Del Mar >Attractions > A Panorama Balloon Tours
2683 Via De La Valle Ste 625, Del Mar, CA | Directions 9201432.980584 -117.249825
Neighborhoods: Northern, North City
Wow, I have to say this was a great Experience. I actually booked with Magical Adventure Balloon rides, and they changed me to this company without notifying me. So, no kudos to them, this company was great!
I was sent an email and called by someone to confirm meetup time, but once I got there, I realized it was Panorama. I did not book with them because of the negative reviews, but I was very surprised and happy.
We booked the sunset view in Del Mar. Phil was our pilot, and he was extremely knowledgeable. He was a very nice guy and knew the area vey well. Now, I am pretty scared of heights, much more than I thought I was, but he makes you feel very calm and confident as you're floating a mile high in the air.
It was a very peaceful ride. There were 9 of us flying (other than the pilot) and still enough room to not feel smothered. The crew helping us take off and land were very friendly. We gave a toast with Champagne afterwards for new experiences and safe travels.
This was such an amazing experience, the sights are unbelievable! I recommend this to all of you!
Wow, am super surprised to see all the bad press these guys have here. While I grant you that the guy over the phone was a bit disinterested (Mr. Personality he aint) but, really other than that, the crew, the flight, the fabulous muchies and Champagne were all great! My girlfriend is a little scared of heights but they made her feel safe and made her laugh. I appreciated that. All in all, no real complaints and had a good time.
If you can get over the owner Jaime being a total creeper then you'll have lots of fun. He was rude on the phone while booking and when we arrived. He did offer to take a cute picture of us which was nice. The crew and pilot were very friendly and funny. I'd recommend them just because our pilot was so informative and humorous. Overall an amazing experience!
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