Sail with Ballooning Snohomish aboard a colorful, nine-story balloon as gentle breezes carry you over the spectacular Snohomish valley, sweeping just over tree tops, floating above a river or lake, or rising high above the earth for a picturesque view of the northwest mountains and waterways.  Relax with panoramic views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges including Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier, the Seattle and Everett skylines, Puget Sound, and the beautiful farmlands of our valley.

The Snohomish area was  voted the "Best Hot Air Balloon Ride" in the Romantic Excursion category of the 2003 "Northwest Backroads Great Escapes" poll. Also named the Most Unusual Romantic Getaway, winning Best Balloon Ride in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 KING 5 "Best of Western Washington" contests, and Best Balloon Ride in KING 5's 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015 "Best Northwest Escapes contests."

Flights Available weather permitting 7 Days a week, May 15 to September 15. Sunrise flights averages 60 to 90 minutes aloft meeting 1/2 hour after Sunrise. Sunset flights average 45 to 60 minutes aloft meeting 2 1/2 hours prior to sunset. Sunrise and Evening meeting times are seasonal. 

We have flown balloons all over the world! We enjoy Snohomish the most

Company Owner and Chief Pilot "Captain Bob" has logged over 10, 000 hours piloting Hot Air Balloon worldwide. On his first flight in 1981 he knew his life had changed. Ballooning has been his full time career since 1987. Flying summers in Snohomish since 1998, Captain Bob enjoys flying Snohomish best of all. The northwest is a beautiful place and seeing it from above everything, aboard a hot air balloon is an experience like no other. Floating just above the river and the trees to high enough to see Seattle and Vancouver creates a very memorable balloon ride moment. 

Ballooning attracts and holds your attention. You might be a little nervous at first but you will quickly settle to a very comfortable environment. Share you experience with a close friend or as many who will join you. The memories are unforgetable.

Is ballooning safe?  It's been said that hot air ballooning is safer than driving a car or flying in an airplane.  However, as with any outdoor adventure, a certain element of risk is involved.


  • We are very proud of our perfect safety record. 

  • Our pilots are FAA-licensed commercial pilots who have thousands of hours of experience flying hot air balloons. 

  • The balloons are FAA-licensed and certified aircraft which are maintained to the same high standards of any commercially-flown aircraft. 


Your safety and is our number one concern. For that reason there are some days we will choose not to fly. Feel confident when you climb aboard with us, your flight and experience will be the best it can be with memories to last a lifetime.

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