See how our guests are raving about the best balloon rides in Napa Valley!
We strive to provide the best balloon rides in Napa Valley so you can have an unforgettable experience!
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Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) is proud to let our clients and friends know we have received the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence award 7 straight years in a row!! TripAdvisor ranks us at #2 out of 27 Outdoor Activities in Napa.
Balloons Above the Valley has also received the new TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. The new award is given to businesses which have won the Certificate of Excellence award each year for the past five years.
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- Rashieda Mu'min-Jordan
Such and awesome balloon ride! Great service from beginning to end!
12/11/2017Mary Greco Chase
Thank you Jake and the greatest staff ever. I am terrified of heights and they helped ease me into doing this. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Napa is so beautiful and we could see San Francisco in the air. Breathtaking.
Awesome experience! Pastries and coffee before, a beautiful flight, and a delicious breakfast. You can't go wrong!
11/19/2017Lynda Kiefer Struebing
It was an amazing experience and all of the crew were very nice and accommodating! Thanks to Tina, Chad and all the gang on October 30, 2017. Thank you!
10/31/2017Mel McBroom Lawton
Our ride was on Thursday, 10/26, and it was absolutely AMAZING - I highly recommend this company over any of the other ones in the valley. Our pilot, Chad, was one awesome dude and you could tell the crew genuinely liked each other and loved to have fun. Thank you all very much for giving me and my husband an outstanding first hot air balloon ride experience. We will be forever grateful. �
10/27/2017Elizabeth Davis James
This was an experience we'll never forget. Our pilot Shane was exceptional!! He loves his job!! The crew was so nice and helpful. The balloon ride was wonderful, the valley is breathtaking from an aerial view. This was the highlight of our trip. Thank you BATV, for an amazing morning!
Went for th first time this morning. Everything about it was incredible. Our pilot, Jake, was the best
9/26/2017Sasha DeGuarda Puga
It was all so beautiful. It was a perfect birthday gift,, ♡♡
Amazing experience! Thank you Tina and our pilot Chad. You guys are the best! ��
- Summyr Arnold Siegel
Amazing, amazing, amazing! Everything met or exceeded our expectations. Tina was a delight. Our pilot, Shane, was clearly experienced (as were "the guys"). Funny and full of life. Up in the air, it is nothing short of peaceful. Once we landed, we headed back into town for a personalized brunch. Perfect ending to a fabulous morning. Thank you to all who took part in making the event one to remember.
My husband and I did our first hot air ballon ride and it was amazing! We could not have asked for a better experience from an easy, convenient meeting place with delicious coffee and pastries to the amazing ballon ride. We finished our morning with a delicious brunch with fresh OJ and champagne �!!! Highly recommend and will definitely be returning on our next trip to Napa !
7/17/2017Diane S Bailey Bland
Excellent service from pick up point to brunch after our balloon ride. Tina is awesome as well as our pilot Shane...highly recommend this company
It was an amazing experience. We could see San Francisco from Napa which is sometimes hard due to fog but the day we flew it was crystal clear!! This should be something that everyone experiences because it's not scary at all. My family was celebrating my mom's birthday. We had the best pilot (Chad)! He told jokes and was so knowledgeable about everything. We landed safely with a huge breakfast and endless mimosas. It was so much food you almost couldn't fit it all on your plate!!! These balloons are the largest balloons in the nation!! I would definitely recommend this company!!
Great pilot, great crew, fantastic experience!!
Great experience, very professional, enjoyable! Memories to last a lifetime! Highly recommend this company �
Balloons above the valley exceeded our expectations!!! Although our original ride has been cancelled due to weather conditions we got the best customer service one could wish for - they've rescheduled our ride and made sure we have an unforgettable time! The team was extremely friendly and very well organized! Our pilot Jake guaranteed an enjoyable ride with a smooth and safe landing. 🙂 We can definitely recommend the tour offered by balloons above the valley! 😊
5/23/2017Melissa Wolfert Long
Everything was great, from Tina checking us in. The ride to the balloon site. Our great pilot, Jake who kept us entertained and he was vey knowledgeable even the crew who took the balloon apart were friendly. Then we had a delicious champagne breakfast with our photos displayed where we would be sitting. I highly recommend this company. Oh, did I mention, our pilot Jake looked like Ashton Kutcher. Wished I were young again!
Bucket list item complete! Very friendly and professional company. Experience of a lifetime.
- Haley Fountain
Amazing experience and great customer service! Thank you for making my sister's 21st birthday so special 🙂
2/25/2017Leanne M Lowry
The staff are happy, helpful, and you can see love what they are doing. This was a wonderful experience!!!!
2/12/2017Nita Renee Stephens
We had a great time. Bob was great. The tour started on time and the ground crew really took the time to explain everything to us. The viewa from above were amazing. I am so glad I can check this off of my bucketlist.
12/04/2016Kari Daniel Kinley
Absolutely amazing! Best experience and loved our pilot Jake.
11/04/2016Chelsie Lynn Gros
One of the greatest experiences! The staff was super friendly and welcoming. Our pilot, Jake was fantastic!!! Views were beyond what you can imagine & the champagne brunch was delicious! I highly recommend this company for your hot air balloon experience. It was perfect!
Wow! What an amazing and beautiful experience!!!!! So much fun
Fabulous staff and fabulous trip. Very accommodating and friendly!
Great ride well worth it. Staff and driver were great. They were all very informative and hospitable.
Great team and awesome hot air balloon experience. Highly recommended to even first timers like us. Fly so high over Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Pilot Russ had a perfect landing. Tour ends with refreshing Mimosa and full hot and cold breakfast. Thank you !!
- Raina Diedrick
Our balloon ride was amazing! Jake is a professional who keeps the ride enjoyable with his humor and knowledge. We felt safe the entire time. The entire staff is great, everyone was cheerful, helpful and pleasant and the pastries, coffee and brunch with mimosas are definitely an added bonus.
9/02/2016Debi Brooks Puchovsky
What a great morning- loved every minute of it!! Our pilot, Russ, was awesome. Would definitely recommend this!
It was wonderful Jake did a fantastic job. Everyone who was in charge was very friendly and in control.
La mejor experiencia de nuestra vida! Definitivo! Es hermosa! Una maravilla el poder volar por los cielos! Gracais!! Desde Puerto Rico! El staff muy bueno. Cafe y Rico postre al llegar, El viaje muy bueno y el "Brunch" espectacular! Riquísimo! Nos trataron como Reyes! Todos son muy buenos!
Great fun and a memorable experience.....worth every penny... Russ was a terrific pilot....thank you
The most beautiful experience and Russ was the best and most informative great staff..
Fantastic experience. Everyone was fun and happy. Russ was a great pilot and landed that hot air balloon so smoothly it was incredible. Our whole family had a great time. Thanks everyone.
Spent the 4th of July with my husband of 35 years. So fun. Russ was our pilot and felt so safe with him in charge. Would recommend this to everyone and would love to do it again
We loved every movement! What perfect weather, perfect pilot, great day! Thank you! Great experience and adventure with my family.
- Jose Adrian Casas
Really loved the hospitality and and the way everybody treats you the staff is really nice. I would recommend family and friends!!
6/27/2016Yoli Casas Juarez
My husband and I had a wonderful experience today. Your staff is amazing, we were very lucky to get Russ as our pilot. Even though I was a Lil nervous because it was my first time, you all made it so easy and fun for us. Great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will definitely do it again. Thank you so much for that yummy breakfast and the pictures with an amazing view.
Amazing experience. Friendly & efficient staff. Jacob - our pilot was superb & Joel - extremely helpful
Such a great experience. Everyone was so friendly and made everything soo enjoyable and worth it. I would come back in a heartbeat! Thank y'all, Steven and Jake
Jake was funny and a great pilot, and crew was amazing! Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and bottomless mimosas YAY!
6/22/2016Robyn H. Landry
Steven , the driver, was Awesome!!! Jake, our pilot, deserves many bragging rights! His sense of humor was such an added highlight to our first ride!! Louisiana loves y'all!!
6/22/2016Faye Michel Olensky
Amazing time this morning!!!! Pilot Russ was awesome!!!!
What an amazing experience! The staff was very friendly and helpful from start to finish! Easy to book the tour online and I appreciated the confirmation the day prior to ensure we knew where we were meeting for departure. Our pilot Jake was great and quite funny! And the champagne brunch after was great! A real breakfast buffet (not the continental freeze dried eggs) ...I would definitely fly with them again.
Sandra and Jake provided the best service. If you have never been on a hot air ballon, you have to try Balloons Above the Valley. They will not disappoint. Excellent, excellent service.
- Jessica Pohto
Scott & Ellie made my birthday! I can't wait to come back and do it again!
What a great trip! David was awesome. The trip was smooth, peaceful and included an exciting adventuring.
5 Star service! Great team, excellent at all they do. My husband and I enjoyed the balloon ride and breakfast thoroughly! We highly recommend Balloons Above the Valley.
Outstanding! We had wonderful experience with Russ/Spirit!
5/22/2016Sarah Anne Steadman
Champagne Brunch and flying high in a balloon, what else could be better?! Scott was a fantastic balloon pilot and we enjoyed our tour of Napa! Steven our favorite red bearded friend was superb and even made payment and post ballooning fun! Overall, the team made our experience enjoyable, safe, and memorable! Many thanks! Up, up, and away!!
Awesome experience & well run operation. Our pilot, Jake, was a master and landed 10' from vineyards on a service road. No bounce, no drag.
We had a wondeful time!!! Scott, our pilot, and all his support staff are unbelievably well-coordinated and friendly. Highly recommended!!!!!
This was an amazing way to spend our 1 year anniversary! I would highly recommended this for anything!!!
Superb experience!! The staff worked for our complete satisfaction. The brunch afterwards was beyond excellent!
- Annette Malpass
Absolutely magical. A serene peaceful ride with breathtaking views. Jake was an excellent pilot and Stephen and Mike wonderful hosts Thanks so much
We had an awesome time and thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday and mothers day!! Jake was a great pilot and everyone was nice!! It was my first time so thank you for the great memories
We had such a great time! The entire crew was awesome and a very special thank you to our pilot Jake, he did a great job. So glad we did this, what a fun morning!
I had a fantastic time. It was a wonderful birthday present. Our pilot Scott was very personal, knew his balloon and showed care and safety of his passengers. We had a champagne brunch and he makes a mean mamosa! I want thank the staff at balloons above the valley for making my Birthday special. See you again soon.
You guys have a great staff. Very friendly!! Everything was fabulous from the beginning to the end. We were alittle concerned when we had to go to Winters to start. But we got to see some great stuff and we were in the air for about a hour and 15 minutes. My boyfriend liked his birthday present we will share your name with friends and come back again real soon Keep up the good work!!
4/02/2016Scot M Nelson
Frustrating to watch other companies fly the same morning we get cancelled. If we come back we will choose another company
Well coordinated, from checking, take off to landing. With a great brunch at the end. WE highly recommend it!
Fantastic ride! Had an awesome experience, and Bob was a great pilot. Highly recommend!
My wife and I enjoyed our first balloon flight for our honeymoon and it did not disappoint! The first attempt didn't work out due to windy conditions but we were able to reschedule for the next day. There's no better way to spend a beautiful March morning in Napa Valley - coffee and pastries to start, amazing flight, then a delicious brunch. Our pilot Jake added some entertainment and education to the experience. We can't wait to come back and do it again!
- John Esslinger
The Hot Air Balloon Ride was fantastic. I recommend this for everyone. The crew was exceptional! We came from New York and can't wait to go back and tell our friends and family how much of a blast we had.
This was amazing! Worth every penny!! My girlfriend and I absolutely loved this. Easily the highlight of our Napa Valley trip!
2/09/2016Tera Brock Prather
The best experience in Napa. Beautiful views and awesome crew members will make you want to come back time and time again.
Great staff! Great experience! Great brunch! Amazing! Will recommend this company to anyone coming to Napa
11/04/2015Melissa Scott Boyle
We found the link on the hotel website and the concierge recommended this. This was our first trip to Napa and we enjoyed the trip and Jake, our pilot. Thank you!
11/03/2015Leticia Magallanes Phillips
We had a wonderful experience! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! Our pilot, Scott, was great!
Amazing experience for any special occasion. Scott our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. This company really pulls out all the stops and smiles.
It was a great journey...thank you Scott. Perfekt Pilot.
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY The trip was canceled the morning of due to weather. Understandable, but they will not refund your money. We traveled from Atlanta for this rude awakening.
- Jeff Grant
Great trip! Our only dissappointment was not being able to fly over Napa Valley, but no one can control the weather. Also the basket was a bit crowded....perhaps they should not put more than 4 adults in a compartment?
What an awesome way to spend my birthday!!! Thanks for a great ride Russ!
More than I expected. Unbelievable experience! Ready to go back again.
From beginning to end, Balloons Above the Valley was exceptional. I had had pretty so-so customer service on my trip to Napa but BATV blew me away. Seriously. From the crew to the pilots to the people taking our credit cards, everyone was on happy pills. Everyone seems to love what they're going and it shows. This was worth every penny in my opinion and I strictly want to come back just to book with BATV again. I cannot emphasis how great they were. Also, Tina and Chelle, y'all are the greatest.
Amazing views...amazing staff....Jake was awesome!!!
7/25/2015Alberto Cortez Jr.
Wow! Great service & staff. What an awesome experience.....! Recommend it.
7/24/2015Sharon Weiss Bello
fantastic! staff amazing! what a wonderful experience!!!
7/19/2015Mary Hanaghan Coalson
Such a great experience. The entire staff did a fantastic job!
Amazing experience highly recommend. Chelle was an awesome pilot. Everyone is super friendly. Views are breathtaking. Best present for anyone.
- Whitney Stringer
Excellent experience with Russ as our pilot! I would highly recommend this!
6/24/2015Natalie Salas Mercado
Russ was a great pilot. My Husband & I enjoyed the flight.
The Balloons Above the Valley crew were EXCELLENT!! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end!! Thank you all...especially Marty and Russ...you were awesome!
6/19/2015Payton Ten Hagen
Amazing experience! Our pilot Russ did an amazing job.
6/05/2015Anita Green Reibel
We had an amazing time! Our pilot Bob was great! Up up and away!!!
Great ride! Great staff. We felt safe and taken care of from the first phone call to the moment we left.
Our pilot Jeff made the trip! Highly recommend this to anyone who wants gorgeous birds eye view of Napa!
Amazing flight. Thanks Jake.
We had the time of our lives! Thanks especially to our pilot Bob!