Although Butterfly Balloons is a little bit more expensive than some of the other operators, we were so glad we decided to fly with them! The staff is educated, experienced, professional, and friendly. They provide everything from hotel pick up/drop off, to breakfast, and a champagne toast afterwards. Everything is meticulously planned and prepared. Butterfly Balloons prides itself on having higher safety standards than some of the other companies, and therefore takes off from a further field to prevent unnecessary collisions. We flew with Mike, the chief pilot, which made the whole experience even better! He's been flying balloons for many, many years - so we felt safe and aware. He told us everything he was doing and why, and lots of interesting facts about hot air balloons. His dog, Maggie, greeted us when we landed, and we enjoyed our conversations with him and his crew.
The baskets are limited to 16 people, 4 in each part, so you have plenty of room to move around and take pictures. They also rotate the balloon around so you can get photos from every side and angle. Because they only do one flight a day, they take their time in the air and you are able to catch the sunrise. I forget how long we flew, but it was at least an hour - probably more.
All in all, we had an incredible, unforgettable experience and I'd recommend this company to anyone!
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