Sonoma Ballooning: Breathtaking Wine Country Flights
113 Ratings
Soar above the picturesque beauty of Wine Country with Sonoma Ballooning's breathtaking hot air balloon flights. Capture unforgettable memories and admire stunning landscapes and vineyards.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Sonoma Skypark - The morning will start with coffee and snacks in our flight lounge which overlooks our most typical launch site. Watch the balloons inflate as we sip your coffee. After all passengers have arrived your pilots will conduct a pre-trip safety talk after which we will all watch the final stage of the inflation “going out!” on the tarmac. The balloons will stand up and we will board. After pictures we will lift off! The flight will last about 1 hour using wind currents and different elevations to slowly steer the balloon to the landing site. Once landed the balloon will be deflated and we will be transported back to the airport for post flight champagne toast, history of balloon and pilot stories.
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Elevate your holiday experience with majestic hot air balloon rides offered by Sonoma Ballooning. Take a memorable adventure across the sky, silently drifting over the beautiful landscapes and famous vineyards that characterize the area. Our usual flying trail offers the perfect blend, taking you from Sonoma to Napa, two of California’s most cherished wine regions!

Why we are considered top in Ballooning:

Picturesque Wine Region: As you rise above the ground, experience the scenic splendor of the Wine Country, with expansive vistas stretching beyond the horizon. Be awed by the undulating hills, verdant vineyards, and renowned wineries that make this area notable. Remember, we are the only ones with a take-off site offering unrestricted views of the San Francisco Skyline!

Bilingual Spanish Pilot Available

Indelible Impressions: Seize the opportunity to capture panoramic snapshots from the sky, immortalizing the amazing scenery that lies beneath. This is an experience you would wish to cherish for a lifetime!

  • *260 pound individual passenger weight limit. Passengers weighing over 260 pounds will need to purchase an extra seat for passenger safety.
  • Ballooning is not appropriate for: Infants or young children (under the age of 8 yrs/57 inches tall)
21870 8th St E
8th Street East
Please look for the flashing yellow lights which will lead you to our parking lot. Upstairs is the flight lounge. See you there!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(113 Ratings)
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Feb 14, 2024
Great experience - Jeff our pilot was amazing, great personality. He was totally focused on providing the best flight experience and was great at calming my wife’s fear of flying. Excellent experience from start to finish!! Highly recommend!! 5 stars
Review provided by Viator
Feb 12, 2024
Bucket list experience - What a wonderful experience! Our pilot, Mateo, was informative and friendly; and made the trip fun! From preparing the balloon, to flying across the Sonoma valley, he and the crew enthusiastically answered passenger questions. The view was spectacular and the flight was smooth.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 14, 2023
10/10 Recommend - This was such an amazing experience! Our pilot Mateo was so friendly and helped create such a wonderful memory.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 2, 2023
Great experience - Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable would recommend 100% you even get a glass of wine at the end
Review provided by Viator
Nov 17, 2023
Great Ballooning Adventure - Staff was professional and business-like with some corny jokes thrown in! Safety was first priority. They were efficient. The balloon flight was great. Captain Chad was professional. The views were beautiful.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 11, 2023
Hot Air balloon + champagne, a must do in Sonoma! - WE HAD A GREAT TIME! My husband, who is afraid of heights was able to join me and loved it! Chad, our pilot was amazing, very experienced which gave us peace of mind. These are very serious and experiences people. Great team! You are received with champagne!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 29, 2023
Magical adventure - It was one of the best adventures of my life. To get there, I had to wake up at three in the morning. But I didn’t regret anything for a second.
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Oct 29, 2023
10/10 recommend - The views were beautiful, everyone was very funny and friendly, and coffee and granola bars were provided which was great since it was so early.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 21, 2023
will surely do it again - Wonderful experience n exciting 😍 will surely recommend to others n the day of doing this was beautiful too..thank you pilot..bravo..👏👏👏
Review provided by Viator
Nov 4, 2023
Our expectations were too high……. - While Chad and his crew were great, I guess we were expecting more out of the actual flight. We “flew” for only 45 minutes and that felt too short. We also thought it would be more scenic and fly over vineyards and such. We did fly over one field but never got far from the airport take off site. So, the amount of money spent for the actual time in a balloon didn’t seem worth it. Still, we can cross it off the bucket list but won’t do it again.
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up to 9 guests
April 2024