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Believe the hype

A truly magical experience. This was our first balloon ride, and we had our doubts the day of, due... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Daniel G
What an experience

This has been on my moms bucket list for a long time and we had a wonderful time together!!! Such a... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Jenee O
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Aug 9, 2018
“Believe the hype”
Jun 17, 2018
“What an experience ”
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

A truly magical experience. This was our first balloon ride, and we had our doubts the day of, due to a lot of rain and storms during the afternoon. But Julie kept gently assuring that Jeff had checked the weather and it was going to...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This has been on my moms bucket list for a long time and we had a wonderful time together!!! Such a great time!!

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

To celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary we scheduled a balloon ride with GT Balloons. It was a true life event, one we’ll never forget. Julie was great to work with in scheduling the ride and Jeff was the ultimate professional pilot. We were amazed at...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The safety conscious crew explained procedures to us and then let us watch the balloon inflation. The ride was incredibly scenic, comfortable and peaceful. Jeff, the very talented pilot, gave us an incredible tour and landed...More

1  Thank WYphotographer
Reviewed September 24, 2014

At 6:30 this morning my husband and I boarded a van with 8 other adventurers to check off one of the items on my bucket list, a hot air balloon ride. Grand Traverse Balloons provided wonderful service and an entertaining experience for the 3+\- hrs...More

3  Thank ConnieR731
Reviewed September 16, 2014

I planned my younger sister's Bachelorette Party in Traverse City, MI this past weekend. The weekend included a staying at a beautiful beach house, going out in downtown TC and, the highlight of the weekend, a private chauffeured Winery Tour. After doing some research into...More

2  Thank AmandaCJ9
Reviewed August 27, 2014

I realize that the company cannot control the weather, HOWEVER, I have tried over 18 months to successfully take a balloon ride. When you read their write-ups, they say that people can often take a trip the same day you call. Not sure how that...More

9  Thank Kay R
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I was nervous to fly, especially after seeing that balloon plummet in Egypt, but this was such a safe and beautiful ride i would recommend this to anyone! Safety is their top priority, and you get the most amazing vistas of Traverse City, Lake Michigan,...More

1  Thank Valerie J
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Apparently my boyfriend got us on the last ride of the year a few weeks ago and it was awesome! Best. Date. Ever. I just moved back from downstate and it was beyond words to see Traverse from up high! The colors were at their...More

2  Thank SpartyGirl15
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were not planning on going up in a hot air balloon while we were visiting Traverse City. We were on our private wine tour with Jeff from Grand Traverse Wine Tours and he mentioned that he also owned the Grand Traverse Balloons and said...More

2  Thank suzc3
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