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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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Wonderful experience!

We went on a 6:00am ride and had a great time. The crew are inviting and the ride itself was out of this world! Definitely recommend Galena on the Fly! Well organized, friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 6:00am ride and had a great time. The crew are inviting and the ride itself was out of this world! Definitely recommend Galena on the Fly! Well organized, friendly and fun. $200/person, would be difficult for elderly to fly since there is climbing in and out of the basket.

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1 Thank Sarah B
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a ride at the Indianola, IA balloon classic. It was amazing! The basket held 14 people plus one pilot. The whole experience was about 3 hours (an hour of that was actually in the air). Our amazing pilot was Glenn and he was British. Advice: Don't be in a hurry, wear clothes that allow you to climb... More 

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1 Thank Megan M
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My four adult daughters and myself had a fantastic balloon ride with Galena on the Fly at the Balloon Classic event in Indianola, IA! Upon planning this event we had excellent service at helping us set up this ride. Prompt replies when we emailed and called. Thank you Kate and crew! On the day of the ride, I was most... More 

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3 Thank NancyLamLan
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took another hot air balloon flight with Andy Williams and his team at Galena on the Fly. I am not a fan of heights but Andy was great about making sure I felt safe and secure in the basket. We were almost 5,000 feet up and the view was spectacular. I would highly suggest this activity... More 

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1 Thank wrigleyrick
Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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1 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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1 Thank patsyberko
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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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1 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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