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Private Balloon Flights

8311 Golf Course Road, Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 550-2677
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Ranked #5 of 48 activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying thousands of passengers in total safety and comfort. Don't fly with 10 to 12... more » Owner description: Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying thousands of passengers in total safety and comfort. Don't fly with 10 to 12 people you don't know, enjoy a private basket just for your party, or a shared basket limited to no more than 6 passengers plus our pilot! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain B and Patty were so wonderful! Not only did we get to see the most beautiful view of Albuquerque at sunset, we got to help inflate and deflate the balloon and have a nice brunch in the park. We got free souvenirs and pictures , too! They were so friendly, funny and great with kids of all ages! Next... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Captain Ben was our pilot on a pre-dawn liftoff on 4/4/14 ... a very auspicious date! He was friendly and reassuring, and explained to us rookies exactly what was happening at every turn. We glided up and over the Rio Grande, with a spectacular view of Albuquerque's downtown and South Valley spread out below. When it came time to land... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was right anxious about taking this balloon ride even though the Leo I Live With and I bought the ticket at a fundraising auction for a local theater. (Thank you so much Private Balloon Flights for being such a generous member of the community and supporting Duke City Repertory Theatre!!) The run-up to the flight and the morning of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Capt James our pilot is not only professional but excellent guide as well. Friendly and funny. Had a great landing. Will always remember flight. I have flown before with others but will continue to request either James or Bentley. Thanks for The wonderful memory. I will recommend u to everyone I know

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Gainesville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Private Balloon Flights is hands down the BEST!! Very caring, outgoing, and super nice workers! My grandmother and I went this morning and our pilot was James, and he was the best!! Very good at what he is doing! We had an exciting land today, that's for sure! Afterwards, everyone got a number of good souvenirs and a balloon flight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Whilst the scenery on this flight was not breathtaking, the fact that we did a flight in the World capital of Ballooning makes it super special. We found the crew and Capt Bentley most accommodating and polite. They postponed our original flight for safety reasons due to winds and slotted us in to meet our itinerary for the next morning.... More

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Troy, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Rude crew and rough landings characterized this short ride. From the early morning registration in the Smiths Supermarket parking lot to the late "champaign toast" this event was an expensive mess. If you are looking for a romantic moment, this crew falls short. The launch was hurried and disorganized, the landing was extremely rough and painful and the post flight... More

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Captain Bentley S, Manager at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

*NOTE TO CONSUMERS: THIS REVIEW OCURED AS A RESULT OF A FLIGHT BOOKED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 9 DAYS OF BALLOON FIESTA IN OCTOBER, THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT TYPICAL, NOR TO BE EXPECTED THE OTHER 356 DAYS OF THE YEAR.* As with most human beings, we react and respond to a situation in a similar manner as is presented to... More

Marblehead, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My friend and I attended the Albuquerque Balloon festival in early October, it was an amazing sight to be hold. we did want to take a balloon ride but the Festival flights were over the top on price. we found an ad for Private Balloon Flights, needless to say they were extremely accommodating picking us up at our hotel. At... More

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Captain Bentley S, Manager at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for visiting Albuquerque! We are always here to help with any questions you have! We are glad you used our hotel shuttle service, and took advantage of the door to door trip! Unlike the other company you saw that triples their fares in October, we do not raise our regular fare. Most guests like that about our company... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I took a balloon ride with Captain Bentley and one other couple. This was our early anniversary gift to each other and it was a fantastic time! I had never been on a balloon before and was nervous at first, but once we got in the air I was fine. It's like floating- it was so peaceful... More

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Captain Bentley S, Manager at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! I DO remember this flight! Our normal flights average about an hour, and because it was a little breezier near the first few places I had selected to land, we went on to a better spot and a flight of about an 1:40! Though we do not promise such a long flight, it does sometimes... More

Apple Valley, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our trip was just awesome. Our Captain, Bentley, was very enjoyable and filled willed with information. Him and his crew made my first balloon ride along with my sister great. We had checked out other sites, opted to try Private Balloon Flights and glad we did. Only issue was hassle at end to receive hats and tshirts. Bu with 30... More

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Captain Bentley S, Manager at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Hello Rick! Thank you for the chance to take you out for a flight! We normally fly much smaller groups and parties, however we welcome larger groups! Just as when a party of 2 go to a restaurant, it only takes the waiter a few moments to take an order, bring the food and run your credit card. When a... More

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