Balloon rides in California

Top Balloon Rides in California, United States

Balloon Rides in California

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3 hours
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  • Denise P
    New Port Richey, FL122 contributions
    Had the opportunity to check off one of my bucket list items on July 14, 2022. I was very nervous but after reading multiple reviews prior, it helped to calm me down. Sooo glad that I did not chicken out and did the Hot air balloon for my daughter's 30th Birthday. It is a memory that we will both never forget. If you are on the fence all I can say is go for it. Once you are up there it is so quiet and peaceful. All you hear is the fire going into the balloon. The ride was approximately 1 hour and they went up about 1000 feet but most of the time I would say we were maybe 500 feet up. Although when you are up there it doesn't even feel like you are that high up. All my nerves just vanished once we were up there. Our pilot Chris was amazing and we felt very safe with him as our pilot he has been doing it for quite a long time. We could not go over Napa because the weather was not good so instead they drove about an hour away and the weather was perfect. Highly recommend!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Angelina Y
    1 contribution
    Totally recommend trips with Sonoma ballooning! Our pilot Jeff was amazing and hilarious. We enjoyed our beautiful sunrise flight that lasted over a full hour.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Jackie B
    1 contribution
    What a great experience! I’ve taken plane and glider lessons but this was totally different. My 13 year old daughter was not scared at all and compared the feeling to taking an elevator ride. Dress in layers so you can adjust to the temperature change from early morning to standing next to the burner onboard. Loved the pictures taken from the ground that were available on the Facebook page afterwards. Pilot was very interesting to talk to and learn from. Will definitely bring my husband back to try it out.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Jeanette P
    1 contribution
    This was our first time in a hot air balloon. Dillon was our pilot and we were so glad to have such a skillful pilot for our first ride. The crew work hard and make everyone feel welcome. The whole operation was a well coordinated feat. Highly recommend this company
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • Yesenia P
    2 contributions
    What a dream! Told all my family and friends about this, I had such a great time. Thank you! Will be returning.
    Written July 27, 2022
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  • kat2diefor
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    They provided a great atmosphere from start to finish. The views were amazing, the staff was very friendly and engaging. Would do again thanks to the staff and experience. Was a great birthday activity.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Misty P
    2 contributions
    We really enjoyed this experience! There were 10 family members and the checkin process, initial meeting of what to expect and the actual balloon ride was well organized and professional. The pilot we had was very informative of the balloon and the areas we were visiting! I would do this again - with this company!
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • gmarkie525
    Edinburgh, UK8 contributions
    Eric and his team were professional, welcoming and entirely safety focussed. We were a party of five; three adults (one 72) and two children. Was a wonderful experience that we won’t forget.
    Written July 9, 2022
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