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Big Sky Balloon Company

1859 NE Maple Ave, Redmond, OR 97756-8499
+1 541-316-0398
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Safe, Serene with Unbelievable Views

Wow. It would be a real challenge to find a more scenic area for a hot air balloon ride. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue W
Fantastic Ballon Ride

A perfect early morning ride with an extremely professional pilot. Darren was terrific on guidance... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Lloyd P
Tucson, Arizona
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Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights over the high desert of Central Oregon. Sunrise flights departing from Redmond 15 miles north of Bend OR.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1859 NE Maple Ave, Redmond, OR 97756-8499
+1 541-316-0398
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. It would be a real challenge to find a more scenic area for a hot air balloon ride. You watch (help) the balloon being set up and inflated, receive a safety briefing, get in the basket, and you are soon floating. It is so...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A perfect early morning ride with an extremely professional pilot. Darren was terrific on guidance of the balloon and gave us great information of the area as we glided along. Very enjoyable to take in this beautiful area from around 1000 feet above the ground....More

Thank Lloyd P
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

What a great feeling to be lifted gently off the earth and in short order to be over a thousand feet off the ground gazing at the magnificent vistas all around. The balloonist, Darren, couldn't be more perfect with a professionalism that included a hands...More

1  Thank Rich J
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The ride was well orchestrated and a nice way to spend the early morning. We had lots of questions about taking grandchildren and were provided good information which helped us to decide to leave them home. The only thing that was missed was the champagne...More

1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 27 August 2014

A really unique way to see, well, Earth. We slowly floated over farms, a canyon and its river, Smith Rock, and a corn maze (OH NO GODZILLA), and it was all amazing to take in. Even junked cars took on a beautiful, train-set appearance. Surrounding...More

4  Thank MoreTravelNowPlease
Reviewed 11 January 2011

We took a balloon trip for our 10th anniversary and had a wonderful time. Darren is great and knows the area well. The views were gorgeous.

Thank mrsmithrn
Reviewed 26 October 2010

My boyfriend arranged a balloon ride as a surprise for my 30th birthday. It was SO fun and SO memorable! Darren was friendly, professional and my boyfriend tells me that he "inspired confidence" from the very first call. The scenery was gorgeous (visit Smith Rock...More

2  Thank Heather E
Reviewed 26 August 2010

Very cool trip. We would highly recommend doing a trip w. pilot Darren at Big Sky Balloon Company. We like to try and do one extra special thing while my dad is visiting and this fit the bill perfectly. My dad liked it better than...More

4  Thank CindyJohnSmith
Reviewed 24 August 2010

at least once in every persons life a balloon ride is recommended this is a ride of a life time that I will never forget

2  Thank bob6212
Reviewed 24 August 2010

A must try. Make this a bucket list experience. While visiting in Redmond, Oregon-August 2010, some family members and I decided to try our first hot air balloon flight together. What a beautiful area to slowly glide over. Wonderful to see views of Smith Rock...More

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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
Response from Darren K | Property representative |
Hi, Reservations are required. Meeting time varies depending on the time of year, about 30 min after sunrise. My main launch site is at Smith Rock Ranch in Terrebonne.
Melody L
2 October 2016|
Response from Lloyd P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the cost as this was an anniversary gift from our daughter. The flight was 1 hour. For available times you would have to contact them directly