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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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
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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

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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

Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this adventure! Mike and his wife are great! The Hot Air Balloon Ride was asome! I recommend this adenture to everyone. After the Hot air balloon ride we we had a bruch at Kendal Jackson winnery. So much Fun.

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

Thanks so much Holli!! Mike and Patty More

Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Up & Away Ballooning far exceeded my expectations. Did this for my wife's birthday and we had a great time. Mike and his crew are a bunch of classy individuals who actually care about your experience and are sincere in every facet of the excursion. The homemade brunch by Patty was excellent and we really enjoyed talking with everyone -... More

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

Really appreciate you taking the time to send out a lovely comment, and thanks for the photo! Mike and Patty More

Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stunning views. Great customer service and delicious brunch prepared by a great chef. Mike was a true gentlemen throughout the planning of our excursion. He called me with details of the trip, which put my mind at ease as I had never planned a balloon excursion prior. Now that I am educated I know what to expect. He went above... More

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

Thanks Alison for the kind review, and wonderful photos! Mike and Patty More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mike and Patty, the owners, clearly love their business and go out of their way to make it comfortable and fun. Everything went exactly as planned. Amazing balloon ride, experienced and friendly pilots, great brunch after on the grounds of Kendall Jackson winery. Food was delicious and homemade by Patty. We used the wheelchair accessible basket for my sister with... More

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

Thanks Kathryn for the review regarding the wheelchair basket, it is quite the thing. So glad C. was able to experience the joy of flight. Kind regards Mike More

San Mateo, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is absolutely terrific experience. So much fun and so peaceful in the air. Everyone there is beyond kind, helpful and friendly. They do everything to make sure you have a fabulous time. This is a great opportunity to take some beautiful photos. After the amazing ride there is a super yummy breakfast that is homemade from an angel with... More

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

Thank you Bailey for send over such a lovely review. Appreciate that, and your business. Kind regards Mike and Patty (angel) More

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