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Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights

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Address: 200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4674
Phone Number: +1 434-960-2814
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Hot air ballooning over the historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia....

Hot air ballooning over the historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia. From the sky you will view The Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenandoah Valley, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and The University of Virginia.

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Great, easy ride!

I am terrified of heights and this was seriously a breeze. Very steady, easy liftoff and we just glided over Charlottesville. It was a very calm, quiet, peaceful ride. The landing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Morgan D
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Herndon, VA

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Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I am terrified of heights and this was seriously a breeze. Very steady, easy liftoff and we just glided over Charlottesville. It was a very calm, quiet, peaceful ride. The landing was very gentle too! Nice and easy and great for adults of all ages. Great way to see a lot and scratch something off your bucket list!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We just flew with Rick and had a wonderful and safe experience. Not only was the balloon flight amazingly beautiful: giving perspective to our world and allowing us to soar above the breathtaking mountains of Charlottesville; but we also felt secure and protected by Rick's experience/skill. He piloted with enthusiasm for our flight and with extreme caution and consideration for... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

My boyfriend surprised me with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Charlottesville with Boar's Head Ballooning, and not only that, he proposed to me at over 1000 feet! My boyfriend and Rick had been in cahoots to plan this for a while and I think it went perfectly! It was the most amazing and romantic experience I've ever had.... More 

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Thank Aenon K
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

My parents' friends bought me and my husband of two days a ballooning trip as a spirited and symbolic send-off following our wedding. And what a send-off it was! Beautiful, inspiring, super fun, and exciting, we saw my hometown from a vantage never experienced before. We absolutely loved our experience and our time with Rick. Kind, extremely knowledgable and calm-... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Wow! That was fun! Thank you Cap. Rick Behr & his crew (good pics, Boris). I wanted to give a surprise to my husband and my expectations were exceeded. It was his birthday and I knew he wanted to ride in a hot-air balloon since he was a kid, never had the opportunity. So, I wanted to give him something... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

A storm off the East Coast affected the wind as far in as Charlottesville so our May morning flight with Rick Behr of Boars' Head Ballooning was cancelled the night before our scheduled flight. Rick offered to reschedule for the day after in hopes that the wind might calm. We said yes! Cancelled again. After that, we had only one... More 

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Cherokee, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had a wonderful technical experience with Rick for our first balloon ride. We felt very safe with Rick and Evan during the etire ride. As a seasoned tour guide, we were disappointed with Rick's involvement with his passengers . He is a very intelligent man, but did little to engage with us and keep us informed during the flight.... More 

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Vienna, West Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I would encourage anyone and everyone to fly with Rick Behr and crew of the Boar's Head Ballooning. Our trip was postponed by one day due to slightly unfavorable conditions, but Rick more than made up for the delay. Our flight was nothing short of AMAZING! Boris, the driver, photographer, and ground crew was an absolute pleasure as well. Rick... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Rick took us up in his balloon on a great spring morning just about 1 week ago. My wife had always talked about wanting to take a balloon ride and the fact that it was her sister's birthday gave us a great excuse to finally take the plunge. Rick was courteous and professional and took special care of my sister-in-law,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Rick Behr and his flight crew were very pleasant and professional. Our safety was their first concern, so our flight was rescheduled when the winds were a bit too high on our designated day. But when we rescheduled for two days later, conditions were perfect and so was our flight. They have a special accessible basket (with a door) available... More 

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