This was our first time in an air balloon. Was a little worried since my husband suffers from severe vertigo. Needless to say the ride went off without a hitch. It was very smooth... read more
Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting, near Custer SD...
Flights take place daily at sunrise, weather permitting, near Custer SD from May 1st through Oct 31st and by special appointment in the off season. 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 1 1/2 hours is normal depending on wind conditions and availability of landing sites.
Champagne Toast and souvenir flight certificate included.
For most, flying in a hot air balloon is a once in a lifetime bucket-list adventure. But flying the beautiful Black Hills is more than that; the rugged terrain, wildlife and historic Black Hills are truly unique.
While balloon flights are generally focused over vineyards and farmland, Black Hills Balloons fly over spectacular rugged terrain filled with fantastic history and untouched wilderness. The Custer Valley and world renowned Custer State Park make up the heart of the flying area. Views vary from mountains, valleys, lakes and prairies. Quite often viewing wildlife unique to the Black Hills; nowhere else in the world can you view buffalo from a hot air balloon. The Black Hills are also home to elk, antelope, mule deer, mountain lions and more. 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.