How long is an average flight?

Flight Time is about 45 minutes

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Are balloon pilots certified by the FAA?

Yes, and we are additionally required to pass a biennial flight exam and attend yearly safety seminars.

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How much does a flight cost:

ADULTS $245 per person (Peak Season – $275)
SENIORS (65+) $225 per person (Peak Season – $245)
CHILDREN (6-12) $175 per person (Peak Season – $225)

BASKET RATE (4- 8 passengers) $1800 (Peak Season – $2000) 
Please Contact Us for more information on the basket rate

For more info on our rates click here: Rates & Information

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What time are the flights?

Flights always operate in the morning. The exact time depends on the time of year and daily weather conditions.

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What should I wear?

Wear warm, comfortable boots or shoes and layered clothing.

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Can I go to the bathroom at the launch field?

There are limited restroom facilities at the launch site so try to plan ahead.

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Will it be cold?

This depends on the time of year. Temperatures are normally warmer in the balloon than on the ground. Additionally, as we move at the speed of the air currents there is no wind chill. The basket is very stable and does not wobble around during the flight.

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Will we fly if it’s snowing, raining, or windy?

All flights are weather permitting. We do not fly in windy, rainy or snowy conditions.

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How can I pay for the flight?

Please bring cash, credit card, or check to the launch site. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted.

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What is your cancellation policy?

24 hour prior cancellation is appreciated. Cancellation after 6pm the evening prior and the morning of the flight will incur the full per person charge.

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What is included in the flight?

• FAA Certified Pilot/Local Tour Guide
• Continental Breakfast
• Champagne Celebration
• Personalized Flight Certificate
• Shuttle Service (upon request)

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“What people are saying about us”

  •   Bud and his crew were wonderful! Scared of heights but this was an amazing experience! Learned about the “champagne toast” after a ballon flight! It was the perfect trip!

    thumb Denise N
    8/19/2019

      This adventure was so amazing! Bud and Stacia are awesome!! You leave there with new friends!! They make this adventure the chance of a lifetime!! 🎈🎈🎈

    thumb Melanie K
    8/08/2019

      Truly an amazing adventure. Everything about the experience was exceptional, from the prelaunch wait (watching all the the other balloons the day prior to the festival), to our prelaunch balloon chase (in our case) all the way through to the post landing champagne toast. Bud,...More

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    7/29/2019
  •   This is a once in a lifetime (bucket list) experience. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. From the moment you arrive, they make you feel at ease so you can relax and enjoy the experience from beginning to end. You will effortlessly climb...More

    thumb livingwells
    7/19/2019

      From the moment you arrive at the Balloon lift off area you are greeted with smiles from everyone! Plus introduced to the owners and crew! Absolutely everyone was very pleasant and it was a true pleasure meeting them.

    thumb Coastal39387
    7/18/2019

      What an amazing experience from beginning to end. Bud, Sacia, and their crew were professional, knowledgeable, funny, and made us feel comfortable, all while floating through the skies with phenomenal views! Would highly recommend for anyone visiting SteamBoat! #bucketlistchecked

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    7/17/2019
  •   This ride is a once in the life time must do. Staff is fantastic friendly and go out of their way to make your experience grand. You will climb to over a thousand feet above steamboat springs and see some beautiful sights. All the time...More

    thumb Frtonys
    7/17/2019

      I would highly recommend. Best views and a really spectacular smooth ride. I was really afraid of heights and the crew and owner never missed a beat. I felt so secure and safe. Would count this as one of the best things I have done...More

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    6/09/2019

      We had a great experience years ago taking a flight with Wild West Balloon Adventures. So, when we vacationed with our grand children in Steamboat Springs this spring, we booked a flight for all of us. Bud was great calming the nervousness of our oldest...More

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    6/03/2019
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