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Address: , Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-981-5260
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Description: Bonaire Charters offers scenic hot air balloon rides over the majestic and...
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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Hot Air Balloon Over Virginia Countryside
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Incredible Experience

Scott and JR are awesome. If you are considering flying in the Charlottesville area you will not be disappointed. Scott has many years experience. His skill and confidence are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Piney Flats, Tennessee

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Scott and JR are awesome. If you are considering flying in the Charlottesville area you will not be disappointed. Scott has many years experience. His skill and confidence are evident from the beginning to the end of the flight. Scott and JR make a great team and provide exceptional service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We scheduled a three-day vacation in Charlottesville at the Boar's Head Inn because we wanted a hot air balloon ride and knew that the Inn hosted the meet-up spot for Rick Behr's hot air balloon company. We made reservations with Rick but unfortunately the weather was not optimal for a safe flight so Rick had to deliver the bad news... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is by far the most remarkable experience I've had. Very cool experience to be floating among the clouds. I'm a bit of a chicken so I wasn't sure how I would actually feel when the time came to lift off. Loved every minute! There is something incredibly peaceful about soaring above the landscape with something so low tech -... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Scott and his team were absolutely amazing. He was professional, knowledgeable, fun and safe....a perfect combination for a balloon ride. He had everything planned out including a champagne toast at the end of the flight. Thanks Scott...this flight will be forever remembered!

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Annapolis, MD
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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
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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 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
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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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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
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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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