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  • Alcatraz and San Francisco Custom Tours Specialist
    A whole world on single island
  • Fly over Alcatraz Island and Visit Muir Woods redwoods park


    OVERVIEW

    Make the most of your day in San Francisco and book this exciting new outdoor adventure. You can now combine our private tour of Muir Woods National Monument with a thrilling seaplane air-tour over San Francisco Bay Area.

    After a complimentary meet-and-greet at your hotel, your private tour guide will drive you in a luxury vehicle across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge where a photo stop will be scheduled at a spectacular overlook.

    In Muir Woods, you will enjoy a stroll in this pristine and ancient forest of giant redwood trees. Since there is very limited parking available in this small forest, and to preserve peace and tranquility, we will drop you off at the entrance. The trails are easy, paved and well-explained and we know you will love it here.

    After your Muir Woods tour, your guide will drive you in your luxury vehicle to Sausalito where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company, where you will embark on a breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight. Take in the awesome aerial views as you fly over San Francisco skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Angel Island, Treasure Island, Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the word-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You will also fly along the scenic wonders of the Pacific Coast including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse located nearby Muir Woods forest and canyon.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco Bay, we will visit the coastal town of Sausalito, a Mediterranean-style coastal village where you can stay to enjoy lunch/dinner, and then return to San Francisco on your own by ferry (tickets not included but very affordable). Sausalito is filled with art, waterfront shops, quaint restaurants and houseboats. We recommend this option as you get to sail by ferry in the San Francisco bay and along Alcatraz island. Otherwise, let your private tour guide drive you back to your hotel in San Francisco.


    DESCRIPTION

    Make the most out of your day in San Francisco and book this exciting and new outdoor combo adventure. You can now combine our private tour of Muir Woods National Monument with a thrilling seaplane air-tour over San Francisco Bay Area.

    After a complimentary meet-and-greet at your hotel, your private tour guide will drive you in a luxury vehicle across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge where a photo stop will be scheduled at a spectacular overlook. You will get to step out and enjoy these awesome views of the City by the Bay and islands, including Alcatraz. This vista point is one of the top spots where you can photograph the Golden Gate Bridge and gaze at San Francisco and Alcatraz Island. The Golden Gate Bridge was named after the strait leading from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay.

    In Muir Woods, you will enjoy a stroll in this pristine and ancient forest of giant redwood trees. Since there is very limited parking available in this small forest, and to preserve peace and tranquility we will drop you off at the entrance. Tour guides are not allowed to escort customers inside the forest. This is the ideal way to explore Muir Woods away from dozens of noisy groups and tour guides. The trails are easy, paved and well-explained and we know you will love it here.

    Please note that there is no cellphone coverage in this steep canyon, but there is a public telephone you can use.

    After your Muir Woods tour, your guide will drive you in your luxury vehicle to Sausalito where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company, and where you will embark on a breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight and awesome aerial views as you fly over San Francisco skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Ange Island, Treasure Island, Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the word-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You’ll also fly along the Pacific Coast scenic wonders, including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse located nearby Muir Woods forest and canyon.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco Bay, we will visit the coastal town of Sausalito, a Mediterranean-style coastal village where you can stay to enjoy lunch/ dinner, and then return to San Francisco on your own by ferry (tickets not included but very affordable). Sausalito is filled with art, waterfront shops, quaint restaurants and houseboats. We recommend this option as you get to sail by ferry in the San Francisco bay and along Alcatraz island. Otherwise, let your private tour guide drive you back to your hotel in San Francisco.

    Note: Approved transactions of this seaplane air-tour on our website do not constitute a guarantee of availability until the seaplane company and providers have approved it. This can sometimes take several days to confirm. So the sooner you book, the better your chances to fly. This is beyond our control as we don’t own this third-party seaplane company, and we do not work on commission. We simply offer this new air-tour to have more adventures and choices for you.

    Tips for visitors of San Francisco Bay Area

    •Please book your private tour asap because Muir Woods has become the first national park to require reservation in advance, with special commercial and parking permits. No one can visit Muir Woods without prior reservation. But don’t worry, we will take care of all the arrangements.

    •"The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco." Says Mark Twain. This is true. The weather in San Francisco is unpredictable and often a bit too cold or foggy in the summer. Because the city is right at the mouth of the Golden Gate near cold ocean waters, it draws the wind and fog in during summer, making it subject to heavy fog most of the time from spring to autumn. Be sure to always bring a warm jacket, extra layers for cool weather and comfortable shoes.

    •There is no cell phone coverage in Muir Woods because it is located in a steep canyon and the trails are topped by towering tall redwoods, but there is a public telephone you can use.

    •There is very limited parking available in this small forest, so we drop you off at the entrance. To preserve peace and tranquility, tour guides are not allowed to escort customers inside this small forest of redwoods. This is the ideal way to explore Muir Woods away from dozens of noisy groups and tour guides. The trails are easy, paved and well-explained - you will love it here.

    •Note: Approved transactions of this seaplane air-tour on our website do not constitute a guarantee of availability until the seaplane company and providers have approved it. This can sometimes take several days to confirm. The sooner you book, the better your chances to fly. This is beyond our control as we don’t own this third-party seaplane company, and we do not work on commission. We simply offer this new air-tour to have more adventures and choices for you.


    ITINERARY

    We do a complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Sausalito, San Francisco Presidio, downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf or Sausalito.

    We offer daily morning (am) and afternoon (pm) private custom tours by large van like a minibus for up to 15 people with the driver, and up to 7 guests by luxury SUV.

    Your private dedicated tour guide will drive you from San Francisco to Muir Woods National Monument, home of the giant redwoods, or to any forest of giant redwoods you may choose in Marin County. We will drive across the famous Golden Gate Bridge, for you to enjoy photos stop along the way - either on the way to the redwoods or on the way back to San Francisco.

    Enjoy a scenic drive through Mill Valley, on the panoramic highway, and on Pacific Highway 1 on the way to Muir Woods National Monument.

    Once at Muir Woods forest of ancient sequoias, you will enjoy a peaceful stroll in this pristine park of old redwoods. Some of these ancient trees are over 1000 years old and as tall as the statue of liberty in New York, and even taller.

    Muir Woods National Monument contains 6 miles of trails. There is a 1 1/2-hour loop, a 1-hour loop, and even a 30-minute loop which is very popular. You can see the best of the redwoods without even walking too far, but you can also choose to hike further.

    The trails in Muir Woods are asphalted or board walked easy and flat on both sides of the creek. Those who don’t want to walk can still see a lot of redwoods, as close as the main entrance. Strollers and wheelchairs can enjoy the area located between bridge 1 and bridge 2, as it is flat and paved. There is a Visitor Center, a gift shop, a café deli with hot soup and sandwiches, and public restrooms. There is no cell phone coverage in Muir Woods because it is located in a steep canyon and the trails are topped by towering tall redwoods.

    After your Muir Woods tour, your guide will drive you in your luxury vehicle to Sausalito where we will check you in at the seaplane tour company, where you will embark on a breathtaking 30-minute seaplane discovery flight. Experience awesome aerial views as you fly over San Francisco skyscrapers, monuments, parks, stadiums, beaches, and over iconic sights like Angel Island, Treasure Island, Oakland Bay Bridge, above Alcatraz Island, the word-famous Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You will also fly along the Pacific Coast scenic wonders, including Crissy Field, Baker Beach and Bonita Lighthouse located nearby Muir Woods forest and canyon.

    After your thrilling flight over San Francisco Bay, you will visit the coastal town of Sausalito, a Mediterranean-style coastal village where you can stay to enjoy lunch/dinner, and then return to San Francisco on your own by ferry (tickets not included but very affordable). Sausalito is filled with art, waterfront shops, quaint restaurants and houseboats. We recommend this option as you get to sail by ferry in the San Francisco Bay and along Alcatraz island. Otherwise, let your private tour guide drive you back to your hotel in San Francisco.

    -Approved transactions of this seaplane air-tour on our website do not constitute a guarantee of availability until the seaplane company and providers have confirmed it. This can sometimes take several days to confirm, so the sooner you book, the better your chances to fly. This is beyond our control since we don’t own this third-party seaplane company, and we do not work on commission - we simply include this new air-tour to offer you more adventures and choices.

    Private Tour by Luxury  SUV

    This custom tour by SUV (luxury car) is totally private and the price is per person.
    We don’t offer semi-private tours; all our trips are totally private.

    1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons
    $809.00 $439.00 $405.00 $375.00 $355.00 $339.00 $329.00
    1 person $809.00
    2 persons $439.00
    3 persons $405.00
    4 persons $375.00
    5 persons $355.00
    6 persons $339.00
    7 persons $329.00

    Book this Tour by SUV

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    Total $ USD
    Private Tour by Luxury Van_Minibus

    This is a private city tour by large luxury van (like 15 seaters deluxe minibus) The price is per party (small group).
    This tour by large van is totally private and not available for public reservations or individual booking.


    1 – 5 Persons 6 – 7 Persons 8 – 10 Persons 11 – 12 Persons
    $2,052.00 $2,490.00 $3,129.00 $3,699.00
    1 – 5 Persons $2,052.00
    6 – 7 Persons $2,490.00
    8 – 10 Persons $3,129.00
    11 – 12 Persons $3,699.00
    13 – 14 Persons $

    Book this Tour by VAN

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    Total $ USD

    What’s Included in this combo adventure tour?

    All applicable taxes, a private custom tour of Muir Woods and park reservation, parking permits and fees included (Muir Woods is no longer available to the public without prior reservation which is hard to get), complimentary pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in downtown San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf and surrounding areas or neighborhoods, a private round trip to Sausalito, the seaplane adventure fees and taxes included, and the 5 hour guided tour.

    What’s Not Included in this combo adventure tour?

    Meals, entrance tickets to any optional site(s) or monument(s), driver’s gratuity tips (gratuities are recommended and customary in the USA at 15%-20%), Muir Woods personal entrance tickets ($10-$15 each) are not included, but we include permit fees without that you cannot access Muir Woods park anymore.

    -Approved transactions of this seaplane air-tour on our website do not constitute a guarantee of availability until the seaplane company and providers have confirmed it. This can sometimes take several days to confirm, so the sooner you book, the better your chances to fly. This is beyond our control since we don’t own this third-party seaplane company, and we do not work on commission - we simply include this new air-tour to offer you more adventures and choices.

    Terms, Policy, Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Customers

    Some Terms and Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

     

    What is your Cancellation & Refund Policy?

    Regarding our terms and refunds policy, we have reserved this tour and date for you and turned down other reservations to honor yours, we hope that you don’t cancel your tour, however, if you still want to cancel, please click on the tab Cancelation & Refund Policy to learn more. Also, we do honor our city, Alcatraz and redwoods tours even with one guest. However, the semi-private seaplane ride itself requires a minimum of two guests per trip. There can be a maximum of six people on board or a minimum of two. Please do not worry – there is a window seat for everyone on board.

     

    How safe is the flight? Seaplane Adventures maintains one of the highest standards of safety in this industry and has a pristine safety record. Seaplanes themselves are extremely safe – as we like to say, “We have millions of square feet of runway everywhere in the San Francisco Bay!”

     

    There is a patchy fog /clouds over the Golden Gate Bridge, will we still fly? Yes, fog is unpredictable and can be very tricky as it can come and go at any time, in just minutes. We will try our very best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.

     

    Under what weather circumstances will my flight be canceled? All flights are subject to cancelation for severe weather conditions. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes prior the scheduled flight, but the portion and cost of this flight is refundable when is cancelled by the pilot due to unforeseen weather conditions or reasons.

     

    Why do you need the age and weight of each participant? All passenger weights are required as we do have a maximum weight limit based on the total weight of all participants for safety considerations. Pilots are also trained to load the aircraft safely based on weight distribution, so please be patient with where the pilot asks you to sit. Besides – everyone gets a window seat! For misleading information regarding age and weight, the flight may be canceled and not refundable.

     

    What age is considered to be a child? Anyone under the age of 12. Price for a child will only apply for children aged 3-11 years. Children under two years of age may sit in a parent’s lap and are free of charge. The pilot will provide noise cancelation headsets or earplugs but if you have your own, feel free to bring them on board.

     

    Why do I need to sign a release waiver before boarding my flight?

    All passengers are required to sign a waiver before boarding their flight. This is the normal standard operating procedure as everywhere else.

     

    Can I go to Muir Woods National Monument with a reservation?

    Please book your private tour asap because Muir Woods has become the first national park to require reservation in advance, with special commercial and parking permits. No one can visit Muir Woods without prior reservation. But don’t worry, we will take care of all the arrangements.

    Other considerations:

    - Due to National Park service regulations, tour guides are not allowed to guide inside Muir Wood.

    -Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. We are sorry, but our vehicles are not pet friendly and not equipped for passengers with disability or wheelchairs. Thank you for understanding.

    -Please note that many sites, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods are restricted and prohibited to large vehicles and vans, including places like Lombard Street, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Sea Cliff, Marina, Muir Beach and Overlook, Alamos Square (painted ladies), and all other areas restricted by law to van or bus tours. The SUV tour option is the perfect choice as you can go anywhere in the city where larger vehicles are prohibited.

    -For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required by all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry Guests under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult on Alcatraz Island.

    To read more about our terms, refund and cancellation policy, click here to learn more…


    Term & Policy

    Terms, Policy, Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Customers

    What is your Cancelation & Refund Policy? Regarding our terms and refunds policy, we have reserved this tour and date for you and turned down other reservations to honor yours, we hope that you don’t cancel your tour, however, if you still want to cancel, please click on the tab Cancelation & Refund Policy to learn more. Also, we do honor our city, Alcatraz and redwoods tours even with one guest. However, the semi-private seaplane ride itself requires a minimum of two guests per trip. There can be a maximum of six people on board or a minimum of two. Please do not worry – there is a window seat for everyone on board.

    How safe is the flight? Seaplane Adventures maintains one of the highest standards of safety in this industry and has a pristine safety record. Seaplanes themselves are extremely safe – as we like to say, “We have millions of square feet of runway everywhere in the San Francisco Bay!”

     

    There is a patchy fog /clouds over the Golden Gate Bridge, will we still fly? Yes, fog is unpredictable and can be very tricky as it can come and go at any time, in just minutes. We will try our very best to fly you over the bridge or alternate the flight route so that you can get the best view of the bridge possible.

    Under what weather circumstances will my flight be canceled?? All flights are subject to cancelation for severe weather conditions. This determination is made by the pilot up to 30 minutes prior the scheduled flight, but the portion and cost of this flight is refundable when is cancelled by the pilot due to unforeseen weather conditions or reasons.

    Why do you need the age and weight of each participant? All passenger weights are required as we do have a maximum weight limit based on the total weight of all participants for safety considerations. Pilots are also trained to load the aircraft safely based on weight distribution, so please be patient with where the pilot asks you to sit. Besides – everyone gets a window seat! For misleading information regarding age and weight, the flight may be canceled and not refundable.

    What age is considered a child? Anyone under the age of 12. Price for a child will only apply for children aged 3-11 years. Children under two years of age may sit in a parent’s lap and are free of charge. The pilot will provide noise cancelation headsets or earplugs but if you have your own, feel free to bring them on board.

    Why do I need to sign a release waiver before boarding my flight? All passengers are required to sign a waiver before boarding their flight. This is the normal standard operating procedure as everywhere else.

    Can I go to Muir Woods National Monument with a reservation? Please book your private tour asap because Muir Woods has become the first national park to require reservation in advance, with special commercial and parking permits. No one can visit Muir Woods without prior reservation. But don’t worry, we will take care of all the arrangements.

    Other considerations:

    - Due to National Park service regulations, tour guides are not allowed to guide inside Muir Wood.

    -Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. We are sorry, but our vehicles are not pet friendly and not equipped for passengers with disability or wheelchairs. Thank you for understanding.

    -Please note that many sites, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods are restricted and prohibited to large vehicles and vans, including places like Lombard Street, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Sea Cliff, Marina, Muir Beach and Overlook, Alamos Square (painted ladies), and all other areas restricted by law to van or bus tours. The SUV tour option is the perfect choice as you can go anywhere in the city where larger vehicles are prohibited.

    -For security purposes, a government-issued photo ID is required by all guests to board the Alcatraz ferry Guests under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult on Alcatraz Island.

    To read more about our terms, refund and cancelation policy, click here to learn more…


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