Skydive Golden Gate is the closest skydive center to San Francisco!

Tandem skydive with views of San Francisco

about us

Skydive Golden Gate is the Bay Area's top rated drop zone for safety, service and views, and the closest skydive center to San Francisco. If you're looking to skydive near San Francisco, Oakland, Marin, Napa or Sonoma, we are the premier skydive center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located just 24 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Marin County Airport, you won't find more stunning views for a skydive in the Bay Area!

We may be the new kids in town, but we're certainly not new to skydiving. Our founder and CEO has 20 years of experience and over 20,000 skydives under his belt. Every instructor at Skydive Golden Gate has made thousands of skydives. Only highly experienced, friendly, professional tandem instructors, packers and pilots work at Skydive Golden Gate. We understand a tandem skydive is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and we want your experience to be unforgettable for all the right reasons. With the most dedicated, experienced team in skydiving, you’re in good hands at Skydive Golden Gate. 

Excellent staff! I couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience skydiving than what I had at Golden Gate.
— Brandon A. 9-5-18
The people there were all very friendly and knowledgable and professional. I always felt very safe and confident even though I was jumping out of a plane. I will definitely recommend this to everyone thinking about skydiving either for the first time or a repeat experience. Don’t change anything!
— Gwynn R. 8-27-18
We had an absolutely amazing time for our first ever skydiving experience! I cannot recommend this company highly enough, they excelled in customer service and exceeded all of our expectations for the jump.
— Patricia J. 8-6-18

about the area

Skydive Golden Gate is located at the Marin County Airport in Novato, California, only 24 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  That makes Skydive Golden Gate the closest skydive center to San Francisco.

From our vantage point two miles above San Francisco's North Bay, our instructors will point out views of the San Francisco city skyline, the San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Napa and Sonoma wine country, the Farallon Islands, Angel Island and Alcatraz.  On a clear day, views carry out all the way to the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains.  You won't find these spectacular views at any other skydive center.

Once you've completed your skydive, enjoy the area by visiting a winery or two in nearby Sonoma or Napa, take a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, or take a hike through Muir Woods.  We're happy to recommend great nearby activities!

Bay Area views from Skydive Golden Gate


A tandem skydive is the most common option for first time jumpers. In a tandem skydive, you'll be hooked at four points to a highly experienced professional skydiver. At Skydive Golden Gate, every tandem instructor has thousands of jumps. This allows you to enjoy the skydive without the pressure of knowing how to open, steer, or land a parachute. A few minutes of instruction prior to boarding the plane is all you need for a safe, enjoyable skydive!