Flying Over the Willamette Valley Wine Country near Portland, Oregon

VISTA Balloon Adventures

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All I can say is wow, this should be experienced. Amazing, almost dreamlike floating slow and quiet in gorgeous country

- Vista Passenger, Rachel

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Hot air balloon flights

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HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE

The ultimate hot air balloon adventure!

Arrive at our launch location in Newberg, just 35 minutes south of Portland, at dawn. Watch (and participate!) in the inflation of up to six 100-foot tall balloons being filled with over 200,000 cubic feet of air. Slowly ascend over the Willamette Valley while you gaze out at wine country, mountain peaks and volcanos, the river below, and up to five other balloons flying with you. After an approximately hour-long flight you will land and have the opportunity participate in the deflation process before returning to our launch location.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift the ultimate experience! 

Give the Vista Hot Air Balloon experience! Our hot air balloon adventure is the ultimate gift -perfect for those who have everything. Gift certificates are available for purchase year round and are redeemable on any flight day with an advance reservation - no restrictions!  The recipient(s) can simply call or book online when they have a date in mind and we take care of the rest. Purchase a gift for one, two, or as many as you like. Certificates can be emailed or sent through the mail. 

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Come fly with us

The wonder of floating above the earth in a hot air balloon is something that cannot be described, it must be experienced!

 

Vista Balloon Adventures, is the Northwest's premier hot air balloon operator, flying just outside of Portland, OR in the beautiful winemaking region of the Willamette Valley. Flying in the region since 1989, we are family-owned and operated and fly up to six balloons on a given day.

 

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2024 - come join us!

Meredith Stewart
Meredith Stewart
December 6, 2023.
Kelly and her crew made it such a special experience! We felt very comfortable and confident flying with Vista. They run like a well-organized team, making the whole experience enjoyable. It's fun to feel the anticipation as the huge balloons are filled with hot air. It was flawlessly executed. We'll all remember it for years to come. The photos in the air with friends are amazing - and are on my computer screensaver - so I get to look at that view everyday. Highly recommend for anyone and everyone! (older than 2 yrs old)
Tony Blakey
Tony Blakey
December 5, 2023.
I've flown with this company twice and each time has been fantastic. A great blend of professional and fun. The pilots were entertaining and informative; the ground crew could not have been more helpful. Highlights for me were helping with the inflation and touching down on the river. I've no hesitation recommending this adventure!
Kelly Barnett
Kelly Barnett
December 5, 2023.
Incredible. We had booked 4 times with many companies over 40 years and been canceled for weather every time. The 4th try was the charm. Our 41st Anniversary dawned crystal clear and wind-free. Vista was organized and “dialed-in” from reservation to getting back to my car after the flight. Every single staff person I met was professional, enthusiastic, and exceedingly competent at their job. I recommend Vista Adventures with the highest accolades possible.
Misty S
Misty S
December 4, 2023.
Staff are so amazing and friendly. Wonderful people. A must do in life.
Diana Blankenbaker
Diana Blankenbaker
December 4, 2023.
Great experience, friendly people, great views. You will not regret flying. I enjoyed so much I've gone up more than once.
Robby Larson
Robby Larson
December 4, 2023.
Unbelievable experience! Truly a bucket list item. I've seen the balloons flying over Newberg many mornings, but to actually take to the air was something that I will never forget. I tell people about and share photos from my flight any chance I get!
G Craig
G Craig
December 4, 2023.
What a superb experience! The crew were wonderful, so friendly and helpful. It's really enjoyable to be able to participate in the process of getting the balloons ready and the packing them up post flight, a must do in the area. Thank you team Vista.
Michael Cheryl Isaacs
Michael Cheryl Isaacs
December 4, 2023.
Vista Balloon Adventure is a great place to experience the very best of balloon rides. You have beautiful countryside, a river and very experienced pilots and most of all friendly people who are the crew. The opportunity to fly above the ground in an open basket is beyond belief. Be sure to enjoy the experience soon with Vista Balloon Adventure.
Carrie Pattison
Carrie Pattison
December 3, 2023.
Want to stand back and just enjoy the ride? Sure. Want to be an active participant in getting your balloon afloat? SURE! (I chose that option). From start to finish Vista made this a ride I'll never forget. And I can't wait till next time. Life is crazy chaos, once you're up in a balloon everything becomes still. We all need some Vista in our lives.
Debra J. Pearson, AIA
Debra J. Pearson, AIA
December 3, 2023.
We can not say enough great things about Vista Balloons, our pilot Zac and the crew. Loved the ‘splash and dash’ on the Willamette River. Thanks to all!

Julie Slevin
Julie Slevin
September 15, 2023.
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My husband and I Enjoyed more then we thought we would! Would do again❤️Amazing , relaxing and beautiful! Highly recommend!
Meredith Stewart
Meredith Stewart
August 16, 2022.
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We had a balloon trip scheduled for July. The staff were communicative before and morning of that the weather is variable and we might not be able to fly that morning. Indeed the wind conditions weren't good for flying so they had to make the tough call to cancel but I appreciated their focus on safety and that we would have a better experience another day. We called and got it rescheduled for September and can't wait to fly with Vista! They've been great and easy to work with.
Jennifer Wall
Jennifer Wall
August 23, 2021.
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Seriously made the day absolutely amazing for my sons 16th bday. I can’t wait to go again.
Heather Buchanan
Heather Buchanan
July 25, 2021.
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Amazing experience! ‘Highly’ Recommended!!
Linda Jo Reid
Linda Jo Reid
July 25, 2021.
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What a wonderful experience. The staff and crew were very professional and “fun”. This is a must do adventure for everyone!
Crissy Shrock
Crissy Shrock
July 18, 2021.
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had a blast celebrating our 21st anniversary with you guys
Marcella Stepp Rodarte
Marcella Stepp Rodarte
July 17, 2021.
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This was a must bucket list moment for my Mom before she starts Chemo. Everyone was accommodating and took great care with her. It was an absolute incredible experience!
Stacy M. Clements
Stacy M. Clements
July 5, 2021.
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Many thanks to our pilot, Kelly, and the best chase crew ever 😂 for a memorable adventure for our 25th anniversary! #VistaBalloonAdventures
Annette Halleen
Annette Halleen
July 2, 2021.
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We had an amazing trip this morning! It was our first time and are ready to go again!! All the workers were very nice and the pilot Rod made it a great adventure!! Thank again!! Eric & Annette Halleen
Lisa Chamberlain
Lisa Chamberlain
June 26, 2021.
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Planning the trip was a breeze. our team was very helpful, informative n fun all together. this was such a great adventure. Also my husband's first time my second. definitely a must do if you haven't yet. we totally enjoyed the flight, we'll b doing it again 4sure!!

Heather S
Heather S
September 19, 2023
Greatly exceeded our expectations! I anticipated having a wonderful time floating around and enjoying the views below. I didn't plan on our pilot to be so funny and engaging, nor did I think we would get to participate in the process of blowing up and taking down the balloon. Also, I had no idea the balloon would go up and down several times and even land/float on the water! Lastly, the view of all the other beautiful balloons around us in the sky was breathtaking. What a fantastic time! Each and every person I spoke with at Vista was so friendly. I've been telling everyone I know to give it a try!
Shelley K
Shelley K
September 15, 2023
Great Experience! Amazing views, polite, competent staff. This was the perfect birthday gift for my hard-to-please husband. Highly recommended!!
Tammy L
Tammy L
August 15, 2023
Mind Blowing Loved landing on the Clackamas River for a moment before heading back to the skies. I was blown away by the amount of control the person in charge of the Ballon had to ascend and descend. It was a totally worth our time and $ and I would definitely do it again.
Meghan H
Meghan H
August 6, 2023
Best Balloon Ride Ever! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!! I cannot say enough good things about this company and experience! Top to bottom, it was professional, safe, comfortable, and a pure joy! I first need to mention that I received a gift certificate right before COVID. Then I moved out of state, which made it harder to book a trip. Needless to say, after almost 4 yrs, they honored my gift certificate!!! Unbelievably kind of them!! We had John as our captain. He has been doing this for a number of years and is the one who trains all the others. He was knowledgeable and engaging and made you feel safe. The morning of our flight could not have been more perfect and gorgeous! We floated along effortlessly and were able to take in the scenery and enjoy the sunrise peacefully. We even touched down on the river!!!! Splash and dash, they called it!! My 15-year-old son thought it was a really cool way to start a day....and that was at 5:15AM!!!! I would do this over and over and over again!!
Bonnie D
Bonnie D
July 30, 2023
Pure joy! What a perfectly wonderful day, this is an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. This was my second trip with Vista Balloons and I can’t say enough about the experience. Pure joy! You’ve got to do this!!!
Esther F
Esther F
July 28, 2023
Breathtaking sunrise views! The most amazing views of the Willamette Valley like I’ve never seen and I’ve lived here almost 40 years! Pilot Rod was an amazing host and the crew provided safe and clear instructions. We enjoyed the privilege of a splash down in the river!
Kristi B
Kristi B
July 18, 2023
Worth getting up early Kelly was out balloon pilot and she was fabulous! We went up smoothly and slowly touched down in the Willamette River. We went back up and across crops and farm land. It was peaceful
Heidi S
Heidi S
July 18, 2023
Pure Peace Fantastic experience with a knowledgeable and highly experienced pilot! We took a family trip to check a balloon flight off my bucket list. Our entire family felt confident and calm throughout the flight. Even though our pilot, Kelly, has almost 30 years of experience as a balloon pilot, I got the impression she’s still excited by each flight. One person on board was initially nervous, but seemed almost immediately at ease once we were under way. The setup and takedown of the balloon were almost as much fun as the ride itself. Our flight was so peaceful and beautiful— Oregon Wine Country is the perfect destination for ballooning. If I lived in the area I would consider joining the chase crew. This is the PERFECT gift! My husband gave me a certificate for Christmas—- who needs more “stuff” in their life? This experience was everything I had hoped it would be.
JodyGC
JodyGC
August 22, 2022
We highly recommend this amazing adventure! One of the best anniversary celebrations we have ever had! We celebrated our 36th anniversary with a balloon adventure. Our pilot Kelly was outstanding! There were 9 of us, 11 with the pilot. The basket is quite large, plenty of room for all of us. The ride was smooth, comfortable, and FUN! My husband and I have never flown in a hot air balloon. It will be hard to top this one. Everything about our trip with Vista was excellent. They communicate with you several times in the days before your flight to make sure you know the location and time to meet. We loved helping the crew "blow up" the balloon. At the end we also helped pack up the balloon. What an exciting, amazing experience. We HIGHLY recommend scheduling a flight with Vista Balloon Adventures when you are in the Newburg, Oregon area. It was a short drive from our B & B in Dundee. A fantastic addition to wine tasting. Thank you Kelly and the entire Vista Balloon Adventures team.
PJ Peterson
PJ Peterson
August 15, 2022
Up, up and away! What an amazing experience! We floated over the valley as the sun rose with views of the mountains to the north and east. The "splash and dash" where the pilot lowered our balloon basket to "kiss" the water was very special.

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An unforgettable experience

A hands-on adventure with an approximately 1-hour hot air balloon flight. Fly in one of our 6 balloons which carry from 2 to 10 guests each, gaze out at 10 volcanos on a clear day, skim the Willamette River, and look out at the other balloons around you!