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Seattle Ballooning’s award-winning hot air balloon rides are the most exclusive in Seattle, Washington. We’re proud that our five-star rated tours were awarded “Best Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience in the Northwest”.

The Seattle area is famous for its scenic views and breathtaking landscapes, but there’s no better place to get a bird’s-eye view of Mt. Rainier than going hot air ballooning. You’ll get amazing views of downtown Seattle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Auburn, the beautiful Cascade Mountain range, and much more!

What’s even better about our hot air balloon rides is that we are the only balloon ride operator to fly directly in front of Mt. Rainier — which offers a unique perspective not found anywhere else.

Our Seattle-based sunrise and sunset hot air balloon rides are in high demand. With limited spots each day, these balloon flights fill up quickly. So if you’re thinking about booking a flight or want to celebrate a special occasion with your friends and family, make sure to make your balloon flight reservations as early as possible.

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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 – If you have been vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask. If you haven’t we ask that you wear one.

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 21 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. And don’t worry – we require masks for every flight for those who haven’t been vaccinated, so 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, Eliav has been providing hot air balloon rides all over the country and have flown balloons in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Phoenix, Utah, California, and Chaing Mai Thailand.


Kasey has flown balloons of all sizes for hundreds of hours all over the country. He is also a fierce competitor. Kasey is ranked as a top competitor on the national hot air balloon circuit.


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.


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. This June, Cameron will represent the United States again at the North. American Championships in Canada.


Amanda has wanted to be a balloon pilot since she was 6 years old. Her aviation career started off in paragliding, piloting over 700 flights across the world! Swapping out for a hot air balloon, Amanda received her pilot’s certificate in 2019. Sharing the magic of flight with others is a dream come true for her.

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