Balloon Quest Inc Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides

Balloon Quest Inc Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides

Balloon Quest Inc Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Balloon Quest's Capt Phogg(R) Balloon Rides offers the ultimate adventure in ballooning! We are one of the largest and longest running full service balloon ride operations in the country. We are one of only a handful of balloon ride companies in the nation to offer our own location and launch area for our customers. You should expect more from professionals than to randomly meet at some parking lot, park, or someone else's business location. We are located as close as possible to any metropolitan location as possible. We are an easy drive from Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and more. We are dedicated to offering the most professional service to our customers, which means that our location will always strive to offer the best ballooning adventure. Our pilots are some of the most experienced in the country, and we are dedicated to making your flight a fantastic lifetime memory. Stop in our showroom to check out the fun!
Fenton, Michigan

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happysteel
Ann Arbor, MI7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The ride itself was very nice. Perfect weather, the staff does some corny/fun things to add to the experience, very smooth takeoff and landing. As others have noted, expect to reschedule several times as they take that seriously, and wear a hat as there is a good bit of heat from the burners. They do not enforce/follow mask guidelines, though to be fair the other party on our trip did not want to wear masks, and I think they would have adhered if we would have pushed. (We decided to let it go to avoid a fuss.) People will vary in their opinions on whether this is a good or bad thing, so just something to ask about before you schedule. The pilot got a little antsy when my friend was taking pictures of the setup, as they were missing a clip for one of the ropes ("Oh, are you taking that for your lawyers?") but I don't think there was any real safety concern. The pilot (Eric) was knowledgeable and pointed out interesting sights along the way. We would have preferred he spend less time grousing about other passengers, "fake news", etc and focused on the positive aspects of the trip, but other reviews indicate a more positive experience so maybe he was just having a bad day. The other staff/volunteers were all quite nice, the office/restroom was older but clean and well-kept, and the champagne/juice toast and the certificates, pen, and pin are a fun touch and give you some souvenirs to take away. Overall a good experience that I would recommend with the above caveats in mind.
Written August 8, 2020
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Katie H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time on our sunset flight on August 9, 2022! Our captain, Bill, was experienced and friendly. The landing was so smooth! Our chase team was skilled and fun, and even offered recommendations of where to eat in the area. The champagne toast at the end is a wonderful tradition and we loved learning the history about it. The crew make safety their number one priority, so we did need to reschedule one time due to winds. This is to be expected when booking a hot air balloon ride. The staff was really helpful in rescheduling, and it was totally worthwhile! We would love to take another balloon ride with Balloon Quest in the future.
Written August 11, 2022
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Carmen S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My sister & I went on our first balloon ride. It took several attempts with the weather being a big factor but once we did it was AMAZING! From start to finish it was by far the most exciting thing I've done to date. The evening was perfect for "floating" above the beautiful scenery below. I defintely would recommend a flight!
Written May 25, 2021
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Rocky Linden
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had to reschedule several times because we had a large group and had to wait for room enough and for the weather to cooperate. It was worth the wait.
We had a perfect night, and made memories with our family that we all will treasure for a lifetime.
The pilot was wonderful. He told us what to expect, and flew with skill and calmness. The view was stunning. Even though we flew from Holly, we were able to see the skyline of Detroit as we rose higher! We recognized lots of local lakes, and could see horses and deer running below us. At one point, we were talking with a group of children riding their bikes below us!
Because the balloon goes wherever the wind decides to take it, every ride is different. I think I could become addicted!!
Written August 7, 2022
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Cherie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Recently celebrated my Moms birthday with Balloon Quest. Thanks to Captain Eric and the Balloon Quest Crew the celebration was a success! The team at Balloon Quest is professional, polite, and a ton of fun. If you’re up for an adventure I highly recommended Balloon quest!
Written September 21, 2021
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Kelli R
Whitehall, MI10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My husband and I took a flight on Wednesday. It was one of the most amazing adventures we have shared in our thirty years of marriage! It was clear how much the captains enjoyed sharing this experience. They are also very concerned about safety. We finally went up after six scheduled flights, but it was completely worth the wait. The evening flight was beautiful. We can't wait to go again.
Written August 7, 2020
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Dawn N
Ann Arbor, MI40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had the pleasure of riding today with this crew. From arriving, setting up to the flight and loading this flight was spectacular. Pilot was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave great landscape sights we came across. Yes we had to reschedule once but this was so worth the wait. We had two other couples with us that added to the experience.
Written August 22, 2021
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schatzmartin
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My daughter and I took a flight in the early morning. This is the best time!
The Staff at Ballon Quest gave us quick, but detailed safety instructions.
The team was very professional. You can tell that they have a lot of experience. Capt. Eric gave us many very interesting facts and information during the flight. We had the greatest time and probably will do that soon again.
Written August 4, 2020
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Storyteller-N03
Vero Beach, FL826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Sunrise Flight. Starts with balloon inflation and orientation movie. Flight goes wherever the wind desires. We flew over woodland, farms, and residential areas. We saw deer in their hiding places and also dipped into a lake. Many folks came out on their back porches to cheer us along. We, in turn; gave roof reports. The flight ended with a champagne toast and 'other ballon stories!. Note: Everything is weather dependent (Captain Phogg takes no chances or risks!)
Written June 14, 2014
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Chuck M
Detroit, MI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Really nice trip. Captain was knowledgeable and entertaining. Skimmed the treetops and touched the water in a small lake.
Written April 21, 2015
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