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San Diego Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride

Del Mar, United States

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Experience hosted by Denni

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet roughly 2 1/2 hours before sunset. I will determine our launch location based on actual wind conditions. I will transport you from our meeting location to our launch site in our chase vehicle. I will set up the balloon equipment and give you a pre-flight safety briefing. Once the balloon is standing, I will open the door and you will climb aboard. My crew will take some pictures and then we will go for our flight.

After we land, you'll receive a souvenir bottle of champagne to take home. I will transport you back to our meeting site where I have flight certificates to prove you survived your balloon ride along with two for one wine tasting tickets to 6 southern California wineries you can use on another day.
Other things to note
Minimum age is 5 years old. No term of pregnancy allowed. Standing room only. It will not be hot in the balloon. There is no turbulence or motion concern. Anyone over 225 lbs. is subject to a $25 weight fuel surcharge at check-in time.
We will meet roughly 2 1/2 hours before sunset. I will determine our launch location based on actual wind conditions. I will transport you from our meeting location to our launch site in our chase vehicle. I will set up the balloon equipment and give you a pre-flight safety briefing. Once the balloon is standing, I will open the door and you will climb aboard. My crew will take some pictures and then we will go for our flight.

After we…

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What's included

  • Food
    Due to COVID-19, the county public health department has forced us to suspe...
  • Drinks
    Local Champagne (sparkling wine)
  • Transport
  • Equipment
    Free souvenir pictures
From £176
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Denni

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a commercial pilot and flight instructor. I've been flying since 1987. I fly airplanes, helicopters and hot air balloons. I like hot air balloons the best. Other aircraft are designed to get you from point A to point B, but the only thing you can do in a hot air balloon is have fun. I am still amazed that I get to have fun every day!

I have been featured on many TV shows in the USA, Japan, China and Korea. You may have seen me on the Ellen DeGeneres show. I am a sponsored race pilot and have won many balloon events throughout the world. I was named sportsman of the year at the Reno Balloon Race.
I am a commercial pilot and flight instructor. I've been flying since 1987. I fly airplanes, helicopters and hot air balloons. I like hot air balloons the best. Other aircraft are designed to get you from point A to point B, but the only thing you can do in a hot air balloon is have fun. I am still amazed that I get to have fun every day!

I have been featured on many TV shows in the USA, Japan, China and Korea. You may have seen me on the Ellen DeGeneres show. I am a sponsored race p…
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Where you'll be

We will fly over north county San Diego with panoramic views of the pacific Ocean at sunset. You'll see the luxurious communities and golf courses of Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Torrey Pines, Carmel Valley and the San Diego skyline. You'll see the mesas and islands in Mexico as well as Catalina and the southern California coastline.

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Cornell
December 2020
Denni and his crew are great. This was an amazing experience. I would do it again for sure! Definitely bring layers, as it is quite chilly upon landing in the evening.
Elmer
November 2020
The pilot and crew were great, it was great hearing his stories and insight of the region as we flew over! Strongly recommend the experience, it was so much fun!
Hayley
November 2020
If you can be paitent for the hour long set up and potential churn with the landing, the ride is worthwhile. But for me, the beginning and end made the experience less enjoyable than I'd hoped.
Martinique
February 2020
I had a magical time. I always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride and finally decided to just go ahead and do it. I was a solo rider along with 3 couples but I still had a great time.
Charlie
October 2019
It was a really cool experience exploring over Del Mar and the luxury estates. Some people might’ve thought it would’ve been nice to already have the balloon setup upon arrival, but watching all the work that the guys put in from unloading it to getting the thing up in the air really makes u appreciate the effort they’re putting in. Great experience, highly recommend. Thanks guys
It was a really cool experience exploring over Del Mar and the luxury estates. Some people might’ve thought it would’ve been nice to already have the balloon setup upon arrival, bu…
Aldo
September 2019
The entire process was straight forward. Watching them set up the hot air balloons is actually pretty cool, there is a lot involved and i think you appreciate it a bit more knowing what these guys go through to give you a great experience. Definitely recommend doing the hot air ballon with Denni. Pilots are very knowledgeable and the experience is in a class if its own! Definitely enjoyed it!
The entire process was straight forward. Watching them set up the hot air balloons is actually pretty cool, there is a lot involved and i think you appreciate it a bit more knowing…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Sunglasses

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