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Sonoma Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride

Healdsburg, CA

Item #: AIR-SJO-0022
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Overview

Soar over the beautiful countryside of Sonoma Valley and take in magnificent views of vineyards and wineries on this serene hot air balloon ride in northern California!

  • Fly with an FAA Certified Pilot with years of experience
  • Float over the treetops and beyond and revel in the beauty of the winding Russian River and vineyards of Sonoma Valley
  • Capture the lasting memory with a complementary in-flight photo
  • Upon landing you will join your pilot in celebrating your adventure with a sparkling wine toast!
Sonoma Valley, CA
Year-Round:
Daily - Sunrise
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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 8 years of age and be at least 48 inches tall
    • Children must be accompanied by a legal guardian
    • There is a weight limit of 275 lbs per individual
    • Because the basket is designed for a limited number of passengers, individuals weighing more than 250 lbs must contact Cloud 9 Living for specific details; additional charges may apply
    • Expecting mothers are not permitted to fly
    • Pre-flight beverage & sweet treats, post-flight ceremony with sparkling wine toast led by the pilot, and in-flight photo included
    Duration
    This experience will be about 4-5 hours total with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    The balloon baskets are certified to carry 6, 12 or 16 passengers, but they are rarely filled to capacity in order to leave space for added comfort.
    Spectators
    Spectators are allowed but arrangements must be made with your experience provider prior to your flight.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and shoes you can wear in a field or vineyard. We also recommend dressing in layers and bringing sunglasses and/or a brimmed hat, and don't forget your camera!
    Why do you fly so early in the morning?
    Balloons fly best in cool, calm, stable air which in Sonoma is usually just after sunrise.
    How high do balloons fly?
    Most balloonists enjoy low-level flight.  The typical balloon flight would be anywhere from tree level to approximately 2,000 ft.
    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 your camera.
    Do passengers ever get sick?

    No, becuase the balloon moves at the same speed and direction as the wind, passengers experience no sense of motion.

    Is breakfast served?

    Upon arrival at check-in, enjoy coffee and pastries. Then, upon landing, enjoy a traditional champagne toast. 

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may cancel or reschedule with your experience provider a minimum of 72 hours prior to your scheduled flight. In the event your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will have the option of rescheduling your flight or exchanging for another experience through Cloud 9 Living.

    Customer Reviews
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    “Overall it was a fun experience but for some reason our pilot never really took us up high in the sky. As a matter fact, we bearly rose above the tree tops which left most of us disappointed. I had a feeling that the pilot wasn’t interested in taking us very far so as to make it easier for his crew on the ground to arrange pick-up. Brunch was really well done.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good Afternoon Nicholas!  I hope you have had a wonderful week so far and thank you for taking the time to write in. I did call our pilots as this is not a normal review we receive for this flight and I wanted to address the points you had brought up. Our pilots explained that their normal height during these flights ranges from 500 ft to 2,000 ft and it depends completely on wind patterns on the day of. It looks like on this date the winds were higher than expected and due to safety reasons they stayed underneath that wind pattern. They also do have a specific landing spot that they try to stay consistent with which if they did go higher on this particular day they would have missed that location. I do hope this sheds some light on the situation and we appreciate you addressing it with us.  I am happy to hear that although it was not as high as you had hoped you did enjoy the feel of floating along the tree tops and that the brunch was a delicious treat.  All the best, Chelsea
    “I had the best experience using Cloud 9 Living to enjoy a hot air balloon ride and will recommend this company to anyone! Customer service was amazing and the experience was top notch. Thanks so much! ”
    “Great experience!”

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