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Balloons Above the Valley

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Address: 603 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94559
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+1 800-464-6824
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon...

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

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Great way to start the day.

What a great crew and experience. Days starts out early but totally worth it, youre in wine country you should definitely enjoy the flight. Staff was super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard really good things about this business and was excited for my first hot air balloon ride - was scheduled for Friday morning and received a call the evening before confirming my spot. Arrived at the Marriott and ate the very basic muffins and coffee - we waited there for almost 40 minutes to hear instructions (which only took 15... More 

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Management response:

Deanna, Thank you for your valuable input. We are very sorry for the wait time and ultimate flight cancellation you experienced with us. Our ultimate goal is the safety and security of our passengers. It may not appear there is a reason for flight delays but there is on-going checking and re-checking going on behind the scenes. I assure you... More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great crew and experience. Days starts out early but totally worth it, youre in wine country you should definitely enjoy the flight. Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the views and my friend definitely was impressed! Would definitely do it again, Rus the pilot was amazing! The views were amazing and you feel completely safe... More 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for something different to do. This is fun... Well organized.... However.... When I dreamed all my life of the hot air balloon ride... I did not Dream of being cramed in the large basket with so many people you couldn't hardly raise your arm. If this wouldn't bother you ... then you will have a great... More 

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Thank Bonnie S
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience with Balloons Above the Valley! There are a few companies that offer balloon rides through Napa Valley, but it would be hard to top the friendly, energetic and fun stuff with this company! From start to finish the experience was top notch, safe and enjoyable. Provided laughs, fascinating information and of course amazing views.... More 

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Modesto, California
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This balloon ride was amazing! The staff were nice and friendly from start to finish! Jake was outstanding! He was knowledgeable, pleasant, and great at interacting with all the guest! The views were breathtaking and I felt at peace as we glided through the air. There was more than enough room in the basket and the weather was beautiful as... More 

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sydney
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our family of 5 enjoyed our first ever balloon flight on Christmas morning. We met at the Marriott hotel where there were coffee and pastries and a safety talk. We went in minivans to the balloon launch site. The balloon was huge and was divided into quarters. Our family fit into one. The take off was smooth and the scenery... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our pilot Jake was very informative, professional and funny. He obviously has a passion for what he does, being a third generation balloon pilot. The whole crew was amazing, making the tour a one of a kind experience. Recommend highly.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a balloon ride on Christmas morning. The crew were nice and the pilot was great. We only pd $159 for their holiday special. We were in air between 45-60 min. We met at the Marriott in Napa and returned their for an optional brunch. There were great views for pics. Remember to tip the crew/pilot.

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Thank Jenny M
Marlboro, New Jersey
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

When in Napa, you have to wake up early one day and take a hot-air balloon ride, it’s simply brilliant. Balloons Above the Valley is one of the companies offering the activity – very well organized, and a pretty good buffet breakfast gets thrown in at the end. Crisp morning weather is essential for full enjoyment, but your chances are... More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We rode Freedom captained by Jake. The views were breathtaking and we flew safe the whole time. After the balloon ride, we went back to the hotel for a delicious champagne breakfast. Make sure to include Balloons Above the Valley in your Napa planning!

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