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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 50 activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cannock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We've never been in a hot air balloon before but figured what better place to do something like that than skimming over the vineyards in Sonoma County. What a fantastic experience. The booking process on the website was straight forward and Mike the owner of Up & Away ensured we were kept well up to date and organised for our... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Did Hot air balloon ride on 04/17/14 and i must say i had an amazing experience during the flight. Mike and his crew is awesome and friendly. The brunch was great too. I would highly recommend up & away ballooning to everyone who is in the bay area for vacation. Its a must !!

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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Watch in wonder as you stand amidst a field of colorful canvases covering the ground. Jump into action to help, stand by and watch or snap fabulous pics as the burners fire up and the balloons inflate as you find yourself standing inside a rainbow. At the signal, the balloons begin to rise and there you are, watching in awe... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This experience was a 10 all around! the service and friendly staff were great! The length in ride time was perfect just over an hour leaving us a ton of time to do other activities in the day. (Armstrong woods and drive the Highway 1 coast back down to San Fran). The pilot was funny and did a great job... More

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Mike and his crew could not have more pleasant. From helping a tentative 8 year old, to a less-than-agile 79 year old, they made our balloon experience very, very special. The equipment was pristine, and the pilot extremely capable. I would recommend this to anyone. They even have a balloon that can accommodate a wheelchair!

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

Thank you Maura for choosing us for your families birthday flight. Was great having you all out. Kind regards Mike and Patty More

Fremont, Nebraska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Everything about this trip was absolutely first rate! The take off, ride and landing were all just as smooth as glass. Mike and his crew all made us feel like we were family. The champagne brunch following the ride was also wonderful and took place at a lovely outdoor venue on the Kendall-Jackson winery property. The winery provided us with... More

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

Thank you Mary for the great review and for sharing your photos! Was great having you out. Kind regards Mike More

San Mateo, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It was a very nice experience and the staff were kind & friendly, too. The homemade brunch outside of the winery was a wonderful ending :)

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

Thanks so much for taking time to send in a comment. Really appreciated. Mike More

Novato, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The whole trip was such a great experience! The balloon ride was so smooth and Mike provided funny and good insights about the area to keep us entertained! We then headed to have a coffee and a delicious breakfast w/chocolate covered strawberries outside! This was a great addition to the ride because it felt like a celebration and a quaint... More

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

Thank you! Was a perfect day. Great time. Mike More

San Francisco, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a great experience I and my friends had with nice people of Up & Away Ballooning! This hot air balloon ride was for a farewell event for my friend. With the perfect weather, we all enjoyed great ride for approx. 1 hour and nice homemade branch at a winery nearby as well. Since it took about 4 hours total... More

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

Thanks Mari for your business and sharing your photos!! Mike More

Vallejo, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Balloon riding was awesome and beautiful. Not only for that, after balloon riding, we had quiche and dessert served in the winery with complimentary wine tasting and it was so good under the blue sky with perfect service. Definitely recommend.

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

Thank you very much!!! Mike and Patty More

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