Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two

Soar Across The Beautiful Hudson Valley

5 stars rating 11 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants
Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two Unique Gift
$495

Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two

Soar Across The Beautiful Hudson Valley

5 stars rating 11 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants

Soar over the beautiful Hudson Valley with a guest on a picturesque Hot Air Balloon Ride. Your day begins by helping with the inflation of the balloon either at sunrise or sunset.  As you help the pilot prepare for a gentle take-off, you will learn how to properly fill the Hot Air Balloon so that it lifts into the air.  

Few experiences are as serene and at the same time thrilling - the sensation of time suspended as the world glides gently by. Drift over the beautiful Hudson Valley landscape and on a clear day you can even pick out the beautiful New York City skyline.

Once landed and the balloon is packed away, you will be returned to the launch site. Your flight ends with a traditional champagne picnic prepared for you and your guest by a culinary institute graduate.  The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon for Two is an unforgettable experience!

Who Who
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be approximately four additional participants on the flight.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
New York, New Hampton

When When
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride is offered Saturdays and Sundays April, May, September, October and seven days a week June thru August, subject to availability. Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon flights take place at Sunrise and Sunset. Flight times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.

duration Duration
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning has a flight time of approximately 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.

Weather Weather
The Hot Air Balloon Over Hudson Valley may be cancelled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall.

Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe in racing conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02GL3210AA

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $495


Who Who:
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be approximately four additional participants on the flight.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride is offered Saturdays and Sundays April, May, September, October and seven days a week June thru August, subject to availability. Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon flights take place at Sunrise and Sunset. Flight times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.


duration Duration:
The Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning has a flight time of approximately 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 3 hours.


Weather Weather:
The Hot Air Balloon Over Hudson Valley may be cancelled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6'5" tall.

Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe in racing conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02GL3210AA


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Hot Air Balloon Adventure 

5 stars

 Great pilot (Vicky). Great grounds crew.
We had a beautiful Sunday sunrise ride. The pilot shared some stories, some history, and answered our questions. There were a few other balloons in the air, which made it that much more enjoyable. We had a smooth touchdown and were treated to champagne, cheese and crackers, and muffins while Vicky talked about the history of hot air ballooning, then rode back with the crew to the airport.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience with a great crew and pilot. 

- - Middletown, NY

Speechless... 

5 stars

 I must say this was the icing on the cake of our anniversary literally! From the blowing up the balloon to the landing it was an awesome experience. We were speechless almost the entire ride because the scenes and sights from the balloon were just amazing. We even saw some deer and we watched the sunset. Vicky our guide was so nice and professional. Will always remember this! Don't forget your camera and sweater. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! 

- - Brooklyn

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

5 stars

 Incredible time! Gift for my girlfriend who loved the experience. Plenty of beautiful sights. Pilot Vicki was fun and funny. Will certainly do this again. 

- - Randall Airport

Hot Air Ballooning Review 

5 stars

 We started the day at the crack of dawn, around 6:30am. Watching the balloon get set up was in itself a lot of fun, and I had a huge grin on my face as soon as the balloon had been inflated. The takeoff was smooth, as indeed was the rest of the flight. I'd imagined that there would be a lot of buffetting and swaying, but really the ride is as smooth as a Rolls-Royce's. We flew about 12 miles and maxed out at 800 feet, which was high enough to offer a whole new perspective on the landscape. Yes, I've flown in an airplane many times, but flying in a balloon is totally different you're high enough to see a long way, but low and slow enough that you get to see loads of details we saw a whole herd of deer at one point. Landing was a lot of fun. We came in low over the treetops, even brushing them slightly, and then came down in a large field. It's a little rougher than landing in an airplane and we bounced a few times, but that really just added to the fun of the experience. And the icing on the cake? A nice breakfast consisting of champagne, cheese, nuts, crackers and grapes. A wonderful, unforgettable day, and very highly recommended. Oh, and we also learnt a lot from the friendly pilot, Vicky. 

- - Hudson Valley

Hot Air Ballooning 

5 stars

 Fantastic flight! Our pilot, Vicki, of Wandering Winds was great. We loved the whole experience would definitely go again. 

- - Bethpage, NY

Hot Air Balloning 

4 stars

 The ride was wonderful, and our pilot Vicky was exceptionally nice. 

- - Middletown, NY

Hot Air Balloon Ride 

5 stars

 We had a fantastic time on this chilly October morning. The views of the horse farms and mountains were spectacular. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sunrise was beautiful. This is a trip that will definately be repeated. We flew with Vicky at Wandering Winds. The knowledge and experience that she had made this trip truly pleasureable. We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you. 

- - Randall Airport

Balloon Ride 

4 stars

 It was spectacular, felt like I was seeing everything so crisp and clear, like when we used the View Finder as a kid. Thought I could reach out and touch the trees. My husband enjoyed it just as much... Only one thing disappointing...our children purchased a 'SUNSET' or 'SUNRISE' experience for our 40th Anniversary up to us to decide. Well, we picked the Sunset however, we never got to see it. The ride started at 4:30 p.m. instead of the original start time they gave us of 5:30 p.m., therefore, we never got to see the sunset from the balloon (even missed it on the ground, by the time we got back). Our kids were a little annoyed and said we should have told someone. Well, telling you now... Other than that....IT WAS GREAT!!! 

- - Randall Airport, Hudson Valley

Hot Air Ballooning 

5 stars

 Amazing experience with amazing balloonists! 

- - Middletown

REVIEW 

5 stars

 PERFECT 

- - MIDDLETOWN

Hot Air Balloning 

5 stars

 Outstanding experience, would recommend to anyone. 

- - Randall Airport

Question: What food is offered after the flight at sunset?

Answer: Depending on the time of the flight taken the food can include the following: a cheese, fruit and cracker platter, fresh baked cookies, muffins, sandwiches, nuts and of course champagne! The food included in the flight will vary each day.

Question: What is the exact address this happens at?

Answer: The Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning For Two launches from the Randall Airport in Middletown, New York. Once you have a confirmed reservation for the flight, we will provide you with a complete address to the launch site. We are not able to provide you with that information until you have a confirmed reservation, as it is subject to change.

Question: Would unmarried couples under the age of 21 be able to do this? If they are only about 19.

Answer: It would not be a problem for an unmarried couple under 21 to participate in the Hudson Valley Hot Air Ballooning Experience. Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 220lbs and less than 6’5” tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4’ tall. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe are not eligible to participate.