What You'll Get
Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community's monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $185 for a one-hour weekday-evening sunset flight (a $300 value)
- $199 for a one-hour flight during any available flight time (a $325 value)
Passengers arrive at a chosen launch location, which can vary depending on the date and weather, to be briefed by the crew on safety measures before witnessing their multicoloured vessel blossom into a six-storey-tall balloon. Passengers then board the gondola and set off for the sky, the upward ascension revealing a widening landscape below as they soar to heights of up to 3,500 feet. After touching down, passengers celebrate with champagne and are granted a balloon-flight certificate to commemorate the occasion. In-flight time is approximately one hour, and the entire trip, including briefing, boarding, riding, and disembarking, may take up to three hours.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; Must register before 6/30/2014. Subject to weather; If cancellation because of weather, Groupon will be valid until actual flight has been taken. 3-business day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 8 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid for 2014 season only. 240lb. weight max; call to discuss if you exceed this limit. Launch and flight locations may vary by date and are subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skyward Balloons
Through the 80s and early 90s Graham Rawlinson accumulated more than a decade of experience piloting jets, hot air balloons, and ultra lights. Knowing how moving soaring through the sky can be, he opened Skyward Balloons in 1993 to share the experience with others. Today, Graham leads a team of Transport Canada–approved commercial pilots that ferry guests into the sky in kaleidoscopically coloured balloons. Leisurely sky-floats take guests 500–3,500 feet in the air, cruising over cities and the countryside for scenic champagne tours. Sightseers revel in aerial views of yawning pastures as they soar along, waving to earthbound onlookers and comparing lakes and ponds to unassuming puddles as lush treetops appear small enough to use for cleaning one's ears. The crew can accommodate corporate and group outings and are also certified to train student pilots. Their fleet of 10-storey-tall balloons can even help companies and public communication programs get the word out through airborne advertising.