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Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
855-944-4408
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Ranked #1 of 23 activities in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
Owner description: Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides is a family owned and operated business. Our family has been hot air ballooning over Napa Valley for more than 30... more » Owner description: Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides is a family owned and operated business. Our family has been hot air ballooning over Napa Valley for more than 30 years, offering smaller, private-party hot air balloon flights. Situated in the heart Yountville, Napa Valley inside V-Marketplace, Vintage 1870, we offer exclusive hot air balloon rides and personal flights to celebrate your special occasion. Our hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with extensive knowledge of Napa Valley, combined with their passion for hot air ballooning makes them perfectly suited to be your special hosts and guides during your morning with us. Kid friendly and fun for the entire family. Join us for a most unforgettable experience! « less
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Berwyn, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went ballooning with Napa Valley Aloft in July and it was a good experience overall. Our pilot was very experienced and it was a smooth ride and landing. The scenery is breathtaking and we had a clear day but not much wind so we flew only a few hundred yards away from our takeoff point. Unfortunately, due to the... More

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CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Unfortunately the skies turned overcast on our way to the meeting place. That coupled with the fires in a nearby valley made us unable to fly over Napa. We were offered a choice of changing our reservation or going over farmland from a different launch site. We were glad to have the option of continuing or canceling. We had never... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are going to fly, fly with Napa Valley Aloft! They are amazing! Everything thing from start to finish was handled professional and kindly. We flew with Jayson, he was SUPER knowledgeable about flying and its history, he was also extremely knowledgeable about the Napa area and its history. We flew for an hour and a half, the whole... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had the privilege of taking the sunrise balloon ride with Jay, the owner, and we couldn't be happier with the experience we had! While the balloon ride itself was phenomenal as we soared high above the vineyards through trees, and on top of a lake at one point, we were most impressed by the professionalism and amiability of J,... More

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We took the balloon flight with Napa Valley Aloft based upon the Trip Advisor ratings and were absolutely bowled over by their professionalism and the experience overall. I had done a flight before but this was my wife's first balloon flight and she was a bit nervous. However, we had J the owner as our pilot and he put everyone... More

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Menlo Park
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Napa Valley Aloft has balloons for couples, and large baskets for groups of fourteen. Glen and I, piloted by Gretchen, had an hour-long magical flight from Yountville to Napa last Sunday. What an incredible experience and fantastic way to see the vineyards, farms and ranches while gently soaring over the valley! This company is extremely professional - from their reservation... More

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This balloon company is organized, professional and good at what they do. However, I had really different expectations so was slightly disappointed. Basically you go up from Yountville over the valley - over top mobile home parks and basic urban sprawl and then down. I had envisioned ballooning over bucolic country side with wineries in sight. So get that vision... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was such a bucket list thing to do, and it was well worth it. We stayed at the Vintage Inn which was walking distance to the balloon takeoff site and we even got a discount because of staying at that hotel! We opted for the exclusive trip for 4 adults and had the best experience. I felt very safe... More

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Crowley, TX
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7 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have always wanted to take a balloon ride, but had not done so yet. A friend from work recommended taking one in Napa Valley (as they had done last fall). I chose Aloft and we had a wonderful ride this week. Great staff, great pilot and there can't be a prettier place to do this than beautiful Napa Valley.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Amazing experience! A " must- do!" Floating up and over beautiful Napa Valley in the early morning was the perfect way to begin the day! Peaceful, scenic and breathtaking! The champagne brunch on the patio following the balloon rose was a wonderful way to continue the experience! This was our anniversary trip and at the top of our " bucket... More

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