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“A Beautiful, intimate balloon ride over Napa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
855-944-4408
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Ranked #1 of 22 activities in Yountville
Type: Tours
Activities: Hot-air ballooning
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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!
Emerald Coast Florida
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“A Beautiful, intimate balloon ride over Napa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

My wife really did her research and located this balloon tour for the conclusion of our romantic weekend. Instead of the large 10-20 person rides, we had reserved a tour for 6, which ended up being just the 2 of us, along with the owner, and another pilot (Laura), her husband and sister out for a beautiful morning trip. We ended up spending almost 2 hours aloft due to the light winds and airflows, but had a very personal experience! Afterwards, we had a great champagne breakfast and got to know know really learn about the owners and the locals

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New York, NY
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

We had such a great time!!!

Our pilot, Laura, was so nice and friendly. The view from up there was incredible, it was one of the highlights of our trip...I just wish that I don't have to wake up so early :) but it was well worth it!

We felt so lucky to be placed in the smaller basket of 6 (there were only 5 of us), it made the experience a lot more intimate. The breakfast with Laura and other people at the end was also lots of fun.

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Cheney, Kansas
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“Outstanding adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

LOVED THIS! Not just the ride (which was fantastic), but also the customer service. We had so much fun! We chose the option of having the hotel pickup down in Fisherman's Wharf--who wants to drive at 5:15 am?! Neilson picked us up and drove us to the launch site. A local's knowledge is a wonderful thing. We found out more about the area than had we done an internet search! We had an amazing ride, pilot was Laura. Very safe and very exciting. Landing was good and brunch was nicely done as well.

My husband and I had a little time to walk around, then Neilson took us back to the city. We learned even more about the area and got to experience the steepest street without being the ones doing the driving!

Overall-EXCELLENT! Would definitely recommend this company to anyone.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“A neat, unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

The whole experience was very nice. We began with a 1-hour ride, which was followed by a nice champagne brunch. The ride was nice, we had clear weather. Our guide pointed out all of the area's sights, and having grown up in Napa, painted a nice picture of how the area looked 40 years ago!

I would definitely recommend seeing Napa from a balloon, and I would recommend Napa Valley Aloft for that purpose.

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Delaware
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“A terrific experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2007

The last week of September 7 of us ventured with Mark over the Napa Valley in his hot air balloon. What a fabulous experience !! We witnessed the sun rising in the east, the full moon setting in the west, and the lush vineyards below. The day was so beautiful weatherwise that Mark kept us aloft an extra 1/2 hour. Smooth sailing from lift-off to landing. The delicious, celebratory champagne breakfast at Compadres was the perfect ending to a lovely morning.

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