Flying adventures offer a totally different view of all the places in the world. It is an experience very different from going on a drive or sailing on a boat. The feeling of being airborne and viewing the world from up high is exhilarating and the flying adventures offer such a wide variety to choose from, that almost anyone can find one that interests them. One can choose from lazily flying in a hot air balloon or think of something as adventurous as paragliding or as crazy as bungee jumping. Here are some of the best flying adventures one may try out at the San Francisco Bay area.
Hot air balloon rides Napa: The hot air balloon rides in Napa Valley have been voted the best hot air balloon ride according to a local poll for more than 15 consecutive years. Napa valley is known for its vast vineyards and premium wine and at the end of a breathtaking hot air balloon ride guests are treated to an elegant champagne brunch to conclude the ride. When booking online the balloon rides can be booked for $209, special discounts too are available on holiday weekday special offers of $159.
Icarus Bungee: This business based in the East Bay community of Alameda has been known for over 22 years. It provides bungee trips to 14 bridges in North California. It has a perfect safety record with zero accidents or injuries. Bungee jumping is not allowed from the Golden Gate Bridge for matters of public safety and traffic control. The closest bridge for bungee jumping from San Francisco is 2.5 hours away. This adventure is priced at $139 per person for two bungee jumps. The cost covers safety instructions, supervision and necessary equipment.
Oxygen paragliding: Oxygen paragliding offers a one-day introductory session priced at $249 that includes required equipment, basic paragliding skills and an opportunity to experience paragliding under controlled environment. Paragliding is a popular adventure sport in the San Francisco Bay area and was recently also featured in a reality television show. They also offer certificate courses and private instruction.
Seaplane adventures: The Seaplane adventures is based in the North Bay community of Mill Valley and has a shuttle from San Francisco’s Pier 39 to the launch point. It is a great way to enjoy the view of the most famous attractions in the Bay area which includes a 30-minute tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, AT&T Park, Alcatraz island and other major attractions. The adventure is priced at $170 per passenger and requires a minimum of two passengers. Flights arrive and depart at Richardson Bay in Sausalito that lies just across the Golden Gate.
Vintage Aircraft company: This company based East of Petaluma operates out of the Sonoma Valley airport. It offers a unique experience to the participant by offering a ride in either a vintage fighter plane or a biplane. Its flight takes 20 minutes on board and is priced at $175. At an additional price of $50, the guests may even experience aerobatic maneuvers.