I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon...this experience exceeded my expectations! Our pilot and guide, Bob was not only very knowledgeable, but has a great sense of humor and great personality. From the start at the Winery with pastries to the end with breakfast and mimosas! Worth every penny! Fabulous!
It was a great experience except we flew over Farmland which reminded me of Nebraska Farms We went to see the Napa Valley Wine Country which was rather disappointing. I can see farmland at home anytime! Also they had five people in our Basket on our side and that was too many, my husband couldn't see anything and the driver never turned the balloon around so we were faced backwards the whole entire time. And pictures were impossible because I like to get where people's heads because there were like I said five people in our little section of the basket which they should only been 4 at the max it was rather unfortunate and disappointing . So I think it would have been a much different trip if there would have been only for in our side of the basket so 16 total in the in the balloon where everybody could see good and then also if we would have went over the Napa Valley Wine Country was which what what we were intrigued by . The day before we went zip-lining over the Redwood Forest I would highly recommend that over the balloon ride. For the money we spent, I would say don't do it unless there is ONLY 16 PEOPLE in your balloon and you were. Flying over the vineyards, then it would have been worth it I think it was poor planning on their part, my husband's a big guy I'm 5 foot 10 and it just made it really squishy and you're not able to see anything so it was really disappointing but you know overall I guess I can say that I went in a hot air balloon, that's about it , over Farm Fields, not very exciting for over four hundred bucks !
Although our take off had to be moved outside of the valley area due to inclement weather, the experience was amazing. Bill, the captain of the Hot Air Balloon was very nice, with vast experience and very knowledgeable. He kept the entire group engaged throughout the entire trip. At one point, and the most amazing to me, he did a
Amazing staff and friendly atmosphere all thru the trip. : Would recommend it for anyone of age, to enjoy a beautiful tour and an amazing breakfast and sparkling wine after the hot air balloon tour. Then greeted with such a wonderful staff. Thank you for a memorable trip! :
Seldom do I rate a travel experience FIVE STARS. Napa Valley Hot-Air-Balloons gets all 5. The pre-flight continental breakfast and check-in process was a great way to begin. The pilots and drivers were polite and professional. The brunch was fantastic and who doesn't like bubbles? And, finally the follow-up with photos exceeded our expectations. Great job and awesome experience!