Boise Hot Air Company

Boise City

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In a Nutshell

  • Special warm-weather gift idea
  • Scenic sunrise views of Boise
  • Pre-flight refreshments, post-flight toast
  • Includes a photo and certificate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 22, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiples as gifts. Valid for 1 person per ride only. Reservation required. Subject to weather. 350lb weight max per person. May apply value toward upgrade. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Every thousand years, gravity reverses itself and the only people who don't plummet into deep space are the ones in aircrafts who can just flip over and keep flying. Increase your chances of weathering the next random reversal with today's Groupon: for $98, you get one ticket for a hot-air balloon ride (a $200 value) from Boise Hot Air Company. Flights will leave at a location confirmed ahead of time by the pilot; most flights launch from the fairgrounds. You may also use the value of this Groupon to upgrade to private/couples flights.

Boise Hot Air Company warms up a pocket of captured atmosphere in time for spring weather to lift sky floaters up to a balloon's-eye view of Boise and Treasure Valley. Upon meeting at the specified location a half hour before sunrise, up to six passengers will bond over a breakfast of coffee, juice, bagels, and pastries. After blastoff, your experienced pilot will raise you up to a hovering height between 1,000 and 3,000 feet, where you can glory in sweeping, sunrise-lit vistas as gentle winds nudge the balloon toward the landing site. During the flight—which can last 45 minutes or more (depending on fuel and acceptable landing sites)—aeronautical aspirants will be guided through sweet spring skies dotted with marshmallow clouds and steered clear of perennial beanstalks. Following the successful landing, you and your fellow balloonists will raise a post-flight toast of champagne or cider before receiving a picture and a certificate that confirms your airborne accomplishment.

Because they're guided by the wind, hot-air balloons are like tumbleweeds of the sky, except not as brambly and less likely to pass between cowboy showdowns. Up to six people can fit into Boise Hot Air Company's balloon, so make the occasion memorable by persuading a few non-acrophobic friends to purchase Groupons of their own. Call ahead to schedule your sky excursion.

Not recommended for pregnant passengers, and other health restrictions can apply. Flights will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. Weight per person cannot exceed 350 pounds. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Boise Hot Air Company

As the early-morning sky lightens and the sun paints the horizon in purples, blues, oranges, and yellows, a fleet of balloons takes flight. These are Boise Hot Air Company’s balloons—colorful inflated vessels bedecked with purple and yellow stripes, red checkerboard patterns, and the stars and stripes of the American flag. Captains take groups aloft at 30 minutes before official sunrise in baskets equipped with seats and dividers for added safety. Flying only in fair weather and usually at speeds of no more than 8 miles per hour, the captains pilot leisurely flights low over the countryside of rolling hills from March through November.

Customer Reviews

Boise Hot Air did a wonderful job of providing all of us a safe, fun adventure. We especially appreciated their help in assisting my 88-year-old father to have a very exciting experience.
Jeannette B. · September 25, 2013
Bruce was our pilot and he was great! He had many great comments about the experience and past experiences and key landmarks we were going past. His whole team was great from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this experience with someone special. I purchased it as a present for my son and I and now it is a great memory.
Carol S. · September 25, 2013
They were wonderful, friendly crew and owner/pilot Bruce. They made sure we understood the ways of balloons and how the ride would go. Miss Vickie took pictures of each couple as the balloon was inflating and while we were in the basket and after takeof. It was a wonderful experience and I would love to be able to float like that again. The pictures were emailed within the hour!!
Kathy E. · August 16, 2013

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