Sonoma Valley Balloons

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269 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403 269 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa Directions
+17078616006
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When you're ready to take on your next adventure, head to Santa Rosa's Sonoma Valley Balloons, CA for some fun. Spice up your weekend, give this place a call today.

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Report | 4 days ago
I used Groupon to purchase this balloon ride and both dates I tried to use it it got cancelled. I do not blame them for that bc it is for safety reasons. They get 3 stars because I think they genuinely want to give their customers a good experience but I took two stars off bc they still charge you for transportation even though they don't provide the actual balloon service and it's non refundable. that's just bad business my opinion. A person should not have to pay a $35 transportation cost if they did not even get to ride on the balloon.
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Report | 2 months ago
Sonoma Valley Balloons was very unresponsive and unreasonable during the booking process. They did not make it clear that paying the extra "transportation" fee was a requirement to confirm a booking with them. As a result, what I had thought was a valid booking was not honored and the deadline for using my Groupon passed. This company was not willing to negotiate or make any exceptions due to the confusion about what constitutes a valid reservation. I've had to waste two Groupons thanks to their bad customer service.
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Report | 2 months ago
amazing time staff could not have been nicer. Highly recommended. what a wonderful time
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Report | 3 months ago
I would put 0 star if it was possible. We are 10 people and after they cancel our reservation because of weather, they put us on stand by for another time , we tried to call them from a week before to cancel that one, but no one returned our calls, then the night before at 8 PM they called and told us we need to be there at 7 in the morning, and after we explain that we wanted to cancel but you never pick up, SCOTT keep yelling at us that we are wrong and he charge each person for $25 for cancelation fee. They try to find an excuse to charge you extra money instead of sitting in their office and answering the phone or at least return your call. Although we don't like to have the flight we them, they don't return our money and Groupon basically did not help us at all , so we need to make a reservation to not loss our money
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Report | 6 months ago
Absolutely fantastic experience. The pilot & staff were very professional & fun. They created a very pleasant experience for us all. I would highly recommend this company.
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Report | 6 months ago
Great pilots and beautiful scen
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Report | 7 months ago
Great staff and amazing views!
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Report | 9 months ago
Fun experience, crew was nice!
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Report | 10 months ago
Great pilot (and owner), Scott! Engaging, professional, competent crew, gorgeous scenery and wonderful champagne toast at a breakfast place to complete the experience!
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Report | 11 months ago
I loved doing this. The crew is fantastic, the pilot--I met both Jeff and Scott, but Scott was the pilot who took me up in the air--was wonderful, and the view was absolutely beautiful. Here's my advice: wear layered clothing. You have to start out early, the colder the better, so clothing is important. Firing up the hot air balloon is also sort of loud, so maybe a pair of earplugs (Scott was wearing some). Other than that, enjoy yourself! Tip well, have some champagne, listen to the history of ballooning, and soak in the world around you. You're in for a fantastic experience. It's so beautiful and calm, so far up in the air, and so romantic! My brother is convinced he'll have a wedding up there someday.
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With its sprawling, emerald vineyards, slate-colored lakes, and winding rivers, the Sonoma Valley seems unfairly intended for birds. However, Sonoma Valley Balloons' FAA-certified balloon pilots with more than 30 years of experience rebelling against gravity of Mother Nature, lifting their hot air crafts from the ground and navigating them along the morning sky's gentle air currents with little sensation of motion and wind. Because of this, passengers have commented that they didn't realize the balloon had lifted off the ground, and that they had no perception of height as there is nothing connecting them to the ground.

As the aerostat soars over the picturesque valley and Russian River with the sight of the Pacific coast to San Francisco Bay, geysers, and giant redwood trees in the distance on clear days, passengers can merely gaze in awe at the views or finally retrieve their long-lost frisbees. All pilots are fully insured and licensed by the California Public Utilities Commission and United States Department of Transportation, ensuring a safe, professional flight.

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