Pricing and Policies

The Adventure

Your hot air balloon ride includes all ground transportation to and from the launching and landing sites aboard our vehicle, a traditional champagne toast, and a full sit-down breakfast: $250 per adult person (maximum of 4 people).

Weight Restrictions: Though we have some flexibility, combined passenger weights ideally should not exceed 400 lbs. (181 kg/28.5 stones) total per couple or 750 lbs. (340 kg/53.6 stones) per group of 4. If your group of two exceeds 400 lbs.,  you will need to reserve a private Sweetheart Flight. 

Groups of 5 and more will be assessed an additional $100 per balloon required to accommodate the size of your group.

Pregnancy: If you or anyone in your group is pregnant, we highly recommend you speak to your doctor before you book a hot air balloon flight. 

 

The Sweetheart (Private) Flight

Your private hot air balloon flight includes everything in the standard Adventure Package (transportation, champagne, and breakfast) AND guarantees you will be the only two passengers flying with the pilot.

$800 per couple. Additional passengers $250 per person.

 

Children

Between 6 and 10 years old: $195 per child.

 

 

Private Events/Tethers

While our primary focus is providing daily hot air balloon sunrise flights to passengers, we occasionally can accommodate a private event. 

$3,000 for 1-2 hours. $750 each additional hour, plus a $150 travel fee (non-refundable). If we are unable to tether the balloon at your event due to weather concerns, you will not be charged anything except the travel fee. 

Please call our office for more details and to check availability.

 

Payment

No deposit is required. Only a valid credit card information is required to confirm your hot air balloon reservation. We will not charge the card until the day of the flight. You may also pay in cash after the flight for a small discount.

All major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) and cash are accepted.

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Cancellation Policy & Reservation Changes

Last-minute changes or cancellations affect our schedule as well as other passengers’ plans. Therefore, we have a generous cancellation policy in effect to protect everyone in case plans happen to change.

  • Cancellations or changes to your hot air balloon reservation made more than 72 hours prior to the meeting time are permitted without penalty.
  • Cancellations within 72 hours of the meeting time will result in a $75.00 charge to the credit card on hold, or the forfeiture of your gift certificate.
  • No-Show Policy: Failing to show up or arriving late enough to miss the hot air balloon flight is considered a “no-show.” Should you or anyone in your group fail to show up for your hot air balloon flight at the scheduled meeting time or cancel less than 24 hours in advance of our meeting time, the full flight fare will still be due. Sorry, no exceptions. We are reserving space just for you in the balloon, which means we are expecting you to be there. Please call us in advance if you cannot make your flight.
  • All gift certificate sales are non-refundable and expire after twelve months.

 

Rescheduling Your Flight

We sincerely apologize if your hot air balloon flight was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. If you would like to reschedule, please call our office so we can review our availability with you. Please be aware that all reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee immediate rescheduling after a hot air balloon flight is cancelled. Due to popular demand, we are often booked out several weeks or months in advance. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

*HOT AIR BALLOONING IS AN COMPLETELY WEATHER DEPENDENT ACTIVITY.*

We will do everything we can to insure your hot air balloon flight experience. However, if the weather is too unsafe to fly at any time (even up to the morning of your flight), we will cancel the flight at no cost to you. Aviation weather reports are issued every evening. We will make our determination regarding your hot air balloon flight the night before your flight (normally between 7 and 8:00 p.m.) and then call you to give you the update. If we need to cancel the flight, we will work with you as best we possibly can to reschedule. It is our goal to make your dreams come true!

However, safety is always number one.

Big Red Balloon reserves the right to cancel any hot air balloon flight at any time in order to remain in compliance with all FAA regulations and, more importantly, to keep all our passengers and crew safe. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

 

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