CHRIS MONK BALLOONING
Hot Air Balloon Flights
from Wells and Glastonbury, Somerset
Chris Monk Ballooning is a husband and wife balloon team with over 35 years of experience, a 100% safety record and a passion for ballooning.
We hold a UK CAA Balloon Operators Licence (DBO 507) and are members of the British Ballooning and Airship Club.
Our flights are exclusive in that we only fly 2 or 3 people in our basket and we tailor the experience around you. We take a small deposit to secure your flying slot and will only ask for full payment when we know the flight is 95% certain, around one or two days prior to the flight. If the weather is poor and we can’t fly we will work with you to find another opportunity to fly, or return the full payment to you.
We fly from exclusive launch sites near the Glastonbury Tor and near Wells Cathedral. The flight is roughly one hour and you should allow around 3 hours for the whole experience and we serve a celebratory glass of fizz on landing!
The cost for two people in our basket is £325 per passenger.
The cost for three people in our basket is £265 per passenger.
All that we will need from you is a confirmation of passenger names, approximate weights, contact number, and any preferred date(s) you would like to fly, plus a deposit of £50 to secure the slot.
Please contact us for more information, and we will get back to you to chat through any questions you may have.
"This morning was spent being flown over Glastonbury and the stunning Somerset Levels by Chris and Claire. Excellent comms as soon as we made contact with them along with great joining instructions for the morning. Seeing the Tor, the Levels, and beyond in the still air was amazing. On landing and once packed down enjoying a glass of fizz was a perfect way to finish the morning. A truly wonderful way to spend a couple of hours in their company. Many thanks indeed."
"My family had the perfect balloon flight from start to finish. Chris & Claire are very professional and straightaway put everyone at ease. They were very knowledgeable about the local area and kept us well informed during the flight. They made us so welcome and I would thoroughly recommend them."
"What an amazing experience from start to finish, both Chris and Claire were extremely helpful, knowledgeable of the area and made us feel at ease. A lovely peaceful ride with experienced Chris, finished off with a lovely champagne breakfast prepared by Claire. Thank you both so much for a lovely morning. We would highly recommend Chris Monk Ballooning."
Claire & Julian
Commercial Balloon Operator
British Balloon & Airship Club