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“boring ride”
Review of Balloon Over Napa Sonoma - CLOSED

Balloon Over Napa Sonoma
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

my wife and I recently visited Napa for the weekend. Our hotel concierge recommended a balloon ride. We went on the Balloon over Napa. Our pilot was JP. It was the worst experience ever. The pilot was literally freaking out about the landing. We landed in someone's back yard. Ride was very boring. They packed 20 people in a tiny cube. View was no better than from the highway.

3  Thank Russell L
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We had a great experience flying over Napa, the service of this company is excellent, the organization is perfect but maybe the day was not the good one or the place was not the best but honestly we had better flights with more interesting sights in another cities, the best is the end of the trip with some great wines of Napa

1  Thank kekidesign
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

As indicated by others reviewers, I purchased discount tickets for Balloon Over Napa Sonoma. Thankfully, I purchased through TravelZoo, contacted them, and they offered to refund my money immediately. Hopefully, everyone else is able to get their refunds.

1  Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

After spending hours arranging for a fun family hot air balloon trip to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday, and bucket list check off, driving to Healdsburg, CA (about 400 miles round trip), gas costing $4 + a gallon, breakfasts, lunch, dinner, three hotel rooms for family members, house and dog sitter, not to mention being up at 4:45 a.m. this morning to arrive at designated meeting spot at 5:45 a.m., only to find this so-called "Adventurist Enterprises LLC dba Balloon Over Napa" is an out-of-business scam sponsored by Groupon, as well as Travel Zoo, etc. After waiting in the designated parking lot for guide to take us to the launch site, others arrived (16 total) from all parts of the USA. One couple traveled all the way from Atlanta, GA. When we realized it was a scam, we called the local police who issued an incident report. These coupon companies should check more thoroughly, as it gives them a bad name. A Lot of Hot Air and No Balloon!!

20  Thank Geraldine H
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Waste of time of scammed and disappointed 16 other people who showed up this morining at o-dark 30 for a baloon ride to get nobody from the company to show up. No call etc. We called the police got a incidence report but he said there is nothing he can do and there was just another group same place yesterday with the same issue. He said it is a internet scam outside of his Jurisdiction.

Groupon is a coconspirator in this scam and responsible if they don't check out the companies beforehand.

4  Thank Tomsadventurs
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