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.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Website
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very cool experience, but be prepared to be up close & personal with strangers

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
StorytellerGal
,
Houston, Texas

Similar Things to Do in South Lake Tahoe

Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Connell, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naperville, IL
Level Contributor
40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wicklow, Ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Words can't describe the beauty of this deep blue lake so just look at the pictures which can't portray half the beauty to be seen.

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you want a unique hot air ballooning experience go to Lake Tahoe Balloons. You actually take off and land on a boat, specially built for the experience. Truly an experience you will not have anywhere else! The folks at Lake Tahoe Balloons have crafted a total experience which is set in one of the most beautiful places in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

On a recent visit to South Lake Tahoe to visit my brother and sister in law I had booked a hot air balloon ride for them, my friend who was travelling with me and myself thinking that this was the perfect place to experience this form of travel (my friend and I had tried 10 years ago in South Africa... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The views are amazing, the crew is fun, and the experience is incredible. I think this has ruined us for all other hot air balloon rides. This is well worth the money spent!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was not my first hot air balloon ride, but it was by far the best. Launch and recovery was on board a specially built USCG approved boat. The crew (boat captain, balloon pilot and launch and recovery crew) were all extremely experienced, and professional. They answered questions, and explained every facet of the trip. Since the area surrounding Lake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Thorold, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and l traveled to the Reno area in September and wanted to see Lake Tahoe as well. We were also looking for something unique and fun to do while there. I had read the reviews on Lake Tahoe Balloons and decided this was what we were going to splurge on and we were not disappointed. It truly was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nevada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was such a fun way to see Lake Tahoe! The crew and captain are wonderful and go out of their way to speak with everyone. You wake up early but they have plenty of snacks and coffee on board to keep you happy while they get out on the lake. The balloon set up was just as cool as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Lake Tahoe Balloons also viewed

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Lake Tahoe Balloons? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lake Tahoe Balloons

Address: Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lake Tahoe Balloons and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Fort Worth, Texas
12 days ago
California
4 months ago
San Francisco, California

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Lake Tahoe Balloons staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?