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Would go ballooning with Boar's Head Ballooning again in a heartbeat!

My husband and I took a romantic yet fun hot air ballooning trip with Rick Behr of Boar's Head... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida
Awesome Experience!!

This was absolutely amazing and a must-do activity if you are in Charlottesville! Rick Behr is a... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Catherine R
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14 Jun 2018
“Would go ballooning with Boar's Head Ballooning again in a heartbeat!”
8 Oct 2017
“Awesome Experience!!”
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.
200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4674
+1 434-960-2814
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

My husband and I took a romantic yet fun hot air ballooning trip with Rick Behr of Boar's Head Ballooning. It was a bucket-list item for both of us and we could not have picked a better company and balloonist to take us! Rick has...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

This was absolutely amazing and a must-do activity if you are in Charlottesville! Rick Behr is a fantastic guide and pilot. He made the trip a lot of fun and is also extremely knowledgeable due to his vast experience ballooning all over the world. The...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing balloon trip over beautiful countryside, with stunning views of the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains and beautiful Shenandoah Valley. An unforgettable experience, and Rick Behring, owner and balloonist, is a complete professional, with years of experience. Not one to take any chances...More

Thank Maria Z
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This was a great experience. Rick the owner and guide is a wonderful and very knowledgeable person. The service of him and his crew was extraordinary. I'm hoping he can have this business everywhere. It was fantastic!

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Reviewed April 22, 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 September 6, 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 July 31, 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 March 16, 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 September 15, 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 August 6, 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

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