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Lake Tahoe Balloons

Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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Huntington, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Travelled with my sons ages 14 and 12 and what a sunrise it was...the company is run like a well oiled machine, and the owner understands how to provide a platinum experience. Truly worth the money as you watch the sunrise over Lake Tahoe from 3000 feet in the air....

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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Let me begin by saying that, due to weather conditions, we were never able to actually go for the hot air balloon ride, so this is not a review for that. That being said, my experience with the crew the day we were scheduled to go up was so exceptional that I thought it still deserved a review. The crew... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Once in a lifetime adventure to go on a hot air balloon but not just a hot air balloon. A hot air balloon that takes off & lands on a boat. Amazing!!! The crew were all so nice & professional! We went out on a frosty morning & the boat captain Harley was so kind & helped us down the... More

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riyadh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places to visit.The lake is so pretty and has four different shades of blue and is so calm and clear The shallow part of the lake is light blue while the deepest is deep blue with two different shades of blue in between depending on the depth of the water and the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had a group of 7 first-time ballooners, and this was the highlight of the trip! The Skipper and the Pilot Mark were amazing together, you could feel the energy. Loved the champagne toast at the end, and the balloonists prayer. Great people, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience! You must do it, even if you are afraid of heights. Our group... More

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Queens, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

What a wonderful experience. I was quite nervous about taking a hot air balloon ride but the entire staff was professional and made this a morning to remember. They feed you in the morning, provide you with warm blankets, and answer any questions you may have. Once you go up in this gorgeous balloon you can understand why this experience... More

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Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I've only been a passenger on a Hot Air Balloon one other time, in Cappadocia, Turkey, I recommend that and I wholeheartedly recommend this! It is a one of a kind (in the World) operation with the take off and landing in the water from/to a boat and let me tell you, they know what they are doing (if I... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I went on this a couple of years ago and it was one of the best experiences ever. After all, where else are you going to take off from and land on a boat in a hot air balloon? Tahoe is known for it's scenery and this is the best way to enjoy it. After touching down lightly on the... More

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San Jose
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I mean, go ahead and bring a co-worker or someone super platonic, but you're going to realize too late that you could be surrounded by rings and ring boxes. Nevertheless, this is a complete package deal... Pass up taking a cruise on Lake Tahoe - this is that, but with a hot air balloon that you get to see inflate... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This business is so well run. From the moment we signed up til we got off the boat, everything was handled beautifully. They had jackets to wear if you were cold, which I was at 5 in the morning. The crew was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! When we were up in the balloon, they explained what we were looking... More

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