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Santa Fe Balloon Company

Santa Fe, NM
+1 505-699-7555
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An American Original

It's hard to write about ballooning with Johnny Lewis without writing mostly about Johnny himself... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2015
West Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
You Simply Must Ride a Balloon during your Santa Fe visit

The Balloon ride was everything we could have wished for -- we sailed over & into canyons, with the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2015
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Santa Fe, NM
+1 505-699-7555

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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

It's hard to write about ballooning with Johnny Lewis without writing mostly about Johnny himself. Don't get me wrong, the balloon ride was terrific -- unlike the rest of the local companies, Johnny has secured the necessary permits from BLM to take off, land, and...More

3  Thank CaliConnRambler
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The Balloon ride was everything we could have wished for -- we sailed over & into canyons, with the mountains in the distance, and landed in a dry river bed. Johnny picked us up at our hotel, brought us out to the launch site, and...More

4  Thank Connecticutwanders
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Johnny and Jeannie and crew were the most entertaining and knowledgable crew imaginable! Johnny is so experienced in balloon piloting that every aspect of this trip was fantastic! My 86 year old mother has always wanted to hot air balloon and this far exceeded our...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This was the absolute highlight of our 12-day trip to the Southwest. Johnny is a great pilot with a lifetime of experience and stories. The ride was fantastic - smooth, quite and scenic. Everything is handled with a sense of ease and an air of...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Johnnie & team make it a special outing from the beginning. The views were amazing. I was a little apprehensive at first, but it was clear that Johnnie is a very knowledgeable pilot and his sense of humor made it fun and put us at...More

Thank ItsPattiJ
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This was on my bucket list, what a memorable ride. My husband and I loved it. Johnny is an experienced pilot and puts everyone at ease with his sense of humor and his vast knowledge of ballooning. You get to watch the crew take the...More

Thank cmjd13
Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you are spending any time in Santa Fe, you MUST go on a ride with Johnny Lewis - this was the #1 absolutely the BEST thing we did while there. We were up early, but Johnny picks you up at your hotel and by...More

2  Thank Allamanda777
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Last week's balloon ride was more than I expected. A beautiful, calm, blue sky morning - perfect for flying. Johnny is a "hoot" - and fellow Texan ! His experience as a pilot and former FAA inspector speaks to his integrity. He will NOT fly...More

1  Thank Joetta H
Reviewed 7 August 2015

After reading the reviews, I expected it to be great and it is was better than I expected! Johnny was great! Peaceful, calm, spectacular, memorable...barely describes the experience. Really cool little ceremony at the end, with some history as a bonus. If you're considering this,...More

1  Thank PatH1313
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We had a great ride over the beautiful landscape and canyons north of Santa Fe. Johnny is a great pilot, and explained everything as rose and glided over the terrain. Such a fun experience!!

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27 September 2016|
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Response from Jacqueline R | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Bart. Bring a light jacket. You also may want to bring a hat or ball cap. The burner going off above your head can be a little hot and the hat deflects that intensity.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at 5:15. It takes about 30 - 45 minutes to get to the take off location. They are continually checking wind conditions with the weather bureau and sending up test ballons. They will not fly if the wind is... More