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Northern Light Balloon Expeditions

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Address: 190 W Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone Number: +1 800-230-6222
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Amazing Experience

Having never been on a hot air balloon we looked forward to this experience with a degree of trepidation. But, from the moment we were picked up at our hotel by Captain Ron any... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
New Brunswick

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, picked up promptly and taken to launch field. Exciting to watch balloons getting ready. Doug with 42 years experience and an owner took us up. While the other balloons soared by reaching different levels, our balloon stayed pretty much over the highway moving yes, but circling the same spot mostly. We didn't get much info... More 

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having never been on a hot air balloon we looked forward to this experience with a degree of trepidation. But, from the moment we were picked up at our hotel by Captain Ron any concerns we had were immediately removed by his calm demeanour. And as for the flight, it was better than expected. We were blessed with particularly good... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years I have wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. My husband always said no. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and I really wanted to take in the magical sites of Sedona. He finally said yes. It was sooo worth it. My husband loved it. We were picked up at our bed and breakfast before dawn.... More 

Thank JMonvacation
Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

My husband and I did a hot air balloon ride with Northern Lights Balloon expeditions on Friday October 25. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was fabulous! The pick up time at our motel,was 5:30am. Dan, our pilot was right on time. He was professional, informative and courteous. Our basket had 6 people, including Dan. It made for... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I booked a trip 3 weeks + on advanced. I fly into Sedona. My only trip here. My hot air flight was to be this Friday. They call me on the Wednesday before to tell me that because people from Wednesday were cancelled they were rescheduled on my day,Friday. So I get screwed. Then when I tried to ask a... More 

Thank TONY M
NLBE, General Manager at Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, responded to this review

Having looked up your reservation paperwork initiated by you on Sep. 15th, 2016 we verified that your reservation with us was for Thursday Oct. 20th, NOT Friday Oct.21st. You were called by our office personnel early on Wednesday, Oct. 19th to inform you that your flight for the following day, Thursday, was cancelled due to high winds. We have to... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our first hot air balloon ride was fantastic. The crew was efficient and knowledgeable. Captain Ron gave us the ride of a lifetime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

I have always wanted to go Hot Air Ballooning. Our pilot, "Captain Ron", was excellent. Made us feel very comfortable. Had to wake up and be picked up by 6:05 am. Was not very happy about that. It was well worth it. There was a feeling of piece and happiness up above the cloud. Clear day. Then after the flight,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Hubby & I are in our late 40s, and this was our first hot air balloon ride. We were picked up at our hotel @ 5:30am by Dan and we were off to meet up with a few others. We then headed to the launch site. There were 3 other balloons launching from the site. It took 15-20 minutes to... More 

1 Thank MrsReign
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Spoke with an extremely rude and impatient woman from go on the phone who was, not happy, but content(ish) to book my wife and myself on a flight until she heard that we were over 200lbs each and proceeded to tell us that we are over their limits and will be put on standby; they would call us the night... More 

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NLBE, General Manager at Northern Light Balloon Expeditions, responded to this review

We feel the authenticity of this review is questionable however, as it provides an opportunity to outline the importance of weights and balances in small aircraft and our policies on that topic, we are responding. Aircraft in general are sensitive to weight. Hot air balloons even more so. While other aircraft are dependent on the power of engines to create... More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

First time in a hot air balloon. The crew did a fantastic job. We had perfect weather, spectacular views, and a vantage point of scenic Arizona that was breath-taking. From liftoff to landing, it was a perfect ride. The mimosas, strawberries, and apple fritter after landing were a nice finish to a memorable morning. We chose to collect memories on... More 

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