Bird's-eye vistas of vineyards and distant mountains come into view as FAA-certified pilots whisk passengers away in a hot air balloon
What You'll Get
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$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
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 have more than 30 years of experience rebelling against gravity. Each day, weather permitting, they lift the hot air crafts from the ground and navigate them along the morning sky's gentle air currents with little sensation of motion and wind, providing passengers with views of the San Francisco Skyline, Russian River, Pacific Coast, geysers, mountains, vineyards, and Redwood Forest. After the balloon lands, guests enjoy a champagne toast and can opt for a made-to-order brunch.
The fleet of balloons are designed with safety in mind, each providing secure compartments that can accommodate 2 to 6 passengers. All pilots are fully insured and licensed by the California Public Utilities Commission and United States Department of Transportation, ensuring a safe, professional flight.