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.Plan to visit Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides during your Yountville vacation using our convenient Yountville day trip planning app.
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!
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides reviews
It was wonderful to Float along looking at the 360 degree view. Very relaxing and serene. The staff was very professional! The pilot Eddie had many years of experience and answered everyone's...
It was wonderful to Float along looking at the 360 degree view. Very relaxing and serene. The staff was very professional! The pilot Eddie had many years of experience and answered everyone's... more »
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Unable to reach this business via the phone numbers listed or via their email address. Not sure if they have closed this business permanently. more »
Amazing! This definitely is going to be one of the highlights of our Napa trip. From booking, to checking in, to being aloft….every experience was positive. Our first scheduled trip had to be cancelled at the last minute due to weather….but thankfully, we were able to reschedule for the next morning. It was an incredible time! Our pilot was exceptional. I highly recommend this adventure!! Beautiful sunrise makes getting up early worth it all! Brunch was delicious!
Had a great experience with Aloft. Everyone is nice, courteous and helpful. They serve coffee, teas, and pastries in the morning before take-off. The takeoff location is convenient as it is at the parking lot of V marketplace. The pilot was nice and knowledgeable with wine country history and history places. We love the fact that the basket is smaller, so there were only 12 of us, easier to load and unload. View is beautiful. I just wish we took off a bit earlier so we can actually see the sunrise. That would make our experience perfect. Our balloon was the last one of the batch. (-0.5 ⭐️). Overall, highly recommend Aloft if you want to experience hot air balloons in Napa.
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