Private Tours

The Bay Area has so much to see, why not see it your way?

It’s almost easier to explain what we’re not: this isn’t a “tourist” tour, with a helicopter packed full of people you don’t know. We don’t depart only at 10am or 2pm on certain days of the week. And there is no canned recording that explains what you’re seeing as we make the rounds one more time.

Instead, our private tours are custom-designed, private aerial experiences of the most beautiful city in the world for 2-5 people — every one of whom has a window seat. We’ll set up a departure time for you and your guests that meets your schedule requirements, tour the sites you’re interested in seeing and, while our pilot is more than happy to chat about what’s below as we tour the area, we’re also happy to accommodate what some of our guests prefer: awe-inspired silence.

Our impeccably maintained helicopters, featuring plush leather upholstery, comfortable noise-canceling headsets (with microphones), even onboard music from your iPod, offer a picture-perfect view from every seat. With two convenient locations in San Jose and Hayward, Golden Gate Helicopters makes it easy to turn your vacation adventure or special occasion into a spectacular experience.

Thanks to Joyce Goldschmid for this beautiful shot of the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, the only extant building from the Pan-Pacific Exposition of 1915.