Delmarva Balloon Rides
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Hot Air Balloon Rides over Maryland. Float over Maryland's Eastern Shore for breathtaking views. Up 10 10 people in one balloon! Gift certificates available.
Chester, Maryland

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Lexi K
1 contribution
Aug 2016
I took my dad out for Father's Day not too long ago and we had an amazing experience. Todd is very reassuring with all the safety components and talks you through everything. I felt safe and more relaxed than imaginable. It takes time to get a perfect morning but it is worth the safe wait. Great business and great experience!
Written August 14, 2016
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Leslie B
Bridgeton, NJ92 contributions
Oct 2014
We had an awesome hot air balloon flight today! Booking was easy. We drove in from NJ. Todd and his crew were great. We arrived before sunrise and got to help set up the balloon. The flight was a little less than an hour but we got a great view of the farmland and sunrise. Many great picture opportunities. Todd was a great pilot and guide. Our landing was smooth and we got to help bring down the balloon and pack up before heading back to the launch site for a toast. The balloon and basket were big for our group of 7 people. We were able to order a DVD of the go pro on our flight which is a nice souvenir. We hope to fly again.
Written October 17, 2014
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Blair C
6 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We flew yesterday for our son’s 7th birthday. Todd (the owner/pilot) said that not many kids go up. I have no idea why because our son loved it. He was afraid of the burners at first and he was impatient at times, but overall he can’t stop talking about it, especially about the red sun (the sunrise). Todd gave all of us clear instructions and he was sure to give our son small tasks to keep him busy during any downtime. Once back on the ground, the champagne and OJ plus a story of the first ever balloons was a very nice touch. I can’t wait to make a shadowbox display of the pictures, our son’s certificate for flying, and the leaves (tree stars) he grabbed from the tree tops. This may become a tradition for our family. We loved it and will definitely do it again.
Written August 6, 2020
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Grump_II
Cordova, M21 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
I arranged with Todd to have him come to our property in April of 2015 as a surprise birthday gift for my wife. Sadly the weather wasn't right that day and in fact it took 4 or 5 tries before we could go so by that time I had told my wife of it, and we took off from Ridgley instead. Todd kept me notified every time that we couldn't take off and explained things in full detail.

I am not the adventurous type but my wife is so I was going along somewhat reluctantly. As soon as we lifted off my fears were allayed, I enjoyed the ride immensely and my wife holds it as one of the great experiences of her life. She has done everything from cave diving to sky diving.

We were required to help inflate the balloon and this was actually a lot of fun. Safety is very high in Todd's mind and it shows through in everything he does.

There is no way to describe the feeling of floating across the countryside silently. Nothing I say will properly explain it. You must, and I mean must, do it yourself.
Written September 8, 2015
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N8449YDpatrickm
Dagsboro, DE37 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
This was an experience of a lifetime for me. My wife had heard me mention that I had always wanted to do this & bought me a gift cert. for Christmas. There are many companies that do this of course, but you won't be disappointed with Delmarva Balloon Rides. Todd is a very qualified & experienced pilot which allows you to relax & enjoy the breathtaking view while you float silently above the earth. Loved everything about it!!!
Written October 18, 2014
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travelexplorer27
Salisbury405 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
To celebrate my husband's birthday, I booked us a flight with Delmarva Balloon Rides. I had a very positive experience from my first contact with Todd Davis, owner and operator. As you are aware, the weather has to be constantly monitored by Todd and he has to keep all his guests informed of the date, time and place of launch, so hopefully you will give him a window of time as to when you can go. We launched from the Ridgely Airpark and it was just a fabulous experience!! We had to be at the launch site by 4:30 a.m. and it took about an hour and a quarter for Todd and his 2-man crew to get the balloon ready for launch. They were so well organized and everything went off like clockwork. The basket and balloon are huge and heavy. It was amazing to see them get it out of the cargo trailer. The balloon was stretched out and it was very, very long. They used fans to help inflate the balloon and then propane. As soon as the balloon was ready, the ten of us got into the basket and away we went. It is soooooo very quiet in the air and we had amazing views of the sky, as day turned light and the fields looked as if they were immaculately groomed. Todd is a great pilot who has years of experience and is very conscientious about piloting the balloon. We saw the difficulty of trying to find a place to land where you didn't mess up a farmer's field or had to be aware of the telephone and electrical wires. But, he had no problem and it was with sadness that our beautiful ride had to end. He landed the balloon smoothly and after everyone got out, we saw how he tied the balloon every few yards and got it ready to put back into the cargo hold. His two chase drivers held on to the far end of the balloon during this process. Then, they transported all of us back to the original launch site and we celebrated with a choice of champagne or a non-alcoholic beverage. What an incredible experience! Don't put this off, call Todd and make arrangements for a trip soon! What wonderful memories we will have of this great excursion.
Written June 11, 2018
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Paul J
Springfield9 contributions
Jul 2015
We were matched up with Todd and Delmarva Balloon Rides at the NJ Balloon festival and had a blast! He and his crew expertly got us aloft during the mass ascension and we enjoyed about 30 minutes of bliss among dozens of other balloons.
Written July 28, 2015
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n0seyr0sey
Pittsville, WI2 contributions
Jul 2020
I had hoped to spend my 70th birthday in a hot air balloon. However, that was April of 2020 - the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, it got postponed until July. But was it ever worth the wait! The weather was absolutely perfect and the views were breathtaking. Todd and his crew were entertaining and very accommodating. I rode with my 3 grandchildren, and my great-grand can't wait to turn five so he can fly in that balloon. At three, he could only watch in total awe and excitement.
Written July 20, 2020
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Glad to hear you and your family had a great time!
Written July 25, 2020
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maria c
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great adventure,I always will remember the experience for the rest of my life!EXCELLENT, also the hot air balloon is beaitiful.
Written January 26, 2020
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Christina
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
I had an amazing trip Todd the pilot was fun and taught us so much at the same time as having fun he is super safe and we had so much fun that I'm doing again this is not my first trip and I keep coming back because the experience is the best it 2as just all around a great time and Todd is the best pilot to fly with he is very cautious yet makes jokes to lighten the mood and everyone was so happy everyone I went and the balloon is absolutely beautiful!
Written July 14, 2019
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