Thank you for joining us on our Helicopter + Alcatraz package! Sheppard and Brock are great and we're so happy they were able to give you a great experience.
Written October 2, 2019
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Karen B
Barnstaple, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We pre booked this trip as a family treat. We were collected from our hotel and driven to heli pad. Our first helicopter flight and we found the pilot really welcoming - great fligh, saw all the key sights and even went under the bridge!
Written August 19, 2019
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Thank you for flying with us Karen and sharing your experience! Thank you for choosing us for your first helicopter flight!
Written September 10, 2019
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