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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2747
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Awesome Experience

I was absolutely terrified to go but I'm so glad I did!! Awesome experience and gorgeous views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine S
Streamwood, Illinois
via mobile
Perfect September Night

This was on my bucket list ! It fulfilled the dream perfectly. 5 of us were a little nervous but... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Savanna, Illinois
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Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2747
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely terrified to go but I'm so glad I did!! Awesome experience and gorgeous views!! You don't even realize you are as high as you are. I would recommend this to everyone and our pilot Andy was great!!

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was on my bucket list ! It fulfilled the dream perfectly. 5 of us were a little nervous but the adventure was all worth it. From the time the balloon inflates to getting in the basket there is no time to be scared !...More

Thank stottaj
Reviewed 8 October 2016

TL;DR Freaking awesome!! Don't think just do it and thank me later!! Got so lucky with how amazing the weather was!! Clear skies, not too hot, but not cold. Was a little hesitant at first because it was a little expensive but it was worth...More

3  Thank JoeKool87
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was the coolest thing ever!! I hope to do it again next year. I can't say enough about the professionalism, courtesy and knowledge of Andy and his crew!! Everyone would experience this!!! Thanks again guys for and experience of a life time!!

1  Thank Lynnie9867
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Went out with Galena on the Fly on a beautiful September morning & couldn't have been happier with the entire experience! One of the top things I have done in my life where I have just felt it was one of those truly beautiful and...More

1  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was a breathtaking and peaceful experience! Very professional and friendly pilot! Highly recommend!!!

2  Thank Eva P
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was my second flight with Galena On The Fly and pilot Andy. It was even better the second time around. We did the sunrise flight and although getting up early is a struggle it was so worth it! You arrive at the take off...More

1  Thank Sandy869296
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was an excellent experience from beginning to end. My wife is afraid of heights, but had no trouble with this. It feels very smooth and secure. The noise and heat from the burners is a bit uncomfortable, but totally worth the views and the...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

What an unbelievable experience flying in a Hot Air Balloon this past Labor Day Weekend. From the time we made our reservation, to the time we got to the field at Eagle Ridge Resort to the time we came back, it was a first class...More

1  Thank Colin S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Standing 1 hour is bored for younger children. Landing is quite challenging. Recommend at least 12 and up.

1  Thank peifangdeng2016
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
1.) How much is the ride ? Could not find any pricing on there website . 2.) for the sunrise ride, how early you need to be ? 3.) how long is the ride ?
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.
What season or month is best to go?
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
What is the price for a ride? I can't find it anywhere on the website
6 October 2015|
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Response from Rosemary D | Reviewed this property |
$190 per person