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Address: Traverse City, MI 49696
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Wonderful Experience! Friendly, professional crew.

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The safety conscious crew explained procedures to us and then let us watch the balloon inflation. The ride was incredibly scenic... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2015
Moran, Wyoming
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Moran, Wyoming
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The safety conscious crew explained procedures to us and then let us watch the balloon inflation. The ride was incredibly scenic, comfortable and peaceful. Jeff, the very talented pilot, gave us an incredible tour and landed us smoothly with barely a bump. The crew works well together and Jeff is very... More 

Thank WYphotographer
Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

At 6:30 this morning my husband and I boarded a van with 8 other adventurers to check off one of the items on my bucket list, a hot air balloon ride. Grand Traverse Balloons provided wonderful service and an entertaining experience for the 3+\- hrs of this adventure. The ride itself is approximately 1 hour in the air but you... More 

2 Thank ConnieR731
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I planned my younger sister's Bachelorette Party in Traverse City, MI this past weekend. The weekend included a staying at a beautiful beach house, going out in downtown TC and, the highlight of the weekend, a private chauffeured Winery Tour. After doing some research into different tour companies (I was planning all of this remotely from Chicago where I live),... More 

1 Thank AmandaCJ9
Midland, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I realize that the company cannot control the weather, HOWEVER, I have tried over 18 months to successfully take a balloon ride. When you read their write-ups, they say that people can often take a trip the same day you call. Not sure how that happens when you need to take off in the wee morning hours. These trips are... More 

6 Thank Kay R
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I was nervous to fly, especially after seeing that balloon plummet in Egypt, but this was such a safe and beautiful ride i would recommend this to anyone! Safety is their top priority, and you get the most amazing vistas of Traverse City, Lake Michigan, and so much more. Great service and fun crew. It's about $400/ person, which is... More 

1 Thank Valerie J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Apparently my boyfriend got us on the last ride of the year a few weeks ago and it was awesome! Best. Date. Ever. I just moved back from downstate and it was beyond words to see Traverse from up high! The colors were at their peak and Jeff the pilot made sure we hung out over East Bay and everyone... More 

2 Thank SpartyGirl15
Walled Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We were not planning on going up in a hot air balloon while we were visiting Traverse City. We were on our private wine tour with Jeff from Grand Traverse Wine Tours and he mentioned that he also owned the Grand Traverse Balloons and said he was going up that night if we would like to join, we did and... More 

2 Thank suzc3
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I've flown hot air balloons all over the country and the Grand Traverse area is by far the most beautiful place I've ever flown. Jeff, the owner is very focused that every passenger has a safe and fun flight. Most flights you get to go high and get fantastic views of the bays, area lakes including Lake Michigan, the islands... More 

Thank Dewlittle
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

It was a awesome experience. The pilot was great and explained stuff to us. Highly recommend this to anyone of any age

Thank wlbskb
Saginaw, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This was worth a second try! The first morning we were to launch was cancelled due to weather. The second morning was a go and it was amazing! Very beautiful and peaceful. We went over the bay and the views were worth every penny! The captian and crew were very nice and it was fun to have a champagne toast... More 

2 Thank Ruth C

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