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Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA

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Yountville, United States
Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA
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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

It’s difficult to appreciate the beauty of Napa Valley’s rolling vineyards from between the vines—it’s much easier from the skies. Starting just after sunrise, step into your hot-air balloon to watch the valley come alive, floating up to 2,000 feet in the air. Enjoy coffee before and sparkling wine after, celebrating your silent journey gliding along the California horizon.
  • Tour Napa Valley or Sonoma from the air, following ideal weather patterns
  • Learn about the art of ballooning from your pilot
  • Get drone-style photos from your aerial vantage point
  • A romantic experience for couples—or just a fun getaway for friends
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40 min to 1 hour hot-air balloon ride (weather dependent)
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities
Vintners Golf Club , 7901 Solano Ave, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 8 years and minimum height is 57 inches tall. It is at the pilots discretion who is deemed safe to fly
  • MUST provide on the road phone number at time of booking. Failure to provide this information will result in cancellation
  • Guests with weights of 260 lbs (118kg) or more will be charged an additional fee of $275
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Napa Valley Balloons
You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:The Hot Air Balloon ride departs from Vintners Golf Club at 7901 Solano Ave, Yountville, CA. After being checked in and a brief orientation, guests are driven directly to the launch site.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:The coldest part of your morning will be on the ground! Come dressed in comfortable layered clothing. Walking shoes and a hat are also recommended and of course, don't forget your camera.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are Hot Air Balloons safe?
A:Absolutely! Flying is the safest form of transportation and, statically speaking, ballooning is the safest form of flight. Believe it or not, getting in and out of the basket is the most challenging part of the whole flight!
Jun 2021
Q:
Why is the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride departure so early in the morning?
A:Balloons fly best in cool, calm, stable air which in Napa is usually just after sunrise. Meeting times will vary throughout the year to reflect the change in sunrise times.
Jun 2021
Q:
How high do we fly during the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:Most balloonists enjoy low-level flight. Typical hot air balloon rides in Napa average between tree-level and approximately 2,000 ft.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long is the entire Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride experience?
A:You will spend approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in flight, however, please allow 3-4 hours for the entire experience.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child with me on the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:Children must be taller than 57 inches and at least 8 years old to participate.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can i participate in the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride if I am pregnant?
A:Unfortunately, no. Expecting mothers are not permitted to fly.
Jun 2021
Q:
What will we see during the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:Your experienced and knowledgeable hot air balloon pilot will act as your guide and entertainer while pointing out local highlights and welcoming questions from you and fellow adventurers.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my dog with me on the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:Pets are not allowed on the balloon for safety reasons.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are there restrictions for participating in the Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride?
A:Due to safety, people suffering from chronic pain, have a recent injury, have recently had major surgery, are unable to stand without assistance for more than an hour, require assistance walking, or cannot climb stairs cannot participate.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Wine Country Hot-Air Balloon Ride from Yountville, CA.

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  • "Small children may have hard time seeing over basket if too young." See review
  • "For the money we spent, I would say don't do it unless there is ONLY 16 PEOPLE in your balloon and you were." See review

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star-1
Such a disappointment
Derrick_W
, Aug 2022
Biggest let down we have had in a long time. It was supposed to be an amazing trip over napa valley. Fog came in and we were told that we were changing locations due to weather. We asked what the experience would be like at this new location and were told it would be different than napa valley but great view of diverse agriculture. Sun flowers and almonds and lots of other forms of agriculture. It took so long to get there that we missed going up at sunrise. The first 15 Min was over a housing development. Followed by about 10 min of agriculture (a walnut plantation) then a bout 10 min over someone's plant nursery, which was all netted over the top so you could not see plants. The rest of the trip was barran dirt until landing. Our operator was the most unpersonable guide I've ever had. I would ask questions and he would give 1 word answers if he even answered them. So beyond disappointed
star-3
Chris and staff were...
Kenneth_R
, Jul 2022
Chris and staff were great. A little disappointed that we were not able to do Napa. I wasn’t aware that was a possibility.
star-5
Breathtaking views and a lifetime experience
Prasad_S
, Jul 2022
This is definitely a lifetime experience! You can be assured to get breathtaking views of the valley from the air balloon with description of various orchards (vineyard, almonds, sunflower) by the experienced crew. We were taken to the balloon take-off location (about an hour ride) from the meeting point, were on an hour tour on the air balloon followed by landing and return back to the meeting point. Completely worth the money!
star-5
Love it
Luis_L
, Jul 2022
An amazing experience . Everybody should have this experience at least once in a lifetime. Flying without motor noise or vibrations.
star-5
Bob was absolutely...
Melissa_N
, Jun 2022
Bob was absolutely fantastic !! He made the trip and the whole experience even better !!! Very nice and fun and engaging w everyone !! He’s amazing at what he does!
star-5
Relaxing, exciting, and awesome!
Angela_H
, Jun 2022
This was the most relaxing, fun 39th anniversary trip. Shannon and Chris were outstanding representatives for your company. I was very anxious but the team was great! The adventure was outstanding and I am recommending this to everyone.
star-5
Fantastic balloon ride!
Joan_L
, Jun 2022
Pilot and staff were exceptional! Friendly, helpful and professional. We had a beautiful day and experience.
star-5
Highly recommend this amazing experience!
Dan_L
, Jun 2022
Our Balloon Pilot, Bob, and the staff were amazing, they were so friendly and made the experience outstanding!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely worth the...
Ronan_S
, May 2022
Absolutely worth the money. A terrific Napa experience. We flew with Bob who was excellent knowledgeable and entertaining. Although path depends on the wind, we were able to fly from yountville to southeast of Napa and landed in a vineyard
star-5
Worth it
Isaac_M
, May 2022
We rode in the hot air balloon in the morning time in which we were able to watch the sunrise. Views of Napa’s wineries and green grass hills with a view of the Bay is an amazing sight to see. 10/10 recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A peaceful ride with beautiful views.
amarieslosser
, Apr 2022
We had a great time. The balloon ride was very peaceful with beautiful views. The landing was very gentle and we got champagne and breakfast recommendations after.
star-5
Amazing sunrise balloon ride
Karen_C
, Apr 2022
Fabulous sunrise ballon ride. Bob our pilot was good fun skilled and made the trip even more enjoyable. We even did a splash and dash into the pond from 2000 feet such skill picture showing us touching down from another balloon
star-5
Memorable
Lise_S
, Mar 2022
Our pilot Bob and the views of the valley, and the champagne toast at the end. Will definitely recommend to my friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing balloon flight!
Julie_K
, Mar 2022
There are four of us traveling together and we had an amazing experience! Our pilot Bob was an expert at flying, was funny and ensured we had a memorable experience. This was our first balloon flight and would totally do it again!
star-5
GREAT ADVENTURE!!!
Edith_G
, Mar 2022
Chris was an amazing pilot!! He was very kind, knowledgeable, and experienced!!! Would go again!!! My boyfriend Erik and I loved the entire adventure, and of course the champagne at the end was fun too!
star-5
Highlight of my Birthday
Candace_H
, Mar 2022
I had such a great experience and the staff were awesome! The pilot was very kind and knowledgeable about The area and flying. We had a calm peaceful ride.
star-5
Girls trip 2022
JOLYNN_P
, Feb 2022
My friends really enjoyed themselves.on the balloon ride. Thanks for making memories. February 2022, what a wonderful retirement and birthday celebration.
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Kidsparadise
, Feb 2022
Our hot air balloon was amazing! Highly recommend NVB for this experience! This was informative and very kind. Will be back for sure
star-5
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Jennifer_B
, Feb 2022
This was 100% outside of my comfort zone, going up in a hot air balloon. I fully expected to be a ball of nerves leading up to the ride, BUT the professionalism of the hosts and guides made me 100% comfortable and i felt entirely safe. The sights are breathtaking. Take this tour!
star-5
Bucket List Balloon Flight
Jonathan_M
, Nov 2021
Great trip. Chris was our captain, did a great job and shared Napa FAQs throughout the flight. Is definitely a bucket list item to check off. Enjoyed the experience. Thank you.

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