Santa Barbara Hot Air Balloon Ride


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Get a bird's-eye view of the beautiful and breathtaking California wine country on a Santa Barbara Hot Air Balloon Ride!

  • Over 20 years of piloting experience and a 2014 TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" recipient
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Traverse Mountain Ranges, Lake Chachuma, vineyards and more
  • Delight in complimentary champagne upon landing
  • Climb in and marvel at the beauty of Southern California from the basket of a balloon!
Santa Ynez, CA
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Daily - Sunrise
*Pending weather and pilot availability

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Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 5 years old
  • Additional fees may apply for passengers over 250 lbs
  • Passengers must sign a liability waiver prior to boarding
  • Not suitable for pregnant women due to safety concerns
  • There must be at least 4 participants for the balloon flight to run
3-4 hours total with approximately 45-60 minutes of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Up to 12 passengers per balloon depending on overall weight and basket size, with a minimum of 4 participants for the flight to go.
Spectators may follow chase vehicle in their own vehicle to watch launch and landing.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing and a jacket, sweatshirt or fleece pullover. Closed toe shoes are required, no high heels.
What is included?

45-60 minutes of flight time is included as well as magnificent views and complimentary champagne.

Is it safe?
Yes, your pilots are FAA certified and have over 20 years of flight experience. They have one of the best safety records of any balloon company in the country. The balloons themselves are impeccably maintained and inspected regularly to ensure your safety.
Are the baskets handicap accessible?
Yes, a special bench can be provided upon request. Please indicate during booking if assistance is needed. Please call Cloud 9 Living with any questions.
What if I'm afraid of heights?
The siding and floor of the basket offer a safe and secure feeling. There is no motion, swaying or vibration from wind when the balloon is flying.
How far will we fly?
The flight will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and cover up to 6 miles in distance.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule directly with the experience provider.

Customer Reviews
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“Amazing ride. Our pilot was amazing an very wholesome. The entire experience was worth it”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hey Jose, so glad the experience was well worth it and you had an amazing ride! Also so happy to hear your pilot was amazing as well and wholesome nonetheless! I will be sure to let him know you had a great time. Thanks again for sharing and have a great rest of your week! Best, Kelsey
“The entire ride was magical. Parts of the valley were covered by the marine layer which added to the sense of floating above the earth. We were very impressed with the skill demonstrated by landing in exactly the right place despite the heavy fog. We will definitely do this again”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Wow, "floating above the earth", that does sound magical, Ruth! Those balloon pilots are very well polished in their balloon landing skills aren't they?!? I am so happy to hear your balloon ride went so wondrously and I hope you have just as wondrous of a weekend. Kindly, Kelsey
“What an absolutely amazing adventure to float above the Santa Ynez Valley in a hot air balloon! Sky's the Limit Ballooning exceeded all our expectations. The entire adventure was wonderfully organized: from planning and preparations, through the spectacular flight itself, to the traditional champagne breakfast upon landing. It is worth noting that James Lawson, our pilot, has years of experience flying a variety of aircraft. If you are in the area or planning a trip, you must make a flight with Sky's the Limit Ballooning part of your visit!”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Homi, we are so happy to hear that you had such a spectacular experience and appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback! We love working with James Lawson and Sky's the Limit Ballooning and we are glad they were able to make your day so special. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Kelsey
“Our whole experience was great from the time we arrived at the office until we said goodbye. It was very cool to see how the balloon is set up and to be involved in the process of inflating it. Landing and champagne toast were also super smooth and fun.”
“We had an AMAZING time!! These guys are just great!! ”

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