$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast from Sonoma Valley Balloons ($360 Value)

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Jeff A. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 2 days ago
The whole process was smooth and easy. We had a particular date booked, however the weather did not agree. Scott was great in communicating with me and establishing a new date to fly before my groupon expired. Upon arrival at the meeting spot, Scott greeted us and gave us the run down on what we were about to do. He was very conscientious of the low fog surrounding the airport, which was our goal landing spot. Once everything looked good, we headed to the takeoff point. Scott and the ground crew were extremely professional, and actually let everybody help with the balloon setup. The flight itself was fantastic! My wife and I both have a fear of heights, but even at 1500 ft, we never felt afraid. Also, our 9 year old daughter absolutely loved it. Scott's years of experience definitely inspired confidence. It's so peaceful and quiet up there, you honestly won't want to come back down. We had a little bit of a rough landing, due to increased wind speeds down at ground level. Scott handled this in a very professional manner, and knew exactly what he was doing. The basket actually tipped over on impact, but Scott had us all crouched down in our little vestibules, and we touched down safe and sound. Because of the change of wind speed and direction, we ended up landing in the field a few hundred yards from the intend spot. We had to walk through a soaked field (it rained pretty hard the prior few days before), but that just added to the fun. I highly recommend this trip, would definitely do it again.

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Jessica H. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed December 10, 2017
Everyone was very nice and friendly. The pilot was knowledgable and funny and made it a very enjoyable experience.

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Sidney M. · 19 reviews TOP REVIEWER HELPFUL REVIEWER
· Reviewed September 28, 2017
Balloon crew and captain were friendly and professional. The balloon ride itself was short, slightly less than one hour, and didn't have much noteworthy scenery to view. In my view, it was an overpriced, but unique, trip.

What You'll Get


Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community’s monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this voucher.

$179 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast ($360 Value)

After watching the hot air balloon’s inflation and soaring over the Sonoma Valley and Hidden Valley amid early morning views of vineyards, rivers, and distant mountains, passengers—who must be 6 years old or older to ride and 21 or older to drink—clink glasses for a toast with their host and pilot, who describes the rich history of hot air balloon flight. The full balloon ride experience lasts from three -four hours and includes balloon set-up, a nearly hour-long flight, and deflation, followed by a champagne toast.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Each voucher is valid for 1 person. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be 6 or older. Subject to weather. Not valid for transportation fees and taxes; an additional fee of $53.20 will be applied for customer ground support transportation to launch and landing sites by a licensed commercial carrier. Call before purchase to ensure availability. Merchant's standard 72 hour cancellation policy applies; any reservation cancelled less than 72 hours from meeting time will incur a $75 reinstatement fee. Weather-related balloon flight cancellations must be rescheduled for another date. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Sonoma Valley Balloons


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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