Marin Seaplane Tour with Muir Woods, Sausalito, and Picnic Lunch

Spend a morning among towering redwoods then fly over San Francisco Bay on the ultimate VIP day trip

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 5.25h 6 max · San Francisco, United States

Looking to add the wow factor to your San Francisco vacation? This one-of-a-kind small group experience is just what you need! With a fun local guide, cross Golden Gate Bridge by open-sided van, see the giant redwoods of Muir Woods before the crowds, and explore the gorgeous Marin Headlands by land and air with an epic seaplane flight over the bay. After an organic lunch with champagne, visit Sausalito before catching the ferry back to the city. San Francisco mornings don't get better than this!

  • San Francisco & Marin by land, air, and sea
  • Custom minivan transport & hotel pick-up
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • See the giant redwoods up close
  • Exhilarating 30-minute seaplane ride
  • Incredible views of Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay
  • Organic picnic lunch with champagne
  • Free time in Sausalito and ferry ride to San Francisco

Your charismatic driver-guide will pick you up from your central San Francisco hotel early this morning in a custom open-sided minivan, and soon you'll be driving across Golden Gate Bridge on your way out of the city. Your first stop is at Muir Woods where you'll have time to explore before the big tourist crowds arrive, and then it's on to the Marin Headlands.

After exploring by land on on foot, you'll take off on a seaplane flight over the bay for a whole new perspective of this beautiful landscape. After landing, enjoy a picnic lunch with champagne then enjoy free time to explore Sausalito before catching the ferry past Alcatraz and back to the city when you're ready.

Muir Woods, Seaplane, and Sausalito Ferry Tour Description

Your 5-hour small group tour includes:

  • Pick-up from most central San Francisco hotels

  • Transportation by comfortable custom minivan

  • Photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Visit the redwoods before the crowds at Muir Woods

  • Scenic drive through Marin Headlands

  • Epic seaplane flight over San Francisco Bay

  • Organic picnic lunch with champagne

  • Free time to explore Sausalito

  • Ferry tickets from Sausalito to San Francisco Pier 39

  • Fun, friendly driver-guide for the morning

  • Maximum group size of 6

Hotel Pick-up and Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

Your VIP tour begins in VIP style, with pickup directly from your hotel in central San Francisco. In a comfortable custom vehicle which allows great views of your surroundings, your friendly local driver-guide will take you over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the natural wonders of Marin County.

Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

Muir Woods National Monument

The first stop is the Muir Woods National Monument. Dedicated to the famed environmentalist John Muir, the park is a serene area home to hundreds of Coastal Redwood trees. Spend over an hour under the canopy of the Sequoias, taking in the trees that rise to nearly 300 feet and have seen over a millennium of history.

At this time in the morning you'll be one of the first in the woods, a perfect time to take in the peace and serenity of the park. Beyond the iconic tress, you are likely to see black-tailed deer, chipmunks, coyotes, or even wild turkeys.

Scenic Drive Through Marin County

After your time in the redwood forests, you'll drive back out through the rolling green hills of the Tamalpais valley and into the Marin Headlands. Here roads cling to the cliffs above the Pacific ocean and Red-Tailed Hawks soar in the sky. You'll stop to see abandoned military bunkers, with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background.

Your journey will lead you to the coast, where the most exciting part of your morning awaits...

30-Minute Seaplane Flight over the Bay

Take off from the water on an exhilarating flight as your expert pilot whisks you off over the Marin headlands before crossing over the historic Golden Gate Bridge. Glide over the sights of Downtown San Francisco including the Oracle Park and the Chase Center, the respective home of the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. As you head back over the bay, you will head right over Alcatraz Island before landing back in Sausalito.

We can't think of a better way to see the city!

Organic Lunch, Sausalito, and San Francisco Ferry

On your return your guide will pop the cork on a champagne toast and you'll enjoy a locally-sourced, organic lunch in the Marin sunshine as you talk over the day’s adventure. Finally, you'll be dropped off in Sausalito to enjoy the village’s arty shops, funky houseboats, and charming cafes before boarding a ferry back to San Francisco’s Pier 39 when you're ready.

What you get with this tour
Pick-up from most central San Francisco hotels
Transportation by comfortable custom minivan
Photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit the redwoods before the crowds at Muir Woods
Scenic drive through Marin Headlands
Epic seaplane flight over San Francisco Bay
Organic picnic lunch with champagne
Free time to explore Sausalito
Ferry tickets from Sausalito to San Francisco Pier 39
Fun, friendly driver-guide for the morning
Maximum group size of 6
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Awesome tour, even some of the dad jokes where OK, and to be honest we added a couple ourselves for good measure. Eric was brilliant, we have done a couple of these small tours in Alaska and would recommend people searching out the smaller tour people, they do a massive job.

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An amazing time indeed! Our guide was lovely and picked us up right at our Air bnb. The plane was soooo cool, my kids want to be pilots now! That's not even mentioning that we got to see the Redwoods so up close! Can't recommend enough

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Pick-up is included from most central San Francisco hotels. Please get in touch to let us know your hotel name after booking. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen in summer, and any drinks and snacks you may want for the journey.

Can I bring my kids on this tour?

Of course, this is a great tour for kids! Children under five will need a car seat. Please bring your own if possible, or contact us before booking if you're unsure.

What if I don't like champagne?

No problem, soft drinks are also available.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in San Francisco. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

Where to meet?

Pick-up is included from most central San Francisco hotels. Please get in touch to let us know your hotel name after booking. We'll reach out with an alternative meeting point if your hotel isn't covered.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen in summer, and any drinks and snacks you may want for the journey.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other requirements?

Please contact us after booking to let us know your requirements. We’ll work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

Is lunch included?

Tes. A picnic lunch is included, along with a glass of champagne.

Total: $449.00

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