Slowly But Surely, San Francisco Loses Its Only Zeppelin to Los Angeles

Remember back in the day when San Francisco had it’s very own “world-class” airship, the largest in the world? Well, it looks like we’re losing her to Los Angeles and Fun Diego, slowly but surely.

One of our dirigibles/ is missing/ tonight/ from the skies of the bay area.

First the Redwoods, now this. Who lost the Eureka?*

I’ll miss your piggy tail most of all, Eureka. Sure you’ll come back and visit from time to time, but we want you all to ourselves.

Tell us Airship Ventures, tell us what we did wrong! How can we change?

*Feel free to add this to your list of Pointless Inter-City Rivalries. It’s #87 on mine.

“Our New-Look Airship Returns to the Los Angeles Skies

“It’s been a while since Eureka sailed the skies, spending the past four weeks under wraps in Hangar Two for her annual maintenance. During her month-long tune-up, the airship not only got some new parts, she also got a new look. For the second time this year, we are partnering with Farmers Insurance to fly their brand above communities they serve in California– first stop, Los Angeles!

 Join us aboard Eureka March 26 – April 4 for flightseeing SoCal style. Choose to fly along the coast, above L.A. landmarks and Tinseltown icons, or perhaps celebrate spring with an Easter egg hunt from 1000-feet!”

Bye bye Empire, bye bye – after the jump.

Flight options range from 30 minutes to two hours and start at $199/person, plus taxes. Regularly priced weekday flights one-hour or longer qualify for our spring savings promotion– 50% off the second ticket. For a complete schedule and reservations, visit our online calendar.
Soar above the Sails at The Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional Cup
 While some of the world’s most elite sailors battle it out in the water, enjoy the spoils, sailing in luxury above the Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional Cup March 26 & 27.

One of the oldest and most prestigious Match Racing Events in the world, the Congressional Cup is the only grade-1 match race regatta that will be sailed in the United States this year. Get a bird’s-eye view of the action as it unfolds from the ultimate skybox—Eureka!

Race-day flights are still available, with many qualifying for last-minute savings. Call 650-696-8100 x 111 to book.
Get Carried Away– to San Diego!
Even airships like a good get-away every now and then, which is why Eureka is headed even further south, offering flights above San Diego on April 3.

Only the second time she’ll fly above the city’s skyline, don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see spectacular San Diego by airship. Enjoy coastline panoramas and bird’s-eye views of Downtown, Balboa Park, Old Town, Coronado Island other San Diego landmarks while you relax aboard Eureka.

Make it a day trip and join us round-trip from Long Beach. Take in a Pacific morning by airship, enjoy a day in San Diego, then relax while you admire Southern California twinkling below you on a night flight home.

Sunset flights and private charters available. For reservations, call 650-969-8100 x111.
Upcoming Schedule
 In addition to our signature tours above Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas, we’re planning to see some old friends in San Diego and Monterey this spring. Visit our online calendar and book a flight above your favorite place.

• San Diego, April 3
• Monterey, April 10

And, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for news of new routes in Sacramento, Palm Springs and Catalina Island later this spring. Want to be the first to see these locations by Zeppelin? Register your interest and be notified when tickets are available.
About Airship Ventures
 Airship Ventures operates the only passenger airship operation in the United States. Daily flightseeing tours depart from the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Los Angeles, aboard the world’s largest airship, the Zeppelin, Eureka.

For more information, to view a detailed flight schedule, and to purchase tickets visit:, or call 650-969-8100, x111.

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One Response to “Slowly But Surely, San Francisco Loses Its Only Zeppelin to Los Angeles”

  1. Alex Hall says:

    We love SF too, but last year we had to reschedule so many passengers due to the high winds in the Bay Area in the Spring that we decided to go somewhere less windy for part of the time to make sure that “Eureka” isn’t just a hangar queen….

    We are back for part of each month, flying from Oakland, Moffett and Monterey. Later in the year when the winds die down we’ll be back pretty much full time!