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Vista Balloon Adventures

1050 Commerce Pkwy, Sportsman Airpark, Newberg, OR 97132-7073
+1 503-625-7385
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Amazing trip over the Willamette Valley

Vista Balloons was our first trip ever up in a hot air balloon. We were a group of 4, and went... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2015
lesbrown1974
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Portland, Oregon
Hot air ballon adventure

Awesome experience, beautiful view, great pilot and crew! Best early morning activity! Ride was... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Jessica D
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Hot Air Balloon Scenic flights from Newberg, Oregon. Morning flights from Friday through Monday from April 1 through October 15, weather permitting. Plan on spending 3 hours with us! Your flight is about one hour followed by a catered gourmet brunch.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1050 Commerce Pkwy, Sportsman Airpark, Newberg, OR 97132-7073
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Vista Balloons was our first trip ever up in a hot air balloon. We were a group of 4, and went with another group in the "big" balloon basket. One of our party was a little nervous about the trip, but the staff was reassuring...More

Thank lesbrown1974
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Awesome experience, beautiful view, great pilot and crew! Best early morning activity! Ride was smooth, full of fun events like riding on the river. Nice brunch as well. It was all I thought it would be and I am so glad I did it. I...More

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Vista Balloon Adventures is not just a ride, it's an experience. From the moment we arrived, we had a blast and were treated like family. After the actual ride ended, they served us a beautiful champagne breakfast, complete with a toast. The...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

My husband's and my 28th anniversary is Satruday and going up in a hot air balloon was a great way to celebrate! Being up in a balloon is so calm and serene and really the best way to get a 360 degree view of Oregon...More

1  Thank 29Julie
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Taking a hot air balloon ride has always been on my bucket list, and finally we had a go at it. Vista Balloons has a nice web presence, with lots of information, and ability to check for available dates and rates. When I did have...More

1  Thank Holden236
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

I am so incredibly impressed with the service we received from start to finish. From the pre-trip communication, to the professionalism of the pilots, to the breakfast afterwards. This company really knows how to create a magical and memorable experience!

Thank Joey J
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Waking up at 3:30 am and a one hour long drive was worth the trip to Vista Balloon Adventures. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. "John" our pilot was funny, answered all of our questions and made us feel relaxed and safe. The view...More

Thank mihaela l
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

We had an amazing adventure. The flight crews, I believe, are all volunteers. What I am certain of is that they all love what they do, and do everything they can to make sure you enjoy it just as much! In addition to an amazing...More

Thank JohhHoward
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

A hot air balloon ride was a major item on my bucket list. My parents surprised me and sent my sister and I. We got there early and there were a ton of people already there ready and excited. The crew that greeted us explained...More

1  Thank AWaychoff
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PierreCJ, Owner at Vista Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2015

Thank you for writing such a heartfelt review and that you can write this one off of your bucket list with 5 stars. Come again!

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

I'm big into doing 'bucket list' adventures - I've had the ability to do some once in a lifetime, life changing adventures, such as skydiving and swimming with dolphins, and I believed that doing this tour would feel the same. I imagined it being amazing...More

Thank Erica I
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BernardJP, Owner at Vista Balloon Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. June 27th was marked by record-breaking heat, beating a record that had stood since 1987. Our guests usually welcome heat from the burners in normally cool mornings, but in record-breaking temperatures we can see why...More

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sg38555
23 April 2016|
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Response from PierreCJ | Property representative |
Hello! We fly most weekends until October, with additional weekdays as the season progresses. Our flight schedule is available on our web site by selecting "Book a Flight". Pricing is $210 per person for a 3-hour experience... More
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shannonrasmussen
12 August 2015|
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Response from PierreCJ | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Our largest balloons can fit up to 10 passengers. We have a variety of sizes amongst our 7 balloons.
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