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Napa Valley Drifters

3385 Solano Ave, Redwood Plaza, Napa, CA 94558-3203
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Ballon ride good Proprietor poor

We were scheduled for a ballon ride on a Friday AM. We were called the evening before as seems to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tondamd
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Brighton, Illinois
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AMAZING!!! - Don't go anywhere else!!!!

I researched my options and compared the several companies beforehand. SOOOOO glad I chose this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jwilliams191
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Santa Fe, Texas
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Watch the sun rise across Napa’s picturesque mountains and wineries from a gondola high in the sky! Our balloons are flown by experienced FAA pilots who know the valley VERY well, creating the SAFEST and most amazing experience. Napa Valley Drifters takes flight early mornings, seven days a week, weather permitting. Each trip offers the unique opportunity to experience the balloon’s inflation, take pictures, enjoy the sunrise, and end with a complimentary bottle of champagne from Napa Valley’s very own vineyard.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3385 Solano Ave, Redwood Plaza, Napa, CA 94558-3203
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were scheduled for a ballon ride on a Friday AM. We were called the evening before as seems to be done and he ask how long we were in the area and told us of other information necessary for the flight. The next morning...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I researched my options and compared the several companies beforehand. SOOOOO glad I chose this one. This is a smaller company and such an AWESOME group of people. Our pilot Mark was awesome and everyone we dealt with were so friendly and helpful. It rained...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Don't let the one negative review impact your decision to go with NV Drifters. This was for a family vacation for 6 people Mom, Dad, 8 year old, Grandma, Grandma and Grandpa. We had originally planned to go with a less expensive company, because when...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Small local company that treated us to first class ride. Pilot was very friendly and the views.. well what can you say.. just beautiful. Terry was very accommodating as we had to make changes on our reservations a few times. This is something i would...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

We went on a sunrise balloon ride as part of celebrating our 45 years of a happy marriage. It couldn't have been any better than the great time we had with our pilot Mark. From the time he picked us up at 6:15 am he...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

I waited too long to book our hot air balloon ride. The other companies were full. Then on our next-to-last day in Napa, I called around to see if there were any cancellations. There were none, but I found Napa Valley Drifters, which hadn't appeared...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We weathered out Monday one, but day two was a go. They picked up at our hotel and took us to a launch site that gave us more air time than their competitors. They also used a 6 person basket. Despite only two reservations they...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

If you really want the pure adventure and experience of the hot air balloon ride, don't hesitate and go with this operator. They don't get distracted with the brunch afterwards so you're first up in the air! You get the sunrise, you get to see...More

1  Thank Carla D
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

The owner cancelled at the last minute at 5:00 AM in the morning and did not even mention the prior discussed back-up date. Extremely frustrating and poor service.

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Reviewed April 27, 2016

My husband and I went to Napa Valley last week for an anniversary trip, and wanted to go on a hot air balloon. Napa Valley Drifters definitely appeared to be the smallest company of all the options, as the website was not nearly as advanced,...More

2  Thank libbycordell
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