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.
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!
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Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides Reviews
We had a reservation for Wednesday but it was canceled due to weather, we asked to go on a wait list for Thursday, got the call that we were reserved again for Thursday. Thursday was also canceled... more »
Very well organized and HIGHLY recommended. It’s an incredible experience unlike any other and this company was awesome. We never felt unsafe or scared. They have small baskets (12-16 people) so they.... more »
Do yourself a favor and book this experience. I booked the private ride for my wife and I while we were in Napa celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Nice to be able to check off a bucket list item. The views were stunning. Our pilot was very informative, but not overly chatty. The ride was smooth from start to finish. We definitely enjoyed this experience.
I had a wonderful experience. They answered all my questions leading up to the day and the day of. My partner is scared of heights so we had long list of questions they answered and helped him remain calm. Everyone was professional and on time. The meeting space is beautiful and the staff seem to love what they do. The pilot was well versed of the area and was able to provide some history of what we were viewing. We had such a great time that my partner is already talking about going again. Thanks!
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