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Address: Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Phone Number: +1 530-544-1221

Lake Tahoe Balloons proudly presents one of the most beautiful and unique...

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. Operates approximately May thru October, seven days a week, weather permitting. Early morning departures. Includes continental breakfast, boat cruise, approximately a one hour flight, traditional champagne toast and souvenir. Reservations required.

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Wow, what a view, definitely a bucket-list experience

Really this is the best view of the lake, can't find this kind of experience anywhere else. You are slowly soaring above the lake, getting a tour of the area from experienced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Christy L
Willoughby, Ohio

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Willoughby, Ohio
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Really this is the best view of the lake, can't find this kind of experience anywhere else. You are slowly soaring above the lake, getting a tour of the area from experienced pilots and guides who have lived here awhile. Good history of the area, history of balloon flying, and overall great entertainment watching the crew inflate and deflate the... More 

Thank Christy L
Woodland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We first met in the office to take care of some quick paper work then it was off to the boat. We were greeted by the boat captain, crew, and pilot as we sipped warm coffee at sunrise. My girlfriend and I were amazed at how smooth the lake was that day as we made our way into launch position.... More 

Thank DerekHender
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this ride! The staff was incredibly friendly and very informative. They explain the entire process as you watch and even provide champagne at the end with some history of hot air ballooning! I'm sure some are incredibly nervous before going up but they test the wind out on the boat carefully and that shows the importance... More 

Thank AmyEK419
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was my first trip to Tahoe and going up in the balloon was by far the best experience of my trip! We were able to get an amazing view of the lake and were also given some history and fun facts about it. Gabe, our pilot was really friendly and really knowledgeable. And the captain of the boat, I... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough great things!! My experience was incredible. From the moment I arrived I was greeted with a friendly smile and I felt immediately comfortable. The staff was great. The captain of the boat ride, Greg made me feel very safe and was he was extremely professional. The pilot of the balloon, Gabe was very knowledgeable and informative.... More 

Thank Melissa R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and a fun knowledgable crew!!! Definitely recommend this! It's an early morning and not cheap, but absolutely worth it. I was a little worried about visibility because Tahoe was a bit smokey from a nearby wildfire, but it wasn't an issue at all. We took off near the coast, so we got amazing views of the coastline, snow-capped... More 

Thank BIGenDDa
Monroe, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Lake Tahoe Balloons provided an outstanding experience for us first-timers. We were encouraged to watch the inflation, take pictures, enjoy the boat/vessel, and we learned fun-facts about the history of ballooning. In addition, we had coffee, snacks, and a champagne toast. The ballon ride was amazing all on its own, but the crew's professionalism and adventurous and friendly spirits really... More 

Thank lynnegant
Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great week in Tahoe but this was definitely the highlight! We tried to go earlier in the week but it was cancelled due to wind. We almost didn't try the third time but I'm so glad we did. The balloon is huge and so beautiful Our pilot, Gabe, was so skilled and knowledgable about ballooning, the history... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We arrived early morning as the sun was rising...had coffer and pastries and were briefed on our trip as the pilots check weather conditions...Off we went to the boat dock for the ride of a lifetime...Watching the balloon inflate from the boat...Getting in the balloon for an overweight 65+ was the biggest...but it was worth the every minute. Great Experience...Great... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We got up very early this morning to go on our first hot air balloon ride. It was so worth it, and it was a fantastic experience. From the minute we boarded the boat, to continental breakfast, to the incredible balloon inflation process, to the ride itself, the whole thing was incredible. We were in the second group of the... More 

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