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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 55 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 October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mike and his crew are professional, organized, and congenial hosts. The flight over Sonoma vineyards was spectacular and matched by the champagne breakfast afterwards. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My wife, special needs son and I took a balloon flight with Up & Away, and the entire experience far exceeded our expectations. Except for the difficulty in finding an acceptable weather day, it was a great memory that we will take away from Northern California, as we are moving back to the midwest after a 10 year stay. The... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Your professionalism, skill, and personality were GREAT. The day was perfect. Soaring over the vineyards, the school, the farms, the ponds and just being up in the sky was so serene, peaceful and beautiful we didn't want to come down. The champagne brunch with fresh quiche, coffee cake, chocolate covered strawberries, fresh fruit, champagne, orange juice was beautifully prepared the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Such a great experience. (I had to go alone being no one else in my group would go with) It was just such beautiful trip. Staff were all very friendly and the brunch was so yummy! I would recommend it to everyone. I am afraid of heights but I wasn't phased at all while up in the balloon, felt very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the get-go, this was definitely not to be under-estimated. From witnessing the preparation of the hot air balloon 🎈 to flying up to 4,000 feet and viewing the Pacific, SanFran skyline and fog pockets in and around the hills, We recommend this to anyone wanting to do that something a little different in wine county. Our guide was Awesome,... More

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my first experience at hot air ballooing and Mike and his crew made it a wonderful experience. It was an amazing ride, enchanced by Mike's tales of the area and other ballooning adventures. He and his crew were very personable and just made the adventure all the more fun!

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

Thanks Sherry so much for sending out a comment. Appreciate the effort and your business. Mike and Patty More

DOWNINGTOWN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We loved our hot air balloon ride. It was the highlight of our trip. It was a beautiful gentle ride with our great pilot, Dave. The staff was very personable and professional. We felt very safe. The gourmet breakfast was delightful. The entire experience was awesome - a must do on your trip to wine country.

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

Thank you Joyce for taking a moment to send out the review. Nice to hear from people how their experience was. Kind regards Mike, Patty, Dave and crew. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mike and his team were absolutely wonderful! They really made our experience unforgettable. They were personal and informative about the science behind flying a hot air balloon, which made us feel safe throughout the whole ride. The champagne brunch was a savory ending to the whole experience. Mike's wife did an excellent job cooking-great husband and wife team. I would... More

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

Thank you Pauline for the great review. Respectfully Mike and Patty More

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Last weekend, my now wife and I got married in one of Up & Away's hot air balloons. It was one of the most amazing and perfect experiences of my life. My wife and I were very excited about the experience but had no idea what to expect. Mike made it all very personalized and went above and beyond to... More

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

Thank you very much for choosing us for your special wedding flight. Was a beautiful day. Hope to see you for an anniversary flight someday. Kind regards Mike and Patty More

Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this was an awesome trip. my wife and i went out on this balloon ride since it was a wedding gift. we did not know what to expect and it was a blast. the crew was courteous, helpful and funny. they were professional and accommodated our photography needs. they even opened the balloon up and let us take a picture... More

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

Thanks very much Chris!! Mike and Patty More

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