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Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights

200 Ednam Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903
1 434 960 2814
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Owner description: Hot air ballooning over the historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia. From the sky you will view The Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenandoah Valley, Thomas... more » Owner description: Hot air ballooning over the historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia. From the sky you will view The Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenandoah Valley, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and The University of Virginia. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Earlysville, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We've always thought of ballooning, but were put off a bit by the unknown. We were so glad to finally do this! Rick is a true professional - serious in his duties, but a good host with a nice team. Charlottesville is beautiful to begin with, but from the air it is magical. I can't recommend enough ballooning with this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rick was a great pilot with a great sense of humor and stories about his experiences in ballooning.I felt more than safe while up in the air with him and the views were fantastic! Would recommend to anyone!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

OMG...Rick and crew are straight to the point...be on time and lets "Fly!"...I have wanted to fly forever...we have been driving from Williamsburg the past few years to look at the fall foliage. We have seen the crew after flights a number of times...this year I made a wish and it came true..one week delay as a result of bad... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I were planning a trip to Charlottesville for our honeymoon and were really looking forward to getting an evening hot air balloon ride. We were very late in booking our ride and many places were already full, so when we spoke with Mr. Behr we booked a morning ride because that was the only flight available. We... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I was looking forward to having my husband and two children fly over the Thanksgiving weekend for my husbands 50th Birthday. I receive a return call back this evening from the owner of this company. I was quick to answer that I was interested in three flying in the balloon, my husband, and my two kids. Then, the owner of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Tuesday 11/5/2013. - my sister and I are working on our bucket lists. This is a must !! Absolutely beautiful, wonderful experience. I'm not wonderful with heights but had absolutely no problem. Rick took us up and he has years of experience. We had a beautiful autumn day for our ride. It was so smooth and tranquil it didn't even... More

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Quinton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was one of my all-time favorite adventures! From seeing first-hand how the balloon is set up, to bringing it down and helping pack it away, it was genuinely perfect!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband surprised me with a hot air balloon ride for our tenth wedding anniversary. We had a great time! The pilot, Rick, was very experienced and knowledgeable. He made us feel comfortable and at ease. I was never worried or nervous about the flight. We had a beautiful morning and the flight went perfectly. His assistant was also very... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Had an amazing experience with Boar's Head Ballooning. The weather was perfect and the owner, Rick Behr, gave a group of friends and me an incredible and long trip over the Charlottesville area. Rick and everyone else working there were friendly, communicative, cool, and just fun to be around. They were fun to talk to and very understanding, and they... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I recently knocked something off my bucket list and went on a hot air balloon ride with Rick, I am terrified of heights, but LOVED the entire experience. Rick is so knowledgeable about flying and so experienced that he immediately put me at ease. This was by far one of the greatest things I have ever done and can not... More

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