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“Even better than we hoped!”
Review of Blue Sky Balloons

Blue Sky Balloons
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Even better than we hoped!”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

First off, Blue Sky is 10% cheaper than other outfits, so that's nice.

The ride is smooth and the pilot is skilled, so no worries about safety.

In addition to having a fabulous hour of soaring, the takeoff point is an amazing farm that is an absolute textbook example of responsible animal husbandry. In other words, you get to pet a bunch of pampered goats, pigs, cows, etc.


Visited August 2012
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English first
Scotland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Worth every penny, fantastic fun”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

This balloon flight was a 50th birthday present and the idea was to see the fall colours from the air. We were visiting New York and this is less than 2 hours drive to the north and works out as a fantastic break from all the city activities, especially alongside the forest walks on Roosevelt's old estate near Poughkeepsie. Never been in a balloon before, have to do it again. To be just off the trees at times was simply spectacular. Lift-off was sublime, so gentle you can't believe it. The pilot has an impeccable background in aviation and made the trip so worthwhile. We met at dawn and after the flight, his ground-crew was waiting to receive us as we landed. You are taken back to the start point and the recommendation for breakfast was excellent. Our balloon was small, just the three of us but I think they have other bigger versions too. You have to do it!

Visited October 2011
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