We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-544-1221
Review Highlights
Wife's birthday ballon ride!

Wow. Seeing The Tahoe basin from the air is truly amazing. No compromises on a fun, safe and smooth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
South Lake Tahoe, California
34 years in the making!!

Amazing... If someone told me a week ago I would fly over Lake Tahoe in a hot air balloon, I would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Read all 102 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Lake Tahoe Balloons proudly presents one of the most beautiful and unique hot air balloon adventures in the world. Inflate, launch and land on the world's only U.S.C.G. certified aircraft carrier vessel for hot air balloons. We operate seven days a week May through October, weather permitting. All flights occur during the early morning hours when the winds are light and the air is cool and stable. Your flight includes breakfast snacks, boat cruise, approximately a one hour flight and a traditional post-flight champagne toast. Advance reservations are required. Lake Tahoe Balloons is the only balloon ride operation in the world to inflate, launch, land and deflate on a boat. Our staff is expertly trained to assure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. Lake Tahoe Balloons is proud of it's impeccable safety record and customer satisfaction. Our success at Lake Tahoe Balloons is rooted in our commitment to customer service, safety and quality. We love what we do and look forward to sharing this world class ballooning adventure with Lake Tahoe visitors and locals alike.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-544-1221

Similar Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Write a Review
Reviews (102)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. Seeing The Tahoe basin from the air is truly amazing. No compromises on a fun, safe and smooth ride. Professional and knowledgeable and they know how to show a guest a great time. 5 Stars on the launch and retrieval from the mini aircraft...More

Thank davetaylornsx
Greg C, Captain at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review! We are delighted to hear that your Wife's birthday ride was a success and her "smile was ear to ear". From myself, Pilot and the crew, Thank you for coming out and allowing us to do our part in creating...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing... If someone told me a week ago I would fly over Lake Tahoe in a hot air balloon, I would of said you have lost your mind. After 34 years or so of my wife asking me to take a hot air balloon ride......More

Thank 772hoffman
Greg C, Captain at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear that after 34 years your ride with us did not disappoint! Tell your wife Thank you from us for providing that ongoing positive peer pressure! We strive to provide that all around experience you mentioned with safety being our number one focus....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I initially thought we'd go all around the lake in the balloon, but I was far from disappointed when we stayed within a small area of South Lake Tahoe. It was so much fun, and the view from the balloon was glorious! The staff...More

Thank Linda N
Greg C, Captain at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and we are delighted that the experience did not disappoint! Soaring above the beautiful landscapes of Lake Tahoe is a "once in a lifetime experience" for many and we do all we can to try and enhance this adventure. Also...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Highly recommend this ballooning experience that lifts off a boat on Lake Tahoe. Scenery superb; crew friendly, knowledgeable and go out of their way to make this unique ballooning experience comfortable (very conscientious as to everyone's safety) but exciting! Even the trip back to dock...More

Thank Lorraine_C397
Greg C, Captain at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for bringing your party out and being part of our first trip this season! I remember that day well! We look forward to having you back for another adventure and can promise you that every flight over Lake Tahoe is unique in its...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was a perfect way to begin our day! We received a warm welcome by George and signed all documents needed and we proceeded to walk the dock to the boat (Tahoe Flyer). Once we boarded, we were given details and safety information by Greg...More

Thank judylin2017
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Do you want that Ansel Adams perspective without having to work like Ansel Adams to get that perspective? Let Captain Greg, Balloon Pilots Blake and Sheldon, and master deckhand George, help you float safely into the studio high above the lake; where every photograph is...More

Thank jaws2015
Reviewed 9 June 2017

What a wonderful way to start your day! Crew member George gives everyone a warm welcome as they sign in at the office and then walks you down to the dock to board the Tahoe Flyer. Once on board George and the boat captain, Greg,...More

Thank maddyg966
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

There is nothing that could compare to floating 2,000ft above Lake Tahoe! At first I was nervous, (because believe it or not I'm afraid of heights!!) but the friendly crew and pilot made me feel more comfortable right away. Speaking of the pilot, he was...More

Thank beccabeccabeccashaw
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Crew was the best, from support crew to the outstanding Pilot (Sheldon) beautiful experience. Takes off from boat flies over Lake Tahoe and lands back on boat. 5 star in my book

Thank Eddie A
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This was one of the most epic experiences I've ever had. When you get there you will immediately realize that you are in great hands with the staff. George greeted us warmly, and with a quick signature we were off to the boat. The staff...More

1  Thank eliasmmh
Nearby Restaurants
Getaway Cafe
148 reviews
.68 km away
Verde Mexican Rotisserie
34 reviews
.71 km away
Maya's Mexican Grill
23 reviews
.66 km away
Burger Lounge Meyers
5 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mt. Ralston Peak Trail
7 reviews
.00 km away
Tahoe Photographic Tours
439 reviews
1.17 km away
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
18 reviews
.36 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kathy M
17 July 2017|
Response from BalloonPacific | Property representative |
Anytime is a great time to visit Lake Tahoe! Our season runs May 15 - Oct 15. Weather can vary throughout the season with the warmest months being July & August. Granlibakken Resort is approximately 28 miles from our... More
19 April 2017|
Response from BalloonPacific | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring about Lake Tahoe Balloons. For further information please give us a call @ 530.544.1221. We would be happy to assist. Minimum age requirement is 7 years old & 48 inches tall. Child rate is $299 each.
19 March 2016|
Response from Petey126 | Reviewed this property |
$299 per person