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“"Worth every penny, one to knock off your Bucket list"”

Balloons Above the Valley
Ranked #2 of 30 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 adventure with a festive Champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in wine country. With so many flights to choose from, Balloons Above the Valley offers something for everyone. Looking for a simple adventure? Choose balloon flight. Want to enjoy a Champagne brunch? Choose flight + brunch. Need a little wine in your day? We offer a wine tour + flight package. Traveling from far away? Our San Francisco wine tour + flight package is for you. Want to join in on the fun but don’t want to fly? We got you covered with our Chase package. Experience your “WOW” moment with Balloons Above the Valley.
Reviewed June 20, 2010

WOW! Cannot say enough about what a great trip this was. Up early, sip of coffee and restrooms before you gather in a van to launch site. You get to watch the balloon fill and then you are off to rise up into the air! The views are awesome and our pilot JD was unbelievable!! The champagne breakfast afterward was unbelievable!!

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Reviewed June 7, 2010

I really enjoyed the experience of hot air ballooning! The staff and champagne breakfast was wonderful. I liked that we could get a picture of our wonderful morning in minutes after arriving back from our ride in the sky :)

Thank kristiehaynes
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Although we didn't get to fly over the Napa Valley, due to weather conditions, the Central Valley views were magnificent. The flight was serene and our pilot, Kevin, was fascinating and outstanding in his professionalism. The only problem we had was a rough landing, due to a gust of wind, that banged all the passengers around a bit. Despite that, we were more than pleased by our flight and the brunch afterward was excellent. Hopefully, next time we can see the wineries!

Thank Neil O
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Wow!! I couldn't wait to go up in a hot air balloon and just knew it was going to be great. I had no idea it would be even better then that, it was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone was helpful from the start to make sure we were taken care of. We checked in on Monday a.m. and our flight was canceled due to weather conditions. We were bummed but understood. We re-booked for the next morning and showed up with the clouds in the sky and a fine mist. It wasn't looking good. Jonathan announced to the group that we couldn't fly over Napa Valley but if we wanted to fly they would shuttle us over to Vacaville where the weather was clear and beautiful. We were so excited to finally get to go up in a balloon we didn't care where we went. Kevin was our pilot and was awesome! He was very knowledgeable not only about the balloon and flying but about the area too. Believe me, I asked a ton of questions! We had a wonderful flight and didn't want it to end. There is something so peaceful and fulfilling when you're out in the open flying in a hot air balloon where ever the wind takes you.We are looking forward to our Next time already. We'll try for Napa again but don't really care, it's all good. Thank you, thank you!! We're hooked.
Big Smiles and Appreciation,
Denise

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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Balloons Above the Valley did a fantastic job at making our ballooning adventure wonderful. While we were disappointed that we couldn't fly from Napa Valley due to fog, we were still thrilled at the view on the day of our flight. Be sure to wear pants and a light sweater and don't make any other plans until around 10AM PST since your brunch won't be over until around then. Getting up early (you have to meet before your flight at 5:15AM PST) is hard but worth it. JP, our pilot was quite knowledgeable and was quite friendly. Enjoyed all of the food at the champagne brunch - terrific. Wish we could go for another ride!

Thank Aparna281
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