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“Wonderful views from the top!”

Balloons Above the Valley
Ranked #2 of 27 Outdoor Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a festive champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in a serene wine country setting. May The Winds Welcome You Softly
Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you want to take hot air balloon ride "sometime in life", take it in Napa. You will love the awesome views from the top. Everything was professionally managed and there was no scope for complaint. With hot air balloons, they take-off only when weather conditions are good. But the dependence on winds is more apparent when it comes to landing. Our one-hour flight turned to almost two-hour flight because of this. And since there are no toilets in the balloon (!), old people need to take care. We enjoyed every bit of the ride itself ... and the breakfast / champagne served to us after the ride!
Yes, the ride is a bit expensive. But the experience is exclusive!

Thank SanjeevKunte
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

This morning we rode with "Balloons Above The Valley". Their staff is a well oiled machine. You will be greeted by friendly faces like Jacob from the ground crew, who get you checked in, off to the launch site and up into the air. We were lucky enough to fly with Jeff who is very experienced and confident. I had no worries even with my 6 yr old on board. What a great experience. Thank you for the memories.
- Janelle B

Thank ReviewingLifeEvents
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I enjoy adventures together. We wanted to do hot air balloon ride and researched more online. We chose Napa Valley for its beautiful scenery and went with Balloons Above the Valley for many positive reviews on Yelp and Tripadvisor. Their rates are the best and customer service over the phone and in person are excellent. Barry, Cody and Tina provided great customer support on the day of flight (right after Father's Day) - from check-in to take-off to after-flight reception. We enjoyed our ride early in the morning, taking in the fresh air in the sky and amazing panoramic view of the vineyards, mountains, sun and clouds. Everything went very well and we landed safely on an open land. After that, we had a great champagne brunch in a private terrace, giving us more opportunities to interact with other couples. Thanks BATV for a wonderful experience for the first time. We hope to do it again in the near future.

Thank Scott G
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Our balloon pilot was awesome. He was entertaining and accurate. The view was breathtaking. In the air, it is so peaceful and quiet to go along with the view. There is no other experience to compare this to. It was a unique experience. Our thanks to our pilot Russ for an awesome experience viewing Napa Valley from the balloon. I recommend this experience for anyone.

Thank gallen22
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved every minute and can mark this one off the bucket list!
Never was frightened or worried. The pilot and assistant were wonderful and this experience was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco.

Thank Sherry S
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