Whether you're planning a quick getaway or a long vacation, Above the Wine Country Balloons & Tours in Sebastopol has your name written all over it.
Guests will appreciate the nearby parking options, especially when they need to load and unload their car.
Each of Balloon Over Napa Sonoma’s FAA-certified hot air balloon pilots maintain a perfect safety record in their gentle, slow flights over the Napa Valley, even after logging thousands of in-flight hours for private and commercial licenses. Though they've tamed thermals over five continents, each has returned to the valley to showcase local winery estates on ever-changing tours that never follow a set path, but instead follow the whim of the breezes. Other guides take passengers on chauffeured limousine rides to visit those same vineyards to sample their wines at the ground level to avoid forcing winemakers to test out their accuracy with a fire hose. :m]]
There's nothing like a gentle journey through the skies to really lift your spirits. Wine Country Balloons knows this—its FAA-certified pilots elevate guests high above rolling vineyards, verdant farmland, and the Russian River, allowing them to take-in breathtaking views. Throughout the ride, guests experience a sense of peace as they're lifted gently upward on natural air currents, soaring through the sky without without the sensation of wind or movement. During these tranquil rides, the experienced sky captains helm a variety of different balloons, and during each ride, they enhance the flying experience by answering questions and translating birdsong into English.
Eureka is a fitting name for Airship Venture's 246-foot-long zeppelin, an astounding aeronautical innovation. Longer than a Boeing 747, the gentle behemoth takes to the skies after filling its hull with nonflammable helium gas. The great ship is run by husband-and-wife team Brian and Alex Hall, who channeled their entrepreneurial spirit and love of aeronautics into the US's first and only zeppelin. The airship soars over San Francisco regularly on tours of the city and surrounding area, and can even do long-distance flights to Los Angeles, the Sonoma Valley, or Never Never Land. Intrigued passengers can also take the ground tour to see the zeppelin and its inner workings up close.
Aerostat Adventures' owner, Bob Barbarick, started flying back in 1977 and has flown more than 5,500 hours since. Bob channels his love of flight into private balloon voyages, which sail 1,000–3,000 feet above wine-growing regions such as the Dry Creek Valley, Chalk Hill, and Russian River. As passengers take in views of the earth below or finally settle arguments over which Beatle that one cloud is shaped like, they can also chat with their pilot about ballooning or the balloons themselves, which were all custom crafted by Cameron Balloons.