Fly Ithaca

Options Per Person
Balloon Flight $230
Exclusive Private Flight $425


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Welcome to our Ithaca launch location of Southern Tier Balloon Tours. Our Ithaca flights offer a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca College, and Cornell University in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Hot air balloon rides in the Finger Lakes region of Ithaca, NY depart every morning just after sunrise, and every evening a couple hours prior to sunset; twice a day - weather permitting.

Flights from Ithaca, NY are like no other with the view of the 38.1 mile long, 2 mile wide Cayuga Lake which starts just north of Ithaca. Flights meet at Stewart Park on Gibbs Drive, right off Highway 13. Each flight is 45 - 70 minutes in the air, but make sure to plan for 2.5 - 3.5 hours for the whole experience (meet, flight, and drive back).

Stewart Park offers plenty of parking for everybody in your party, including family and friends that would like to tag along or just watch us take off. After meeting at Stewart Park, we will go through a pre-flight briefing on what to expect during the hot-balloon ride, then drive to our launch location (we provide all transportation) which varies daily depending on the current weather forecast.

Hot air balloons cannot steer, so we move with the wind (yes, this is safe! It is actually the first form of flight, and we have years of experience). We will pick an optimal launch site to make sure your balloon flight is nothing less than spectacular.

Have a question or two about safety? Email, text or call us and we will get those questions answered promptly. We have thousands of hours of flight experience with a perfect safety record and we will do our best every flight to maintain that record.

Come join us today for a flight in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Ithaca, NY!

Options Per Person
Balloon Flight $230
Exclusive Private Flight $425


Book Now!

+1 (607) 222-7620


Safety is number one

We have thousands of hours of flight experience with a perfect safety record and we will do our best every flight to maintain that record.

Have a question or two about safety?
Contact us below and we’ll answer any questions promptly so you feel safe on your balloon ride.