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It’s Springtime again in Napa Valley. And, like the new buds bursting forth on the vines, the businesses and communities are happily opening once again to welcome guests following a long, challenging year.

A visit to Napa Valley in springtime is always a glorious experience. The Valley and surrounding mountains’ panoramic views are now punctuated by bright yellow rows of mustard blooms that lie between the vineyard rows. The mustard flower phenomenon only occurs in the early Springtime.

To enjoy this remarkable scene to its fullest, you and your family or group should make your reservations to ride aloft on one of our iconic Napa Valley balloons while drifting safely and quietly above the Valley floor.

The Balloons Above the Valley Experience

The Balloons Above the Valley founder and principal pilot Bob Barbarick has been piloting hot air balloons for over forty years. Bob’s extensive experience is a testament to his total commitment to passenger health and safety.

During this pandemic time, the Balloons Above the Valley professionals have adopted an extensive protocol to protect all clients and associates against the further spread of the Covid-19 virus.

From flight preparations to the initial rendezvous and transport to the take-off site and throughout the glorious flight, the Balloons Above the Valley personnel exercise uncompromised safety practices. In addition to the prerequisite flight safety measures, the company is enforcing Covid-19 standards meant to keep your family or group protected.

Covid-19 Protocols

To honor the Balloons Above the Valley Commitment to “maintaining the health and safety of our employees and guests,” the company has instituted the following guidelines:

  • During the flight, your family group will be protected in a partitioned compartment within the gondola.
  • Employees and guests will complete a health and temperature screening before each flight.
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout the experience.
  • Everyone will be issued a bottle of sanitizer to use throughout the experience.
  • Vehicles and balloons will undergo sanitizing after each use.
  • Protective face coverings will be required of all guests and associates.
  • Employees will always wear gloves while frequently sanitizing.

Post-Flight Options: Brunch and Wine Tasting Tours

Once our Napa Valley balloon rides return to the ground, your fun does not need to end.

After you are done with your experience that has started your day off on an amazing foot enjoy a nice brunch at a local restaurant downtown which is only a block away from where you end your Hot Air Balloon experience with us.  You can also grab some brunh to-go and enjoy at a local park while looking at your new memories and photos from the morning.

Following the flight and brunch, many participants of Balloons Above the Valley Napa balloon rides opt to join a wine tour after brunch to continue their full Napa Valley Experience.

Reserve Your Napa Balloons Rides Today

Come to Napa Valley before the bigger crowds return during the summer. Springtime is a delightful season in Napa Valley with shorter lines, perfect weather, and easy-to-make reservations for restaurants, hotels, wine tastings, and Napa Valley balloon rides.

Celebrate the vineyards’ rebirth with a beautiful, professionally piloted Napa hot air balloons experience with Balloons Above the Valley soon.

You may also view all of the special packages and options. Make your advance reservations with Balloons Above the Valley by completing the Online Reservation Form on the website.

You may make your special Group Reservations on the Balloons Above the Valley website as well at

Alternatively, you may phone one of the Balloons Above the Valley reservationists at 1-800-464-6824.