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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 52 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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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was really afraid to accept this challenge but very glad that was convinced to do so. Not only we could see the amazing scenery; it was very interesting to see the actual action how the crew work really hard to setup the balloon for our ride and disassemble it after that. The brunch with champagne was the icing on... More

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

So glad you took the challenge Irene. As you saw, a balloon ride is a very relaxing activity. Most people think it will be like a carnival ride, until they go. Nothing could be farther from reality. Thank you! Mike More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Overall experience was very favorable. Mike was very responsive to all email communication regarding the trip. We were lucky and did not get fogged out. The basket was big enough to fit 12 people and was sectioned off into 4 areas. Anymore than that would be too cramped. The ride was peaceful and pretty. David our pilot was very experienced... More

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

Appreciate the review Ai, thank you!! Mike More

San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Up & Away Ballooning is the memorable experience. Mike and David are very nice hosts to take the vacationers up to see Sonoma view. We close up to 10 feet above the vineyard and up high close 2000 feet for the overall view.

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

Thank you very much!! Mike More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a wonderful experience and something I've been wanting to do for years. The experience was great. We were in a balloon that held 8 and I went with my husband and my parents. We'd all been wanting to do this for a while and were so glad that we did. The entire experience was wonderful and top notch.... More

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

Once in a Lifetime is usually what it takes, but we do have folks come back multiple times. Thanks for much for the review, and your business. Kind regards Mike More

San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Up & Away Ballooning is a wonderful lifetime experience! Mike and David are very friendly and try their best to make the trip easy, relaxed and enjoyable. The weather is not predictable in general, but for Hot Ballooning, it is even harder to meet the safety standard that these guys are imposing. In short, Up & Away Ballooning has a... More

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

Thanks Easy for the review. Really appreciate hearing from you! Mike More

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

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