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Lake Tahoe Balloons

Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
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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
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Plano, Texas, United States
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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

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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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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

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White Plains, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 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

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Fair Oaks, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We absolutely loved this wonderful experience - from booking, to the boat ride, to the flight to the return to the dock - all was wonderful. Everyone we dealt with was polite, professional, and sweet. We were greeted in the parking lot by the Captain - and once on board the vessel were given warm jackets to wear - they... More

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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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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