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.

Black Hills Balloons

Closed Now: 08:00 - 20:00
Open today: 08:00 - 20:00
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Tours from Black Hills Balloons tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
151
All photos (151)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“balloon ride”(9 reviews)
“these guys”(3 reviews)
“bucket list”(6 reviews)
About
Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting, near Custer SD from May 1st through Oct 31st and by special appointment in the off season. Meeting time is approximately 30 minutes before sunrise. Guests can expect an approximate hour flight...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
422 Mount Rushmore Rd, Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort, Custer, SD 57730-6800
Website
+1 605-673-2520
Call
Reviews (93)
Filter reviews
93 results
Traveller rating
85
6
0
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
85
6
0
0
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsballoon ridethese guysbucket listblack hillssaw deercuster state parkcrewdamienpilotpineadventurerallycompanyscenerywildlifebuffalo
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 93 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our trip left from the Stratobowl and was amazing. We got to see the sunrise from the beautiful Black Hills giving us great views and pictures. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel safe. I would love to do this again!

Thank Tara C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome experience, very professional easy going crew, I felt very safe the entire time!! The views were breathtaking, we saw lots of wildlife including elk, deer, and coyotes! A must do!

Thank Shauna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bucket list adventure and Black Hills Balloons, exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend using them.

Thank 297conniew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were recently able to fly with this company and it exceeded all expectations. I never in a million years thought a hot air balloon ride was something I would do, but it was amazing. It was an incredible morning of slowly...More

Thank thevintagelease
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. From watching the balloon coming to life to drifting over the land. I would recomend anyone to try this at least once in their life.

Thank madmat21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can NOT believe we did this!!!!! It was such an adrenaline rush, but I felt 100% safe!!!! Mother Nature can be unpredictable, but if she behaves, you should go!!! It is a totally different experience...the views, the sounds, the sights...WoW. The champagne toast with...More

Thank mooreplaisted
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You are so kind! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and describe your flight! We're so pleased you felt safe in our hands.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We met in Custer for this ride. We went during the week of the rally.The crew was polite and professional. The ride was gentle and beautiful. Damien (pilot) kept us informed of what was happening and what to expect. He was very knowledgeable, confident, and...More

Thank melaniemyers1
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! So glad you're planning on another flight!

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went on a ride today with my 2 kids, Damien was amazing and we had a great time. We left at sunrise and the view was great. Would definitely do it again

Thank Golfer0659
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the flight!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Sturgis for the rally and always wanted to fly in a hot air balloon. You meet before sunrise in Custer and we were picked up by Damien the owner / pilot. He and his crew set things up and we were off....More

Thank softail19
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. It's true, we have to use the winds available to get to our landing site; sometimes it's high, sometimes it's low. We're thrilled you enjoyed the flight, mimosas and snacks!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Just had a family ride in hot air balloon. Everyone should do this. It was amazing.The ride was so calm and peaceful as we were floating. The staff are clearly expert and have great humor. There were three balloons going up this morning and the...More

Thank JHinIowa
KeelyWade, Owner at Black Hills Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your descriptive review! We're so glad we could make such a fun memory for your family.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Custer
Legion Lake Resort
135 reviews
.09 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Custer/Crazy Horse Area
571 reviews
.13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Custer
589 reviews
.19 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Custer
543 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 51 restaurants in Custer
Skogen Kitchen
206 reviews
.94 miles away
Black Hills Burger and Bun Co.
1,398 reviews
.92 miles away
Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar
290 reviews
.99 miles away
Dakota BBQ
69 reviews
.92 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 56 attractions in Custer
Buffalo Ridge Theater
114 reviews
.16 miles away
Custer State Park
5,145 reviews
.96 miles away
Sunday Gulch Trail
78 reviews
.96 miles away
Custer County 1881 Court House Museum
81 reviews
.88 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
MrsBaum
28 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello MrsBaum and thank you for your question! I hope some previous customers respond here too but let me answer your question! A balloon ride is a very smooth ride. You don't have the noise and movement like a helicopter... More
1
Vote
tooshies
10 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Damien M | Property representative |
Hello We normally do not offer pickups but if you are staying in Custer we may be able to figure something out. Where are you staying? Damien
0
Votes
tooshies
10 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KeelyWade | Property representative |
Hi there! If you're in the Custer area, we can work something out but give us a call to discuss.
1
Vote