Balloon rides in Jacksonville

Searching for Balloon rides in Jacksonville? This is to the end of your search! Finding a company to provide Balloon rides is easy. Also, you can stop by our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in the yellow pages.

Enjoying Balloon rides is something everyone can enjoy, but it is also a great way to celebrate an anniversary! When you speak with the pilot you are considering flying with, always to ask how many other passengers will be in the basket.

When it is time for your adventure, your ride company will offer to let you help with the assembly and inflation of the balloon. Go ahead and do it - it adds to the experience!

How can I find a balloon ride company if there isn't one listed near me?

You can check your local yellow pages for balloon rides, but it is possible that there are no flights available. Some areas are not conducive to safe balloon flight, so you may need to contact a company in a nearby city or state.

Flying in a balloon is a wonderful experience, and is definitely worth the effort even if you need to take an overnight trip to fly in a balloon. Talk to the balloon company about nearby hotels and other activities you can do while you are visiting their area.

Famous Balloon Quote:

The best way of travel, however, if you aren't in any hurry at all, if you don't care where you are going, if you don't like to use your legs, if you don't want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.
William Pene du Bois, 'The Twenty-one Balloons.'
One thing that makes ballooning difficult for the ground crew is one of the same things that make it exciting: the weather. The winds are almost always changing. Depending on what phase of the flight is being accomplished when those winds change means the ground crew must adapt their methods to deal with those changes. This is exactly why hot air ballooning is so exciting. Every flight is different! Each flight is truely an adventure.


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A long time ago someone wrote a balloonists prayer, and we've used it in the post flight ceremonies ever since:

The winds have welcomed you with softness
The sun has held you in his warm hands
You have flown so high and so well
That God has joined you in your laughter
And set you gently back down
Into the loving arms of Mother Earth.

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