Our hot air balloon rides are available by reservation seven days a week, April through
October, at sunrise and just before sunset. The actual start and end dates of our balloon flight season will depend on the seasonal weather change-check with us on this. We suggest you reserve your balloon flight a week in advance, or longer if you need a specific date. As a general rule, weekdays are less busy than weekends for making a reservation. We do accept last minute reservations.
We specialize in small group and private hot air balloon
rides. We offer a personal flight service with less people in
the balloon, plus the option to reserve a balloon for a
romantic, private flight for 2.
Morning weather offers some of the best flying conditions for hot air ballooning. Our hot air balloon ride offers magnificent views of the
- Saratoga Springs region of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our hot air balloon flight floats over picturesque historic villages and rural countryside in
the upper Hudson River Valley of upstate New York. Sometimes you can even catch a glimpse of Saratoga or even Albany. The average hot air balloon flight covers 10 miles and lasts about 1 hour. We provide transportation from our pick-up point at Exit 19
of I-87 (Adirondack Northway) in Queensbury, NY. You should
plan around 3 hours before we get you back to Exit 19. Where we meet is 15 minutes south of Lake George,
30 minutes north of
Saratoga Springs and
less than 1 hour north of
Albany. Lake Placid is also quite near. Albany International airport is the regional gateway airport.
The Adirondacks - Lake George - Saratoga Springs Region is
the most complete vacation destination in New York State.
You will discover a large, diverse offering of attractions, hotels and B&Bs ranging from four-star lake front to economy. You can go to our
Regional Info Page to get details on what the
Lake George -
Saratoga Springs Region
has to offer. To schedule your flight, either call 518-793-6342 or go to our Reservations Page and email your information on the form.
Adirondack's Level of Service and Experience
You will fly with Phil Jackson, the regions premier
hot air balloon
ride pilot with over 30 years
and 3,000 passenger flights of experience. He flew a hot air balloon
in the Woody Allen movie “Stardust
Memories”, the I Love NY commercial and established the
first Hot Air Balloon Ride Company in New York State. He is a past president of the
Festival and a member of the Northeast Pioneer Aeronauts. We
have been members of the Balloon Federation of America for over
30 years. We fly
the safest luxury hot air balloons available that are
custom made for our hot air balloon ride service.
Our In-Flight service includes a champagne toast,
pictures of you on your memorable balloon flight adventure (you
can access these from our web site's
). We strive to make your balloon flight with us a memorable
experience. I know you will appreciate the
level of service that we offer, and
my more than 30 years of experience and professionalism. Check out our Why Fly With Us page for more details.