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Napa Valley Drifters

3385 Solano Ave, Redwood Plaza, Napa, CA 94558-3203
+1 707-492-5701
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Great balloon ride!!

I called several companies for a hot air balloon ride for Mother’s Day for my wife. Napa valley... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
marathondoctorjohn
via mobile
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 1 April 2018
tondamd
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Brighton, Illinois
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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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+1 707-492-5701
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

I called several companies for a hot air balloon ride for Mother’s Day for my wife. Napa valley drifters were great, accommodating and my wife and daughter and I loved the beautiful trip over Napa valley! We were all by ourselves with the pilot instead...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 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 20 March 2018

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 24 December 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 9 August 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

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 9 April 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 6 October 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

1  Thank BuggaMom
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Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank mdgrubbs
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Reviewed 28 June 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 31 May 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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