Alcatraz and San Francisco Sites Helicopter Tourfrom Sausalito, CA

Seaplane Adventures242 Redwood HighwayMill Valley, CA 94941
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An Alcatraz helicopter tour is an exhilarating way to experience the stunning San Francisco skyline, historic Angel Island, and infamous Alcatraz Island. Perfect for first-time and experienced flyers alike, this once-in-a-lifetime aerial adventure combines a history lesson, sightseeing, island-hopping, and a thrilling ride in a scenic helicopter flight.

up to 0.3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Scenic 15 to 20-minute flight over Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, San Francisco skyline, Richardson Bay, and Sausalito.
  • Learn about the Bay Islands and their history from your experienced pilot.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure to check-in.
  • Helicopter tours fly with 4 to 5 guests grouped from multiple reservations. Passengers booking fewer than 4 people will be paired with other guests.
  • There is a per-seat weight limit of 240lbs. Passengers over 240lbs must purchase an additional seat at time of booking.
  • Departs and lands at the Commodore Heliport in Mill Valley, next to Richardson Bay. Complimentary parking available on site.
  • Infants ages two and below can fly on their parent's lap at no additional charge.
  • Bring your passport or government-issued ID for validation and your camera/smartphone for pictures!
  • All flights are subject to cancellation for severe weather, which the pilot will determine up to 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.


from Alcatraz and San Francisco Sites Helicopter Tour
Soar over the legendary Alcatraz and Angel Island during the introductory San Francisco helicopter tour! Great for travelers with robust agendas or families and friends taking flight for the first time.

Revel in stories of the famous Bay Islands as you take flight off the helipad at Seaplane Adventures' Mill Valley seabase. Your pilot will navigate orbital views for guests while island-hopping over historic Alcatraz and Angel Island.

Learn about the Escape from Alcatraz and see the buildings on this rocky outcropping from above. A flight pass offshore San Francisco before a smooth landing at Commodore Heliport in Marin completes the most unique way to see these iconic landmarks.

The Landmarks:
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Angel Island
  • San Francisco Skyline
  • Richardson Bay
  • Sausalito
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alcatraz and San Francisco Sites Helicopter Tour

Where does the helicopter tour depart from?

The helicopter tour departs from Seaplane Adventures' Commodore Heliport in Mill Valley (Marin County), just a quick drive from downtown Sausalito and San Francisco. Seaplane Adventures is located at 242 Redwood Highway, Frontage Rd, Mill Valley, California 94941.

How long is the Alcatraz City Sites Helicopter Adventure?

The helicopter adventure lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

How early do I need to check in for my flight?

Please check in no less than 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Flights depart on time and will not be held for late-arriving parties. Please note that refunds will not be issued for missed flights.

Is there parking?

Yes, complimentary parking is available onsite.

Is there a weight limit for this helicopter tour?

Yes, the max weight per helicopter passenger is 240 lbs. Anyone who exceeds the limit must purchase a second seat at time of booking. The max total weight limit for the entire group is 750lbs.

How many people can be on each flight?

A minimum of four and a maximum of five people can join the helicopter flight.

Are children and infants allowed on helicopter flights?

Yes, children and infants are allowed on board. Limited ear protection headsets are offered, so it'll be best if parents bring noise-cancellation headsets or earplugs for their infants. Infants ages two (2) and below can fly for free but must be seated on parents' laps.

What happens during inclement weather?

All flights are subject to cancellation for severe weather. Safe conditions for flying will be determined by the pilot up to 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Canceled flights can be rebooked for up to one year from the original scheduled flight.

Are pets allowed on this tour?

Sorry, only service dogs are allowed on flights to assist people with disabilities. If dogs are under 15lbs, they must be secured in a crate.