During your aerial tour of North Carolina there will be many sights to see. NC is host to some of the most gorgeous scenic areas in the entire country and as such is the perfect site for your balloon ride. The most amazing thing about going on a hot air balloon ride in North Carolina is that you may get the scenic views of our beautiful beaches or the classic elegance of our forests and mountain ranges. In short, you’ve made the right choice by coming to the Tar Heel State for your hot air balloon ride.
While we do have locations all over the state that virtually service anywhere you’re staying there are several places of note we would like to mention. These scenic spaces offer the best of the best in hospitality, food, culture and even a unique side of North Carolina that you couldn’t possibly know unless you plan a visit here or call NC home.
Mount Mitchell: The highest point in North Carolina is home to some of the most scenic views of the Black Mountains you could ever see...except for the view from a hot air balloon!
Clingmans Dome: This tower overlooks the majestic Smoky Mountains and has an interesting past. Looking over the white sea of Fraser fir trees "often used as Christmas Trees when in full bloom" that at one point were lush and green, it now is considered a graveyard for the trees after a large insect population of biblical proportion wiped them out.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse: This historic gothic inspired lighthouse sits unique among its black and white comrades as being built in red brick and offers a beautiful 360 degree view of Heritage Park, Corolla Village, The Currituck Sound and Southern Shores.
Each of our unique flights offers the passengers several customizable options depending on the event as well as how many passengers you would like to bring along with you or if you would like a shared flight "our most economical flight" with others. So whether you want to see the Smokies, Black Mountains, or seascape there is a ride for you! If one of these locations is on your bucket list to see from above please let us know, although, we will say that each flight provides the most beautiful backdrop no matter the location.
HOT AIR BALLOONING IS GOING TO FEEL AND LOOK DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER EXPERIENCE IN THE SKY.
Balloon rides happen in the early morning and late evening. Both scheduled times of day ensure that it won't be overly heated and it's difficult not to enjoy a view like that. For the night owls out there, the flights at dusk usually take place two or three hours before dusk.
PEACEFULLY DRIFTING ALONG, IT WILL FEEL LIKE A FLAWLESSLY STILL MOMENT WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
The moment you are up in the air you will find yourself anywhere somewhere between 500 and 3,000 feet above the ground. Weather permitting, a hot air balloon can reach all the way up to 10,000 feet. Now should you find yourself wondering, balloons don't exactly adhere to a distinct route. What you can expect though is being up in the sky for around an hour, making it anywhere between 2 and 5 miles from where you started.
We only provide the best for you, so you don't need to stress over a thing. Our pilots are specialists, guaranteed. Each licensed pilot with North Carolina Balloons is a specialist accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Hot air ballooning is a classic and exceptional adventure. To this day, you can still sense the moment of magic that first carried man's fantasy of flight into reality.
The world these days concentrates way too much on the destination. You go to work, pay your bills, and maintain scheduled appointments ... Here though, drifting with the breeze is just about how entertaining the adventure can be. Time can not get to you when you can glide through a sensational waking dream. Only over beautiful North Carolina will you get such a feeling of freedom.
Your adventure will kick off with burners exploding to life, hoisting your balloon off the ground. The moment you meet just the right altitude, a serene quietness will wash over you. It truly seems like you're up above the world. Just under your feet you will see a view of the North Carolina landscape that will leave you in awe. With our licensed hot air balloon captains, your adventure will be safe and first-class. This is your opportunity to leave your worries behind.READ MORE
The outstanding view that we can give will be the perfect breathtaking moment to cross off your bucket list.READ MORE
This is definitely the place that you are able to choose your own intimate journey and make it a bit more extraordinary.READ MORE
The opportunity for shared or exclusive rides allows your gift recipient to make the exact adventure they've dreamed of.READ MORE
The first tale of man reaching the sky was in a balloon. From the first trip in the 1700's, hot air balloons have stood the test of time.
While the times have absolutely changed, hot air balloons are still an uncomplicated endeavour. Filled with hot air by gas burners, the balloon just above you is a bigger-than-life sight to behold.
Just as there are all kinds of justifications for hot air ballooning, the balloons come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on overall size, a hot air balloon can hold up to 16 people. Numbers of 4, 8, 10, and 12 passengers are the most prevalent though.
As the balloons themselves are lifted by means of hot air, it's good to understand how that works. The reason you can enjoy a relaxing and amazing view from up above is because cool air is denser than hot. Filling a balloon with hot air hoists it right up over the cooler air up into the sky. Thanks to this you can actually glide on air.READ MORE
This conveys your desire to live. North Carolina Balloons is willing and able to satisfy special requests to make your adventure the moment you hoped it could be. This can be your chance to bring a smile to a face or ask a major question to somebody special. Our agents are at the ready to resolve every questions you have.