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Panorama Balloon Tours

Del Mar, CA
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Ranked #10 of 11 activities in Del Mar
Type: Tours
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Chilliwack
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I've experienced some bad customer service in my life but this was definitely the worst. A friend and I had booked an evening balloon flight and were planning on using Groupon. Jamie was unpleasant from the first conversation but I could looked past that-- we were just excited for a new adventure. We made the reservation and showed up at... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

BEWARE GROUPON USERS. Panorama openly admits to prioritizing regular customers over groupon users. I purchased a flight for 2 during our anniversary weekend in San Diego. I called and called trying to get a reservation and every single time he would give me a run around about weather or some other excuse. When friday rolled around and I absolutely had... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

haven't even been on my ride yet. just wanted to let everyone know that all the reviews about Jaime are true. no reason this guy should run a business. worst customer service i've ever experienced.

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San Diego, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The owner of Panorama Balloon Tours had me check back repeatedly to catch him when he was sending a balloon out. I was ok with that, I'm a flexible girl. He was extremely hard to get a hold of and somewhat unresponsive. Again, no worries. We're busy. I get it. We finally find a day that the weather is right... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My first call to make a reservation was done months before. Jamie, the so-called customer service guy was extremely rude. He said to call back the day before the reservation to confirm weather,etc. The day came and he now tells me that he needs 14ppl to call him or else nobody flies. I looked all over this website to see... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had a great trip with this company. It takes about 3 hours total with prep time etc and 1 hour ride over mega mansions and ocean views. The rate was reasonable and totally worth it. The best thing was how NICE the pilot was, Jaime the owner/manager, and on ground crew. They were totally fine with the fact my bf... More

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Anaheim, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I had a few questions so I called and Donnie who answered the phone was EXTREMELY rude !!! It seemed like he was exasperated and the last thing I want to do is trust someone with my life whom is seemingly annoyed with me. Very Sad Donnie was so rude this was something I was really looking forward too.

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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I live out of state and found Panorama Balloon Tours on Groupon. I called about two weeks prior to my vacation to San Diego area and asked if I could use the Groupon. I wanted to give my husband a surprise birthday gift of a lifetime. I also indicated to Jaime (the company owner) that as I was going to... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stay away. Absolutely the worst ride I have ever had (out of 5 with other companies). The pilot landed in an unsafe area and the ballon tipped over a rock.The pilot did not warn us to hold tight on landing. I was in the center so the person on the right and left of me fell on me. Went on... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I read the Tripadvisor reviews after I had already booked my flight and I had some misgivings. The horrible ratings were nothing like the experience I had. I was in San Diego with no car. Public transportation options were dicey. Jamie, the owner, offered to have one of his crew come pick me up at my hotel for a very... More

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