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Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride

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Yountville, United States
Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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40 min to 1 hour hot-air balloon ride (weather dependent)
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic Beverages

Departure Point

7901 Solano Ave, Yountville, CA 94599, USA

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  • 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

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is the policy on sanitization during Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What is the maximum group size during Wine Country Hot-Air-Balloon Ride ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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


431 Reviews

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, Sep 2021
The smooth flight and views! It was on our bucket list and we are so glad we decided to do it. Our pilot, I think Chris, was awesome!
The perfect adventure
, Sep 2021
Everything was perfect! Bob, our pilot was knowledgeable, fun, expert and engaging...we learned a lot. We were well taken care of and enjoyed the camaraderie with the champagne at the end of the flight. Loved getting to keep the glasses and the prayer on them!!!! 🥂👍🌹🥰
, Aug 2021
Such an incredible experience! The area we were supposed to be in was too foggy but they offered us the option to do it in a different location just an hour away if we wanted or our money back. The pilot was awesome, told us about the views and what we were looking at. Truly a memorable experience.
A M A Z I N G ! !
, Aug 2021
It was an awesome experience! I highly recommend it. The crew was fun and obviously knew what they were doing. I always dreamed to experience this and it was worth every $ and every second. You have to monitor the weather of course and avoid fog and clouds as it might be a different experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience from start to finish.
, Aug 2021
Our pilot, Bob was amazing. So knowledgeable and kind. Emily was our driver and she was so great!! Everything from the initial pick up at our resort to the champagne toast after the ride was absolutely perfect.
, Jul 2021
Amazing... one of the best experiences in Napa !! Very organized, knowledgeable and professional staff.
Bucket list balloon ride checked off✔️
, Jul 2021
Amazing ride! Didn’t get to float over Napa Valley due to the winds but it was an amazing ride. Bob dropped us down and skimmed a creek and immediately shot back up! Mad piloting skills! He also made out ride very entertaining. We would all do it again and recommend it to others.
Loved every minute
, Jul 2021
From check in to the end, our trip was amazing. Greeted with tea, coffee etc prior to the flight Flight was in control with our chief pilot, Bob. He was very reassuring. Easy and approachable. Very experienced. All this with a touch of humor. Emily, the driver was great. Champagne toasts after the flight was the special touch.
Pilot Bob is very friendly
, Jun 2021
Great experience! Our hot air balloon ride was beautiful, the staff was kind and professional, would highly recommend
Didn’t get to fly from Napa Valley
, Jun 2021
Overall a great experience! Only complaint is we had to fly from Winters due to fog which is 1 hour away from Napa Valley.

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