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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Coeur d'Alene, ID

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Note From The Pilot

Hi there,

My name is Shawn Wix. I am the owner and Chief Pilot of Destination Balloon Rides.

Thank you for your interest in flying with us. We had a blast flying everyone in Coeur d’Alene last year.

Unfortunately, we will be flying in the Driggs area this year, and driving from CDA to Diggs isn’t a short one. If we decided to come back next year, we will update this page and let the locals know we are proving rides.

Thank you!

Chief Pilot Shawn

two people in a balloon basket


We meet at the predetermined location listed in your confirmation email at the specified time, then load up into the chase van with the balloon in tow. After deciding on our launch spot, based on the review of the winds and forecast, we drive out to the launch field.

The crew will unload the basket, envelope, and other necessary equipment, and the inflation process will begin. Volunteers are appreciated to help hold the “throat” of the balloon open as the fans fill the envelope with air.

Shawn will light the burners, and the heat will cause the balloon to stand up. You will then get in the basket and will be set free to ascend, floating off into the sky for an epic balloon flight!!

2 pople holding a hot air balloon while inflation
a person flying a kite in front of a sunset

During the Flight

During the flight, you will see Coeur d’Alene from a whole new perspective, a totally different point of view. You will enjoy the feeling of total peace, as you float peacefully in the air! There is really no way to describe it other than to experience it for yourself.

You’ll see the magnificence of the sunrise or sunset as you float across the gorgeous Coeur d’Alene terrain from a hot air balloon.

You can also see sights such as the Coeur d’Alene Lake, Spokane River, Canfield Mountain Range, Mica Peak, Mt Coeur d’Alene, and so much more!!

Post Flight

Once we’ve landed back on earth, there will be a celebration of light refreshments with our traditional post balloon flight toast.

Your ground crew has been keeping an eye on you from the ground to be there when you land. They will be working hard to get everything packed back up so you can then be delivered back to your vehicle.

You will take with you memories of a lifetime and many beautiful photos!!

dinner for two at sunset

Small Group Hot Air Balloon Ride

Looking for a magical experience in Coeur d’Alene and taking your vacation to new heights? Try something exciting and discover the world of ballooning with a small group hot air balloon ride.

Here at Destination Balloon rides we only do flights for small groups, which means when you book this option, you’ll never be in a group of more than 4 people. This is a fantastic way to see the landscape and enjoy the sunrise from the air.

Small group hot air balloon rides start at $295.00 per person

Private Hot Air Balloon Flight

Private balloon flights are a unique way to celebrate that special event in your life. Popular for a romantic, scenic time no matter what occasion you are celebrating. Marriage proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, and those who just want the balloon to themselves.

Our private balloon flight is for up to two people, with no bumping of elbows or obstructed views. A magical hot air balloon flight is a great way to experience the surrounding area and see things from a new perspective.

Private hot air balloon rides start at $1180.00 per flight

smiling young girls in a hot air balloon basket
a man and a woman posing for a engagement picture in a hot air balloon