Welcome To Napa Valley Aloft

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Founded in 1978, Napa Valley Aloft is one of the original hot air balloon companies of Napa Valley.  What raises Aloft above the rest is that our hot air balloon operation is situated at historical V-Marketplace, neighboring award winning hotels and restaurants located in the town of Yountville. In addition, we have more hot air balloon launch site options in Napa Valley, and we provide hot air balloon baskets that carry fewer passengers than competitors, which gives our passengers an open atmosphere feel to enjoy the stunning views on their balloon ride.

Our FAA certified hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with extensive knowledge of ballooning over Napa Valley, combine that with their passion for hot air ballooning makes them the perfect captain to take your balloon adventure to great heights. Stay for brunch after your balloon ride to add an extra lift to your day! Elevate your Napa Valley balloon ride experience by choosing Napa Valley Aloft!

We welcome you to look through our website for information on hot air balloonshot air balloon flights with our experienced NVAloft staff, and check out our hot air balloon travel package deals by visiting our Hot Deals page. For hot air balloon Napa bookings, please visit contact us or book online. We look forward to taking you on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley.


Experience the Difference

HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF FLIGHTS IN NAPA VALLEY

Yountville is our primary launch site & Pope Valley Winery as secondary launch option.

OPEN ATMOSPHERE RIDING EXPERIENCE

Under loaded 8-14 passenger hot air balloon baskets, unlike 16-24 with competitors.

YOUNTVILLE CONNECTION

Primary launch is in close proximity to Bouchon Bakery, world famous restaurants, and top rated lodging.

BREAKFAST AND BUBBLES AFTER FLIGHT

Full service sit down breakfast plus champagne at Pacific Blues Cafe after your balloon ride (optional).

Flight Options

We offer a variety of flight options and packages to fit your needs. Here are some of our most popular options


NVA in the News

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Frequently Asked

Learn more about what to expect during your hot air balloon Napa Valley adventure.


Where do we fly and what do we see?

On most days, we launch from the historic grounds of the V Marketplace, Vintage 1870, in the heart of Yountville–a quaint rural village near the mid-point of the Napa Valley. As we rise above the valley floor, panoramic views open up of the Napa Valley Wine growing region. To the north the majestic Mt. St. Helena, to the west the Mayacamas Mt. Range, and the east the sculptured terrain of the Vaca Range. With favorable winds aloft the balloons can climb to higher altitudes where we may catch a glimpse of the San Francisco skyline and even the majestic Sierras to the east. On Foggy mornings in Yountville, we have exclusive launch options located in Pope Valley, and Paradisa Valley.

How long does the whole experience last?

Because there are so many variables in ballooning, we can only give you an estimate of how much time you want to plan on spending with us. Generally, not counting any shuttle service we provide from your lodging, you should count on being with us for about 3-½ to 4 hours. This includes check-in, balloon inflation, the flight, pack-up, transportation back from the landing site, and a leisurely sit-down breakfast served in a restaurant setting in Yountville. We hope that our passengers will be able to set aside enough time to fully enjoy the magnificent experience of ballooning hot air balloon flying without feeling rushed.

Why do you fly so early?

Napa hot air balloon rides (and pretty much all of Northern California) are always an early morning sport. We launch just after dawn when the winds are at their calmest and the temperatures are the coolest. We hope that the lovely light of the early morning and the special sounds that can only be heard before the rest of the world is awake make it worth it to our passengers to join us on this early morning adventure.

Where Do We Fly On Foggy Mornings?

Napa hot air balloon rides (and pretty much all of Northern California) are always an early morning sport. We launch just after dawn when the winds are at their calmest and the temperatures are the coolest. We hope that the lovely light of the early morning and the special sounds that can only be heard before the rest of the world is awake make it worth it to our passengers to join us on this early morning adventure. Napa Valley’s ground floor is the primary launch area for all hot air balloon companies. Fog (40% of mornings fog June – September months *2014) forces hot air balloon companies to launch outside of Napa Valley because of low visibility making flying unsafe. However, Napa Valley Aloft has exclusive rights to a viable alternate flight corridor in Napa Valley’s wine region Pope Valley, located Northeast of St. Helena. Pope Valley experiences a low percentage of fog because of its high elevation on the eastern base of Howell Mountain. Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides offers a beautiful flight launching from historical Pope Valley Winery. If Napa Valley is completely fogged in we offer (not mandatory) a flight from Paradisa Valley 1 hour (shuttled ride) away located in Putah Creek Wildlife Area.

Plan Your Adventure Today

Elevate your Napa Valley balloon ride experience by booking with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides!