Your Flight Experience

Take a look at what you'll experience on the day with Napa Valley Balloons. We are proud to deliver incredible service, and voted #1 on TripAdvisor

Breakfast pastries by Bouchon Bakery


Meet us at Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville and our hospitality team will check you in.

Complimentary Pastries and Hot Beverages

From here, you will enjoy fresh pre-flight pastries from a local bakery and hot beverages before we set off to fly.

Transportation to Launch Site

Our team will transport you directly to our launch site in our comfortable shuttles.

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


Grab your cameras while our flight team prepares and inflates the balloons.

Up and away!

After all guests have boarded, the pilot completes his final check.

As your hot air balloon ascends, the winds will carry you gently above corridors of grapes and between the mountains of one of the most magnificent valleys on Earth.

Flight time is about an hour, depending on landing opportunities.

Hot air balloon being inflated and preparing for flight


Your first impulse after a gentle touch down is to say, “Let’s do it again!”

Transport back to Yountville

Our shuttles will transport you back to the Vintner's Golf Course in Yountville.

Toast to an incredible flight!

Join your pilot and group for a glass of sparkling wine from Chandon, and toast to a memorable morning with your pilot.

To complete your entire day and trip, enjoy any wine tastings reserved through our concierge service with Cuvée Collective.


Voted one of the Best Balloon Flights in the World

Over the years, Napa Valley Balloons has built a reputation of high-quality service, and we are fortunate to have been included in many publications.

Hot air balloon being inflated
Hot air balloon flying above vineyards
Hot air balloon flying
Guest Reviews

“The Most Amazing Experience of My Life!!!”

I surprised my husband with a hot air balloon ride for his birthday! And check off my bucket list! What a beautiful setting with a continental breakfast!! I can't believe I had been so nervous and so scared to do this the night before!!

Guest Reviews

“Best in the Valley”

This company is fabulous. They left the other balloons in the dust on the day of our flight and went twice the distance. This made for some amazing pics of other hot air balloons in the valley. Also, our landing was incredibly smooth. We had ideal conditions and whatnot and we were lucky, but this company maximized the conditions. Amazing!!!
Thank you so much for an awesome flight!!

Guest Reviews

“Staff very thoughtful and professional”

We had a great day. The view and ride are breathtaking. We love to try stuff and, of course, sometimes it is a wash for us…. This was a clear winner for the dough. The ground staff were solid. A shout out to Scott who loaded us into vehicles, assured we were at the right balloon, and then took care of breakfast. He was everywhere always with a smile.

Guest Reviews

“Highlight of our trip”

Definitely a bucket list item - went with my daughter, and this company is TOP NOTCH - the only one to use - safe, secure and fabulous - we had such a wonderful time.

On Flight Day

Meeting Location

Our meeting point is located at the Vintners Golf Club in Yountville.

Vintner’s Golf Club
7901 Solano Avenue
Yountville, CA 94599

Car parking is available at the Vintners Golf Club. Once you've parked your car, please meet our hospitality team who will be ready to check you in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I meet on the day of my flight?

At the club house at Vintner's Golf Club, Yountville, USA.

7901 Solano Ave, Yountville, CA 94599

Where do we launch from?

In our area, we have five launch locations available to us. Our pilots choose the launch site that is safest depending on the weather conditions on the day of the flight. They make this decision 30 minutes before launch and after guests have checked-in.

Why do you claim Napa Valley Balloons provides the best hot air balloon rides in Napa?

We love ballooning, we delight in sharing the joy of hot air ballooning and we are dedicated to making you love it too! We employ the best pilots and staff, fly the best equipment and have been offering rides longer than anyone else in the industry. We strive everyday to not only provide the best hot air balloon rides in California but to provide hands down the best hot air balloon rides in the U.S.

Does it get cold in the balloon? What should I wear?

The coldest part of your morning will be on the ground! Come dressed in comfortable layered clothing. Walking shoes and a hat are also recommended and of course don't forget you camera.

Is ballooning safe?

Absolutely! Flying is the safest form of transportation and, statically speaking, ballooning is the safest form of flight. Believe it or not, getting in and out of the basket is the most challenging part of the whole flight! That said, hot air balloon rides are an involved outdoor activity and may not be appropriate for everyone. Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. has highly skilled and experienced pilots and crew with impeccable safety records. You are in great hands.

I'm on vacation, why so early?

Balloons fly best in cool, calm, stable air which in Napa is usually just after sunrise. Our meeting times will vary throughout the year to reflect the change in sunrise times.

How many passengers do you fly in your balloons?

Our state-of-the-art balloons are certified to carry 6, 12, 16 and 20 passengers. As the best that money can buy, the baskets are compartmentalized to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

What are hot air balloons made of?

Our hot air balloons are constructed with fire-treated nylon and a fabric called Hyperlast. Both meet very specific manufacturer requirements. This material is lightweight but very strong. The baskets are made of rattan, each one individually woven by hand onto a rigid frame.

How high do hot air balloons fly?

Most balloonists enjoy low-level flight. Typical hot air balloon rides in Napa average between tree level and approximately 2,000 ft. The world record for altitude in a hot air balloon is 64,997 feet.

How long can a balloon fly?

It depends. Factors like outside air temperature, weight being carried in the basket and weather determine the duration of the flight. The balloon carries enough fuel to remain aloft for 1 hour, plus a sizable reserve fuel supply.

Do passengers ever get airsick?

No. Hot air balloons move at the same speed and direction as the wind so passengers experience no sense of motion.

What is your conditions of flight and cancellation policy?

Please see our conditions and cancellation policy.

How is the balloon steered?

It is not "steered" in the conventional sense. A hot air balloon moves with the direction of the wind. However, winds tend to stratify in different directions and altitudes. A balloonist uses these varying currents to guide the balloon to an appropriate landing site.

Balloon flying above the vineyards
Balloon flying above the fog in Napa Valley
Balloon being prepared for flight
Balloon flying above a lake
Balloon flying over Napa Valley with the sun rising