- Cindy MImagine watching the balloon slowly inflate, stepping into the basket, and gently lifting off the ground... As the restraints of gravity, literally float away, you feel light as a feather. Thing is, you don't have to imagine it - Experience it - I did! Petra and her crew made us feel safe and secure, so we relished every single moment. This was a check off my bucket-list - but now i want to do it again! And I'll certainly book with Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons.
- Suzanne GFlying with Petra was nothing short of magical! The flight was like being in a dream! The scenery is breathtaking! You'll never meet a warmer person or a more competent pilot. I can't recommend Western Horizons enough.
- Don/Sheila DMy husband had been up in a hot air balloon before, but I was pretty nervous about going. We went up for our 50th anniversary, and what an incredible and fun experience it was. As soon as we lifted off, all my fears evaporated. Petra's calm and professional manner in the basket made me relax immediately, and I loved the flight. The flight was perfect, the scenery was beautiful, and even the landing was great. Thanks, Petra.
Western Horizons Hot Air Balloons offers a unique adventure and an opportunity to experience the amazing natural beauty of the Black Hills from an exciting perspective. Nestled in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota, historic Hot Springs and the surrounding area offers spectacular views unlike any other.
Our typical flight offers the opportunity to view the magnificent sunrise in the Eastern sky and experience stunning panoramic views of the Southern Black Hills and the expansive prairie of Western South Dakota. On our flights, we frequently see deer, wild turkeys, eagles, waterfowl, antelope, and other wildlife. Upon safely landing, enjoy a celebratory toast with the post-flight refreshments and a personalized flight certificate to end your memorable adventure.
We are able to offer flights for individuals, couples, and even small families. Our goal is to offer a private, personal, and unique experience that you will remember and cherish for years to come. A small, intimate flight is the perfect opportunity to help you create lasting memories. Whether it is an unforgettable date with that special someone, a magical wedding proposal, a monumental wedding anniversary, or a magnificent adventure to create family memories that will last a lifetime, we are happy to work with you to create your perfect experience.
The size of our equipment allows us to carry a maximum passenger load of approximately 500 pounds. Our typical flight lasts around 1-hour (+/- 15 minutes). The entire experience from pre-flight set-up to post flight refreshments can last from 2 to 3 hours.
Due to insurance restrictions, we are unable to fly anyone who is pregnant.