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“Great experience!”

Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides is a family owned and operated business. Our family has been hot air ballooning over Napa Valley for more than 30 years, offering smaller, private-party hot air balloon flights. Situated in the heart Yountville, Napa Valley inside V-Marketplace, Vintage 1870, we offer exclusive hot air balloon rides and personal flights to celebrate your special occasion. Our hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with extensive knowledge of Napa Valley, combined with their passion for hot air ballooning makes them perfectly suited to be your special hosts and guides during your morning with us. Kid friendly and fun for the entire family. Join us for a most unforgettable experience!
Boulder, Colorado
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

My hot air balloon Ride with Napa Valley Aloft balloons was amazing!!! Start to finish it was top notch. My boyfriend and I chose Napa Valley Aloft Balloons because they offer non-crowded, smaller balloon baskets. I was happy I did after noticing a huge hot air balloon w/ 20+ people crammed in another company's balloon, our balloon had 10 (five couples).


First off, a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley is a wonderful way to start your day. I highly recommend opting for breakfast package (seated on deck of Cafe + full service + tasty French Toast + coffee + 2 mimosa :) = $25) by far the best value for Napa Valley (you know what I'm talking about if you've been to Napa). You are really hungry after the balloon ride too. Okay enough about breakfast more about balloon ride. The hot air balloon takes off right where you meet, which was convenient. We took off over the cute town of Yountville and we drifted towards Napa. In between, we flew over beautiful vineyards, wineries, and dream homes. I can't describe the views, I would not give them justice, you have to experience it yourself. Our hot air balloon Pilot/Tour guide was very entertaining and informative. We landed (softly) in a park with rolling hills where the company balloon chasers/crew are waiting to greet you. After the hot air balloon is deflated, back to the starting point where you have breakfast with the pilot, learn more about the company (local family business), and exchange stories and pictures with the other balloonist. Thank you Napa Valley Aloft Balloons for the ride of my life!! and thank you to my boyfriend for spoiling me ;).

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

An amazing sunrise ride over NAPA Valley is a must do when spending time in the Yountville area. The entire process from check in, through landing was handled in a very professional manner. Our captain was engaging and very knowledgeable of the NAPA Valley offering insight and history of ballooning and vineyards.

Our balloon ride lasted right around an hour and could not believe how quick it went by. It is an incredible opportunity for amazing photo's and taking in amazing views. Highly recommend this activity for anyone wanting to have an amazing experience.

Visited November 2012
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Boylston, MA
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“Amazing...beyond my expectations”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Cant stop talking about this experience. It was completely amazing and breathtaking. Riding in the balloon at sunrise over Napa Valley, fall color was spectacular, minimal low fog, followed by 10 other balloons cruising the valley, just spectacular. Talk about a photo-op!

Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great family of ballooners, wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were with a group that went up in 3 separate balloons, each manned by a member of the family-owned Napa Valley Aloft. The entire experience was wonderful and we would do it again in a heartbeat. The owner of the company, our pilot, has over 9000 hours flying balloons, and we were totally at ease, not nervous at all. What a great time, and we enjoyed a fantastic breakfast afterward. It was just too short--we could have floated for another hour, no problem. =)

Visited October 2012
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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding & safe”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was a blast. We weren't able to do Napa because of weather, so they took us to the Central Valley and it was great. We didn't feel compromised at all and felt that everything was done with safety first. The view was great and there was little sensation of moving. Not scary at all. The pilot and crew were very experienced and knew what they were doing. This was the first time we'd done a hot air balloon, and we highly recommend these guys.

Visited September 2012
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