Hot air balloon rides shatter the stork community’s monopoly on carrying humans in baskets. Democratize the skies with this Groupon.
$147 for a Semiprivate Hot-Air-Balloon Ride for One ($245 Value)
Groups of up to 16 depart on flights from a port just off the St. Croix River for a scenic one-hour flight. After landing, passengers toast to their adventure by sipping champagne from engraved commemorative flutes. The total excursion lasts 2.5 hours; for more details, see the FAQs.
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.