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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 53 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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Angels Camp, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Up & Away Ballooning, my husband and I had the best wedding we could have ever imagined. The weather was absolutely perfect (after rain and thunder the day before), and we took off in a gorgeous vineyard in Healdsburg that was a treat in itself. Mike was a very easygoing and friendly guy who made us feel totally... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful ride and the breakfast was delicious! We highly recommend Up and Away, from start to finish it was well organized. All the personnel we came in contact with were professional and really nice guys. We were thrilled we were able to fly, according to the owner, they had to cancel most of the flights in September... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our time with Up & Away Ballooning was priceless. We started the morning very early with David and the team looking for just the right place, weather wise, to set up the balloon and take off. Oh boy, what an experience, David and his team set the balloon up in no time, how amazing. The balloon came in a kit... More

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Oakley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Surprised by my husband and was scared from the minute I heard it. Was completely wrong in all my assumptions. Starting with Mike and then the Crew everything was perfect. Never felt like we were moving except to see land below changing. Everyone should try this once at least. Brunch was great and a nice way to end a wonderful... More

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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

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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
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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

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