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“Wonderful Experience”
Review of Apex Balloons

Apex Balloons
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Apex Balloons offers hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise and sunset above scenic Phoenix, Arizona. Each aerial sightseeing expedition is topped off by a traditional champagne toast and post-flight celebration. We are a professional, dynamic company run by passionate and experienced balloonists who strive to make your flight an experience you'll always remember fondly.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My first balloon ride with Apex was just perfect. Pilot Jon and his crew are friendly and professional and the experience was fun and well organized from pick up to drop off. I would ride with this company again without hesitation.

Thank David N
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I took a family friend on a Hot Air Balloon ride with Apex Balloons on Friday. I'd taken a balloon ride with another firm last year with my grandson, and this the trip with Apex was clearly superior in every way. Jon is an amazing pilot, personable, friendly and he has a delightful sense of humor. If you've never been, know that in about a four hour period of time, the work that Jon and Lindsey, the crew chief, work their butts off. They have to inflate the balloon, load everyone, take the flight, land, and then reverse everything putting the balloon back in the storage bag, load the basket etc. And for the price they ask, well, it's a great deal. The crème del crème of the adventure is a champagne toast following a short, but very interesting history of ballooning. Looking for an adventure, Apex Balloons will provide it. Great experience

1  Thank GrizPhotog
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Apex provided a wonderful first ballooning experience for our grandsons, ages 16 and 12, visiting Phoenix during their Spring Break. The extreme care taken to provide best launch site, potential accessible landing site, and all safety measures before, during and after the flight was exceptional. The bonus of the evening was watching Jon skydive from the side of the balloon basket when we reached elevation of 6,000 feet! What fun to watch him navigate his parachute around another balloon nearby and land successfully very near his intended target. As the chase crew navigated their way to our landing site and we enjoyed the traditional post flight celebration, we took pictures of the beautiful changing sky at sunset. Watching the crew pack up the balloon was interesting as well. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Thank JHGrammy
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The whole experience was fantastic from start to finish. Welcomed my pilot Jon and Lindsay, both of which were very polite. The experience itself was great, Jon was very knowledgable, able to answer and explain all questions along with being a very good pilot (as far as I could tell). Would highly recommend.

Thank Snaniajxnhsibx
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Jonathan is an excellent, safe and professional pilot. He made sure my wife, who is deathly afraid of heights but was determined to ride in a balloon, was comfortable and had a great experience. Gary, who provided ground support, was also a great guy and very professional and courteous. I recommend Apex Balloons highly!!!!

Thanks Jon and Gary,

Robin A. from Louisiana

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