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Lake Tahoe Balloons

Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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

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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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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

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Thorold, Canada
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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

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Nevada
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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

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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

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Plano, Texas, United States
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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

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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.

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Carmel, CA
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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

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White Plains, New York
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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.

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