Travel light in a balloon guided by a seasoned pilot. Travel to the launch area, and then view the preparations and balloon ... More
Sky High Balloon Adventures
Travel light in a balloon guided by a seasoned pilot. Travel to the launch area, and then view the preparations and balloon inflation. Once in the air, you will gently lift and flow with the gentle air currents. Landing is a snap, with state-of-the-art chasing rigs. For a moment, experience a "Splash 'n Dash," in which you momentarily ride on the water before landing for a superb champagne picnic and celebratory toast. Call for further information and reservations.
For the amount of money they charge, this trip isn't worth it. The scenery around the Verde Valley really isn't spectacular, and the ride itself is kind of boring. If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do, this isn't it. Save your money and take a jeep tour or a helicopter ride instead. You'll be much happier in the long run if you skip the Sky High Balloon (Mis)Adventure.
Our balloon ride was the worst experience on our vacation to Sedona, which is really sad because it was the one we were most looking forward to. We did a lot of research before selecting this service and were very excited about the unique experience of the "Splash and Dash". What they fail to tell you is that there is a 30% chance that you won't get to do the "Splash and Dash" and that when you don't do the "Splash and Dash" you fly over an area that is flat and dull with no scenic view. Also, at the end of our flight, we landed in a field of dead cow carcasses where they served us a champagne breakfast. Needless to say, we didn't really have an appetite staring at half decayed cows. When we got back from our trip, we tried to contact the company to find out why we hadn't gotten the "Splash and Dash" as promised in all of their advertising. Our first two letters were ignored. When we finally sent a third letter implying that we wanted a refund, we received a very unpleasant e-mail informing us that we had been given all of the information up front. The e-mail also belittled our complaint and informed us that we had, in fact, had a wonderful time. Apparently, once they have your money, this company feels like they can lie to you and treat you however they want. I would recommend steering clear of this company (and probably of their sister company Red Rock Balloons as well). The money we spent was not worth the services provided or the hassle we went through just to get an explination or, God forbid, an apology.