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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mer1001
Reviewed 25 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SeeHDub
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChelmsfordK
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DrLeoA
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Seaside786494
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank leeweinland
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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9 October 2018|
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Response from milril44 | Reviewed this property |
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
9 September 2018|
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Response from milril44 | Reviewed this property |
I know that he does it seasonally but I’m not sure of what months exactly he is in operation. You can contact the company directly.
10 May 2018|
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Response from Katherine K | Reviewed this property |
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