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Address: Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Phone Number: +1-530-544-1221
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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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Professional outfit and great experience

Day starts early with arrival at marina around 0615am. We were met by staff who made us feel welcome. After registering, we went to the boat where all the crew introduced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
David B
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Tranent, United Kingdom

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Tranent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Day starts early with arrival at marina around 0615am. We were met by staff who made us feel welcome. After registering, we went to the boat where all the crew introduced themselves before launch. Pastries and water/juice were available prior to launch. The balloon launched from the boat and the views over Lake Tahoee were fantastic. We were up for... More 

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1 Thank David B
Torrance, California
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our flight today from watching the set up process to take off to flight to landing. Views are INCREDIBLE!

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Thank janad63
Orangevale, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Gabe, George and crew uplifted a beautiful end-of-summer Tahoe Blue day to heavenly grandeur. From the inflation of the balloon...to the launch...to floating at 8800ft...to popping the champagne, we have a memory for a lifetime!!! Thanks for all the extra tidbits on nature, balloons and Tahoe! This is worth every penny, and more!!!

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1 Thank SactoTwo
Concord, New Hampshire
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131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We had a wonderful time with Lake Tahoe Balloons- We had gps directions to the meeting spot which was helpful- you pull into the marina area and have to drive in a bit to see the sign. Everyone we encountered was very nice and professional, they went out of there way to make sure we had a safe & wonderful... More 

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1 Thank w81minute
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a great way to spend the morning. Up bright at early in the crisp morning, and a magic sunrise, ready for a short boat ride from the Tahoe Keys to the lake. Then watch while the balloon is inflated on the boat while having breakfast on the deck. Then into the basket and off we go. A quick touch... More 

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1 Thank Andrew A
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Our hot air balloon ride with Lake Tahoe Balloons was the highlight of our trip. The scenery is just amazing and the staff was incredibly friendly. If we ever make our way back to Tahoe, we will ride again.

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1 Thank Kristin L
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Let's get this up front first: at $295 a person this is not cheap. But it IS a once in a lifetime experience. Save your pennies because you'll have a story to tell the rest of your life. Make your reservations after you check the weather in advance. The weather is crucial to a successful launch and trip. Be prepared... More 

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6 Thank Michael C
Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Launching a hot air balloon from a boat sounds insane, but strangely didn't feel scary at all once you are in the air. Views are amazing; staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the experience is definitely bucket list worthy. A few things to know. 1) If you are at all claustrophobic, be aware that you are packed into the basket... More 

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Connell, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were looking for something new to do when we came across this activity googling local attractions. Initially we were hesitant because of the cost since there were 5 in our family but the originality and the experience of doing it won out and we don't regret a penny spent on it....it was a awesome experience! From boarding the boat... More 

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Naperville, IL
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I decided that a hot air balloon ride would be something memorable to do while in Lake Tahoe. We were a bit concerned when we never received any type of confirmation. We ended up having to call and they said they were having an issue with their e-mail confirmations. We were instructed to call the morning of... More 

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