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.

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

59 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    58
    1
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
Thorold, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Nevada
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a wonderful and educational experience. The staff were polite, extremely knowledgeable and explained everything. The balloon is inflated on the catamaran as the passengers watch and then we were able to get into the basket. The views were beautiful and our balloon pilot was professional and explained all our views. After spending an hour exploring the sky, we gently... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plano, Texas, United States
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

1) Great captain & staff – super friendly, knowledgeable & fun! 2) Breakfast & hot drinks – yummy danishes, etc. while you're headed out to mid-lake 3) Amazing 240,000 cu ft balloon – they unroll it and inflate it while you watch 4) Spectacular views – all I can say is "wow" 5) Great learning experience – history of ballooning... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved our balloon experience with Lake Tahoe Balloons! Harley and his staff were first class, knowledgable and friendly. Launching and landing on the boat was special and the views of Lake Tahoe amazing. It was definitely a highlight of our trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carmel, CA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is the first time either of us had been in a hot-air balloon. What a beautiful place to begin. The balloon is launched from a large catamaran in the middle of the lake. As you ascend to over 3000 feet above the lake the views are magnificent. You have to go yourself. No one could ever tell you what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Plains, New York
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was an unbelievable experience. From pulling up to the dock, to riding around in the balloon, to landing - it was awesome. My wife and son loved it as well. Once is a lifetime experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the most fabulous adventures of my life! Everything was completely perfect!! Excellent staff, very friendly, owner + pilot of an age that made you feel they had plenty of experience. Website was extremely helpful, explaining their certifications, safety record, etc. I have very bad vertigo and get motion sickness at the drop of a hat. Website did a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fair Oaks, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Lake Tahoe balloons is a First Class operation! The crew is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. From your first call to book your flight to your step off the custom designed only balloon launching vessel in the United States you will have an experience of a lifetime. They have thought of everything for your comfort and Safety. They provide warm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

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

Do you own or manage Lake Tahoe Balloons?

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