Napa Valley Balloons

Napa Valley Balloons hot iar balloon flying in front of the sunrise in Napa Valley
Our Story

A legacy of Excellence

Napa Valley Balloons is regarded as one of the premier hot air balloon companies in the world. Armed with a love for ballooning, an entrepreneurial spirit and an incredible team of dedicated staff, the future at Napa Valley Balloons is bright.


Meet the Team

Pilot portrait of Bob



Bob Swanson has been a commercial hot air balloon pilot for 39 years and has logged over 9,100 hours of flight time. He considers himself fortunate to have flown throughout the western United States, Austria, Italy, France, Turkey and the Swiss Alps.

Pilot portrait of Chris



Chris Jones has flown on three continents during his career, including participation in major balloon festivals at home and abroad. Chris has flown in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Switzerland and many of North America's major destination, but, in his opinion, "nothing beats Napa Valley."

Pilot portrait of Ignacio



Ignacio joined Napa Valley Balloons in 2023 following being a part-time crew member for two Napa ride businesses. His love for ballooning lead him to become a Commercially certified balloon pilot himself. Be sure to look to the skies to see him soaring above wine country.

Experience Partners
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In the Press

We have been featured in a number of press articles.