Seaplane Adventures
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Thanks for visiting us at Seaplane Adventures! Come fly with us and explore from the air the breathtaking beauty and splendor that is the San Francisco Bay Area - one of the most fascinating and scenic cities anywhere in the world! You’ll enjoy first-class service and have a true adventure in the only seaplane tour anywhere in California. Let us take you back to the Golden Age of aviation when flying seaplanes was the height of luxury and adventure. Book your flight with us today!
Mill Valley, California

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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mafe2021
Redwood City, CA1 contribution
Mar 2021
It was a christmas gift for my girlfriend and we just did the champagne sunset tour on a late sunny Sunday afternoon. the team of seaplane adventures was wearing masks all the time and handled everything really responsible. It felt safe all the time. the pilot was awesome, was making jokes, but was also telling a lot of information about the points of interest. it was just great. after the flight we had time for some little more talk and the champagne in the sun. I will definitely surprise my parents with that, as soon as they are able to visit us.
Written March 25, 2021
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bundgardsusan
Eagle, Idaho24 contributions
Sep 2022
I surprised my husband with a Bay area tour by Seaplane Adventures. We have been to San Francisco many times but have never done this before. It was an absolute Awesome time. Quite the surprise and the adventure was more fun than we could have even imagined. The tour was great - throughout Marin county, over/thru the Golden Gate bridge spires and up and down the city coast line. Highly recommend this adventure to anyone - whether it's your first visit to the wonderful city, you visit often or live there. This is a must and worth all 5 Stars.
Written September 21, 2022
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Jill S
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
I took my family from Canada for a SF tour.

The pilot was funny, informative, and would modify his flight to show us areas we were interested in.

The highlights include the fly overs of both bridges, Alcatraz, and an amazing shot up Market street with the Ferry Building in front.

He pointed out various landmarks along the way and issued antidotes that were great for the teens and adults alike.

My guests called it a highlight of their visit. Would definitely do it again next time I have guests from out of the area.
Written November 30, 2022
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georgedicristina
Belvedere, CA2 contributions
Jun 2022
This was a Fathers’ Day gift from my wife…I’m an adrenaline freak, she’s not. Turns out, no adrenaline required. Our pilot was exceptional as he flew the plane and played tour guide simultaneously…clearly a multitasking expert. So much fun!
I expected the water landing to be rough…WRONG! It was easily the smoothest, most imperceptible touchdown in my experience,
Do this. It’ll be worth every penny, worth every second.
Written June 21, 2022
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cwagsg
Falkirk, UK439 contributions
Jun 2022
Booknwe booked the 30 minute Golden Gate tour which I'd highly recommend. The price is very reasonable and the tour itself was great. We booked transfers to the seaplane which worked perfectly and without any hassle - the company kept in touch to make sure we knew where and then to be collected.

The seaplane tour itself was amazing. The different perspective seeing the city from the air is amazing and the pilot was informative and totally relaxed. The views were excellent and although I was concerned about feeling claustrophobic - it wasn't an issue at all. I thoroughly enjoyed every second!

Written June 26, 2022
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Rob S
London, UK38 contributions
Jun 2022
I booked a 45 minute sightseeing flight with Seaplane Adventures, as a birthday surprise for my wife and to round off our Californian vacation with a lasting memory.
The team were warm and friendly and the whole experience was excellent.
I particularly wanted to fly in one of these radial engined Beavers and I wasn't disappointed.
My wife loved the whole flight.
It's a memory we will keep as one of the highlights of our Vacation.
Thank You to all at Seaplane Adventures.
Written July 6, 2022
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teampaternoster
Santa Rosa, CA2 contributions
Nov 2021
Seaplane Adventures exceeded my expectations! My husband booked a private hour long tour for our group with our pilot Bruce. Not only was the weather perfect for sightseeing, but Bruce narrated the entire flight with history of Sausalito, Belvedere, Tiburon, Muir Woods, Bolinas, SF and so much more. Bruce was incredible flying over landmarks and allowing us to get the money shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. This had been on my bucket list forever and I got to share the experience with my family and friends. It was an amazing day! A huge thanks to Ed for making sure our group got safely to the seaplane as we waded through the king tide that had rolled in and for his herculan strength tethering us as we landed. You both made my birthday celebration extremely memorable! Thank you
Written November 8, 2021
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William C
1 contribution
Dec 2021
This was definitely worth the price paid and will be a memorable experience that me and my girlfriends will remember fondly in the years ahead. There was a minor issue with our scheduling because of the cloud coverage, but Ed was incredibly accommodating and was able to fit us in on a 5pm trip. Words can't express how beautiful the views were and Bruce our pilot was a pro and excellent tour guide. Thank you Bruce and team for such a fantastic experience! Definitely Recommend!
Written June 13, 2022
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ndisaac
Tiburon, CA1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
This was the second time I had taken this tour. The first was three years ago and a great experience.
Not so much this time! This was a birthday gift for our adult son and there were three of us on the tour. The major problem was that some of the headsets and microphones for communicating with the pilot did not work! The pilot's commentary was thus hard to hear. I know the planes are old, but modern working headsets should be a given....for communicating and SAFETY reasons.
In addition, this was not a cheap tour. (For example I could have bought 5 commercial round trip tickets from San Francisco to New York for the price we paid this company for a one hour tour!)
Written August 30, 2021
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alexG8972FR
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
This company uses DeHavilland Beaver planes which in spite of being an old model have an awesome reputation of a reliable plane with great short take off and landing. That being said, it would be expected that a plane is upkept and modernized with all the new avionics technology available. Their planes have no modern technology, they are just the original from the 50's; headliner was falling apart, headsets were not working in the back seats, having to rely on yelling. The only reason why I'm not rating them terrible is because the pilot had good skills and pleasant personality. But if I wanted to see a piece of history, I would have gone to a museum.
Written August 29, 2022
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