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Santa Barbara Wine Country Hot Air Balloon Ride! Soar to new heights with our daily morning Santa Barbara balloon rides! With over 100 wineries in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, the year-round near perfect climate and light prevailing winds in the...more
2432 Railway Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93441
+1 760-602-0295
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Knowing I adore adventures, my hubby surprised me with a balloon ride for my birthday today. It was an adventurous, beautiful, fun-filled morning above the trees followed by champagne, berries and muffins. The owner took tons of pictures without us even asking and had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paula P
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We took an early morning ride as the sun was rising. It was our first balloon ride and it could not have been better. The scenery is spectacular and it is so peaceful floating above the ground. Pilot pointed out highlights and we learned a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We had such a fabulous time on our ride. Pilot is extremely knowledgeable, funny (oh my gosh, funny), respectful and accommodating. The crew is focused on safely and making sure everyone has a great experience. HIGHLY recommend this excursion!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jkfromca
Amanda H, Manager at Sky's the Limit Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed July 5, 2018

1st postponement...fires...2nd...weather...3rd...James and his crew got us in the air on a beautiful day...a full basket with 3 other couples. Once you are airborne,,,,it's quiet, other than the flame to keep the balloon aloft, and that adds to the experience. Got some great pics, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Larry G
Amanda H, Manager at Sky's the Limit Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your patience! We understand that Mother Nature can throw our plans to the wind and we appreciate you sticking with us and for your great review!

Reviewed June 6, 2018

What an amazing morning - my partner and I were completely thrilled with the ride :) The pilot and crew and so professional and experienced - the morning was simply gorgeous without any bumps (literally!). Unfortunately due to poor weather (safety concerns) we were unable...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kyly W
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I went went by boyfriend to Santa Barbara for a little get away and we decided to try the hot air Ballon for the first time and I'm glad we did! James the pilot was wonderful and the view was amazing if anyone is thinking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yazmin V
Reviewed May 31, 2018

The ground crew and the pilot were very professional and did a fantastic job. We were not able to fly the first day because of the weather. Everyone was offered a refund or rescheduled their visit. We came back the next day and got up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mochacoughy3
Reviewed February 19, 2018

I can't say enough about the view, the feeling, and quiet of the trip, as well as the professionalism, and great sense of humor of the crew. ........and if our YOLO girl is out there, would love a copy of our landing. Wish we had...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lu R
Reviewed February 15, 2018

It was a wonderful time all around. The guys really knew their equipment, environment & hospitality! There were a total of 8 guests (plus 2 pilots) on the balloon. All terrific people. We met at the office, rode together in their van and watched them...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Laura A
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

I took my then girlfriend (now fiance) on this fantastic voyage and we got engaged. It was romantic, intimate and informative all wrapped up in one fantastic balloon ride. Soaring over all the wineries and just seeing how beautiful this area was cannot be explained....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sean H
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
Children have to be 5 yrs or older. Little ones wouldn't be able to see over the top of the basket anyway. This is a beautiful time of the year (I am not affiliated with this company, just a local), the hills are green... More
Karla F
October 14, 2017|
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Response from R6908OYwilliams | Reviewed this property |
Best to call and ask them. In the end it all comes down to weather. Fog is the enemy and if it burns off quickly you should be good.
July 24, 2017|
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Response from ImSlayer | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it, we had to hold and climb. There is no door...unless they replaced the basket with a newer version. Also, you have to place your leg over the top to get in and out.