Your morning will begin only 3 miles from downtown Sonoma at Sonoma Skypark, a quiant, privately held airport owned by a small community of local aviation enthusiasts. The airport’s special hangers shelter many antique and classic aircraft and offers the perfect starting point for your morning adventure.
You will be greeted at our Skypark check-in lounge with coffee, an assortment of teas and light refreshments. After a brief pilot orientation, guests are taken to the launch site where you will discover a bustle of activity and the lively colors of our state-of-the-art balloons as they come to life. A few blasts of the burners and the balloon is upright and ready for you to load up!
Our well trained and skilled crew ensures your safe and comfortable launch. The balloon will gently lift into the early morning breeze and peacefully carry you above corridors of grapes, the Sonoma Valley Gateway and above Sonoma’s world renowned landscape. Looking to the north you can see the historic Town of Sonoma, to the south the San Pablo Bay. Our experienced pilot will act as your guide, answer questions from you and fellow adventurers, and point out points of interest as you explore the extraordinary beauty from above.
Enchantment, romance, and excitement fills every colorful moment of this graceful adventure. The flight will last an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime.
After landing you are accompanied by our team and driven back to Sonoma Skypark where our traditional sparkling wine celebration begins. At Skypark, guests are treated to Gloria Ferrer’s legendary Sonoma Brut sparkling wine and an assortment of sweet and savory breakfast pastries from Sonoma’s famous Basque Boulangerie Bakery.
Your pilot will lead you in a toast to the morning and share some highlights of ballooning history. Relax, share stories and soak in the sights as you prepare for the rest of the day’s adventure.