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“Ah-Mazing experience!”

Up & Away Ballooning
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Owner description: The most personalized, professional ballooning experience in the Sonoma County Wine Country. Gourmet brunch served in the gardens of Kendall-Jackson Winery after the flight. Best safety record.***Now wheelchair accessible***
Miami Beach
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Ah-Mazing experience!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Best experience to date. Went to celebrate a friend's birthday. Dan was an awesome pilot, he's so real and down to earth...even though he took us Up Up and Away! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride. The day was picture perfect and so was the landing. Thanks for such a memorable experience.

Visited October 2012
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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks so much for sending in a comment,
appreciate the effort.
Mike
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English first
Lakewood, Washington
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hot Air Balloon Ride...Check”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

My husband knew that a hot air balloon ride was on my list of things to do. He booked with Up & Away for a trip we were taking up in Windsor with my brother and sister-in-law as a surprise. This was an amazing experience. I know it is easy to look up a Napa company (we previously lived in San Francisco) as your first choice, but I challenge you to go with a family owned business, with excellent service and a staff that is very experienced and makes the trip memorable. From beginning to end, all of the staff make this a fun experience and before you eat the last bite of your brunch, you will want to come back and do it again. Try it, you will love it!

Visited October 2012
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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you Marie for the review, so happy
you had a wonderful time, so did we!
Mike
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Mountain View, California, United States
1 review
“Great Experience”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with Up & Away Ballooning. It was a wonderful experience and the staff were professional and fun. We even got to help with launching - which was really cool to participate and learn about the balloon.

Brunch was delicious and everything you dream about wine country - picnicking in a tree grove with the vineyards and gardens around you.

Mike's crew is great and made my birthday so very memorable and fun! Can't thank them enough!

Visited October 2012
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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Hi Emily
Thank you for your feedback, glad you
had a great time.
Mike
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Roseville, California
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7 reviews
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“Unbelievable Experience”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

What a day! Could not have asked for a better guide than Daniel. When all of the other operators stayed close to the ground, Daniel took us close to 4000 feet. What a view, all the way to the Golden Gate. This company is an A plus, very professional. Owner Mike, helps put any fears aside. Highly recommend. Buffet afterward, a bargain.

Visited October 2012
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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you Vanessa for the review and your business.
Much appreciated.
Mike
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South Bay Area, CA
1 review
“What a fun ride!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

It was our first time on a balloon ride. Before the trip, my family was exciting but also nervous about it. But now, We are planning for the 2nd ride. We have too much fun, and want more!

Up & Away Ballooning did a wonderful job for the whole ride. They called in advance to remind us the time and the place to meet. The pilot, David, and the crew were so professional through out the whole trip. The ride was a great experience for everyone on the trip. My friends who came with us loved it so much and shared their ballooning pictures on Facebook while we were still up in the air. We will definitely come back to Up & Away Ballooning for our 2nd ride!

~ Jin from Bay Area

Visited October 2012
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balloonguy01, Owner at Up & Away Ballooning, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you Jin, it was a pleasure having you all out.
Mike
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