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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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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Reston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Rick Behr, the owner of Boar's Head ballooning went out of his way to make sure everyone in our group had a fantastic experience. So surreal. Loved it and would go back in a heartbeat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I had such a great time with Boar's Head Ballooning. Friendly, smart, and professional, and experienced staff. They even had extra jackets available for people like me who get cold! If you want to do a balloon ride while in Charlottesville, this is the place!

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Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I took my dad for a hot air balloon flight over Charlottesville for his 75th birthday. I am pretty scared of heights...and of anything remotely unsafe or scary. However, the pilot, Rick, put me completely at ease. The whole experience was one of the most, literally, awesome of my life. What a brilliant way to celebrate my dad's birthday. Thanks... More

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Louisa, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I had the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon with my best friend, her brother and their Mom for her 90th Birthday! What a blast! Rick Behr, owner/operator...made sure conditions were perfect, and when we got the call that we could go up we hit the road to Charlottesville! We helped get the balloon ready, climbed in and... More

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