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Address: 99 Teller Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3068
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Everyone should do this.

I have sought out balloon rides as a tourist around the world, and they have all been grand. This ride was no exception. The pilot/company owner Bill is experienced and certified... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
washington dc
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washington dc
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have sought out balloon rides as a tourist around the world, and they have all been grand. This ride was no exception. The pilot/company owner Bill is experienced and certified and puts safety first. He is also a low key and gentlemanly guide to the Hudson River Valley scenery at dawn from a bird's eye point of view. A... More 

Thank mrsagf
New York
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

We went flying with Bill yesterday at sunrise. From the moment we met him, Bill made us feel right at home. This experience was a surprise from me for my husband, and I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgable, friendly and relaxing person to put my occasionally height-fearing husband at ease. It turned out that a couple of other... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2015

My wife had "won" a balloon-ride gift certificate at a charity silent auction quite a while ago and Bill Hughes (the pilot/owner of Blue Sky Balloons) was very accommodating in scheduling the ride after the expiration date. Customer service is very important and Bill did us right! We scheduled the ride for sunrise on October 22. I thought this might... More 

Thank mets_gator
New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Our first balloon ride on a cool late October morning (the air was warmer aloft) at the peak of the fall foliage season. Our pilot (Bill) is an expert aviator and a friendly and interesting guide. We didn't even realize we had left the ground until we were 25 feet aloft. A very smooth ride, varying in height between 50... More 

Thank Joe S
Hopewell Junction, New York
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2015

First Time - Ballooning - Fantastic It was a Beautiful Site to see the Hudson Valley from a Hot Air Balloon and a great experience. Bill is a " gentleman and a scholar " when it comes to knowing the Valley and flying, Planning to do it again.....

Thank SHR845
New City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Brought my wife and 6 year old son. What an incredible experience!!! Bill is an awesome pilot and guide. Took off from a beautiful little farm and traveled across Several towns, overlooking mountains, lakes, creeks, trees and even some homes where the owners came out to say hello as we flew by. We skimmed over some trees, close enough to... More 

Thank Shaddai M
Armonk, New York
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Bill is primarily a one man operation with help from a chase truck. He is professional, safe, low key, and a former navy pilot. It was an awesome birthday experience from start to finish. Four people can be enough for a trip so grab another couple like we did and have the balloon ride to yourselves! Loved it. Got to... More 

Thank d k
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Bill is a great pilot and the ride is so smooth. He was experienced, courteous, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide while in the air. I will never forget the incredible views, which transformed my perspective of my home town. An excellent time! c:

Thank Cheri F
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Left from Sprout Creek Farm in the evening. Had a great time. Won't be our last balloon ride. Bill was a great host

Thank Ed H
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

It was the most memorable birthday in my life. If you have never ridden a balloon or even if you have, this place is fantastic! Bill, the pilot, has flown for 45years. He is skillful, kind, funny, and he reprise to email promptly. We were more like a team rather than just customers because we helped with the launch. One... More 


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