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Calistoga Balloons

1458 Lincoln Ave. #15, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707-942-5758
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Ranked #45 of 60 activities in Calistoga
Type: Tours
Owner description: Flying high above the northern part of Napa Valley, we drift over scenic Calistoga with views of the Old Faithful Geyser, Palisades Cliffs, Mount St... more » Owner description: Flying high above the northern part of Napa Valley, we drift over scenic Calistoga with views of the Old Faithful Geyser, Palisades Cliffs, Mount St Helena, and acres of great vineyards. See world renowned Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Sterling Winery, and Castello di Amorosa like never before. Enjoy Champagne, an African safari, or even a horseback ride after your hour long flight. Calistoga has shops, spas, and wine tasting right downtown! « less
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Maui, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were glad we booked this activity, but we were unfortunately disappointed that the weather did not allow us to fly over Napa and the wineries. To give the Company it's due however, they did offer to either rebook another day or drive us to another fog free location, which we decided to do. Our Pilot, Bob, was excellent and... More

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Plantation, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This will be a difficult rating to make. There were good and bad experiences in our trip. Let me explain: My wife and I were staying in San Francisco, a 2 hour drive away. This is bad. I would recommend you take the trip from Napa itself. Since your meeting time is 5:45, we had to get up at 3:00... More

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Bill b, Manager at Calistoga Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am already in contact with the booking company that you used and we are suggesting that people stay in the Napa Valley when ballooning. I wish the weather would have been better so we could fly you in the valley. Thank you for your comments about the staff and crew. We really appreciate the... More

Hughson, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Such an awesome experience! Being scared of heights I thought I would have an anxiety attack going up in the air but I was surprised too see that this wasn't the case. It was fun watching the air balloon being set up and not to mention the ride itself. The captain definitely made up for a great time too, he... More

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Bill b, Manager at Calistoga Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad we could take part in celebrating your 10th Anniversary! Come drift with us again! More

Parkland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Exceeded our expectations in every way. Professional and friendly staff, especially our pilot Bob. Really went out of his way to make it a fun experience. We did the add-on package of champagne brunch and bike ride to the wineries. So glad we did those extra things. We had the best day ever! Highly recommend these folks.

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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Had a great time. The day we were scheduled to fly there was too much fog so we easily rescheduled for the following day. The crew was professional and was knowledgeable. We had done the brunch package and we were running a little behind so our pilot was nice enough to call our B&B to get us an extra hour... More

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Midland, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had to wake up early to be picked up by 6 am. Had to travel 45 minutes from original site due to fog, didn't get to see all the wine vineyard due to fog but other wise a nice balloon ride, better safe than sorry. It was interested to see how they rigged it up. The landing was smooth. Expecting... More

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

While the idea of hot air ballooning seems thrilling, this is not where you want to have your first experience. I expected to be in the balloon while the sun was coming up, however it took a few hours from the time we left to even get in the air. The crew seemed like minimum wage workers who had no... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This establishment seemed to have many quirks. Crew seemed very inexperienced, it took hours to get up in the air (Owner was teaching everyone how to do everything) and the flight was 45 minutes drive out of Calistoga through winding roads and construction traffic. The area we lifted was forgettable and the landing and pack up took another few hours.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I made my reservation online, base in the premise that they provide shuttle service. They charge my credit card, and then told me they wouldn't be able to provide transportation so I had to cancel at last minute. The company refund my money, but they ruin the experience. They advertise something they don't provide and the service was very poor... More

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yvonnelerch, Manager at Calistoga Balloons, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and hope to communicate in more detail regarding our pick up and drop off complimentary service policies on our website. Pick up requests are handled on a case by case basis - typically 72 hours or more notice is required. We appreciate whatever advanced notice we receive to accomodate our guests. :-) You booked this reservation... More

Coconut Creek, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a fabulous experience! So serene and picturesque. Our pilot was very capable and made us feel quite safe. We had an exciting landing at the Solage Resort but never felt in danger. I highly recommend this experience; it is the best of Napa!

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