Private tour

San Francisco: Bay Area Airplane Scenic Flight

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Hayward Flight LLC

San Francisco: Bay Area Airplane Scenic Flight

Activity provider: Hayward Flight LLC

From US$ 259 per person

You haven’t properly discovered San Francisco until you’ve seen it from the air. Hayward Flight operates the safest, most exciting flights over San Francisco. See memorable sights from a great vantage point, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Fly down the California Coast
  • Take aerial photos of San Francisco
  • Fly over Downtown San Francisco
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge from the air
  • View Alcatraz Island
Full description
Take a 40-minute flight over San Francisco for the best views of the city and bay. You will fly directly out to the Pacific Coast, and to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, continue your flight over Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39. The flight continues to Alcatraz, around Angel Island, and along the towns of Tiburon and Sausalito. Experienced staff assist in a custom private flight just for you! This tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and the experienced pilots will make the flight unforgettable. Your flight takes place in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with 4 seats (3 passengers and one pilot). You will depart and return to the Hayward Airport, located approximately 30 minutes from central San Francisco.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Airplane
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Hayward Airport: meet at Hayward Flight, 19990 Skywest Dr, Hayward, CA 94541, USA. Please arrive at the Hayward Airport, not the Hayward Airport Office.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 41 reviews

    Review summary

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    Unforgettable and unique experience thanks to Rick!!

    Rick really made the whole experience. He was laid back and extremely knowledgeable. It was clear that he has spent his whole life around planes and answered all our curious questions. We genuinely hope our paths cross with him again someday. The tour was so amazing that I'd not only recommend it to all of you out there, but personally want to bring people and take the tour again, just so I can show my friends how awesome it was and also get to experience it. I have confidence it'd be different every time. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting. I thought the tour would feel like it was made by a cookie cutter, but it was very personal and felt like a friend taking us out for a spin. Thanks for leading us there!! Rick - we kept your business card and will hopefully be in touch again!

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    April 30, 2019

    All in all nice

    Very difficult to find and when we were finally there there was no one in the office. We waited a mere 60 minutes for someone to show up. But then he was so nice that my anger was gone. The flight was great. Unfortunately we had strong winds at def Golden Gate and the flight was very uncomfortable. Then it was already with the stomach and then he extended the flight because we had been waiting for him for so long.

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    June 21, 2018

    It was an exciting flight!

    I really enjoyed the flight although my girlfriend was afraid with the takeoff and landing. The views over San Francisco were amazing and you get plenty of chances to take good pictures. Ric the pilot was good and was helpful the whole time. I would recommend you doing this trip!

    July 26, 2015

    Product ID: 22339