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Bonaire Charters - Private Flights

Charlottesville, VA
434-981-5260
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Owner description: Bonaire Charters offers scenic hot air balloon rides over the majestic and tranquil Virginia countryside. You will experience a romantic fantasy adventure as we drift quietly along in one of the oldest forms of air travel. After your balloon flight, we will celebrate with traditional champagne toast made popular after the first hot air balloon voyage.
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Annapolis, MD
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to do this while in town for our first anniversary. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for our reservation but Scott was in contact multiple times to keep us updated and provide a time to reschedule. Our flight was on a beautiful clear morning. Take off, ride, and landing were all smooth and had gorgeous views... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My experience with Bonaire Charters could not have been more enjoyable. The pilot was extremely knowledgeable of the area and interested in the passengers. The chaser as well was funny and friendly and gave the experience a personable feel. Not to mention the view of the route is breathtaking! The team even complimented the landing with a toast and mimosas.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Scott the owner did a fabulous job in making sure our first balloon ride was fantastic!! He checked in with us the night before, due to possible weather and then called us the morning of to confirm we were on for our ride as the weather was clear. Safety first was very evident throughout our trip from constant checking of... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Bonaire was my first hot air ballooning experience, and it was way better than I expected. Perfect day to go with a beautiful sunrise, and we got great views of the whole area. Highly recommended.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whenever I'm headed to Charlottesville I plan a balloon flight with Bonaire Charters and it's truly the highlight of every trip! Scott and his crew are incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He is extremely safety conscious and makes every effort to ensure his passengers are comfortable. Scott knows the area and the history so well that I learn something new on... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The service provided by Bonaire Charters is outstanding! I went up for a ride this morning and couldn't have had a better time! The views, conversation, service, and champagne were superb! Choose Bonaire for the best views, good people, and an all around great time! - Sarah

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USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Scott with Bonaire Charters knows ballooning! He is a master balloonist and gives such attention to your trip. From the sparkling toast to the memorable photographic CD presented at the end of the best hour of your life or at least the top!

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful experience with Captain Cohrs and Bonaire Charters! Couldn't ask for a more beautiful sunrise and flight over Charlottesville. First time up in a hot air balloon and would definitely do it again!

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Washington DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had the honor of experiencing an amazing balloon ride with Bonaire. I called several operators in Charlottesville and I chose Bonaire because of how responsive Scott was to calls. Scott is top notch. He was incredibly responsive throughout all aspects of the trip. He immediately called back to help use set up our trip and was very flexible about... More

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Palmyra, Virginia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A GREAT FLIGHT, beautiful sunrise and fantastic views over central Virginia, got some really cool photos, couldn't wait to share them on facebook. Scott & JR were professional and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and hope to do it again, perhaps during the autumn season!

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