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Wine Country Balloons

397 Aviation Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95403
707-538-7359
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Ranked #22 of 67 activities in Sonoma
Type: Tours
Owner description: Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA PUC safety certified balloon ride service provides a spectacular way to view... more » Owner description: Celebrating more than 35 years with the highest 5 star rating, this FAA PUC safety certified balloon ride service provides a spectacular way to view Lush Vineyards Redwood forests Mountain Ranges the Russian River and the Pacific Coast. Enjoy a full made-to-order champagne brunch with the pilot after your mornings excursion. Weddings, Private flights for two or large groups can be accommodated. Hotel Packages. Sonoma and Napa California. « less
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As seen on the Yelp reviews this is a total waste of a trip. Don't buy the discounted vouchers. He cancelled many times and was overall extremely rude, unprofessional and difficult. Read the yelp reviews and do some research. There are many other good and reputable companies in the Sonoma valley; go with them. Save your money and skip wine... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A once in a life time experience; wondrous views. We were recommended this company by the Hyatt hotel over two others. We went with their recommendation and are glad we did. Both my 14 year old and my 18 year old loved this. The fantastic ride was augmented by the hands on experience of preparing the craft as well as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This was not the experience I had hoped for and we were very disappointed, especially considering the cost. The balloon itself was an advertisement, which was not the case with other companies whose balloons we happened to see in the air during this trip. The pilot had to move around the basket after landing and had no regard for his... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I went on our honeymoon. The team was so enjoyable and we had a great time. It was worth every penny! We went at sunrise and the sky was so beautiful filled with colors over the mountains. Very Romantic!

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Benton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wow! We would do again tomorrow. Fantastic experience! We met up with the pilot and his volunteer crew at Kaffe Mocha & Grill and left our vehicles there. Then we loaded into their van, went to Starbucks for a bathroom break & to decide on launch site and then headed to that launch site after checking wind and fog. Some... More

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There is no better way to experience the Sonoma Valley than an aerial tour. We met at the Santa Rosa airport Starbucks and can pooled to the launch site- which varies weather permitting. There the wine country balloon team put together the basket from Czechoslovakia and sponsored balloon. Once launched we had gorgeous views of the local wineries, the Russian... More

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Oklahoma
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90 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our group of 12 joined 4 others along with our pilot, Scott. Didn't know they made baskets that could hold that many people!! They picked us up from our hotel, stopped at starbucks for pitstop/wind/fog directional and to meet the other 4 riders, then headed to our departure location. Several of our group helped with the set up and take... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a great birthday present on President's Day 2.17.14 to take a hot air balloon ride! This was one experience I've waited to do my entire life, "riding the air waves" so worth it. The balloon crew was knowledgeable, experienced, and professionally fun!!! These people even hang out with "the Dave Matthews Band" on balloon rides, and we all felt... More

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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was an amazing part of my birthday trip to Napa and Sonoma California. My husband planned for us to go up in a hot air balloon. I have always wanted to experience this at least once in my life. All the guys were wonderful taking us up in the balloon. The visibility was not good because of fog, so... More

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Usedom Island, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

What a great way to see the Fall colors of Sonoma County vineyards! A peaceful morning aloft, watching the dogs and livestock wake up below. I asked Scott how long he had been doing this; he said he started with his father, at age 12. He certainly seemed to know what he was doing. I forget how many hours he... More

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