$147 for One Ride Per Person on a Semi-Private Hot Air Balloon Ride ($245 Value) from Stillwater Balloon in Lakeland

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In a Nutshell

  • Three decades of experience
  • Fly over St. Croix River valley
  • Champagne celebration

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 3 addl as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. 24hr cancel notice for weekdays, 48hr cancel notice for weekend or holidays or fee up to $100 may apply at appointment. Must sign waiver. Subj to weather. Not valid for pregnant women. Must be able to stand for 1 hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

While the death of the Red Baron is shrouded in controversy, many historians believe that the fatal shot originated from a British hot air balloon that surprised the German ace by flying out of the sun. Take a romantic ride through revisionist dogfight history with today’s Groupon: for $147, you get a semi-private hot air balloon ride plus post-flight champagne toast (a $245 value) from Stillwater Balloon in Lakeland. One Groupon is good for one person. Because balloon flights are completely dependent on weather conditions, it is recommended that guests schedule early in case a cancellation is required.

Launching its flights from a port three blocks away from the St. Croix River, the family-owned Stillwater Balloon has been offering hour-long, birds-eye vistas of the scenic river valley to stalwart gravity-defiers for over 35 years. Stillwater’s safe, high-quality balloons are manufactured by Cameron Balloons, one of the world’s major balloon manufacturers, and are operated by experienced pilots. To achieve the most beautiful lighting conditions possible for photographs, balloon rides begin either at sunrise or 2.5 hours before sunset and grant gondola occupants a giant-wicker-basket perspective of treetops, rooftops, and river leviathan tops. After the excursion and a successful landing, you'll celebrate with a complimentary champagne toast and get to keep the specially engraved flute, which can later be used to make mating calls to passing Canadian geese.

Depending on total passenger weight and which balloon is used, between 8 and 16 humans and human impersonators can ride at one time. So invite friends, slip on your favorite pink-rimmed aviators, and prepare to inspect the St. Croix River valley from the sky as the valley inspects you from itself.

For safety reasons, expectant mothers are not allowed on Stillwater Balloon rides; all passengers must be able to stand for one hour. A 24- to 48-hour cancellation policy applies to Groupon users.

Stillwater Balloon

Held aloft by 35 years of family tradition, Stillwater Balloon sends intrepid explorers skyward from a port just three blocks from the scenic St. Croix River. Friendly FAA-certified pilots operate each craft and readily answer any questions that passengers may have as they float through gorgeous views of the surrounding valley. The billowy, multicolored behemoths cruise at treetop level, allowing travelers to shake hands with monkeys. Private and semiprivate flights are the business's forte, but Stillwater Balloon also accommodates custom flights for backyard surprises or ultimate school pickups.

Customer Reviews

The staff was really wonderful to work with.
Mary B. · December 5, 2011
It was a wonderful experience!!
Kay W. · November 7, 2011
Very nicely done! Ride was excellent!! The champagne toast at the conclusion was a nice surprise and touch.
Jim W. · November 7, 2011

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