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Lake Tahoe Balloons

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Witness the hot air balloon inflation process. – Lake Tahoe Balloons

The ultimate Lake Tahoe hot air balloon experience starts aboard the Tahoe Flyer, the world’s only hot air balloon aircraft carrier. (Guests will first meet at the Tahoe Keys Marina prior to departure.)

From lake level to magnificent panoramic views, your experienced and knowledgeable pilot acts as your guide and welcomes questions from you and fellow adventurers while pointing out local points of interest and Tahoe's extraordinary beauty.

Enjoy views of Emerald Bay, the second most photographed spot in the U.S., Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness.On many days, visibility even allows for views of peaks in Yosemite and the coastal foothills over 150 miles away!

The flight concludes with an impressive landing on the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer where the crew catches and deflates the balloon. To celebrate this once in a lifetime experience, the pilot, crew and guests enjoy a traditional champagne toast with plenty of champagne, mimosas and snacks while cruising back to the Marina. Learn More

Areas of Service and Expertise

Originally established in 1992, Lake Tahoe Balloons has successfully operated balloon flights over Lake Tahoe for well over two decades. They are the only balloon ride operation in the world where the entire ballooning process begins and ends on the deck of a boat! With decades of experience in Aviation, Marine and Hospitality Operations, each and every one of their staff offers something unique and valuable to the company, providing a FUN, Safe and Enjoyable experience for their guests!

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

Offering daily morning flights, shortly after sunrise (approximately 5:15AM - 6:45AM) when balloon conditions are the best and the natural beauty of this alpine setting is revealed. The Lake Tahoe season is approximately mid-May thru mid-October. Flight Packages

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