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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
(815) 520-0185
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Ranked #9 of 25 Activities in Galena
Type: Tours, Adventure
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English first
Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The experience was breath-taking. For those of you that are afraid of heights- it was fantastic...no worries. The pilot and his crew were very skilled, accommodating and they were entertaining, to boot. Couldn't have asked for a better first-time experience. We'll be back!!! Thanks Galena On The Fly :)

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What an adventure. A bucket list to do. Thrilling sights such as watching the Sunrise, traveling over the Mississippi River at a height of 4500 feet. A must for everyone to try.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went on a balloon ride in the early morning on a beautiful fall day. Had a wonderful time and was kept entertained by the pilot/owner. Wonderful service from start to champagne toast finish!

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Galena On The Fly hot air ballon experience was AMAZING! Every part of my journey was interesting and enjoyable! You begin by watching the balloon inflate and then climb in the basket to take flight! I am literally afraid of everything that may cause any bodily injury and still surprised I made the trip AND ENJOYED IT SO MUCH! I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This review is all about how we were treated when the owner operator told us he could not accommodate an evening ride on any of the days that we were able to go. we asked for the name of alternative companies that might be able to accommodate our wish. His response? "are you kidding me?" Our question "Will you not... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been afraid of heights since 5 years old but this balloon ride was AWESOME !! Floating above the pastures and woodlands of NW Illinois with 15 other people; watching the deer and cattle run away from our balloon; looking over the landscape from 4700 feet; it's all wonderous. A bit pricey (paid $190 a piece) but if it's... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although highly anticipated and a bucket list item we were disappointed when he called to cancel our trip due to weather. He called about 3 hrs before launch and the skies were clear and sunny. 3.5 hrs later as we would have been in midflight a violent storm struck the area. These guys are pros and take zero risks. we... More 

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Ashton, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not only was the balloon ride itself absolutely amazing, but it is so obvious that Andy and Kate love what they do! The customer service was spectacular. My husband and I went up during the Balloon Festival in June and the whole experience was so fantastic! Well worth the money!

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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Galena on the Fly is awesome! Great crew and great flight! First time ever doing a hot air balloon ride! One of the best experiences of my life! Andy is a great tour guide in the sky! It was a beautiful clear morning and you could see far off into the distance! Can check this off the bucket list! I... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We looked forward to our 1st hot air balloon ride, primarily to view the NW IL colors of tree leaves. We were concerned that the day was too windy and cloudy for the 4:30 p.m. flight, but at my 2 p.m. check-in phone call, I was told the flight would now be 4:45, and that the weather should be much... More 

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