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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
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Hubby’s birthday

How amazing was this! We stayed at Eagle Ridge so we didn’t have to travel far to find Andy and his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
saraandfrank
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Oswego, Illinois
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Experience of a Lifetime

I surprised my mom with a hot air balloon flight, and it was well worth the money! Andy was our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
derpa2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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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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"an amazing experience"
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"evening flight"
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"amazing ride"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"great sense of humor"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How amazing was this! We stayed at Eagle Ridge so we didn’t have to travel far to find Andy and his helpers. We were greeted by the van and were immediately made to feel welcome! The balloon itself is so amazing, all the spectacular colors...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I surprised my mom with a hot air balloon flight, and it was well worth the money! Andy was our pilot, and he was friendly, funny, and laid back the entire time. The views were extraordinary, and the landing was smooth. It was tricky to...More

Thank derpa2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a perfect night. Andy is a very experienced pilot, and has a great sense of humor, too. The ride was so smooth, and even the landing was just a couple of little bumps. The area around Galena is scenic with beautiful farms and...More

Thank Dbqt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate to experience a fabulous balloon adventure to celebrate a special birthday with Galena on the fly. Andy, the owner and operator was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and easy to engage in conversation with. The sights of Galena and the surrounding area was beautiful...More

Thank sumekara
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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

Thank JenE2218
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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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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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