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Address: Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95492
Phone Number: 707-836-0171
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Description: The most personalized, professional ballooning experience in the Sonoma...
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***
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Sonoma Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride with Gourmet Champagne Brunch
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An experience I never thought I could have with my daughter

My daughter is in a wheelchair and always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. Having seen them before, I thought there was no way she would ever be able to do this. I was wrong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter is in a wheelchair and always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. Having seen them before, I thought there was no way she would ever be able to do this. I was wrong - through Mike's company she got her dream. The accessible basket held my daughter, a friend and me. We felt very safe and... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter and I took a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Sonoma Valley. It was the first time for all of us in a hot air balloon and the experience was beyond amazing. The views are incredible in the Valley and the feeling in the air is so peaceful. There is no sense of fear of heights... More 

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Sandy, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a wonderful time. Finished with a beautiful brunch at Kendall Jackson. Very professional people.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Santa Rosa as part of our road trip across the west coast. We chose this ballooning company as it had great reviews and looked fantastic. I was a tad nervous about being in the air in just a basket but the crew are so experienced and instantly make you feel safe. Also it doesn't feel you are in... More 

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

Wow, a review a YEAR later. Guess we did make some memories. Thank you so much for review and your business, that is a record I think. Kind regards Mike and Patty More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We showed up at the agreed time and from start to finish this was a great experience. Staff are friendly (answer any questions which they probably answer lots of the same again and again), professional (safety 1st), and genuine ... everyone loves and shows that they love what they do. We had the most magnificent weather which is pretty typical... More 

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

Thanks Mark for the great review. Glad you had a nice time. Kind regards Mike More 

Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A professional hot air balloon pilot escorts a group on a delightful tour of Hidden Valley in Sonoma. Because the weather/ fog is so unpredictable, we had to take an hour long bus ride to a more conducive area to launch. It was fun to watch and learn how the ergonomics of balloon flying works: from unloading equipment, to filling... More 

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

Really appreciate the nice review. Thanks very much. Mike, Patty and crew. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Amazing views, amazing opportunity and amazing staff. Where to begin? I guess with the staff - they are simply wonderful guys that seem to enjoy making people's dreams come true. The views from the balloon are absolutely lovely, and touch down is as gentle as walking on grass. Michael and his wife provide a lovely brunch in such a pastoral... More 

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

Thank you so very much for the lovely review. Sincerely Mike and Patty More 

Zoar, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

David, Ramon and owner Michael (and wife) offer a fun and friendly well done balloon excursion out of the Santa Rosa airport. Complete with champagne brunch after the trip. Would definitely recommend for visitors to Sonoma.

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

Thank you very much for the review, and your business. Mike and Patty More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was a great experience and the folks at Up & Away did a wonderful job. For us this was a long needed a vacation, we enjoyed wine country but the experience of hot air ballooning over the vineyards gave it an added value. And, the crew was superb and entertaining, along with the hospitality at the end of the... More 

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

Thank you very much Mike for the feedback. Glad you had a nice time. Kind regards Mike More 

Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We are return customers to Up and Away Ballooning. This time was for our 30th Anniversary and we had 7 friends and family with us. Everyone had a great time. Mike, Dave and the whole crew made our flight and the accompanying brunch memorable. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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

Thank you Phil for your repeat business. Much appreciated. Mike and Patty More 

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Address: Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95492
Phone Number: 707-836-0171
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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