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I took my parents to celebrate their 75th and 70th birthday. All I can say is if you have the time while you are in Santa Fe then this is a MUST do! Johnny and his team share their passion for ballooning in a safe...More
A hot air balloon ride has long been on my bucket list. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to fly over the desert on a cool September morning with a pro like Johnny. He made all of us (there were 7 in my...More
Dear funny friends from yankee land, prepare for some culture shock. Johnny is old school Texas. No bull. Just horns. Heart of gold and a razor sharp wit. Not politically correct. Anachronism of how wonderful the world used to be back before all the PC...More
If you've never been on a hot air balloon ride, you will be surprised at how peaceful it is. Your fears, if heights make you apprehensive, will dissipate with the cool night air when you float above the desert at sunrise.
With Johnny Lewis, you...More
We have tried several times in the past to do a hot air balloon ride(although not sure why since I have an immense fear of heights!).Talked to Johnny several times before our trip to let him know of my fears(and was assured I was not...More
Johnny Lewis and his crew gave us an awesome balloon ride above a beautiful area north of Santa Fe along the Rio Grande River on a perfect early fall morning. Johnny's long successful career in the business is due to his excellent piloting skills, a...More
Booked a hot air balloon ride since it has long been on my list of things I want to do. The trip was simply perfect from start to finish— not only is Johnny a phenomenal pilot, he’s also a great guy who made our small...More
First rate ballooning. They treat their guests like royalty. They are fun, fun, fun! We got to see the Rio Grande valley and Santa Fe like never before. It was amazing. Best money we ever spent. Even better than Disneyland and no waiting lines.
This is our only experience with ballooning so I have nothing to compare it with, but I don't see how it would be possible to have a better experience than Johnny and his staff provide. Well worth getting up at 4 am 2 mornings in...More
I was hesitant at first, being a little scared of heights... But Jeanne and Johnny both made me feel so comfortable. Their attention to safety was above par. The small details were very appreciated... Like playing Up, Up, and Away as we took off! The...More
They picked Us up around 4am and depending on where your hotel is and if they need to pick up anyone else, then drive you to the launch site. Then there’s inflation time and then an hour in the air approximately, a nice... More
They picked Us up around 4am and depending on where your hotel is and if they need to pick up anyone else, then drive you to the launch site. Then there’s inflation time and then an hour in the air approximately, a nice little party after landing and then the drive back and drop off in the reverse order. Ask them about timing but plan for your whole morning. TOTALLY worth it though.
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The ride is about 45 minutes. And don't be worried -- these pilots have extensive experience (ours had been flying for 30 years). The view is beautiful, the ride is smooth (there's generally no sense of wind since you're... More
The ride is about 45 minutes. And don't be worried -- these pilots have extensive experience (ours had been flying for 30 years). The view is beautiful, the ride is smooth (there's generally no sense of wind since you're moving with it), and it's extremely impressive to glide over the Earth. Have fun!