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Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights

Charlottesville, VA, USA
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About Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights
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.
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Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights
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wren52681 wrote a review May 2019
North Bethesda, Maryland157 contributions46 helpful votes
I was staying in the area for a birthday retreat and wanted to knock another time off from my bucket list. Rick was our pilot and he was fantastic. We had a great sunrise hot air balloon ride. We reached about 1000 feet and it was so smooth and beautiful. There were 6 people plus Rick in the basket, a little cramped but made me feel safer. Our “watcher” Boris did an excellent job finding us, as we didn’t know where we were coming down. The landing is the most dangerous, but it was such a smooth landing. We gently came down, lifted a bit and then came back to stop safely on the ground. Rick has been flying for more than 50 years, and we felt so safe under his control.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Megan S wrote a review May 2019
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Rick, Boris, and Chris are an amazing team, and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip! It was a bucket-list experience that my entire family will always remember. From the prep-work to inflate the balloon to the landing and pack-up process we learned so much about air balloons in addition to enjoying the beautiful sights. Additionally, it was an honor to be the second trip out in the team's new basket. We highly recommend this opportunity to anyone-- the sunrise trip was an especially unforgettable way to see Charlottesville.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Zvezdana wrote a review Oct 2018
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From watching numerous balloons get inflated together at a beautiful location North of Charlottesville by Chris Green Lake, to enjoying a friendly company of the very experienced pilot Rick Behr, to stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, to crisp morning air, this was just one of the best memories we will cherish for years to come.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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socialpalmllc wrote a review Jun 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida1 contribution
My husband and I took a romantic yet fun hot air ballooning trip with Rick Behr of Boar's Head Ballooning. It was a bucket-list item for both of us and we could not have picked a better company and balloonist to take us! Rick has been ballooning for over 35 years and knows his stuff! Since it was obvious we were in safe hands, we were able to focus on the beautiful scenery and each other. We loved the champagne toast and pictures afterwards provided by our "chaser". I would go again in a heartbeat and am having fun recommending Boar's Head Ballooning to everyone I know. My parents are going next month when they come to visit!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Catherine R wrote a review Oct 2017
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This was absolutely amazing and a must-do activity if you are in Charlottesville! Rick Behr is a fantastic guide and pilot. He made the trip a lot of fun and is also extremely knowledgeable due to his vast experience ballooning all over the world. The mountain views are breathtaking. If you enjoy trying different kinds of outdoor activities, don't pass this one up. It's well worth the early morning wake up!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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