Imagine floating over the Willamette Valley’s beautiful wine country in one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime. No two flights are the same, though they are all an experience you will never forget.
Vista Balloon Adventures
We are the Pacific Northwest’s largest and oldest hot air balloon company, with 25 years of satisfied customers. Unlike other operators, not only will you enjoy a view of the area’s natural sights, but also the beauty of other balloons flying around you. We operate six FAA-certified state-of-the-art aircraft, and our FAA-licensed commercial pilots have thousands of hours of experience. The largest of our balloons can accommodate up to ten people, and we also have a special (smaller) balloon available for those interested in a private flight for two.
The Vista Experience
Your adventure begins at dawn at our launch location in Newberg, OR (approx. 30 minutes from Portland) in the early morning. We start by inflating the balloon, an amazing sight in itself. Feel free to watch or join in!
After the balloons are inflated and all safety checks complete, we are ready to fly. Our FAA-licensed pilots will take you on an approximately one-hour flight, depending on which direction the winds are blowing on flight day. During that time, you’ll see the wine making hills of the Willamette Valley, the twisting Willamette River, 10 mountain peaks on a clear day and several other balloons flying around you. It’s hard to do justice to the majesty of the scene but we think you will be impressed.
Upon landing, our ground crew will meet you to pick you up and deflate your balloon. You are very welcome to participate, however, it’s completely fine if you choose to stand by and admire the process. After the balloons are deflated and put away, board our vans for a 15-minute ride back to the launch site where you will be served a sparkling brunch. Plan on approximately 3 hours for the whole experience. Book Now or purchase a Gift Certificate.
Our Flying Season
We typically fly April through October, weather permitting.