Hot Air Balloon Ride
Monday through Friday - Sunset
Saturday and Sunday - Sunrise and Sunset
- With over 33 years experience, you provider has flown over 30,000 passengers
- Enjoy a bird's eye view of Northern Oakland County
- Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly thousands of feet in the air
- Traditional champagne celebration upon landing
Experience breathtaking views of scenic Northern Oakland County on a majestic hot air balloon ride!
You will rise gently above the earth on board a beautiful hot air balloon, flown by a highly experienced, FAA certified pilot, for the adventure of a lifetime!
After soaring above the beautiful countryside, you will enjoy a traditional champagne celebration and take home souvenir champagne flutes and a balloon pin that is a replica of the balloon in which you flew.
For 33 years your hot air balloon operator has been providing flights to guests and, to date, has flown more than 30,000 delighted passengers. The friendly and courteous staff will take great joy in sharing this unique adventure with you.
Become one of the few that has enjoyed the majestic beauty of a hot air balloon. The views are breathtaking and the memories long lasting!
- Participants must be at least 5 years of age and those under the age of 18 must have parent or legal guardian sign a participation waiver
- Individual weight cannot exceed 200 pounds
3-4 hours total with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
Up to 6 per balloon.
Friends and family may watch the balloon set up, flight and landing and may also follow the balloon in their car.
The winds must be under 12 mph in order to fly safely. Balloons cannot fly in thunderstorms or fog. If a flight must be canceled because of uncooperative weather conditions, the flight will be rescheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes. A light jacket or sweater may be necessary as it is sometimes cooler in the morning.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days 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 your experience directly with your experience provider.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes, you are welcome to bring still and video cameras along on your flight to capture the wonderful ballooning adventure.
If I am afraid of heights could I enjoy a balloon flight?
Absolutely! In fact most of our passengers have some fear of heights. Strangely enough there is not feeling like that of being on the edge of a tall building or the feeling you get on a Ferris wheel. Ballooning is calm, almost serene. If you can handle an airline flight, you will probably really enjoy ballooning.
What's the temperature in the balloon?
The temperature does not change much from the ground to the top altitude. You lose three degrees every 1,000 feet. So if it is 75 degrees on the ground at 1,000 feet it will be 72 degrees.
What does it feel like?
Flying in a balloon is like nothing else you will ever experience! You will become part of the wind gliding above the treetops. A ride in a balloon is a very smooth, peaceful, enjoyable experience.
What is the balloon made of?
Hot air balloons are made of a polyester or nylon material.
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"I would highly recommend this for your ballooning experience in Michigan! Friendly, experienced staff; I felt completely safe the entire time (and I'm a bit scared of heights!). We lucked out with an absolutely perfect evening, and were able to see more on our trip than I had ever imagined. I would definitely do it again!!"
"There were 4 balloons taking off. We went out first. I wish a had a choice in which balloon to go, as for example I would go into subsequent balloons (not the first one) to be able to take pictures of them inflating. I also wish I knew how long the ride would take, it seemed too short. Our pilot was very quiet, I wish we had more of a guided tour on this experience."
"I surprised my boyfriend with a balloon ride for his birthday. It was an incredible experience for both of us. Our expectations of the days events far exceeded our wildest dreams. We have shared this wonderful experience with our friends and family. We will certainly be back! Thank you so very much for a memorable birthday & experience! Keep up the great work! Laura & Scott"