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Lake Tahoe Balloons

Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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The Experience of a Lifetime

We have just returned from a lovely vacation in South Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bsingh1029
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New York City, New York
Amazing views

This was one of the best things we have done in our lives. We were afraid to do it since we have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
738terrid
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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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.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tahoe Keys Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have just returned from a lovely vacation in South Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border. The most remarkable and memorable of all our experiences, and one we shall cherish for ever, was the ride in a hot air balloon piloted by Sheldon Grauberger. What...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best things we have done in our lives. We were afraid to do it since we have a fear of heights. However, we decided to stretch our envelopes and hop on. It was so worth it. Sheldon and Blake were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A ride in a hot air balloon was on my sister in law’s bucket list. I never gave it much thought either way. My husband was on the fence about it and my sister....well she said she could die happy without doing it. Sheldon, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time to ride in a hot air balloon, and we loved it! The views were breathtaking, the crew was outstanding and launching from a boat was remarkable. Definitely one of our top family vacation experiences...and we’ve had some amazing ones! I...More

1  Thank Andrea P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! Lake Tahoe Balloons has a professional and knowledgeable staff who are passionate about the area and ballooning. The excursion was not only beautiful but also educational. We learned much about the area and the history and technique of flying hot air balloons. Would...More

1  Thank tarynwalker33
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the unforgettable experience especially thanks to the Pilot Sheldon with his humor and fun playlist. Besides that everyone on the crew is very helpful and friendly, thanks again to Captain Greg, Linda, Ethan & Blake. It was not as scary as you think,...More

Thank Nichikameko
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BalloonPacific, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out & flying with us! We are truly thankful we are able to share this 'dreamlike' experience with our guests. ~Sweet Dreams!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Our Pilot Sheldon, Captain Greg, Linda and the whole crew were simply spectacular! Warm and welcoming, reassuring to first time flyers, stories and safety first! What a fabulous time! From start to finish....AMAZING! We even touched the tops of the pines before really...More

Thank Henry W
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BalloonPacific, Guest Relations Manager at Lake Tahoe Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming out to fly with us! Lake Tahoe truly is spectacular and the only way to really see it's beauty is from above. Blue Skies & Gentle Breezes until we meet again.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! From the moment we arrived, we felt at ease...everything went wonderfully and we would definitely do it all over again!! The crew was the absolute best from A-Z and I would highly recommend Lake Tahoe Balloons!!!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience with family. The whole staff was very helpful and knowledge. Special mention to the pilot (Blake) who gave us a tremendous experience. Would love to do it again sometime

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Complements to the pilots for keeping everyone safe. I mean that sincerely. We tried for three days to go up and each morning were notified that conditions were too bad to fly. I respect their decisions and appreciate the focus on safety. I'm only writing...More

Thank Mike D
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Vikrant Poddar P
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Response from Henry W | Reviewed this property |
I am positive they do, call them at this number tel:530.544.1221 to confirm and book.
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Paul N
22 May 2018|
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Response from BalloonPacific | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry Paul! Henry is correct. It's $299 per person all inclusive (Gratuity is at your discretion, always appreciated and never expected!). Give us a call & we can answer any questions and get you booked... More
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icyvegas
4 May 2018|
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Response from BalloonPacific | Property representative |
Greetings IcyVegas. Give us a call at 530.544.1221. We do have a website but trip advisor does not allow us to post it here. Google Lake Tahoe Balloons, we are the ONLY company to fly in Lake Tahoe. We can't wait to... More
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