What we do
The Vista experience
Your adventure begins at dawn at our launch location in Newberg, OR (approx. 35 minutes from Portland). We start by inflating the 100ft tall balloons, a photo op 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 wind direction. During the flight, you’ll see the vineyard lined hills of the Willamette Valley, the twisting Willamette River, and 10 mountain peaks on a clear day - all amongst several other balloons. It's breathtaking, to say the least.
Upon landing, our ground crew will meet you to help deflate the balloon and drive you back to our launch site. Help is always appreciated, but never required! After the balloons are deflated and put away, board our vans for a 15-minute ride back to the launch site. Plan on approximately 2.5 hours for the whole experience.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Our most popular experience, you will fly in one of our 4 FAA-certified balloons which range in size from 4 to 10 passengers. You will be assigned to a particular balloon based on the size and total weight of your party.
Private Hot Air Balloon Rides
You will fly in one of our 2 FAA-certified private balloons. These balloons carry you, your travel companion, and the balloon pilot. Our private flights allow for a more intimate experience and are frequently used for marriage proposals, anniversary celebrations, birthdays and other special occasions.
Give a Flight
Auctions and Fundraisers
Vista Balloon Adventures annually participates in many worthy causes through a special program specifically designed for auctions and fundraisers. Our program represents a risk-free way for you to raise funds for your organization with a product that is almost always guaranteed to sell.