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* Weather conditions must be right to fly. If weather conditions are poor you will be notified by email the day of and your flight will be rescheduled to the next available day. Please arrive 1 hour before sunrise on the day of your flight.
Treasure Valley Balloon Rides
Experience The Adventure of a Lifetime
Have you been to the Spirit Of Boise Balloon Classic or seen a hot air balloon floating over the Boise River as you drove to work? Are you planning an engagement or an unforgettable date with a loved one?
Treasure Valley Balloon Rides Boise is ready to take you in the air and experience the thrill and beauty of ballooning.
Other companies will put you in a balloon with 10 people. We offer a more private experience for 2-3 people so you can have this time all to yourself.
Flight time is about 1 hour but be prepared for the whole experience to take about 3 hours
Our balloon can carry 2-3 people based on size, weight, and outside temperature and weather conditions.
For your safety we do not ride in poor weather like rain, thunderstorms, high wind, or low clouds. Our pilots are weather experts and use multiple weather resources to make the decision fly. The wind, temperature, pressure, rain, and fog all play a role in our decisions. If a balloon flight is canceled due to weather, we will reschedule the flight for another day.
The places we launch from can have dew in the mornings, so wearing closed-toed shoes, like boots or sneakers is a good idea. Sunrise balloon flights can be a little chilly on the ground, but it’s good to remember that in the balloon you’ll have a heater above you. That heater above you is also a good reason to wear a hat. In the summer on sunset flights, it will be hot. You will not need to bring a coat.
Sunrise and sunset are the best times to fly! In the first few hours after sunrise and the last few hours before sunset, the winds are generally calm and favorable for hot air ballooning. During the daytime hours, the sun heats up the ground unevenly causing fast and variable winds.
Balloons like all aircraft are subject to weight and balance. The total passenger weight is affected by the temperature around the balloon and its altitude. The average weight for your party should not be over 200lb per person.
Our flight crew will be following the balloon and will be ready to take you back to your car once the flight is over.
There are no age maximums, however, there are no seats in the basket. Guests must be able to stand for the entire flight (about an hour) unassisted. There are bolsters for passengers to hold onto and lean against. Children, kids, and infants aged 0-4 are not allowed to fly. Parents/guardians should be mindful of flight times with small children as well, as there are no restrooms on the flight and many can get bored and restless standing in the balloon for an hour.
No passengers weighing over 270lb are permitted to fly. No passengers in casts or wheelchair are allowed. All guests are required to sign a declaration that he/she doesn’t have any serious medical problems such as – Heart problem – Knee & backbone Surgery in the previous 6 months. If you have recently had surgery, back problems, or are concerned about physical limitations, we always recommend checking with your doctor before booking your flight.
How do you get in and out of the hot air balloon basket? The basket has footholds. You will put your foot into a slot in the side of the basket and swing your legs over the top, and into the basket. It’s kind of like getting on a horse, there is no graceful way to do it! Due to Covid, all passengers must be able to get in and out of the balloon without our crew’s assistance. For passengers who don’t want to climb in, we can pre-board while the basket is laid over.
You are welcome to brink a water bottle on the flight but no alcohol is allowed on the flight. Although we will have a champagne or cider toast available at the end!
Like all service providers, a gratuity is always appreciated. A typical tip would be 10-20% of the total price. The pilot and crew split tips evenly. Feel free to bring cash, otherwise, we can always add a tip to the card you booked your reservation with.
Not any colder than it is on the ground.
No, you must be able to stand for the 1 hour flight.
Of course! Your family and friends can also follow our crew as they are experts in following the balloon, and then they can be there when you land.
So does your pilot! Not to worry. Hot air balloons are a different experience compared to climbing a ladder or standing on a roof. A balloon basket doesn’t have an edge, it has walls that come up to most guests’ rib cages. Also, it’s not like you can “fall out”, you would literally have to climb your way out!