We’ve driven by them countless times along the water’s edge just south of the Richardson Bay Bridge. And we’ve always wondered what it would be like to take a ride in one. I am, of course, talking about the sightseeing seaplanes in Richardson Bay.
The company is named “San Francisco Seaplane Tours” and they fly 2 – 6 seat seaplane tours daily. The loops they fly include San Francisco, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, Angel Island, Tiburon, Sausalito, Muir Woods and the Pacific Coast. They offer four 25-minute tours daily, plus their 35-minute 5:00 p.m. “Champagne Flight” which includes – you guessed it – in-flight champagne.
All of the seats are window seats, and the wings are up high so your views are unobstructed out the large windows. Their website has a very cool video showing some of the views in-flight.
It’s really not that expensive for a special occasion ($160 – $210/person), and definitely one of the most memorable plane rides you’ll ever take. I’m sold.
Where: 242 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (map)
When: Daily at 11:00, 11:30, 1:00, 1:30 and 5:00
Cost: $160/Adult and $130/Child 10 and under for the 25-minute “Golden Gate Tour”; 2 person minimum
$210/person for the 35-minute “Champagne Tour”. 2 person minimum
Reservations Recommended! Book here.