Seattle Ballooning in Burien, WA

Seattle Ballooning16247 8th Ave SWBurien, WA 98166
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Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience with Seattle Ballooning. This exclusive excursion features stunning views of Mt. Ranier as well as the downtown Seattle skyline, the Space Needle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, the Cascade Mountains and more. Your flight also includes a champagne toasts and delicious croissants from Bakery Nouveau. This is one Seattle activity you’re sure to remember for years to come.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Burien Travel Experts
  • Features amazing views of Mt. Ranier.
  • Includes champagne toast at conclusion of ride.
  • Fly at sunrise or sunset.
  • Hot air balloons excursions lasts approximately 1 hour.
  • Entire experience lasts approximately 3 hours.


from Seattle Ballooning
Seattle Ballooning delivers the most exclusive hot air balloon rides in Seattle Washington. We’re proud to have all five-star ratings and to have won the 2017 and 2018 ‘Best Balloon Ride in the Northwest’ - and are the only company to provide hot air balloon rides directly in front of Mt. Rainier. You’ll get breathtaking views of downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, Tacoma, Lake Tapps, Auburn, and the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Our Seattle hot air balloon rides are epic. You’ll fly over rivers, fly above the tops of the trees, and experience the serenity of balloon flight.

You may only take one hot air balloon ride in your life, so make it magical! We have 3 hot air balloons ranging in size from 2 guests to 12 guests and use brand new top line equipment. The view of Mt. Rainier is epic and all of our hot air balloon rides finish with a toast. After landing, you’ll drink aged champagne and delicious double baked croissants from Seattle's famous Bakery Nouveau. Guests often say that the champagne and croissants are almost as good as their hot air balloon ride!

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2019
I am from Bulgaria and had the chance to fly with Eliav and it was the most special and exciting event of my stay in the USA and Washington especially. We pumped the balloon in Auburn, Eliav allowed me to participate with the cold air fans. Then we went up and even touched the top of some trees, ascended, descended and ended up in Enumclaw! No words can describe the view, the professionalism of the pilot and the explanation along the journey! Definitely go! Definitely choose Eliav as your pilot.
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Stuart B
"Terrified of Heights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2019
So, I'm terrified of heights. Then why would I go ballooning? To face my fears. I get scared and my legs shake when I'm at the top of the Space Needle and the Columbia Tower. Expecting the same result I was prepared to breathe and work through the anxiety of the ride. A funny thing happened, I was not scared. The entire experience was peaceful and serene. I cannot wait to go again. This time I'm taking the family or my staff. This would make for a great team bonding experience. On the completion of the ride, we had a champagne toast and some breakfast goodies provided by Seattle Ballooning. A first-rate experience!!!!
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Brittany N
"Amazing ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019
SUCH an amazing experience unlike anything I have done before. My husband and I loved every minute of the ride. It was our first ballooning experience, and honestly we didnt know much about it until we showed up for the morning excursion. Eliav did a great job explaining the history of hot air balloon flight- and we got to be right in front of the set up/take down process of the balloon. On top of the amazing views and gorgeous/smooth ride- we landed on a friendly farm who handed us all fresh Zucchini to take home while we celebrated our safe trip with delicious champagne (not the cheap stuff). You can't make this up! Something about the morning flight made it feel all the more surreal. Such an amazing experience, incredible views of Rainier even if you have seen it a million times. SO worth it and we loved it!
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dianne B
"A Wonderful Adventure!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019
Eliav is very friendly and gracious! A pleasure to have met him. Our pilot, Shawn did an excellent job of navigating our journey. He was friendly, informative, explaining the aspects of the balloon, pointing out landmarks, and answering questions. It was a beautiful and memorable experience!
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Brenda L
"Great views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019
Shawn got lots of good stories and know the area well. The were quick to get us in the area. We felt safe the entire time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seattle Ballooning

What should I wear?
Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. With the altitude, the temperature will be a few degrees lower but the heat coming off the burner will help make up the difference. For the sunset ride, you might want to bring a light jacket and for the sunrise, you can leave the jacket in the car.

How many people will be on the tour?
The Shared Seattle Hot Air Balloon Flight has a maximum of 6-8 guests.

How long is the experience?
The entire experience will be around 3 hours.

Are all ages welcome?
A balloon ride is good for all ages!

What is your cancellation policy?
You must cancel outside of 7 days to receive a full refund. If there is a cancellation due to the operator or weather, full refunds will be given. No-shows will be charged full price.

Is this activity safe?
Hot air ballooning is the safest way to fly! The hot air balloons are registered aircraft which follow FAA safety and maintenance standards. All balloon pilots are licensed and trained.

Where do the balloons launch?
The launch spots are in Auburn, just a quick drive from Seattle.