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“Great experience, flight, and great staff”

Balloons Above the Valley
Ranked #2 of 25 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
Long Island, NY
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great experience, flight, and great staff”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We ended up with Balloons Above the Valley by pure luck. We were staying at the Marriott and the first morning after our arrival and still on East Coast time we ran into them and a group in the morning while we were up and looking for coffee!

I have never been in a hot air balloon, but wife has. We thought Napa would be a a great place to for my first ride. I'm very glad we choose to go.

First, the staff was very helpful and excellent in returning our calls and clearing up reservation issues.
The morning of the ride, was organized, we were taken to a field, assigned a pilot and on our way in short order.
The flight itself was incredible. The company doesn't make the scenery and the low fog, and views, so that I give to mother nature. However, our pilot, Bob was excellent and Jacob the other staff member was excellent as well.

We did hear some complaints from others but didn't experience any of the issues that others had.
Yes, did we have to find a landing spot and did that create some nervous moments. Yep. It's a hot air balloon! Not an airplane.

After we returned to the hotel, they had a nice brunch for us and I will be honest I was surprised at the quality of the food and how well organized it was. Kudos to the staff. A lot of times on tours the food after is just that, an after thought. The experience is a bit expensive but after doing it, I would say well worth it.

So overall we had an excellent experience with Balloons Above the Valley.

Visited April 2014
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Los Altos, CA
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great fun...”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We were staying at the Marriott in Napa so the natural choice for us was to use Balloons Above The Valley for our ballooning as they depart for their balloon rides from the hotel. You cannot ask for a more organized, friendly staff. Everything from the meet to the champagne brunch upon the return to the hotel was perfect. The crew is very knowledgeable and give a very beautiful, safe and interesting ride. A perfect diversion from all that wine tasting!!

Visited April 2014
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Land O Lakes, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Experience, Value & Service”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We were lucky enough to book in mid-March of 2014 and had the most incredible experience ever! Russ was our pilot and he did an amazing job, followed by a delicious brunch afterward. There are many companies in the Napa Valley offering a balloon ride experience, but nothing is going to top this company!

Visited March 2014
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“Above and beyond my expectations”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This Hot Air Balloon ride was worth our 5:30am wake up call. It was such a remarkable day to be up in the Air and the views are absolutely stunning! Afterwards we had top notch brunch and one too many mimosas - with a great group of people that joined us on the ride. I highly recommend Balloons Above the Valley.

Visited February 2014
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Great experience”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It was a really nice experience and the brunch was good, hot breakfast with belini. We definetely recommend their service.

Visited February 2014
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