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Calistoga Balloons

1458 Lincoln Ave. #15, Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-5758
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Ranked #42 of 59 activities in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Calistoga, considered the most scenic part of the Napa Valley with the Palisades, Old Faithful Geyser, Spas, quaint downtown shops and of course the... more » Owner description: Calistoga, considered the most scenic part of the Napa Valley with the Palisades, Old Faithful Geyser, Spas, quaint downtown shops and of course the world renowned vineyards and wineries. Take a flight with us and see for yourself the natural beauty of this unique gem we call home. « less
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Parkland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
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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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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Jacksonville, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Awesome time and unforgettable experience in Napa. A little expensive but well worth it. The brunch afterwards was excellent in a high end restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

While it was too foggy to ride over Napa Valley, we did go over Hidden Valley. I think the views would have been better over Napa, but that was no one's fault. The owner and pilot was so funny and runs a great business. He was VERY experianced and would ride the balloon again just because he was so down... More

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High Peak, Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were really surprised to read the reviews on Trip Advisor about this company, as we've had a lovely serene trip with them today. Although, there was fog and therefore we had to fly from the Hidden Valley ( North of Middletown) everything went to plan. We were picked up as planned from our rental home in St Helena, taken... More

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yvonnelerch, Manager at Calistoga Balloons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for flying with us! We appreciate your knowlwedge, real understanding of ballooning! Just letting go, cast your faith to the winds and mother nature - and relax and enjoy! More

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