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Boar's Head Ballooning - Private Flights

200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4674
+1 434-960-2814
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In the right weather, this is the best splurge in the state!

A crisp fall morning in foliage season is just perfect. Fortunately, living here allows for... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Conan O
Charlottesville, Virginia
via mobile
Great, easy ride!

I am terrified of heights and this was seriously a breeze. Very steady, easy liftoff and we just... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Morgan D
Herndon, VA
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Hot air ballooning over the historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia. From the sky you will view The Blue Ridge Mountain, Shenandoah Valley, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and The University of Virginia.
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200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4674
+1 434-960-2814

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A crisp fall morning in foliage season is just perfect. Fortunately, living here allows for multiple attempts to make sure conditions are perfect for flying and scenery Dress for the temperature-- it's actually a little warmer under the big burner and the wind chill is...More

Thank Conan O
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I am terrified of heights and this was seriously a breeze. Very steady, easy liftoff and we just glided over Charlottesville. It was a very calm, quiet, peaceful ride. The landing was very gentle too! Nice and easy and great for adults of all ages....More

Thank Morgan D
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We just flew with Rick and had a wonderful and safe experience. Not only was the balloon flight amazingly beautiful: giving perspective to our world and allowing us to soar above the breathtaking mountains of Charlottesville; but we also felt secure and protected by Rick's...More

Thank coreyburgoyne
Reviewed 17 March 2016

My boyfriend surprised me with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Charlottesville with Boar's Head Ballooning, and not only that, he proposed to me at over 1000 feet! My boyfriend and Rick had been in cahoots to plan this for a while and I...More

Thank Aenon K
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My parents' friends bought me and my husband of two days a ballooning trip as a spirited and symbolic send-off following our wedding. And what a send-off it was! Beautiful, inspiring, super fun, and exciting, we saw my hometown from a vantage never experienced before....More

Thank MargaretM1234
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Wow! That was fun! Thank you Cap. Rick Behr & his crew (good pics, Boris). I wanted to give a surprise to my husband and my expectations were exceeded. It was his birthday and I knew he wanted to ride in a hot-air balloon since...More

Thank ILuvSunTan
Reviewed 5 August 2015

A storm off the East Coast affected the wind as far in as Charlottesville so our May morning flight with Rick Behr of Boars' Head Ballooning was cancelled the night before our scheduled flight. Rick offered to reschedule for the day after in hopes that...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had a wonderful technical experience with Rick for our first balloon ride. We felt very safe with Rick and Evan during the etire ride. As a seasoned tour guide, we were disappointed with Rick's involvement with his passengers . He is a very intelligent...More

1  Thank Kerwin V
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I would encourage anyone and everyone to fly with Rick Behr and crew of the Boar's Head Ballooning. Our trip was postponed by one day due to slightly unfavorable conditions, but Rick more than made up for the delay. Our flight was nothing short of...More

Thank Tracy Y
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Rick took us up in his balloon on a great spring morning just about 1 week ago. My wife had always talked about wanting to take a balloon ride and the fact that it was her sister's birthday gave us a great excuse to finally...More

1  Thank PH229
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