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My granddaughter (14) asked for this for her birthday. Scott was our pilot and he was friendly, informative and generally delightful. We met at 6:15 and got to our balloon by van around 7:00. Watching the balloon being filled was so exciting! There were 8...More
My husband and I and another couple finally got to take a balloon ride over the Vineyards off of our bucket list.
We had perfect weather, which was fortunate since we only had 1 morning available before heading back home.
We were allowed to help...More
Overall, the service and experience was pleasant. I proposed to my girlfriend in mid air, of course she accepted. My only complaint with the day was with one of the ground crew, a young man, who couldn't keep his eyes off my fiance, to the...More
What fun!! We watched the balloon being inflated. It is huge, they walk inside of it during the process. Scott the pilot is very professional, and funny. The ride was very smooth and amazing. You are high up but the balloon was so stable I...More
Maybe it was the fact that we drove for over an hour to reach the launch site, or it could be that we didn't actually fly over any wineries but semi-arid farmland, but the experience left me a bit underwhelmed. The pilot was experienced and...More
We had a amazing time. Scoot is definitely experienced> My friend was a little apprehensive about hights and she experience a mild panic attack during the balloon ride. Scoot was able to calm her down with excellent communication techniques. his personality is very genital ,caring...More
My girlfriend and I went up to Sonoma for our anniversary, and decided on taking a balloon tour. Everything was well organized, timely, and professional.
I'm a Commercially Rated Pilot as well, and I was very impressed with the operation. Everything was done in a...More
A real morning adventure in Sonoma Valley can involve rising early to catch a hot air balloon ride. Sonoma Valley Balloons has a professional staff and system to have you see the balloon get inflated (and help if you want to), then ride for hours...More
This is a must do experience. Our pilot Scott was very professional and highly skilled. No sense of fear of heights....just a smooth glide over the beautiful hidden valley. The crew was great make sure you tip them they work very hard. Thanks for such...More