Company owner and Chief Pilot Captain Bob has logged over 12,000 hours piloting hot air balloons worldwide. On his first flight in 1981, he knew his life had changed. Ballooning has been his full-time career since 1987. Captain Bob enjoys flying Snohomish best of all and has been flying here in the summers since 1998. The Northwest is a beautiful place, and there’s nothing like seeing it from above everything aboard a hot air balloon. Floating just above the river and the trees just high enough to see Seattle and Vancouver creates a memorable balloon ride moment.
A personalized balloon tour with Snohomish Balloon Ride is the best way to enjoy your first ballooning experience. Our hot air balloon flights are much more intimate than most, with only two or four passengers on each flight. We also take special flight paths to give you an up-close-and-personal encounter with the flora and fauna. We know you might take just one hot air balloon ride in your life, so we try to make it magical. Check this one off your bucket list!
Your balloon flight adventure begins as we transport you from our meeting location to one of our various launch sites. After a quick study of the wind currents and weather forecast, your personal balloon pilot chooses the best launch site to give you the best flight. A flight with our highly trained pilots and crew means you enjoy every minute and feel safe in their capable hands. Help us inflate and pack up if you want, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as our team does all the work to make your experience an enjoyable one.
Earn Your Wings
Snohomish Balloon Ride still honors the old tradition of First Flight by awarding each passenger a specially designed lapel pin, a traditional sip of champagne, and a personalized flight certificate.