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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
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Had an experience of a lifetime!!

What an AWESOME experience! Andy and his crew were terrific! Andy also did a great job answering... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
mrskbuch
via mobile
Over 15 flights under my belt, and this was by far the best experience yet!

I have flown with five different hot air balloon companies in six different states, and even a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Ashlee S
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“bucket list” (14 reviews)
“balloon ride” (11 reviews)
“champagne toast” (11 reviews)
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Galena, IL 61036
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

What an AWESOME experience! Andy and his crew were terrific! Andy also did a great job answering everyone’s questions. I can check this off my bucket list but I will definitely be going again and again. Thank you Galena on the Fly for making it...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have flown with five different hot air balloon companies in six different states, and even a flight in France. Our flight in Galena is has topped them all. Or first flight was cancelled due to high winds. Although it was a beautiful day outside,...More

Thank Ashlee S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I can't even begin to tell you what a beautiful, amazing ride we had!! Andy was a awesome, personable and professional pilot. The flight was so smooth and breathtaking, this was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I highly recommend Galena On...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with a hot air balloon ride and it was amazing!! I highly recommend Galena On the Fly to all of my friends and family because it’s such an amazing experience. Our pilot Andy was so great! He definitely made our trip...More

Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wow! Don't miss this opportunity! We were out in early August for an evening flight, loved it so much we returned last weekend for a morning flight. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, but we will be back! Pilot Andy, whom by the way was very...More

Thank GraceAnn668
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I really cannot say enough wonderful things about Galena on the Fly. In my opinion, absolutely worth each and every penny. Andy, the pilot, was friendly, entertaining, and very informative throughout the entire flight. The entire memorable experience was one of those once in a...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The first flight I was scheduled for was cancelled due to weather. However, it was definitely worth the couple days of waiting. The pilot was very knowledgeable & gave clear instructions and the crew really knew what they were doing which made the hour long...More

Thank NicTacToe
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My friends and I went on a hot air balloon ride and it was gorgeous to be floating over the hills of Galena and Jo Daviess County. Andy, our pilot, has a great personality and enjoys doing what he does. After we landed, we drank...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience and I'm so glad that we were able to go on this adventure. I was a little nervous about the weather not cooperating but I understand that Andy does not control the weather and I was told that they want...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The reservation person I spoke with to book the flight was very unfriendly and didn't really care one way or another if we booked with them. This was to be a birthday present from my husband. I did receive a text advising us around 3pm...More

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zossyshe
18 June 2016|
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Response from Trish M | Reviewed this property |
Rides were $200 each. We arrived at 6:45 for the sunset trip. The ride was about an hour and a half. I think it depends on wind and weather. :) hope this helps.
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t j
9 November 2015|
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the earlier response, personal preference. We went in early August, on an evening ride, and it was great. I would think that the fall (just passed) would be a great time since you can see the fall colors on the... More
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Cicely317
6 October 2015|
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Response from Rosemary D | Reviewed this property |
$190 per person
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