Del Mar Balloon Ride
Daily • Sunset • 1 Hour Flight
It was nice while it lasted…
Hot air ballooning has been an iconic symbol of Del Mar for decades. Sadly, the Del Mar flight corridor in San Diego is closing down. Urban sprawl, numerous landowner complaints, and a fear of fire danger have forced the city of San Diego to revoke launch and landing privileges for hot air balloons on city property.
Balloon operators cannot find landowners who will allow hot air balloons to launch or land on their property. In the past, absentee landowners may or may not have known balloons occasionally used their property. The city fields have been crucial space for hot air balloons in Del Mar. With the loss of city support of the open space lands, balloonists have run out of launching and landing options in San Diego.
Where have all those beautiful balloons gone? Just head up the road to Temecula Wine Country. With favorable winds, open landing space, vineyard and distant ocean views, the skies over Temecula often look like God’s birthday party.
Anyone who has already purchased a Del Mar balloon ride from Magical Adventure Balloon Rides may use their credit in the Temecula location without restriction.
“Del Mar was nice while it lasted. Many of my most memorable flights were over the water in Del Mar. I hope to see you all someday soon in Temecula.”
– Pilot Denni, The Celebrity Balloonist
Meet our staff at our designated meeting location and time with free parking. We’ll transport you in our vehicle to where the balloon lifts off. Once in the basket, we gently ascend and float wherever the wind takes us for about an hour. Enjoy incredible views of the pacific ocean and the San Diego skyline while your FAA certified commercial pilot provides an entertaining and educational aerial tour.
On landing, we celebrate with a champagne, juice or mimosa toast and a cheese and chocolate plate – an important ballooning tradition. We issue a commemorative flight certificate to prove you survived your balloon ride in California. All the pictures we take are complimentary. We transport everyone back to the meeting site with free parking. The entire experience takes about three hours.
Shared basket rides fly with four or more passengers. We can accommodate larger parties, please call us for details about a group Del Mar balloon ride.
Rates: Adults $299 • Children $250
Meeting Location: 15609 San Andreas Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014 (Park behind Petco – we meet between Petco and Wells Fargo Bank on San Andreas)
Upgrade to a private basket! $1,250 per couple includes champagne and a peaceful ride all to yourselves.