Hot Air Balloon Rides – The Best Way to See Chesapeake, Virginia!


Every seat is a window seat when you are on board a hot air balloon. Whatever direction you turn, the natural beauty of Chesapeake resembles a picture post card! Take amazing photos and create lasting memories with Chesapeake Balloon Rides. Bring a group for a Shared Balloon Ride, have someone special join you for a Private Balloon Ride or delight attendees at your next corporate event or party with a Tethered Balloon ride.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides – The Best Way to See Chesapeake, Virginia!
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Hot Air Balloon Rides – The Best Way to See Chesapeake, Virginia!
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Every seat is a window seat when you are on board a hot air balloon. Whatever direction you turn, the natural beauty of Chesapeake resembles a picture post card! Take amazing photos and create lasting memories. Bring a group for a Shared Balloon Ride, have someone special join you for a Private Balloon Ride or delight attendees at your next corporate event or party with a Tethered Balloon ride.

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Hot Air Ballooning Options for Groups Large and Small

People flock to Chesapeake, Virginia from all over the country because of its natural beauty. Enjoy the view! You will be mesmerized from your sky seat in a hot air balloon. Our hot air ballooning experts will be with you every step of the way. From booking to landing, rest assured that you are in capable hands. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!

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Shared Balloon Rides


Balloon rides will bring out your love of photography, whether you are an amateur or a professional! There will never be a better opportunity to take photos of you and your friends on a grand adventure. Capture their facial expressions at lift-off. Get panoramic shots of beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Get everyone together and set sail on a Shared Balloon Rides!

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Private Balloon Rides


You will be treated like a VIP with our Private Balloon Ride. Get a few exclusive friends together or treat that someone special to an experience like none other! Get carried away from it all as you drift among the clouds in a colorful hot air balloon, then prepare for landing and popping the cork for a VIP champagne toast.

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Tethered Balloon Rides


Savvy business owners know it’s vital to attract attention to grand openings and special events. Have you got an event planned? Forget the sign spinner! Offer Tethered Balloon Rides to your potential customers! Our hot air balloons can be seen from a half mile away, bringing unmatched visibility to your business. They’re also great for birthdays, family reunions and parties.

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Gift Certificates


Gift certificates are a great gift for newlyweds, anniversaries and birthdays. The new couple will dream about their future together as they float in heaven. Established couples will reminisce about where they first met, as they float 2,000 miles above it on their anniversary. Birthday? Kids will be lining up around the block to take a hot air balloon ride!

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Choose the Best Option for You

See everything from above the beautiful landscape!


We offer a wide variety of hot air ballooning categories to meet your needs. Our Shared, Private and Tethered options allow us to accommodate you for a fun group outing, romantic date or high profile marketing event. Regardless of your choice, you will be guided through the process by our hot air ballooning experts who have the most experience in the Chesapeake area.

Many people want to try hot air ballooning but hesitate because of cost, lack of information or fear of heights. Don’t let this chance pass you by!

Under our stewardship, you can affordably and safely enjoy this experience. We will take you under our wing, so to speak, and educate you about the process until you feel secure in the fact that you are taking flight with hot air ballooning experts. Our friendly team can put even the most timid person at ease. You will be completely comforted by our knowledge and know-how.

Bring everybody! Our group discounts mean that you can include them all. The more the merrier! As many as a dozen people fit into the basket of our hot air balloons. This is not a time to stay at home, glued to the TV. Get off the couch and get out there! Or in this case, up there!

Listen to what some of our customers are saying . . .

“He proposed in a hot air balloon! It was the most romantic moment of my life.”

“I own a car dealership. We used a sign spinner for our last event and it went well. But the hot air balloon brought in tons of customers!”

“We wanted something different for our high school reunion so we auctioned off a hot air balloon ride for charity. We helped homeless animals and saw Western Branch High School from the sky!”

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Chesapeake, Virginia is one of the best places in the United States to take a hot air balloon ride. View the waterways of Chesapeake from high above, including the historic Dismal Swamp canal, one of the oldest continuously operating canals in the country. The Intracoastal waterway and winding Elizabeth River are dotted with drawbridges. Watch the drawbridge go up for a passing tugboat and take in the splendor of Chesapeake Bay from the sky.

You might wind up flying next to a rare bird or two. Chesapeake is located in the Atlantic Flyway, the winter home for over one million birds. Find geese, swans and ducks here as they fly south for the winter. There are more than 200 types of birds in the area. Rumor has it that even the mythical Phoenix makes his winter home here. Imagine flying in a hot air balloon next to a Phoenix! Okay, the Phoenix is a mythical bird so that (probably) won’t happen. But if you are visiting Chesapeake for the Christmas Bird Count when the Audubon Society actually does a census of migrating birds, we invite you to join your feathered friends in the sky in a majestic hot air balloon!

The Chesapeake Wine Festival and the Dismal Swamp Stomp also attract huge crowds from up and down the East Coast. Make the most of your visit! Hot air ballooning in Chesapeake is a wonderful way to experience the area, for tourists and locals alike.

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When you take a Shared Balloon Ride, you will be joining thousands of other like-minded individuals just like yourself. Shared ballooning is our most popular option! You will be snapping pictures and recording video all day. The photos you take will be very good even if you are a photographer with only average skills. These pictures will appear as if you are a pro photographer! The landscape captured from a hot air balloon positioned high above the trees will be incredible.

Photographing your friends will be a major highlight and will produce the best social media posts ever! Even friends who can’t join you for this epic day will like seeing the photos you post online. You will want to capture every moment, from the time your balloon starts to be filled with air to the time you begin your descent for a landing. Of course, the best part will be the look of amazement on your friends’ faces. You will truly be making memories that will last a lifetime!

What to Expect During Your Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride

On the scheduled day, the adventure begins when your pilot arrives and lays out the colorful balloon on the ground. It is much bigger up close than it looks in the sky, especially as it starts to get filled with air. Your hot air ballooning expert will light a propane tank and the flame will be used to push hot air up into the envelope of the balloon. It will grow and grow until it looms over the crowd like a friendly giant, beckoning all to climb on in.

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The first moments when you set sail are particularly photo worthy! Get ready for shrieks and gasps of excitement. It is normal for even the most stoic individual to behave like a five-year-old child at this point. That is okay! Hot air ballooning brings out the wonder in all of us.

Your Soaring Sports Chesapeake hot air ballooning expert will be there to answer any questions that you may have. Don’t be shy! We encourage questions and want you to understand all of the ups and downs (pun intended) of your hot air ballooning experience. There is a science to what we do and learning the fundamentals is interesting to many people.

In hot air ballooning, there is no “typical customer.” Our customers range from dog walkers to investment bankers and could be from Virginia or from another country. We have even had the privilege of having members of the military or ex-pilots on board! It is our pleasure to help you make the most of your hot air ballooning experience.

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Get the VIP Treatment High Above It All


Be treated like the very important person you are with our Private Balloon Ride. This is a more intimate option, created for a small group of people who want a more exclusive experience. Gather a few close friends or book a hot air balloon ride for two. Either way, you will sail the skies above Chesapeake in grand style

Private Hot Air Balloon Ride Expectations

The day of your Private Balloon Ride, your pilot will arrive and begin the preliminary steps. First he or she will use a fan to begin blowing air into the balloon’s envelope to partially inflate it. Shortly after that, the heat from the flame of a propane tank will be used to fully inflate the balloon.

Once erect, you will climb on board and start your ascent into the big blue sky! There are no bad seats in this aircraft! You don’t have to ask for a window seat because everywhere you turn, you will have an amazing view. Finally, at the end of your journey you can raise a glass and toast your accomplishment with champagne. What a day!

Why choose Soaring Sports Chesapeake?

It is very romantic to ride peacefully over your hometown in a hot air balloon. That is why so many people choose our Private Balloon Ride gift certificates as a present for newlyweds or a special anniversary. Imagine cruising at a high altitude over Community Church where you first took your wedding vows many years ago. Moments like this will be remembered forever. Wish the young newlyweds well and send them off on a hot air ballooning trip over their hometown before they leave for their honeymoon. They will never forget this one-of-a-kind wedding gift. It is the gift that keeps on giving since there will be photos to look back on forever.

If you are on a family vacation in Virginia Beach, get someone to watch the kids for the day and surprise her with a romantic hot air balloon ride into the sunset. It is something neither one of you will ever forget.

Most people take photos throughout the day. From the time your pilot arrives to set up to the moment you hit the ground, there is always at least one person intent on capturing it all in pictures, which is perfect since these will be some of the best pictures that you will ever take! The breathtaking scenery lends itself to incredible panoramic photography, not to mention the look of anticipation and excitement on your friends’ faces.

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Increase Visibility at Your Corporate Event!


In today’s competitive environment, many business owners are using promotional marketing methods to increase business. Driving traffic to your location can be done in a number of ways and the idea behind it is creating buzz, or positive talk, about your business. Our Tethered Balloon Rides is a great way to create excitement around a grand opening or new product. The gorgeous big bulb of a balloon will attract attention just sitting there and when you offer rides to passersby, the excitement multiplies!

What You Should Expect During a Tethered Balloon Ride

During a tethered balloon ride, the balloon only leaves the ground for a few minutes and remains securely fastened to the ground using a rope, or tether. It is possible to let over 100 people ride during a typical two-hour session so everybody can get in on the fun!

The spectacle of the balloon ride is enough to attract visitors and generate word-of-mouth for your business. Add to that the fact that people will be posting photos on social media accounts all over town mentioning your business, and you have an advertising vehicle that cannot fail.
The social media posts feed the buzz and before you know it, your auto dealership or new store opening will be the talk of the town!

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Tethered Balloon Rides are also a very family friendly event. Because the balloon remains tied to the ground, it is a good option for kids and adults who are reluctant to let their feet leave the ground. You can always get pony rides or a bouncy house for the kid’s birthday party. But imagine how exciting it will be for them to have a hot air balloon! All of your child’s friends can go up for a few minutes and enjoy the excitement of being aloft in the hot air balloon. But, as a parent, you can relax knowing the balloon is secured and that each ride only lasts for a few minutes at a time.

It is not only children that marvel at our Tethered Balloon Rides! Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles will all get in line to try out the hot air balloon ride. Our hot air balloons bring smiles to the faces of children of all generations. This makes our hot air balloon rides a worthy option for family reunions, as well.

And let’s not forget corporate parties (which, let’s be honest, can be really boring.) Has your sales team reached a big milestone? Is it the CEO’s last year? Big achievement warrants a big celebration! A hot air balloon adds excitement to any party.

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The Gift of Lasting Memories: Hot Air Ballooning Gift Certificates


Okay, so you are thinking that you might want to give the gift of a hot air balloon ride. Great idea! Let us iron out the details for you so you know exactly what it involves and what you can expect once you purchase a gift certificate.

Your friends at Soaring Sports Chesapeake chose hot air ballooning as a business. So, obviously, we love parties! And we love gift-giving. The gift of a hot air balloon ride is one of the most thoughtful purchases you will ever make. They are available for any of the Shared, Private or Tethered Balloon Rides, and make perfect wedding, anniversary, birthday and graduation presents.

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We offer discounts for holidays and groups so you can take the whole family in a hot air balloon to see the Fourth of July fireworks! Alternatively, you could enjoy a lovely hot air balloon ride amidst the colorful fall foliage in autumn, before winter sets in. Is the weather mild during the holidays? Surprise everyone with a hot air balloon ride to see the dazzling Christmas lights in Chesapeake! You decide which holiday you want to celebrate. Our gift certificates are valid for two years from the purchase date so you can use them anytime!

Better still, our gift certificates are fully transferable from person to person which means if the recipient decides to pass on the balloon ride himself, the gift certificate can be transferred to another party.

Our gift certificate can also be used at other locations. We really do think that Chesapeake, Virginia is one of the best cities in which to take a hot air balloon ride. But if you would rather redeem yours in a different city, no problem! You can transfer either ownership or location, but not both (or some restrictions apply).

You set the rules about where and when. We are always here to answer any questions!

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1130 North Battlefield Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-330-5665

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Hot air ballooning in Chesapeake, Virginia can be described in one word: amazing. Your friends at Soaring Sports Chesapeake will assist you in putting together the perfect package and help you find all available discounts. Probably most important, our hot air ballooning experts are truly EXPERTS and have years of experience serving customers just like you.

Let us help you navigate the choices. Do you have technical questions? Give us a call. Do you want to know more about groups or parties? Let’s chat. We are here seven days a week. Every seat aboard our hot air balloons is first class and we have reserved a window seat just for you!

Soaring Sports Chesapeake is proud to service Chesapeake, Virginia, as well as these surrounding cities:
Portsmouth, VA – Norfolk, VA – Newport News, VA – Suffolk, VA – Virginia Beach, VAHampton, VA – Poquoson, VA – Elizabeth City, NC – Williamsburg, VA – Kill Devil Hills, NC – Hopewell, VA – Petersburg, VA – Colonial Heights, VA – Chester, VA – Roanoke Rapids, NC

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