The Seattle Ballooning Experience

You may only take one hot air balloon ride in your life. Make it luxurious.


Your morning (or evening) will begin at the Muckleshoot Casino, just a short drive from Downtown Seattle. Once all guests have arrived, we pass out protective masks if you would like one (feel free to bring your own as well!). We’ll then head out to our private launch site (a 10-minute drive).

While traveling to the launch site, we will share some fascinating hot air balloon history and provide a safety orientation. Once arriving at the balloon launch site, we’ll get the equipment off the trailer, and you’ll experience the balloon come to life!

During the Flight

Once everyone has climbed into the balloon basket, the burner will surge, and you will slowly lift into the air. As you move effortlessly with the winds, you will enjoy the views of rivers, lakes, and beautiful farmland from 3,000ft – 5000ft.

You will see downtown Seattle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Auburn, and the beautiful Cascade and the Olympic Mountains. The highlight of the flight is experiencing the majestic Mt. Rainier. Typical hot air balloon flights travel 6-10 miles and last right around an hour.

During the flight, your pilot will be your knowledgeable tour guide. They’ll offer information on the local sceneries and answer any questions about ballooning that you may have.

Post Flight

After a smooth landing, we’ll celebrate your experience with a true French hot air ballooning tradition. No balloon flight is complete without a proper toast and good champagne.

You’ll drink delicious aged champagne along with pre-packaged luxury chocolates. The whole experience lasts two and a half hours, but the memories you will make will last a lifetime.

Seattle Ballooning’s hot air balloon rides are regarded as one of the ‘Best Balloon Ride in the Northwest’ with views of Mt Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens, Auburn, Lake Tapps, beautiful rolling farmland…and much more. Fly with us and experience the breathtaking views yourself!

Shared Flight

Our shared hot air balloon ride includes the romance of a private flight with the addition of four to eight additional guests. We provide masks and have oversized compartments so you can have plenty of space and unobstructed views.

With a maximum of six to ten guests in the basket (plus the pilot), you’ll get a personal and safe experience with the luxury of flying in a commercial-grade hot air balloon.

Helping with the setup and takedown of the hot air balloon isn’t required, but we find many guests enjoy being involved in the process of inflation and pack-up.

Shared Flight hot air balloon rides start at $295 per guest

Private Flight

We have intimate private hot air balloon rides for two and private group flights with guests up to 10.

With social distancing, many couples and families want to book private experiences.

These private flights are luxurious and a great way to go on an adventure while staying safe. We additionally provide masks for all guests, pilots, and crew – you are welcome to bring your own mask if you would like!

For guests celebrating an anniversary, engagement, or another special occasion, there’s no substitute for the intimacy of a private hot air balloon ride for two.

Private hot air balloon rides start at $1400 per flight

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