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Jun 13, 2018
Apr 6, 2018
Hot Air Balloon Rides in the Spectacular Sierra Nevada Foothills. Located just 30 minutes East of Sacramento in Rancho Murieta. Flying daily! Launching the balloon from the banks of the Consumes River is a spectacular experience and a true...more
7000 Stonehouse Rd, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683-9614
+1 916-244-4808
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I had a great time taking my first hot air balloon trip with our pilot Tim. He was a very knowledgeable pilot, had great rapport with all the local landowners (which is particularly important when you can't always control where you land). He had lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank monaghan_a_gram
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Had a great one hour flying experience with Tim as our guide, pilot and story teller. Also really enjoyed our time with his wife Erin, who pretty much told us everything to expect before we took off. The champagne at the end of the flight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph F
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was our first time to take a balloon ride and I would certainly do it again. Owners Tim and Erin treat you like family; truly personable people who love what they do. Tim is an experienced pilot who was full of interesting stories and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank maltasfamily
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the every single minute of my ride.Thank you sonmuch Tim for the smooth ride. Erin is amazingly sweet and clicked stunning pictures.I highly recommend Sky drifters.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dsidhuprav
Tim N, Owner at Sky Drifters, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words! We do love what we do.

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved our hot air balloon ride with Sky Drifters. Erin was so enthusiastic and made sure we all had pictures taken with the balloon and during our flight. Tim is a very skilled pilot and put safety first. He prepared us for the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kyle I
Tim N, Owner at Sky Drifters, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thanks Kyle! We had a great time taking you guys out. Thanks for flying with us!

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We had excellent time with family! Beautiful view and great team at Sky Drifters! Tim Nelson was awesome pilot..Kids had loads of fun!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rohit877
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Tim, Erin were excellent! Tim is an outstanding pilot, wild animal expert, hot air balloon historian, comedian & all around great guy. Erin is the most gracious & bubbliest host /even before the champagne! She sets the perfect atmosphere for adventure before you get out...More

Thank solomonthequeen
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We celebrated our 45th Anniversary with a hot air balloon ride this past weekend. Sky drifters really made it a special celebration. It was a great experience. Watching the whole process from beginning to end was fascinating and fun. Tim and Erin and their crew...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank meyerea
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing Experience! Proposed to my now Fiancée during our first flight ever on a hot air balloon ride. What an unforgettable experience! She said "YES" of course and was very very surprised. Was great having 6 of our dear friends with us in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ifeanyi U
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Wow! These folks are amazing! My husband and I had a great experience floating over the most beautiful landscape! Don't worry if you fear heights, the floating feeling makes it all ok. You will love there people and the experience. DO IT! You won't regret...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Meredith W
Tim N, Owner at Sky Drifters, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks Meredith! You were a joy to take flying (:

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May 28, 2018|
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Response from Tim N | Property representative |
Daily pricing is $195.00 per passenger for shared basket rides and $795.00 to $995.00 per couple for private baskets. The higher price being weekends.