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“Experience of a Lifetime Dream”

Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.
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Napa Valley Hot-Air Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch
Ranked #1 of 23 Outdoor Activities in Napa
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Owner description: Come join us for an exhilarating sunrise balloon flight over the beautiful Napa Valley. Enjoy a scenic and memorable flight with one of our experienced pilots and join us in celebration at our post flight champagne breakfast. Napa's Premier Hot Air Balloon Company with over thirty-five years of safety and excellence - Featured on Oprah! and Today - The Balloon Company Trusted to fly Chelsea Clinton - Comfortable State of the art Aircraft - No hidden fees.
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
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“Experience of a Lifetime Dream”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This was an experience that was very interesting. I did not consider ahead of time how we would get in and out of the basket. This was a very difficult process for people with limited mobility. However, with that said, we have never experienced such caring from the staff. They were wonderful and went over and above the expected care of my husband and myself! We had every need met and even though I was injured quite badly in my left knee, the staff could not have done more. I would only suggest that in the future, a more through explanation of what was going to occur whaen the basket was set up would help prepare the ones who have to get in from the basket being on its side. i do not know if more information would have helped me but it might have done so. I have dreamed about having this experience for about 20 years and was disappointed only by my injury.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Kathy W
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Camden, Alabama, United States
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“Bird's Eye View of God's Beautiful Country!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

A must !!! This company was so very professional and welcoming. We took this trip to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. It was a birthday to remember for sure!!!! Kim was our pilot and he was wonderful!! Everything went great from pick up to the wonderful brunch!!!! Highly recommend Napa Valley Balloons, Inc.!!!!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Michele B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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“Up, up and Away!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a glorious ride with Napa Valley Balloons on March 25th. Definitely worth every penny and getting up early on a vacation day. What an exciting experience! Thanks for having us and showing us the view.

Visited March 2014
Thank LostPict
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Toledo, Ohio
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“Absolutely amazing”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

From the early morning pick up to the check-in / transfer to the balloon, everything was excellent. Gabe, the owner, was our pilot & he blended professionalism & service / commentary perfectly. We had a spectacular morning and made it all the way to southern side of Napa. Outstanding experience!! Must do

Visited May 2014
Thank Anthony H
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Canton, Massachusetts
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“Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Napa Valley”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

May Day, 2014

We am taking the time to write this review because we were so impressed with the safety and care exercised by the Napa Valley Balloons, Inc., in our recent hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley, California. Although it took 3 days to finally have the ride, it was a very wonderful, very safe trip when it finally took place. We had never been on a hot air balloon ride before, and we were initially quite nervous. It was truly marvelous!!!

The Napa Valley Balloons, Inc., totally relieved our concerns and fears of flying in a hot air balloon, because they are so careful that no one would be at risk of being injured, that they cancelled our ride two days in a row because they decided the wind was blowing faster than they knew was safe. They rebooked us each day for the next day, until on the third day the winds were slow enough that we could safely take off and land without risk of incident, accident or injury.

I have never seen a group more careful and concerned for everyone's safety.

It was not a small thing for them to cancel each day because they had 8 balloons and 8 crews each day that came out to get everything ready for the trip, only to have to cancel and go through the work of putting everything away again, without any income to them to pay for all the work they had to do each day.

I could well imagine a less conscientious company deciding to go forward with the ride to recoup their costs of two days lost work.

Not the Napa Valley Balloons, Inc., -- they were firm and adamant -- NO BALLOON RIDES UNLESS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.

In addition, every member of the Company were amazingly polite, helpful, and gracious at all times. The at the end of our ride they had a wonderful and delicious, all-you-could-eat and drink Champaign brunch waiting for us upon the completion of our trip.

My thanks to them for their cares and concerns for all of our safety.

Respectfully submitted,
Edson Rafferty and Janine Rivera
Canton, Massachusetts.

Visited May 2014
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