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Address: Santa Rosa, CA
Phone Number: +1 707-861-6006
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Bucket list adventure!

My husband and I and another couple finally got to take a balloon ride over the Vineyards off of our bucket list. We had perfect weather, which was fortunate since we only had 1... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
Diane T
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Chicago
via mobile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple finally got to take a balloon ride over the Vineyards off of our bucket list. We had perfect weather, which was fortunate since we only had 1 morning available before heading back home. We were allowed to help with the set up, but it was not required. The views were fabulous and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Overall, the service and experience was pleasant. I proposed to my girlfriend in mid air, of course she accepted. My only complaint with the day was with one of the ground crew, a young man, who couldn't keep his eyes off my fiance, to the point that it was very disrespectful, and unprofessional to say the least. I feel his... More 

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10 Thank Mark A
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

What fun!! We watched the balloon being inflated. It is huge, they walk inside of it during the process. Scott the pilot is very professional, and funny. The ride was very smooth and amazing. You are high up but the balloon was so stable I felt very safe. A fun thing to do and I would do it again.

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2 Thank lovesweims
Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Maybe it was the fact that we drove for over an hour to reach the launch site, or it could be that we didn't actually fly over any wineries but semi-arid farmland, but the experience left me a bit underwhelmed. The pilot was experienced and very polite, however it took half a day of my time to have a 45... More 

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6 Thank NWAdventurer69
Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Had a great time with Sonoma valley balloons. They were very professional and well organized and I felt very safe.

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Thank Julie G
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We had a amazing time. Scoot is definitely experienced> My friend was a little apprehensive about hights and she experience a mild panic attack during the balloon ride. Scoot was able to calm her down with excellent communication techniques. his personality is very genital ,caring and humors. he really helped us to get the full experiences. totally profession. he even... More 

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2 Thank sashalatatay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

My girlfriend and I went up to Sonoma for our anniversary, and decided on taking a balloon tour. Everything was well organized, timely, and professional. I'm a Commercially Rated Pilot as well, and I was very impressed with the operation. Everything was done in a very safe manner, all while having fun. The breakfast with champagne toast was a blast,... More 

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Bay Area
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

A real morning adventure in Sonoma Valley can involve rising early to catch a hot air balloon ride. Sonoma Valley Balloons has a professional staff and system to have you see the balloon get inflated (and help if you want to), then ride for hours over the valley to see vineyards, other agriculture, mountains and little towns. Landing is an... More 

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Thank EastBayAdventurer
Niagara Falls, Canada
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

This is a must do experience. Our pilot Scott was very professional and highly skilled. No sense of fear of heights....just a smooth glide over the beautiful hidden valley. The crew was great make sure you tip them they work very hard. Thanks for such a memorable experience!

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