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Address: Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: 434-981-5260
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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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Relaxing exhilarating ride above Charlottesville, VA

Scott Cohrs is an excellent pilot and so enjoyed our trip! Early morning departure and even though we missed our pick up location we were able to join the group at the Boars Head... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Jackson, Michigan

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Jackson, Michigan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Scott Cohrs is an excellent pilot and so enjoyed our trip! Early morning departure and even though we missed our pick up location we were able to join the group at the Boars Head Inn for lift off. Every detail was explained to us and felt very comfortable having never done this before. Not too worry we were in very... More 

Thank KathleenC1
Scottsville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Scott Cohrs is such an accommodating gentleman, that he allowed an early-morning liftoff from my farm, offering dazzling aerial views of my home, surrounding farmland, edgy cows who were running for alpha home base for safety, and a remarkable misty river landscape below. All that within the first 5 minutes of being airborne. In my opinion, Scott is unequaled for... More 

Thank skyewriter2015
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

If anyone has a bucket list, add a flight with Scott near the top of it. My girlfriend and I will never forget our experience flying with Bonaire Charters. Here's why: First, Scott and his chaser Kyle were a great team. They'll make certain that the conditions are safe for flying and will involve you in that process. Secondly, the... More 

Thank slyke88
Rochester, New York
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was the main reason for my trip to Charlottesville! I booked a room at the Homewood Suites (also reviewed) for a few days in case the weather didn't co-operate but I lucked out on that and was able to go up the 1st day I arrived! I admit I was a tiny bit nervous at first but because I've... More 

Thank elfie
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Mark B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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 

Thank K P
Elkview, West Virginia
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80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Lqchar
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

3 Thank expertreviews
Annapolis, MD
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank ktmac38
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Chloe M

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