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Up & Away Ballooning

Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95492
707-836-0171
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Ranked #1 of 51 Activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: The most personalized, professional ballooning experience in the Sonoma County Wine Country. Gourmet brunch served in the gardens of Kendall-Jackson... more » Owner description: The most personalized, professional ballooning experience in the Sonoma County Wine Country. Gourmet brunch served in the gardens of Kendall-Jackson Winery after the flight. Best safety record.***Now wheelchair accessible*** « less
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Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I took a hot balloon ride (the first for both of us) on our anniversary. Thanks to Up & Away Ballooning, it was an amazing experience. I'd definitely recommend them!

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Appreciate you taking time to send out a review A L and for choosing us for your business! Regard! Mike and Patty More

richmond
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Loved the balloon ride with the flawless landing. Flight navigator David very informative and friendly. Great champagne brunch afterwards which Patty (owner's wife) made a fantastic quiche and yummy chocolate dipped strawberries. Highly recommend anyone thinking about ballooning take the chance and ride with Up and Away. It's really worth viewing the world from the open sky.

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Risa, thanks so much for the review, and your business. Kind regard Mike More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Up & Away Ballooning was a fantastic experience! Mike was great at communicating and easy to get a hold of. He had to cancel our originally scheduled ride due to weather and worked with us to reschedule for another day we were in the area. The morning we were able to go was beautiful! Mike and his team were very... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review, and your business Stacey. So glad we could work around the weather issue. Mike and Patty More

Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I am definitely not a morning person so the idea of getting up before dawn made me think twice but it was sooo worth it. Mike and crew are extremely professional and we never had moment of concern about safety. In addition, he was very flexible with our travel plans and made the whole process painless. The ride itself was... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you jb for addressing the height issue. We have lots of people say they are scared of heights (me too) but realize once flying, there is on sensation of height, as you are not connected to the ground as you are on a ladder, or building. Kind regards Mike and Patty More

Fort Bragg, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were nervous, but as you climb just look straight out and not down. The gondola does not rock (like a ferris wheel) but gently floats along. Soon we were looking down while Mike gave a verbal explanation of all the sites. It was very interesting watching the balloon being prepared for lift off. We got to help fill it... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks very much Ellen for your kind review. Really appreciate that! Mike and Patty More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hot air ballooning has been on my bucket list for a very long time. We had such a great time from watching them prepare the balloon for departure to flying over vineyards to helping them pack the balloon up after landing. All of the staff were very friendly and answered all of our questions. At one point we flew low... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks so much Esther for your review. Appreciate you taking a moment to send that out. Hope to see you in the Fall. Kind regards Mike More

Sunnyvale, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Honestly just a great experience that my girlfriend and I will never forget. The staff was amazing and very helpful in making our time in the air unforgettable! The views were amazing, the pilot was great at describing the landscape and everything just went so smoothly. The ride itself is very easy, so motion sickness wouldn't be a problem as... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks Derrick for the great photo! and your business! Mike and Patty More

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited California for our honeymoon. We wanted to do a hot air balloon ride (we are from Tampa, FL and have hot air balloons, but they fly over I75 and I4, no thank you). Over the vineyards sounded perfect! Booking was easy. We were staying closer to the coast so we had to wake up early to drive in.... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Bridget for the great photos and review!! Mike and Patty More

San Jose, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had an excellent time at ballooning today. Mike, his wife and his crew took care of our experience and the homemade brunch was really enjoyable

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you Huzefa!! Appreciate the feedback! Mike and Patty More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We are now sitting in the courtyard of the beautiful Kendall Jackson Winery after having a wonderful sunrise balloon flight over Santa Rosa/Sonoma. Following the prior reviews here, we had a great flight, organized by the owner and his crew. Professional and friendly, our flight was piloted by Armond, who put all of the passengers at ease, then expertly guided... More

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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks so much Gary for your kind review, and your business. Mike More

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