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Balloons Above the Valley

603 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94559
800-464-6824
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Ranked #13 of 203 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Hot-air ballooning, Group tours/air tour
Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley... more » Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a festive champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in a serene wine country setting. May The Winds Welcome You Softly « less
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New York City, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We had an entertaining pilot (Barry) made the flight fun, along with sharing his knowledge of the local landscape. We had 15 in our basket and everyone had a view. Like others reviewed before me, we were unable to depart from Napa due to the fog, something I surmise happens more often than not due to fog. Caution to those... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have always been nervous about taking a hot air balloon ride but on our sister trip, one of my sisters mentioned it and we all four went for it. It was a beautiful morning with gorgeous views of Napa Valley and the vineyards. Would do it again for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

A beautifully clear morning with perfect skies made this a great trip. Our pilot, Jacob, did a great job of making all the first-timers in the group feel comfortable. A great crew and wonderful service made this a great trip.

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São Paulo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very good experience. Welcoming staff, great balloon fligh long and high and superb breakfast. Would go again..

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First things first, the staff were excellent and this is no way a reflection of them The balloon ride was very good don't get me wrong, but we couldn't do it in Napa valley so had to go to a different launch area due to weather, I get the impression this happens quite a lot by reading the reviews now.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time on hot air balloon ride and couldn't have picked out a better company than this one. Everyone was so professional, courteous, and most of all fun. They totally explained what was going to happen and what we were supposed to do on this ride. Totally eased my fear as a first timer. Everything was on schedule for what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There was fog in Napa so we needed to take a little ride to the next valley. The driver was fun and very informative. Lots of history. The ride was great and the brunch was excellent! My sister and I loved the trip.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our second balloon experience and we found Balloons Above the Valley to be excellent in all areas... better in fact than the flight that we took in the UK. Everything from the hotel pickup, breakfast nibbles and flight itself to the generous champagne brunch was of a high standard. The staff were incredibly professional, particularly the pilot Russ... More

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Bridge City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Highly recommend this company ~ friendly staff and wonderful brunch. It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary and Barry made sure the mimosa's kept flowing :-)

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New Rockford, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Crossed another entry from our BTDT (Been There Done That) list when we flew on Sunday. Though it was scheduled for Napa, we had been told that could change to Central Valley. It was, but it was still perfect. We paid $10 to be picked up, and it went as planned. Thomas was our driver and told us we'd be... More

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