Catskill Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy a Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Breathtaking Catskill Mountains

Catskill Hot Air Balloon Rides (optional):
  • Catskill Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two Bring a friend and enjoy the Balloon Ride together over the picturesque countryside of Upstate New York.

    + $240 Total: $480
  • Private Catskill Balloon Flight for Two Enjoy a Private Balloon Ride for two over the picturesque countryside of Upstate New York.

    + $510 Total: $750

About This Experience

General Information hide

Take in bird’s eye views of the beautiful Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley during this picturesque Upstate New York Hot Air Balloon Ride.

The fun begins at sunrise or just a few hours before sunset in either Ghent or Oneonta, NY where you will meet your friendly Pilot and Crew. Here you will help with the inflation of the balloon. Once the balloon's preparation is complete, you and other participants will climb into the basket as the Pilot continues to heat the air inside the balloon until it becomes "lighter than air". As the balloon rises, the balloon will gradually drift along with the wind, over 1,000 feet in the air affording you breath-taking views of the Upstate New York countryside.

Whether you are looking for a unique gift, the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or have simply always wanted to ride in a balloon, this once in a lifetime experience gift is sure to create lasting memories.

Where It's Located hide

  • Ghent, New York
  • Oneonta, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Catskill Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless an option is selected for two people. There may be as many as seven additional participants on the flight.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

The Catskill Balloon Rides are offered seven days a week May thru September, subject to availability. Flights take place at daily at Sunrise and Sunset, times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.

How Long Is It hide

The Hot Air Balloon Rides over Catskill have a flight time of 45 to 60 minutes and a total duration of approximately 2½ to 3 hours.

Weather hide

The Catskill Balloon Flight experience depends on favorable weather, and can only fly when the conditions are safe. Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably in layers. flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended for this open air adventure. High heels and open-toe shoes are not allowed. The weather is typically the same in the air as on the ground, but as the day warms up you may shed a layer or two.

Additional Information hide

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 conditions are not eligible to participate.

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

Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Catskill Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

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