About Hot Air Balloon Rides

Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Company voted Best Scenic Tour in Ohio

Interesting Facts About Us

Our operations originally established in 1978 and re-established in 1988 under current ownership.

Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Company, Ltd. offers a wide variety of ballooning services. As a full-time and full service hot air balloon company featuring rides, sales, Southern Ohio FAA-certified maintenance & inspection facility, (FAA #R4BR027N), instruction, corporate advertising, as well as retaining SW Ohio's only FAA designated pilot examiner AND minister on staff.

Our ride balloons carry between 2 and 6 passengers in one balloon; however our capacity allows us to carry 20+ in multiple balloons per flight. We also manage several corporate contracts and a 'golf' ball shaped balloon.

While based in Southern Ohio, our services extend worldwide! We maintain two additional balloons based in Scotland, UK and pilot the only hot air balloon in the South Pacific.

Our FAA-commercially licensed and insured balloon pilots conduct flight activities under the FAA guidelines & regulations. We are accredited members with the SW Ohio Chapter of the Better Business Bureau and the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.


Flying state of the art equipment and comfortable ground transportation ensures a safe and pleasurable experience for all.


  • 'Exclusive' Flights including a champagne gift pack
  • Location Flights from your chosen location *restrictions apply*
  • Tethered Balloon Rides for events & parties
  • Balloon Weddings
  • Licensed minister on staff
  • Corporate Advertising
  • FAA Certified Repair Services
  • New Balloon Equipment Sales
  • Authorized Lindstrand dealer
  • Balloon Pilot Flight Training
  • FAA Certified Flight Examiner


SPECTACULAR sunrise flights and soothing sunset flights.
After landing, enjoy refreshments and champagne with souvenir cups to toast your experience. The camaraderie serves as an exceptional experience to cherish and remember as photos are exchanged. Flight times are approximate one hour, but the memories last a lifetime!

WHY BUY FROM Hot Air Balloon Rides . com?

  • Buy here, fly here! Purchasing directly from us, instead of a brokering agent cuts out any hidden or last minute charges. ALL airfares & any upgrades are discussed prior to purchase.
  • FAA rated & licensed pilots, instructors, repair personnel and pilot examiner.
  • Commercially rated & commercially insured assures you a premium service.
  • Comfortable seating capacity inside our recovery vehicles.
  • Experience; senior pilots flying with a perfect safety record for over 25-30 years. The longevity says it all, originally established in 1978.
  • Most of all. . . .WE would like the opportunity to give you that ever lasting thrill in one of our balloons.