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Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights over the high desert of Central Oregon. Sunrise flights departing from Terrebonne, 20 miles north of Bend OR.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Terrebonne, OR
+1 541-316-0398
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

Very cool trip. We would highly recommend doing a trip w. pilot Darren at Big Sky Balloon Company. We like to try and do one extra special thing while my dad is visiting and this fit the bill perfectly. My dad liked it better than...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing adventure! Great views from Smith Rock Ranch. The guide gave a lot of history of sites.

Thank shelleyswift67
Reviewed July 29, 2018

My wife and I were lucky enough to fly with Darren on a balloon he hand painted himself. As first timers we found his instructions to be very clear and simple, and he was a genuine pleasure to spend time with. My wife is afraid...More

Thank mbedford1911
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Seeing the world from hundreds of feet above has been a highlight for us. We decided to take the boys up to celebrate a birthday. It was spectacular in every way. Anyone who has the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride will not...More

Thank Thea W
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Definitely a must! Staff is professional, understanding, and experienced. Rode in the chase car taking pictures. I’m happy I didn’t take my own vehicle because I didn’t know the roads. My daughter wanted a hot air balloon ride for her birthday. She can’t stop...More

Thank Saberman48
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Darren and Jason did an excellent job for us. Darren is easy going and professional, and our ride was excellent. I thought it would be a bit scary, but wasn't scared at all! I asked a few questions and Darren pointed out some landmarks. He...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Climbing up to 1000 feet over Smith Rock, Crooked River, farm circles, corn mazes and the Central Oregon high desert was a beautiful way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Big Sky Balloon owner and pilot, Darren Kling showed us a fabulous time, narrating our...More

Thank DeborahDustman
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Wow. It would be a real challenge to find a more scenic area for a hot air balloon ride. You watch (help) the balloon being set up and inflated, receive a safety briefing, get in the basket, and you are soon floating. It is so...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed July 20, 2016

A perfect early morning ride with an extremely professional pilot. Darren was terrific on guidance of the balloon and gave us great information of the area as we glided along. Very enjoyable to take in this beautiful area from around 1000 feet above the ground....More

Thank Lloyd P
Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

What a great feeling to be lifted gently off the earth and in short order to be over a thousand feet off the ground gazing at the magnificent vistas all around. The balloonist, Darren, couldn't be more perfect with a professionalism that included a hands...More

1  Thank Rich J
Reviewed June 25, 2015

The ride was well orchestrated and a nice way to spend the early morning. We had lots of questions about taking grandchildren and were provided good information which helped us to decide to leave them home. The only thing that was missed was the champagne...More

1  Thank Debbie W
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July 1, 2018|
Response from Saberman48 | Reviewed this property |
It was $250 per person. Be ready to provide the weight of each person when you set up the trip. There is a weight limit for the basket
April 9, 2017|
Response from DarrenK1227 | Property representative |
Launch site is the Smith Rock Ranch in Terrebonne. Meeting times are about 30 minutes after sunrise so it adjusts depending on time of sunrise.
April 9, 2017|
Response from Darren K | Property representative |
Hi, Reservations are required. Meeting time varies depending on the time of year, about 30 min after sunrise. My main launch site is at Smith Rock Ranch in Terrebonne.