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Up to 50% Off Scenic Glider Flight w/Monterey Bay Views

Sold out - This deal was published July 31, 2014 and sold out January 23, 2015.
Up to 50% Off Scenic Glider Flight w/Monterey Bay Views
By Amanda Retzer
Take in views of Monterey Bay, Aptos and Santa Cruz from the cockpit of a glider plane on a flight Travelzoo subscribers called "thrilling" and "a blast."

Why we love it

  • Subscribers give the experience a 99% positive rating
  • "They did everything to ensure we had a good time. And we did!" (past Travelzoo guest)
  • Reach heights of up to 4,500 feet
  • 100% safety record with more than 20 years in business


Thursday-Monday through Jan. 31, 2015


Bay Area Glider Rides
Hollister Municiple Airport
90 Skylane Drive #101
Hollister, CA 95023
(See Map)
Tel: 888-467-6276

What's included

  • $119 for the 25-minute Silver Hawk Ride for one (reg. $199) Reach heights of up to 4,500 feet where it's common to fly beside hawks and eagles
  • $150 for the 40-minute Mile-High Mountain Ride for one (reg. $299) -- a savings of 50%
  • Take your pick of two routes: choose the Diablo Mountain Range and San Luis Reservoir, or Gabilan Mountain Range and Mount Madonna
  • An experienced FAA-certified commercial pilot is behind the controls
Travelzoo Tip: You can bring along an extra passenger for the ride for an additional $45 (paid directly to the merchant).

The fine print

Valid Thursday-Monday during merchant's operating hours. Reservations required; subject to availability. Flight times are limited; please make reservations as far in advance as possible. Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Please tip accordingly. 48-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Not valid for the Introductory Flight lesson. Valid for one person; contact merchant for info about additional riders. Combined passenger weight must not exceed 325 pounds. Limit one voucher redemption per individual. Riders under nine years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

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$119   $199
40% off
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Bay Area Glider Rides
99% Enjoyed Bay Area Glider Rides
99% (102 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 23


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

99% Enjoyed Bay Area Glider Rides
(102 ratings)
Quality of Service
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The ride and views from above were worth the trip and experience.

If you want to accommodate two people, it will be a tight fit in the rear seat - so just be aware of the space limit; I'm a 32 waist and my girlfriend is thankfully 5'3" and we were snug.

Feb 04, 2015 Erick CA, United States

Did this with my grandson, we definitely enjoyed it, Bill the pilot was very good, the only thing is we would have liked to have stayed up alot longer

Feb 04, 2015 Judy California, United States

The wing-over maneuver.

Feb 04, 2015 Theodore CA, United States

That was awesome experience! I will highly recommend it as birthday gift.

Dec 04, 2014 elena New Jersey, United States

Everyone at Bay Area Glider Rides was great. The pilot was one of their instructors so was knowledgeable capable and very nice. It is quite a different perspective being in a much smaller aircraft. There is no engine vibrating the plane and the maneuverability is amazing. Flying in the glider plane is very peaceful.

Oct 26, 2014 Sue California, United States

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Hollister Municiple Airport, 90 Skylane Drive #101
Hollister, CA 95023
Tel: 888-467-6276

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