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Galena On The Fly

#4 of 10 Tours in Galena
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Address: Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: (815) 520-0185
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Up, Up and Away!!

Our family of eight had the opportunity and pleasure to take a ride in a a basket "built for 14". We decided on a sunrise flight and it did not disappoint as we were first-hoppers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PrincessDi0205
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of eight had the opportunity and pleasure to take a ride in a a basket "built for 14". We decided on a sunrise flight and it did not disappoint as we were first-hoppers which meant we were the first of two flights up that morning. Andy and his crew were very efficient from check-in, instructions, boarding, pointing out... More 

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Thank PrincessDi0205
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first hot air balloon ride. All I can say is I don't know why I waited so long. It was truly amazing. Andy, Kate and their crew were awesome. We had beautiful weather and Andy was not only a great pilot but informative as well. Our flight ended with a champagne toast to a successful flight. Would... More 

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1 Thank Denise B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly didn't know what to expect with a hot air balloon ride. I had no idea if I would feel frightened with being so high in the air and just standing in a basket. I had no idea what the sensation of riding in a hot air balloon would be like. But all I can say, is it was... More 

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Thank Danielle S
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

1st time in Lake Galena. Beautiful city and people. Only spent the weekend there but decided to try the hot air ballon for a first time. Such a smooth ride.... The pilot and his wife, Kate, were amazing and made the trip soo much more enjoyable. Had champagne and chocolate after it too! Really enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We scheduled the first night we were in Galena, IL just in case the weather didn't cooperate. Turns out that was a great move. The skies were clear but the winds didn't die down and Andy cancelled due to all of our safety. We rescheduled for the next night (our last night) and received the text from Andy our flight... More 

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Thank susan F
East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We recently took our first balloon ride with our daughter for her birthday. It was on her bucket list but we are so glad we were along for the ride. It was an amazing one of a kind experience! We had so much fun! The ride was not scary at all and it was so serene, quiet and peaceful up... More 

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1 Thank Trish M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My flight this morning was a great way to top off my vacation. Andy our pilot was a very enjoyable person and taught us a lot about his balloon. The staff at Galena on the Fly was also amazing they answered any question that I had about the balloon. The balloon and other equipment was in great shape it was... More 

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1 Thank Farming101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Andy and Galena On the Fly are hands down the greatest balloon ride company I have ever dealt with! From customer service to in-flight, the quality and standards of his business are outstanding. My wife and I drove over 1,000 miles from the east coast to fly with Andy based off of a recommendation from a family friend. We went... More 

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5 Thank Francis C
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This experience was my husband's 60th Birthday gift and he REALLY enjoyed every minute of it! Our daughter and her boyfriend joined him and were really happy they did it as well! Expecting some beautiful fall colors the middle of October ... Not as great as expected, but the rolling hills and farmland in Galena is really breathtaking! Andy did... More 

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2 Thank Aruba_1st_Timers
Moline, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Galena for 5 days and called and booked a flight for our last night. We talked to Andy and he explained everything to us. He even sent us a text the day of to make sure everything was still okay Our flight was scheduled for 6 pm. When we got there, Andy informed us that the wind... More 

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