Hot Air Balloon Ride in New Jersey
Sunrise or Sunset flights available May through November pending weather conditions.
- FAA certified pilot with 20 years of experience
- Over 15,000 delighted passengers flown
- Stunning views of New Jersey countryside
- Complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres
Picture yourself floating serenely over the magnificent New Jersey countryside with nothing but the occasional blast of the burners to disturb the peace.
Your FAA certified pilot started his business 20 years ago and is responsible for the delight of over 15,000 passengers since then.
Float majestically through the sky in a graceful hot air balloon enjoying the romance, the tranquility and breathtaking views. Evening flights are concluded with complimentary champagne, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Ballooning is an intoxicating experience, and an absolute must for any romantic.
Flights are available to all ages, however children under 4 are often frightened. For safety reasons, there is a weight limitation of 375 pounds per couple, a maximum of 200 pounds for an individual or 750 pounds per balloon.
The actual flight lasts approximately one hour and the evening flights are concluded with complimentary champagne, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
4 per balloon
This experience is weather dependent. Ballooning is strictly a fair weather-light wind activity. Generally a balloon launch is not possible when the wind speed exceeds 10 mph. This is why balloon flights occur around dawn or a couple of hours prior to sunset when winds are usually lightest and the air is the most stable. If weather conditions cause a postponement of your flight, the experience provider is happy to reschedule the experience.
What to Wear:
We recommend that you dress as if you were going for a hike. The temperature during the flight is basically the same as it is on the ground. Most of the flight will be below 1,000 ft., and the temperature is only 3 degrees cooler even at that altitude. Please do not wear sandals or open toed shoes. Athletic shoes and socks are perfect. The propane burner system which creates the heat for our hot air balloon is located above your head, so a hat is suggested.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance for weekends and 3 days in advance for weekdays.
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.
If I am afraid of heights could I enjoy a balloon flight?
Absolutely! In fact most passengers have some fear of heights. Strangely enough there is no 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.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a camera along, but do so at your own risk. Cameras must be stowed for landings.
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"This was the first time any of us went on a hot air balloon ride. It was wonderful. Kevin, our pilot, did a great job and thanks for Lorelei for following on the grounds taking some amazing pictures."