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Apex Balloons offers hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise and sunset above scenic Phoenix, Arizona. Each aerial sightseeing expedition is topped off by a traditional champagne toast and post-flight celebration. We are a professional, dynamic...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
21705 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2768
Deer Valley
+1 877-946-8247
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the professional website and social media, to the welcoming and comforting greeting, and all through our first balloon ride experience, Apex was a well-run, thoughtful, safe, and memorable experience. We are grateful and highly recommend Apex!

Thank S1855XNmatts
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved, loved this Hot Air Balloon Ride. But we especially enjoyed our pilot, Jon He was great, from the start. Very friendly, professional, informative. The ride was just amazing, it was my first time in a Hot Air Balloon. He explained everything, that was...More

Thank Danila M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this company on Trip Advisor. We were treating our mother for her 100th birthday. We booked a private flight because of her age, and she is tiny. Jon and Lindsay did a fantastic job. They were very careful, and explained exactly what they...More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of having Jon pilot for our Veterans Day event. He’s professional, courteous, super knowledgeable- the whole experience was spectacular. Only way to go!

Thank Sherpa04689620412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a private morning ride for my girlfriend's birthday (a surprise for her). Neither of us has ever been in a hot air balloon. The crew was at the pick-up location on time and ready to go. They drove us to the take-off point...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not the "official" balloon company who is stationed inside of the festival, I was lucky to have blindly found Apex! It turned out to be better!! We did not have to deal with early morning traffic or crowds getting into the festival. We drove...More

Thank N1080ASmichellem
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 couples in our group. I booked this company after reading TripAdvisor reviews, and being it was Balloon Fiesta week, reserved it back in May. We knew Saturday would be super busy, so we flew on Friday, 12th, which was perfect weather thank...More

Thank Lady_Tubs
Reviewed October 15, 2018

My sister and I decided to take the sunrise balloon ride. It was the first ride for both of us (she's 50's, I'm 60's) and it couldn't have been more spectacular. The balloon held 16 people and for the most part we were spellbound. Taylor...More

Thank Tennisnut2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I cannot say enough good things about this company from the communications to the experience it self. I failed to read the email and failed to show on the morning of my flight. I was at the Albuquerque ballon festival. Jon called me and rescheduled...More

Thank Mp G
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I was so scared to try this, I am so afraid of heights! The basket is very comfortable, you are not packed in and have plenty of room to turn around and be comfortable. The other thing that surprised me is how smooth the ride...More

Thank Cheryl H
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Verlene U
January 14, 2016|
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Response from serenadethesun | Reviewed this property |
Unless you book a private trip, there could be others. If you go at an empty morning time, you could end up lucky like my fiancé and I with just us and Jon. If you ask Jon, he can give you a better idea of the busyness of... More