A hot air balloon ride was on our bucket list. It ended up being the highlight of our vacation. Damien is a skilled pilot with a passion for his trade. After takeoff we floated... read more
For most, flying in a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime...
For most, flying in a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list adventure. But flying in the beautiful Black Hills is more than that, it’s unique. While balloon flights are generally focused over vineyards and farmland, Black Hills Balloons flies over some spectacular rugged terrain. The Custer Valley and the world renowned Custer State Park make up the heart of our flying area. There are mountains, valleys, lakes and prairies to view as you drift along on the morning breeze. We quite often see some unique wildlife that you really don't see in many other places from a balloon! The Black Hills are habitat to elk, antelope, buffalo and mule deer. If you're really lucky you might even see a mountain lion from the secure gondola! There’s nowhere else in the world, where you can witness the same views from a hot air balloon and fly over such a historic and beautiful landscape.
Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting, near Custer SD from May 1st through Oct 1st. Meeting time is approximately 30 minutes before sunrise.
Guests can expect an approximate hour flight over the historic and beautiful Black Hills. 45 minutes to an hour and a half is normal depending on wind conditions and availability of landing sites.
Champagne Toast and souvenir flight certificate included.