Sky Drifters Ballooning

Hot Air Balloon Rides in the Spectacular Sierra Nevada Foothills. Located just 30 minutes East of Sacramento in Rancho Murieta. Flying daily!

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Hot Air Balloon Adventure

balloon-flightLaunching the balloon from the banks of the Consumes River is a spectacular experience and a true ballooning adventure. Unlike many other popular ballooning locations, we will be flying over rivers, lakes, creeks, tall trees and stunning scenery. In the early morning hours it is not unusual to see a variety of both ground and airborne wildlife. With stunning views of the Deer Creek Hills Preserve and thousands of acres of protected oak forests, vernal pools and wildlife, this location is one of Northern California’s best secrets. With limited vehicular access to these areas, flying a balloon over them provides a rare view of some spectacular places! We also fly a variety of other sites throughout Northern California and the Sierra Nevada’s. Come out and experience one of Northern California’s most spectacular hot air balloon ride locations!

"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

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Why Fly with Us

  • Unlike most ride companies we specialize in small groups - Only two to seven passengers per balloon. This provides our clients a personalized experience that is not attainable with 12 to 16 people in a basket.
  • All of our pilots hold FAA issued commercial licenses and have perfect safety records (verifiable on ntsb.org)
  • All equipment is rigorously maintained to FAA required standards and inspected every 100 hours.

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Client Reviews

Wonderful flight and crew. Our first time in a balloon. Dan was so careful to make sure that the weather would be right and that our trip and adventure would be memorable - all the way to the "almost" dip in the lake.

~ Susan Wheeler

What a great experience. Tim, the pilot was very informative and a complete professional. His wife, Erin was also a great addition to the trip. She knew exactly the right time to take pictures and how to pose for them. We will make sure to tell all of our friends what great time it was. Can't wait to do it again!

~ Erik Nissen, Works at County of Sacramento