Today’s side deal gets you a hot-air-balloon ride, plus a post-flight meal and toast, from the Balloon Depot. Each Groupon is good for one person, and a maximum of two Groupon customers will be allowed per balloon (smaller balloons hold four to six passengers, and larger balloons hold eight to ten; Groupon customers will be paired with other flying partners). Budget around three-and-a-half hours for the entire experience.
Choose from the following options:
- $99 for a morning flight ($189 value). Upon landing, enjoy a light meal, such as a fruit tray and coffee, and a traditional post-flight toast.
- $109 for an evening flight ($210 value). Upon landing, enjoy a fully catered Italian buffet-style meal, including fare such as lasagna, salad, and breadsticks, and a traditional post-flight toast.
Balloon Depot takes intrepid riders over the scenic valleys between the Cascade Mountains and the waters of Puget Sound. Upon arriving, guests will help the Balloon Depot crew inflate the balloon, then set sail for about an hour over trees, lakes, and earth-bound walkers under the guidance of a commercially licensed pilot. Because balloons can only fly with the wind, departure location, landing location, and flight elevation change with the weather. Most flights take place at elevations of 500 and 1,500 feet, allowing you to see the world from a new perspective. Celebrate the occasion of your ballooning with a post-flight meal and traditional toast.
All flights are weather-dependent, so call two hours before your flight to ensure that weather conditions are favorable. In case of bad weather, flights will be rescheduled. Children under 5 cannot fly with Balloon Depot.
Navigated by a commercially-licensed pilot, the giant hot-air balloons of Balloon Depot float up into the sky just after dawn or just before dusk—the times when the air is stillest. Having navigated the picturesque valleys of Puget Sound since 1978, Balloon Depot has hoisted countless couples, families, and groups up into the sky under the colorful dome of the balloon. Launch and landing sites may vary depending on the weather—since pilots rely on the breeze to propel the balloons across the landscape—so each flight is totally unique.