Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, Yountville

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Must see · Balloon Ride · Air Tour
Napa Valley Aloft, Inc., is the first choice of locals and visitors from around the world. We offer an authentic adventure to celebrate your special occasion or to fulfill your long-held fantasy of taking a hot air balloon flight. Passengers who choose us know that, after four decades of flying over California’s magnificent Wine Country, we remain committed to an exclusive, charter-type balloon experience.

The historic V Marketplace in the delightful town of Yountville, is where we meet. Post-flight celebration with champagne breakfast is hosted at the cafe at V Marketplace.

Napa Valley Aloft pilots are among the most experienced in the world. Their extensive knowledge of the Napa Valley, combined with their passion for ballooning makes our pilots perfectly suited to be your special hosts and guides during your morning with us. Join us for a most unforgettable experience!

The History of Our Hot Air Balloon Company

The Kimball Family ballooning history goes back to the 1970's when the Napa Valley was beginning to develop the reputation for wonderful wine and great restaurants, tourism was on the rise and so were the first balloon companies! Jay Kimball was one of the first pioneers of commercial ballooning in the Napa Valley and all will agree that Jay took ballooning to "new heights." Jay opened up new flight corridors in Lake Tahoe, Del Mar, Ca. and San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Adventure was just over the next horizon and the Kimball Family found many horizons to explore. Gretchen, Jayson and Jared jumped aboard the balloons with their father, Jay, and developed a understanding of the skills needed to find wind currents and landing spots. Jayson has been flying commercially since his 18th birthday in 1995. Gretchen began her commercial piloting in 1999 and Jared is flying in his spare time, while handling the marketing and special events for the company. The Kimball Family loves the Napa Valley and enjoys sharing their stories and limitless knowledge of this spectacular valley with their guests aboard the balloons. There really is no better way to experience the magnificence of the Valley than from the vantage point of a hot air balloon, come share this special experience with Napa Valley Aloft!

Jayson, Jay, Gretchen, and Jared invite you to come fly with us!

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  • I booked this and they canceled me hours before my flight. The reason they gave me was that they didn’t have enough reservations. When they cancelled me it was to late to book with another company...  more »
  • We had a reservation for Wednesday but it was canceled due to weather, we asked to go on a wait list for Thursday, got the call that we were reserved again for Thursday. Thursday was also canceled...  more »
  • Very well organized and HIGHLY recommended. It’s an incredible experience unlike any other and this company was awesome. We never felt unsafe or scared. They have small baskets (12-16 people) so they....  more »
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  • Do yourself a favor and book this experience. I booked the private ride for my wife and I while we were in Napa celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Nice to be able to check off a bucket list item. The views were stunning. Our pilot was very informative, but not overly chatty. The ride was smooth from start to finish. We definitely enjoyed this experience.
  • I had a wonderful experience. They answered all my questions leading up to the day and the day of. My partner is scared of heights so we had long list of questions they answered and helped him remain calm. Everyone was professional and on time. The meeting space is beautiful and the staff seem to love what they do. The pilot was well versed of the area and was able to provide some history of what we were viewing. We had such a great time that my partner is already talking about going again. Thanks!
  • A very exciting experience! Well organized, beautiful hot air balloons and our pilot, Justin, was confident and nice. He made you feel relaxed helping you enjoy the trip. Spectacular views of Napa valley and its wineries. The only downside...they advertise hot drinks and fresh pastries included before departing however, pastries are just packed muffins and biscuits. I found it a bit disappointing for a $2000 trip at 7.00am. In Tuscany, Italy, for the same price on hot air balloon over Chianti wineries you get a taste of local food :)
  • Absolutely incredible experience! Staff was so friendly. You could tell they truly enjoy their job which shined through for our experience. We had the opportunity to see breathtaking views of Napa Valley, learn about history and the land from the pilot. We were offered coffee and snacks before our flight. The post flight breakfast was wonderful as well. You have a champagne toast with your pilot. It is such a great experience and worth every penny!
  • This was the most incredible experience! Even on an overcast morning with fog in the mountains, the views of Napa Valley were spectacular. My husband is pretty terrified of heights, but somehow I convinced him to do this with me and even he LOVED it. It is very safe, and everyone at Aloft is extremely professional. It's a smooth flight because you are riding WITH the wind, not against it, which means no turbulence or bumpiness. I one-hundred percent recommend to everyone.

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