Walla Walla Hot Air Balloon Rides
There are some incredible cities in Washington state to join a hot air balloon tour. If you are on the West side of the state, there is no better place to fly in a hot air balloon than in Seattle directly in front of Mt. Rainier. It’s epic. The season in Seattle runs May through mid-September. During the spring and fall, Seattle Ballooning provides intermittent hot air balloon rides over the vineyards and rolling hills in Walla Walla Washington. Although the Walla Walla Valley is known for its wineries, most people aren’t aware that you can fly in a colorful, 10 story hot air balloon over the beautiful vineyards and rolling hills.
Types of Hot Air Balloon Rides
There are a few types of hot air balloon ride experiences that we offer in Walla Walla. General hot air balloon rides and Walla Walla balloon festival experiences. As the only large hot air balloon operator in Washington State, Seattle Ballooning provides group hot air balloon rides during the weekend of Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. The privately-owned hot air balloons launch from Howard Tietan park each morning at sunrise and head North across town toward the airport. Our commercial ride balloons launch slightly south of the field or from local wineries and join the other private hot balloons in flight. The 2022 Walla Walla Balloon Stampede takes place this year Oct 19th through Oct 23rd.
Balloon Ride Reservations and Hot Air Balloon Ride Pricing
We have limited passenger capacity, and reservations sell out months in advance. We typically bring 2 commercial hot air balloons from our fleet that carry a maximum of 18 passengers. We also have private hot air balloon festival rides for two available. Although most of the private hot air balloon pilots only fly in the morning, Seattle Ballooning’s award-winning balloon pilots provide both sunrise and sunset hot air balloon flights during the Stampede weekend.
Pricing can be found here on our booking calendar. Shared Walla Walla balloon rides range from $325 per person to $375 per person. Private Walla Walla flights range from $1400-$1600 per couple depending on the experience. Hot air balloon rides during the Balloon Stampede weekend or pop up balloon festivals typically have a 20% premium.
Shared Hot Air Balloon Rides
Our shared hot air balloon rides include the romance of a private flight with the addition of four to eight additional guests. Our hot air balloons have oversized compartments. Meaning you’ll have plenty of space with unobstructed views. You can select a shared sunrise or sunset flight. Both are amazing.
With a maximum of eight 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. Get ready for panoramic views on this exciting high flying excursion.
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 - $325 Per Guest
Private Hot Air Balloon Rides
We have intimate private hot air balloons for two and private group flights with guests up to 10. Many couples and families are interested in booking private experiences to celebrate those special occasions.
These private flights are luxurious and a great way to go on an adventure together. There’s no substitute for the intimacy of a private hot air balloon ride for two! For groups with older individuals or young kids we suggest booking a sunrise flight due to slow winds.
Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, engagement, checking ballooning off your bucket list, or another special occasion, we’ll make sure it is amazing. You’ll cherish your hot air balloon experience for years to come!