Exclusive Private Hire

Why not share the experience of a lifetime with friends and family?  Exclusive private hire flights are available 7 days a week, both morning and evening and with this Voucher you can bring up to 16 passengers!

What’s Included…

Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or leaving present or just a family get together, there are few better ways to celebrate than chartering your own private hot air balloon. With this Private Hire Voucher, you have the exclusive hire of our balloon all to yourselves.

  • A luxury Private Hire Voucher (valid for 12 months)
  • Free Weather Insurance
  • A 3-4 hour hot air ballooning experience between mid April and mid October
  • Greeting & passenger registration
  • A full pilot briefing, learn how the balloon works and watch the balloon inflation
  • A 1 hour exclusive private hot air balloon flight with beautiful views across the Kent countryside
  • The opportunity to join in the fun packing the balloon away
  • A Champagne celebration with Spitfire ale and soft drinks also available
  • A personalised commemorative certificate signed by your Pilot
  • Complimentary USB of images from your flight
  • Return transfers to the launch site in our minibus
  • 1st class delivery or choose an e-Voucher at the checkout for same day delivery

All this and Kent Ballooning’s award winning customer service comes as standard!


*gift pack not applicable with e-Vouchers

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Kent Ballooning... the number one choice for balloon flights in the South East

What you need to know…

What times do we fly?
Morning flights usually meet at around 6am. The exact time and launch site will be decided by your Pilot the night before your flight at 10pm. Sunset flights launch 2 hours before sunset, this varies throughout the year but is usually between 4pm and 7pm. The exact time and launch site will be decided by your Pilot at 2pm on the day of the flight.

Why can’t I book a specific launch site?
As Kent is surrounded by the sea on 3 sides it is important that the choice of launch site takes into account the wind direction. Your Pilot will check the latest forecasts shortly before the flight period to ensure that we launch from a site that will give us the longest and safest flight and mean we don’t end up in the sea! More information on this can be found on our Launch Sites page.

Want to book a date for your flight at the same time as purchasing Vouchers?
Availability for our flights is constantly changing with every phone call and email!  To book a date at the same as purchasing your Vouchers call us on 01303 812 812 or send us an email to check your preferred date.

What about the weather?
Hot air ballooning is a very weather dependent activity. Certain conditions are unsuitable for the safe operation of our balloons, including winds exceeding 8 knots, rain, poor visibility, low cloud and thunder storms. As the English weather can be somewhat unpredictable, it is not unusual to have to reschedule your flight for an alternative date on several occasions. Our Vouchers are non refundable but as extra peace of mind, your Voucher comes with free Weather Insurance so if your flight is postponed on 2 or more dates during the validity of your Voucher we will extend it for a further 3 months for free. Find out more about our Weather Insurance in our Terms and Conditions.

If you are aged 8 or over and at least 1.4m tall, not pregnant or recovering from recent surgery and in good health then we would love to have you along! The number of passengers we can carry on board may be reduced depending on the combined weight of your group. Please email us before purchasing your Voucher for more information about this.

A note about your fitness to fly
Ballooning is suitable for a wide range of people, provided they are in good health and are able to move around easily. If you have any concerns about whether ballooning is for you then just contact us and we can talk you through what’s involved.  However, whilst we have been flying balloons for many years but we don’t have a medical degree so it’s usually best to check with your Doctor or Consultant if you have any health concerns. If you have recently undergone surgery then it’s best to wait until you have been given the all clear from your Doctor before you fly with us.

Unfortunately, we are not able to fly passengers who have any serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy, fits, severe head injuries, untreated high blood pressure, heart conditions, etc. It’s also important that you tell us about any other health condition that may affect you (or other passengers) during your flight , such as deafness, sight problems, mobility problems, mental health issues, learning difficulties or hip / knee replacement surgery.

If you are purchasing a Voucher for another person then please ensure that they are aware of these restrictions.

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