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Santa Fe Balloon Company

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Address: Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: (505) 699-7555
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This was not on my bucket list, but what an interesting and awesome morning. Johnny himself picked us up. I was a little nervous since I'm a little afraid of heights. But really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was not on my bucket list, but what an interesting and awesome morning. Johnny himself picked us up. I was a little nervous since I'm a little afraid of heights. But really nothing to worry about, you're on safe hands with Johnny and he made this trip a really great experience with he's stories and information. Don't hesitate and... More 

Thank Viajera08
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Johnny picked us up at our Sante Fe hotel right on time 6am. This is the only balloon ride that is over the beautiful countryside about an hour north of Santa Fe. Johnny made the ride a joy and adventure -- with a couple of surprises -- I won't spoil them -- but they are fun surprises for the ride.... More 

Thank Jim M
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Johnny and his team are the best. A winning combination of skill, experience, joy and comedy make this a must for any Santa Fe stay. The take off and landing were smooth and even those on board who were fearful of heights had a great time. Thanks, Johnny for a great morning.

Thank lynn6763
Decorah, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Taking a hot air balloon ride has always been on our bucket list & today that dream happened. Johnny & staff were great! And it was so much more than just the flight. It was a learning experience as well. And one I'll never forget. Kuddos to Johnny & his staff!!!

Thank DebDecorah_Iowa
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife and I decided to go ballooning for the first time. We contacted Johnny Lewis, proprietor and chief pilot of Santa Fe Balloons. After picking up another couple, Johnny picked us up at our hotel at 5:45 AM as promised. Then, we drove north an hour where we had a rendez vous with other trucks who had picked up... More 

Thank kenbardach
West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It's hard to write about ballooning with Johnny Lewis without writing mostly about Johnny himself. Don't get me wrong, the balloon ride was terrific -- unlike the rest of the local companies, Johnny has secured the necessary permits from BLM to take off, land, and fly over some federal lands that show off some striking features of the northwestern New... More 

1 Thank CaliConnRambler
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Balloon ride was everything we could have wished for -- we sailed over & into canyons, with the mountains in the distance, and landed in a dry river bed. Johnny picked us up at our hotel, brought us out to the launch site, and regaled us with stories -- we laughed much, learned a lot, and enjoyed a life... More 

1 Thank Connecticutwanders
Aledo, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Johnny and Jeannie and crew were the most entertaining and knowledgable crew imaginable! Johnny is so experienced in balloon piloting that every aspect of this trip was fantastic! My 86 year old mother has always wanted to hot air balloon and this far exceeded our expectations! Don't miss it in Santa Fe!!

Thank Debbie A
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was the absolute highlight of our 12-day trip to the Southwest. Johnny is a great pilot with a lifetime of experience and stories. The ride was fantastic - smooth, quite and scenic. Everything is handled with a sense of ease and an air of experience and confidence. This is a must-do for couples.

Thank Matt M
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Johnnie & team make it a special outing from the beginning. The views were amazing. I was a little apprehensive at first, but it was clear that Johnnie is a very knowledgeable pilot and his sense of humor made it fun and put us at ease. Everything was smooth and it was a trip I will always remember.

Thank ItsPattiJ

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