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Winter 2022/2023 Flight Options
Our Lake operations for the 2022 summer season have concluded but we offer spectacular winter hot air balloon rides over the epic Carson Valley. Click here to view our winter flight options. Lake flights resume in Mid-May of 2023.
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"Beyond Incredible"

The hot air balloon ride experience

The ballooning adventure begins shortly after sunrise (approximately 5:15AM - 6:45AM) when hot air balloon ride weather conditions are the best and the natural beauty of this alpine setting is revealed.

Our guests meet us at the Tahoe Keys Marina where they board the Tahoe Flyer, the worlds only U.S.C.G. certified balloon launch and recovery vessel. While cruising to the designated balloon launch site on Lake Tahoe, a full array of beverages and refreshments is available onboard.

Once we have reached the designated launching site, we begin the fascinating process of the balloon inflation right from the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer. Guests have the opportunity to observe our experienced crew as they prepare the hot air balloon for flight. Once the balloon has been inflated, guests join us on the upper deck where we begin boarding.

Lift off! The hot air balloon gently lifts off from the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer taking our guests high above Lake Tahoe into the fresh alpine air.

From lake level to magnificent panoramic views, your experienced and knowledgeable pilot acts as your guide and welcomes questions from you and fellow adventurers while pointing out local points of interest and Tahoe's extraordinary beauty.

Enjoy views of Emerald Bay, the second most photographed spot in the U.S., Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness. On many days, visibility even allow for views of peaks in Yosemite and the coastal foothills over 150 miles away!

The hot air balloon flight concludes with an impressive landing on the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer where our crew catches and deflates the balloon. To celebrate this once in a lifetime experience in Lake Tahoe the pilot, crew and our guests enjoy a traditional champagne toast with plenty of champagne, mimosas and snacks while cruising back to the Marina. Please allow approximately 4 hours for the entire experience.

Hot Air Balloon Lake Tahoe

Tucked high up in the snow packed Sierra Nevada lies spectacular Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. It's cobalt blue waters, breathtaking vistas and fresh mountain air makes it one of the top visitor destinations in California and the West Coast. With an abundance of activities to choose from, visitors can enjoy Lake Tahoe's numerous hiking and biking trails, kayaking, scenic boat tours, wine tasting tours and so much more. But of all the spectacular THINGS TO DO in Lake Tahoe, a hot air balloon ride above it all is sure to be the most memorable part of your visit. Our crew will gladly share with you some of Tahoe's scenic highlights, the best things to do while in Lake Tahoe, their favorite places to eat and their enthusiasm for hot air ballooning.

With well over two decades of flying in Lake Tahoe and a spotless safety record, Lake Tahoe Balloons is an ideal way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, engagements or any special occasion for that matter. Lake Tahoe Balloons offers one of the most spectacular ways to see Lake Tahoe and is the only company offering hot air balloon rides over Lake Tahoe. We are also the only company in the world that launches and lands from the deck of a boat. Lake Tahoe Balloons truly is one of the most unique hot air balloon rides in the world.

Come fly with us to see for yourself how fantastic hot air ballooning over Lake Tahoe truly is!

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