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San Francisco Seaplane Base

...to do it. We had a fantastic time at the Pacific Rim National Park (see our Floatplane Gallery), and we had high hopes that a scenic flight across San Francisco might be equally impressive. There is only one company offering such flights, that is San Francisco Seaplane Tours. They operate a deHavilland Beaver from Pier 39.


Our pilot from www.seaplane.com

This is our pilot for this scenic flight...


Scenic Flight San Francisco

Now, please fasten your seabelt, and enjoy the flight...


San Francisco Skyline

We began with a flight along the skyline of San Francisco...


San Francisco Aerial Views

...over the Bay Bridge...


Bay Bridge San Francisco

...with the skyscrapers of the Financial District in the back.


San Francisco Downtown Aerial Photo

Next we made a right hand turn across the downtown. In the back you can already see some clouds creeping in. Whoa!


San Francisco Downtown

Another fantastic view of San Francisco.


San Francisco Scenic Flight

Here you can see the clouds coming in from the Pacific. The weather changed almost within minutes...


Bay Area Scenic Flight

...with more and more clouds. This was a breathtaking experience, even if...


San Francisco above the clouds

...the clouds prevented a flight around Golden Gate Bridge. Anyway, to see the skyscrapers of San Francisco peeping through the clouds was great!


San Francisco Seaplane Base Pier 39

Petra and me in front of the Beaver floatplane. If the weather is right, we definitely recommend this stunning flight.

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