See Lake Tahoe from the sky in a hot air balloon ride! Take flight on a spectacular, sunrise adventure floating above the Lake Tahoe basin with bird's eye, panoramic views of the cobalt blue waters and the Sierra Nevadas. Lake Tahoe Balloons provides a one-of-a kind hot air balloon experience launching their hot air balloon from the deck of a boat!
This world class ballooning adventure starts at an elevation of 6,200 feet above sea level and can get to elevations of up to 10,000 feet above sea level! Even the peaks of Yosemite and the coastal foothills over 150 miles away can be seen on a clear day! Get ready for peaceful drifting with no rocking, swaying or feeling of movement as the hot air balloon moves with the wind currents. Sunrise is perfect as the earth is cool and the winds are calm setting the perfect scene for an early morning flight.
Your world class ride begins shortly after sunrise revealing the natural beauty of the alpines. Cruise from the Tahoe Keys Marina on the Tahoe Flyer to the designated launch site with beverages and refreshments on board. The Tahoe Flyer is the world's only U.S.C.G. certified balloon launch and recovery vessel! Watch in awe as the balloon inflates before your eyes on the top deck and then climb inside for the ride of your life.
The skilled and experienced pilots guide the balloon to breathtaking views of Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake and the Desolation Wilderness. The flight concludes with an impressive landing on the upper deck of the Tahoe Flyer where you'll watch the crew catch and deflate the balloon. Celebrate after with a traditional champagne toast and snacks while cruising back to the Marina. The entire trip takes just 4 hours leaving plenty of time to head back to North Lake Tahoe for brunch.
Tours & Packages
Private bookings are available! Celebrate a special occasion like a birthday, engagement, honeymoon or anniversary with a Classic Tahoe Balloon Flight package! This package includes a ride aboard the Tahoe Flyer, a full array of beverages and refreshments, and a post-flight sparkling wine toast. Share the experience with other adventurers for just $349 per person. Experiences often make the best presents which is why gift cards are also available.
Make it a romantic weekend for just the two of you or bring the family for an epic adventure! Keep in mind children must be at least 8 years of age and taller than 48 inches. If they're too short, leave them at home!
Safety in the Sky
Lake Tahoe Balloons has over two decades of flying experience in Lake Tahoe and a spotless safety record. It's the ONLY company offering hot air balloon rides over Lake Tahoe making it an extra special experience. It's also the ONLY company in the world that launches and lands from the deck of a boat! Tick this off your bucket list and wake up your loved ones for an unforgettable adventure above Lake Tahoe.