Bob's Balloons
Bob's Balloons
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jkjcksn
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
My family and I took a ride with Bob’s Balloons. I’m a professional pilot and had never been up in a hot air balloon before, so I was looking forward to doing this. Our trip started early in the morning (6 AM) and lasted around three hours or so. We made sure to dress warm as we’d be outdoors the whole time in around 55-60 degree weather (late December in Florida). It tends to be cooler at altitude, too, so that was my main concern for dressing warm. It was awesome to see the beforehand preparations it takes to get a hot air balloon together and how to fly, navigate, and land one! >>I would caution anyone to bring hearing protection to protect against the noise the burners make as they can be a bit loud when they’re in operation.<< Otherwise, the flying experience is quite surreal—almost calming. Bob was very nice and jovial. His crew was outstanding, too! We had no problems at all with anything the whole time—usually there’s one thing here and there that’s a problem, but none this time. Me and my family (wife and two small boys) had a lot of fun doing this activity. I would definitely do it again.
Written December 31, 2020
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kellyemc
Rainbow City, AL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Bob today. The weather is a huge factor and the other companies in the area did not fly. Bob set off Balloons to check the wind patterns and had the confidence to take us up and it was AMAZING! He explained what was happening and answered our questions and made the trip informative and entertaining. I would definitely recommend and fly with him again.
Written June 9, 2021
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Naresh Katakam
Lake Mary, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A memorable experience for our family with Bob's balloon ride. We had this for our anniversary and the ride was amazing. We got on the balloon just before sunrise and the view was spectacular. My wife and kids were a little anxious before the ride, but once we took off they really enjoyed it to the fullest. Entire ride was so much fun and Bob made it more pleasing sharing his experiences about the flight and the location.
I believe Bob's the only one who allowed to ride with my younger who is just about 4yrs old (though with our own risk for which Bob cautioned us about the heat and the sound that kids may be scared). My kid gave us a little trouble but Bob helped playing with my kid to put at ease and he eventually got adjusted during the flight, and the rest was all a lovely fun family experience. A ride to cherish and experience at least once in a life.

Bob took good take care of not booking anyone esle on the flight, except our fmaily, due to COVID and maintain distancing. Would highly recommend Bob's balloons anyone who is willing to ride.
Written September 6, 2020
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fun had by few thanks again
Written September 9, 2020
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Sharon B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Such a cool experience! The hot air balloon ride was wonderful from start to finish. It was neat to be a part of the setup and breakdown of everything involved in getting the balloon in the air. We got to stand inside the balloon before it was fully inflated which was magical! This was one of the highlights of our trip, if you are even considering booking a ride I highly suggest you do it! We had a wonderful time and I would definitely recommend using Bob for your experience. I liked that there were only 5 of us in the basket rather than a large group like some of the others that were flying that morning. Next time we are in the Orlando area we will be going again! And we even ended the ride with a bottle of champagne.
Written March 15, 2020
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Rebecca M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
My husband and I decided to take a hot air balloon ride with Bob’s Balloons last week to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What an amazing adventure! Bob and his team were clearly experienced and we felt very safe the entire time. We had a birds eye view of a beautiful sunrise, parts of Disney and other areas of Orlando. We will absolutely be back for another trip in the near future!
Written May 29, 2021
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Jim D
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Our first time ever taking a balloon ride. After looking up the reviews for center
Florida, we knew we went with the best! Bob was very upfront, very personable and was communicative. He will not fly during rough or windy weather. His safety is number 1 and it shows when you are setting up, in flight and landing. Our hour ride was amazing and majestic! The landscape and views are amazing. Bob shows a real passion for what he does. We had an amazing flight, soaring the skies in a tranquil setting.

The heat from the flames can be a little warm and loud. Which is the only downfall but with heat, ya ain’t rising. The toast at the end was fun and the landing was smooth. We 100% recommend if you are going to take a balloon ride…. Go only with Bob. You will not be disappointed.
Written November 6, 2022
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A L
Davenport, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Excellent Experience. I have gone many times in the past, but this was a first with Bob's Balloons. It will not be the last. Bob and our pilot Kim were both excellent. They are both very proficient pilots and in addition, they provided lots of commentary about the area and the experience.
Written March 24, 2023
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william S
United States7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
First of all, I only gave them three stars and that was probably for things that were out of their control. They offer a great service and I could recommend them with a caveat.
I flew with them years ago and had a fantastic ride over Virgin Forest at almost treetop level. What a rush. This last time I had a fantastic view of rooftops and shopping malls and warehouses. Now that is not their fault because they can only go where the wind blows in. A lot of stuff has been built in the last 15 years however. My only suggestion is if you want to have a view of natural settings, you Probably need to go somewhere else because they launch from a very now populated area in champions gate.
Written July 12, 2022
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Linde B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
So worth getting up at an ungodly hour! Bob's knowledge of "ballooning" and the area we flew over was interesting and entertaining. My family loved it! Would book again with Bob in a heartbeat. Professional and friendly crew of helpers. Thanks, Bob!
Written October 11, 2021
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ENGLANDBRASIL
Fort Lauderdale, FL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Awesome, Amazing, Excellent! We had such a great time. It was exciting, beautiful, peaceful, adventurous all at the same time. The sky changed dramatically in the 1 hour we were aloft. It felt like we went around the world. It seemed like we saw the peaceful mists of Africa, the green forests of Montana, the distant plains of the midwest...just breathtakingly beautiful. Bob was an Excellent host and pilot. Super friendly and professional with a warm smile and funny stories. His whole operation (team included) was why we will be back again and again. Bringing friends and family to meet this incredible soul who knows the skies better than the birds do. Thank you again Bob for all you did. We had a wonderful ride and time!
Written March 15, 2021
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