Fly Finger Lakes - Ithaca

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


Options Price
Finger Lakes Ultimate Package $1795


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Finger Lakes - Ithaca Flights


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 (see map just below), 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!





Finger Lakes Ultimate Package


Looking for that Ultimate romance package for you and that special someone? We at Southern Tier Balloon Tours have the perfect flight option for you and your special somebody with our Ultimate Romance Package over Cayuga Lake.

This package provides a spectacular view of the Finger Lakes region, specifically Cayuga Lake. What makes it so exceptional is our flight path, which starts on the west side of Cayuga Lake and ends on the east side of Cayuga Lake where our chase crew will be awaiting our arrival.

During the flight we will provide you with a history of the area while pointing out numerous points of interest that will be in view. To bring your experience to that Ultimate level we will provide you and your significant other with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot® champagne to sip on during the flight.

As you’re relaxing and sipping on some fine champagne you will be in total awe as the two mile-wide lake passes underneath you during the flight. We'll wave to fisherman as they hang out on their boats and even fly low so we can talk with boaters as they motor by. You'll notice the choppiness of the water but won't feel a thing as the balloon gently hovers over the lake. The whole flight will last 45-70 minutes, but make sure to allow around 3 hours for the whole experience. Enjoy the view from above and take in what the scenery has to offer.

The beauty of the Finger Lakes awaits you in Trumansburg, New York! All hot air balloon flights include pick-up from landing site and return to original launch site, champagne toast, cola, ginger ale, and snacks.

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


Options Price
Finger Lakes Ultimate Package $1795


Book Now!

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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.