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Since 2002, Calistoga Balloons has flown thousands of wine country travelers looking to reconnect and restore their mind, body and soul. Experience Napa Valley like never before as morning winds carry you gently above corridors of grapes and between...more
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My wife and I had an awesome experience with Calistoga Balloons. I read some disappointing reviews calling out cancellations so we were nervous. We received a text message from Shane the night before saying the flight was a go. This let us sleep in longer...More
Wow! What an amazing experience! I want to personally thank pilot Shawn for making me feel safe. I was extremely nervous prior to our flight, I asked Shawn lots of questions about balloons and I was happy to hear about his experiences flying around the...More
We began our balloon ride next to the Veterans Home on a calm, gorgeous fall day. The experience was more than one could hope for. We felt quite comfortable with our personable, experienced guide "pilot", Shane. He made certain we had a fun day!!! HIGHLY...More
First time up I’m a balloon and it was worth every minute of the wait. Our lovely pilot, Daniel, did a fantastic job talking with each of us, pointing out highlights during flight, making jokes and even story’s in the car ride. Definitely recommend this...More
This was by far the best decision we made while visiting the Napa area! Skip the weird mud baths and glide over the vineyards from above the clouds! We arrived early in the morning when the wind is more still. The pilot and his crew...More
We had exquisite conditions and had a long and breathtaking flight. This is a dream for photographers especially. Our pilot, Shane, was very experienced and informative. He had fascinating stories about ballooning over the Taj Mahal and in the Alps, among other places. It was...More
My wife and I soared high with Calistoga Balloons during our Mini-Moon in California last month. Our first flight got cancelled due to poor flying conditions- but we were notified early evening the night before - so we didn't have to set such an early...More
Hot Air Balloons- Calistoga Balloons vs Napa Valley Balloons (1 Replies)
I am planning a trip to Napa and would like to do a hot air balloon ride. I am torn between Calistoga Balloons and Napa Valley Balloons. Both seem to have an equal number good and bad reviews. This is something I have wanted to do for a while and do not want it ruined by a negative experience. Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated. Also the difference in location is not an issue.
February 16, 2011|
Hi, SCF, Here are the questions I would advise asking both balloon companies: 1) What is the max number of guests you allow per balloon? 2) Do you do double or multiple hops? Double or Multiple Hops happen when the balloon company has more guests booked than can fit in their basket. They'll split the group and one group will start in the balloon while the other "chase" in a tour van. The balloon will land at some point and the groups switch turns. Obviously, this cuts down on your "air...More
Calistoga Balloons (4 Replies)
Does anybody know, is Calistoga Balloons the only balloon company that leaves from Calistoga? Obviously, we are staying in Calistoga, and I don't want to drive too far that early in the morning.
May 10, 2011|
cc- Do they actually *launch* in Calistoga? Most every balloon company we know launches mid-valley (around Yountville), even if they pick up in other places. If by "leaving" from Calistoga you meant getting picked up, there were a few companies that used to do pick ups in the different towns-- you'd just need to contact them (or better yet-- have your innkeepers do it for you!)-- and ask if they'll do a p/u at the Inn where you're staying. Cheers, -The Innkeepers Napa Old...More
Recommendations for Napa Valley balloon flight? (2 Replies)
Have you used Calistoga Balloons for a balloon flight? Was it good? Or do you prefer a different company? (We will be staying in Calistoga) Thank you for your help.