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All reviews a hot air balloon ride champagne toast bucket list pilot andy entire flight balloon festival an amazing experience beautiful flight evening flight experienced pilot perfect landing perfect night high winds once in a lifetime amazing ride beautiful fall day great sense of humor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our wedding was at Eagle Ridge on October 26, 2018. I really wanted this balloon ride and had been planning for it for months. It was overcast and blustery in the morning, so I was preparing myself for the flight to be canceled. Pilot Andy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

My first hot air balloon ride and definitely worth it! We were in a large gondola that held 14 including the pilot and we took the early 7 ish flight in the morning. Our pilot, Andy, was very experienced, had a GREAT dry sense of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Alice A
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Flight on 10/23/2018. Absolutely beautiful! As a local to the Galena area (and an adrenaline junkie) I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride. The entire process was super chill and went so smooth. We had a beautiful fall day with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Haley F
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Celebrated my upcoming 60th birthday with an awesome flight over Lake Galena, the Galena Territory and rural Jo Daviess County. Pilot Andy was very knowledgeable and kept everyone informed and at ease. Drifting along above the treetops as the sun rose on a clear, cold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JBN1958
Reviewed August 12, 2018

My husband and I headed up to Galena from St. Louis specifically for this adventure for my birthday. The owner was a hoot, definitely a funny guy but was also very informative.The views were amazing, still can't believe we were a mile in the air....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

My wife and daughter bought me a ride for my 70th birthday and it was a present,. I'll never forget JOHN our commander was very professional and informative from beginning to end . With winds on the edge of safe ,we had to wait a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Just flew with Glenn this morning. He was our pilot last year and was so amazing just had to start a yearly tradition. His amusing antidotes and information makes it a must do for anyone. And getting to help crew the breakdown at the end...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cabeach58
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We rode at 6:30 am in Indianola, Iowa. Glenn was our pilot and we had a fantastic time. The entire flight- lift off, flight itself, and landing, was very smooth. We were fortunate to have good weather. An added bonus to flying during a festival...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beth A
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

How amazing was this! We stayed at Eagle Ridge so we didn’t have to travel far to find Andy and his helpers. We were greeted by the van and were immediately made to feel welcome! The balloon itself is so amazing, all the spectacular colors...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank saraandfrank
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I surprised my mom with a hot air balloon flight, and it was well worth the money! Andy was our pilot, and he was friendly, funny, and laid back the entire time. The views were extraordinary, and the landing was smooth. It was tricky to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 17, 2016|
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Response from Trish M | Reviewed this property |
Rides were $200 each. We arrived at 6:45 for the sunset trip. The ride was about an hour and a half. I think it depends on wind and weather. :) hope this helps.
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November 8, 2015|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the earlier response, personal preference. We went in early August, on an evening ride, and it was great. I would think that the fall (just passed) would be a great time since you can see the fall colors on the... More
October 5, 2015|
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Response from Rosemary D | Reviewed this property |
$190 per person