Monterey Bay Scenic Aerial Tour

Monterey, CA

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Marvel at the beautiful sights of the bay and surrounding area on the Monterey Bay Scenic Aerial Tour!

  • Fly with a Certified FAA Pilot from Northern California's leading flight school
  • Take in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean below when you follow the bay from Lovers' Point to Santa Cruz and back on the 1-hour flight
  • Everyone will have a window seat on the Cessna 172 aircraft
  • Keep your eyes open for fishing boats, dolphins and whales!
Monterey Peninsula Airport - Monterey, CA
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Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • All passengers must bring a valid government issued form of ID
  • Maximum individual participant weight is 250 lbs
  • Total combined weight of all participants cannot exceed 500 lbs
Approximately 1.5 hours total, with 1 hour of flight time. Flight time is calculated from engine start to engine stop.
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Maximum Participants
Up to 3 passengers, depending on the option selected. The total weight of all passengers must be no more than 500 lbs.
Spectators may come to the airport to watch or take pictures of the take-off and/or landing.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, you will work with your pilot to reschedule your experience. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions, closed-toe shoes, and sunglasses are highly recommended. Also, don't forget to bring a camera!
What should I bring on the flight with me?
All passengers must bring a valid government issued ID. It is also recommended to bring a bottle of water and your camera.
How many people can ride in the aircraft?
The Monterey Bay Scenic Aerial Tour will take place in a Cessna 172. This experience is for up to 3 passengers, depending on the option selected.
What are the weight restrictions?

Each individual passenger must weigh no more than 250 lbs. The total weight of all passengers must not exceed 500 lbs.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
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Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed with at least 72 hours' notice to your experience provider. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 5 reviews.
Wonderful experience! Israel pointed out the landmarks and places of interest around Monterey and Carmel. We flew down the coast to Point Sur. I did not expect to control the plane in the air, which as a delight. Beautiful sights.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi, Cameron! Wow! It sounds like we may need to get out on a tour with Isreal ourselves, soon!  Thank you for an equally delightful review. Here's to beautiful sights of the bay! Cheers,  Kasia
Was awesome!!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there!  YOU'RE awesome!  Let's get you out on another fun experience!  Best, Sophia 
This flight was part of our 38th wedding anniversary long weekend adventures. The staff and pilot were Wonderful! Very informative, friendly and knowledgeable. the 1 hour flight was amazing. the shoreline was stunning and Tommy even circled around so we could get a better view of a pod of whales. I would Highly Recommend anyone interested to give Aerodynamic Aviation-Monterey a try, you won't regret it. FIVE STAR
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Dan, thank you so much for the outstanding review! I'm so glad we were able to get you guys booked for that and am thrilled to hear it went absolutely amazing. I especially love that Tommy circled back around to get a closer look at the pod of whales, that must have been so breathtaking and was probably the cherry on top for an unforgettable 38th wedding anniversary! I will be sure to pass along all of your kind words to our flight school for you and we hope to see you back again for more adventures but until then, have an incredible 2019! Cheers, Kelsey
1 Hour tour flight: Awesome experience and Wonderful People
The actual flight and guide (Artem) were great. The only bump in the whole process happened the day of the tour. We were about an hour from the airport when we got a call from the airport recommending we reschedule because of cloud cover. Luckily, the rep called us back and informed my wife and I we could still do the aerial tour. I understand weather can be unpredictable but we were coming 2 hours from San Francisco and getting a cancellation call an hour before just doesn't work (even the day before or the morning of the tour is more understandable). Despite this issue, I enjoyed what Artem was teaching me and I could see myself taking flight lessons through Cloud 9 Living's experience providers in the future (time permitting).
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