Group Sunrise Balloon Ride for Two from Grand Traverse Balloons (Up to 46% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Hot air balloons drift over Traverse City's surrounding lakes, bays, and vineyards during 60-minute sunrise flights

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 7-day cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older or at least 48 inches tall/9 years old and accompanied by an adult. 225lb/person weight max; 450lb weight limit per pair. Not valid for pregnant women. Must sign waivers. Subject to weather conditions. Fee for additional passengers (mention at booking). May upgrade to private charter for additional fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Hot air balloons lift people into a rarefied realm known only to majestic eagles and flocks of wild British nannies. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $389 for an approximately one-hour group sunrise balloon ride for two, valid Monday–Thursday (up to $698 value)
  • $429 for an approximately one-hour group sunrise balloon ride for two, valid any day of the week (up to $798 value)

Groups of up to 10 passengers meet just before sunrise for an approximately one-hour hot air balloon ride. After taking off, the balloon flies over Traverse City, as well as its surrounding lakes and forests. Passengers receive a certificate of ascension, color photo, and cloisonné balloon pin upon landing, when the pilot breaks out champagne for a traditional toast. Balloon flights are scheduled during all four seasons of the year. Customers can bring handheld cameras on their flight. Closed-toe shoes are required and long pants are recommended.

Grand Traverse Balloons

As the trees take on the fiery hues of autumn, the pilots at Grand Traverse Balloons help guests watch the transformation from the best seat in the house—a basket. For the last 25 years, the Fall Color tour soars above the tree line, awarding hot air balloon passengers a view of the forest at heights between 2,000 and about 3,000 feet. The tours aren't limited to the season, either, as the Federal Aviation Administration–certified staff flies its inflatable fleet year-round.

Group rides take up to 10 people for one-hour jaunts over Traverse City and the surrounding countryside of northern Michigan. The seven-story balloons float over scenic stretches of lakes, bays, vineyards, and woodland.

In addition to group flights, the pilots also host private charters and tethered rides, for which a balloon is tied to the ground and soars up to 150 feet and down again on a vertical path. But no matter what, every aerial errand ends the same way—with the captain celebrating a successful landing by sharing champagne and razzing the nearest flightless bird.

Customer Reviews

The ballon ride was a wonderful experience! Beautiful views, smooth ride, friendly and professional crew.
Kim L. · September 25, 2014
Valerie S. · August 23, 2014
Great deal !!!!!!
GREG W. · July 28, 2014

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