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Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Indulge in the ultimate Seattle luxury tour experience with a hot air balloon ride over Seattle, Washington. Our award-winning ballooning tours have been hailed as the “Best Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience in the Northwest” and have earned us a prestigious five-star rating.

The Seattle area is famous for its scenic views. As you soar above the countryside of Seattle, you’ll be treated to stunning views of downtown Seattle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Auburn, and the majestic Cascade Mountain range.

However, the journey’s highlight is our exclusive hot air balloon flyby of Mt. Rainier, offering a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind perspective.

As the top hot air balloon ride operator in Washington State, our sunrise and sunset hot air balloon rides are in high demand and book up quickly. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to check hot air ballooning off your bucket list and celebrate your special occasion in style. Book your flight now and prepare to be enchanted by the most luxurious hot air balloon tour in all of Seattle.

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Adventure Reviews

Eliav and Amanda truly delivered a wonderful experience from the booking, welcoming at the pick-up site, traveling to the launch site, the launch itself, amazing views up & above, and the wonderful landing. We celebrated our memories with champagne. A great time indeed!!!! Thank you!!!!
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Book it, you won’t regret it! We had perfect weather to watch the moon rise over Mt. Rainier. Did a splash and go over the Lake (I forget the name of the lake) and had an amazingly fun pilot. The entire crew worked really well together, and we all had a safe and amazing time. Highly recommend!
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The thrill of a lifetime! Book your adventure now. You won’t regret it! I absolutely loved my time on board! A sunrise cruise with Mount Rainier as a backdrop was just an incredible experience for me as a first time cruiser. The crew was personable, experienced and fun. It was an experience of a lifetime that was worth every penny!
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Fantastic experience!! Loved every minute! The crew and pilot were lovely and knowledgeable about the area. 10/10 highly recommend.
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Outstanding. Beautiful sunny day with the other balloons next the Mount Rainer. Balloon captain made the experience even better – told stories, waved to bystanders and loads of energy. Basket was deep and stable – felt very safe.
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We did a shared sunrise flight as a honeymoon activity and it was the best decision ever!!! Worth every penny and waking up 330am in the morning for. You’ll get 360 degree views that is just breath taking, the whole ride everyone was is awe. Our pilot was Kasey and he was wonderful, knowledgeable and had a great back story on how he became a hot air balloon pilot. Kasey’s handling and expertise was impressive. From start to finish, the crew, the experience was just top notch. 100% recommend, you wont regret it.
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Shared Flights

You might only take one hot air balloon ride in your life – so let it be magical and luxurious! At Seattle Ballooning our hot air balloon rides are great for any occasion. Whether you want to go on a hot air balloon ride adventure with up to 10 people or a private romantic balloon ride for two, we guarantee memorable flights.

We only fly premium-built hot air balloons making our hot air balloon rides not only safe but also spacious without compromising on comfortability; each passenger has unobstructed 360-degree views of Mt. Rainier and the greater Seattle countryside. 

It’s your choice – pick a sunrise hot air balloon ride or an afternoon hot air balloon ride just prior to sunset for the experience of a lifetime. We take safety very seriously here at Seattle Ballooning, and are committed to the safety of our employees and guests.

After your flight, we’ll open a delicious bottle of aged champagne to celebrate your hot air balloon ride. After all the excitement you’ve experienced, it’s only natural to celebrate with a traditional balloon toast with our favorite bubbly beverage while enjoying some sweet chocolates!

Private Flights

In these exciting times, it is common to find people looking for private hot air balloon flights. These are the perfect opportunity for couples, families, or small groups of friends to go on a ballooning adventure without being around other folks. There are many options available including romantic rides for two passengers, kid-friendly rides for families, and private group flights carrying up to 34 guests in multiple balloons. Our largest hot air balloon basket can accommodate private parties up to 12 guests with comfort and safety in mind throughout the experience.

We have something for everyone at Seattle Ballooning. For those looking to explore the sky without going it alone, we offer shared balloon rides with other passengers who are open to sharing a flight with you.

We make sure to take all necessary precautions so that both pilots and passengers are safe and sound throughout the journey. We only use the best equipment and work wit the best pilots in the industry. And don’t worry –  your safety experience will be just as great as your scenic views.

Seattle Ballooning’s hot air balloon rides are a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary, birthday, engagement, wedding, first date, or any other special occasion. They’re also great for corporate events and team-building activities! We have plenty of options: big or small; private or shared; intimate settings at sunrise or sunset with dazzling views of the Seattle landscape

Our pilots have a 100% safety record and were recently featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, and Nickelodeon. Every one of our commercial balloon pilots is FAA certified, a top hot air balloon competition pilot, and an experienced balloon pilot instructor.

Since 2009, I’ve been passionate about hot air ballooning. There is nothing quite like seeing an eagle’s nest from the sky, watching elk and horses graze in their fields, flying inches above corn tassels, skimming the bottom of a hot air balloon basket on a river or lake, and enjoying the incredible views of Mt. Rainier.

Cameron has been in the business of ballooning since he was 13. In 2018, he was selected for the Junior US National Team and competed in Poland for the Junior World Championship. In 2020, Cameron was ranked 2nd overall in the US for hot air balloon competition.

Zack Griego is an experienced hot air balloon pilot from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has dedicated himself to flying daily over the past year. Before joining the Seattle Ballooning team, Zack flew commercially in Phoenix. In his first year of competition ballooning, he earned Rookie of the Year.

McKenna is one of the only active female commercial hot air balloon pilots in the NW. She loves to fly hot air balloons and train new pilots. She is a lead instructor in Seattle Ballooning’s young aeronauts program.


Amy is a commercial pilot always seeking new adventures, flying in stunning locations like Mt. Rainier, the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico, and the red rocks of Utah. She co-owns the world’s premier FAA certified 141 hot air balloon flight school with her husband, where she instructs students from around the globe. Amy also competes in Women’s Nationals and enjoys outdoor activities with her five children in Southern Utah.

Amanda Brodbeck is a highly skilled and adventurous hot air balloon pilot, renowned as the US Women’s National Hot Air Balloon Champion and the top-ranked female pilot in the United States. Her lifelong passion for ballooning has propelled her to the pinnacle of the sport. When she’s not soaring through the skies, Amanda enjoys a variety of hobbies, including dancing, mountain biking, and paragliding.

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