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Address: Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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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.
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 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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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 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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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.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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