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Napa Valley Drifters

3686 Beckworth Dr, 3385 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558-2855
+1 707-252-7210
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45th anniversary ride

We went on a sunrise balloon ride as part of celebrating our 45 years of a happy marriage. It... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
Beautiful views and a spectacular morning!!

I waited too long to book our hot air balloon ride. The other companies were full. Then on our... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3686 Beckworth Dr, 3385 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558-2855
+1 707-252-7210
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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

Thank leighnrogTopeka_KS
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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 27 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

Thank Carla D
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.

Thank LoveToFly500
Reviewed 27 April 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
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This company was fantastic. They were prepared from the get-go. The van to take us to the launch site was running when we arrived. It was a quick trip, then arrival showed the balloon and basket set up, ready for inflation. We had some great...More

Thank JAM7557
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Terry and team did a Great Job, smaller Napa operator but I'd rather be 1 or 2 of 8 ppl than the big companies who takes 24 people at a time. It worked out that we were the only two people going that morning, that...More

Thank SSHotelman
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I surprised my girlfriend with a trip to Wine Country at the end of April. This may be a small operation, but Terry and the guys at Napa Valley Drifter all have big hearts! I called Terry at 4AM before driving up to Napa to...More

Thank DrManuG
Reviewed 11 April 2015

They are a small operation. Two balloons went up when we were there on a Sat. morning. Very personable conscientious people, if not just a little cookey. Our pilot was so nice and knowledgable. We could tell he loves the area and ballooning. the ride...More

Thank pico l
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