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Kent Ballooning

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SUNSET BALLOON FLIGHT

Many thanks to Kent ballooning for a most fantastic sunset flight in amazing conditions: gentle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_richardhuxford2002
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
Superb experience - thrilling but placid

Very enjoyable, from inflating the balloon to landing and packing away. KB are totally professional... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
oliverrimmer
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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Kent Ballooning operates premium champagne hot air balloon flights & rides in Kent. As a local, family run business we still believe that quality of service is of the utmost importance, as is value for money. With Flight Voucher prices starting from...more
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Lyndhurst School Road, Ashford CT21 4QB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many thanks to Kent ballooning for a most fantastic sunset flight in amazing conditions: gentle wind, incredible visibility stretching from the Isle of Sheppey to Dover, Dungeness and beyond, with a classic golden red sunset as a backdrop. Really impressed with the pilot's expertise in...More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

HI Richard Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Kent Ballooning. It was great to meet you both I'm glad we could give you such a fun flight. There's always so much to see going on when we take off from Headcorn...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable, from inflating the balloon to landing and packing away. KB are totally professional and good hosts.Bucket list stuff!More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Oliver Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us from start to finish. Taking off from Broome Park is a wonderful experience in itself. The mist added a magical element to the flight which revealed the beautiful countryside below as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely marvellous experience I had waited about 65 years for the experience and to do so with my granddaughter was doubly rewarding.The friendly atmosphere and the weather combined to perfection.Many thanks.More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mick It was great to meet you and chat with you. Your story of seeing a balloon in a movie 65 years ago and wanting to go up in one ever since was fantastic. I'm so happy to have been part of your lifelong...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful first-time ballooning experience! Michael, our pilot, was very confident, professional, friendly and relaxed. Louisa and her crew provided excellent support on the ground, and we enjoyed the champagne when we touched down and watched the sun set. I would certainly recommend Kent...More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenny Many thanks for taking the time to review Kent Ballooning. It was great to meet you all and to be part of your birthday celebrations. It was a fun flight, over the beautiful Kent Countryside with views far and wide. I'm glad the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Team very friendly and approachable. Pilot extremely knowledgeable regarding area. Excellent flight. Easy booking process.Highly recommended.More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

High Trish Thanks for your review. What an amazing flight we had! Ascending over the magnificent spires of the Cathedral and looking down at the old city walls. Going up to over 3500ft to get the full panorama, before descending down and using the wind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After lots of rebooking I finally got in the air, from start to finish it was a great experience. Views stunning and the whole team friendly and welcoming.x Thanks guys I will be back !More

Thank Thumper0275
MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

High Thumper Thanks for your review. Postponing flights because of unsuitable weather conditions is the worst part of my job! However I'm so pleased that you thought it was worth the wait and that you'll be coming up with us again. Because we have 7...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience and fantastic team! Kent Ballooning made the surprise for my nieces really special. Thank you Louisa and Michael! I wouldn't choose any other company to do a balloon flight with!More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Felicia Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had a great time and well done on keeping it a surprise! It was great flight, with views to France and Essex and a close up look over Ashford as we flew over it. There's so...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

A great experience wonderful views and a great pilot who was so knowledgable and took time to explain everyhting. I would have no hesitation in recomnending Kent Balooning and indeed experiencing this wonderful ride.Frank & SuzanneMore

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Frank and Suzanne Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Kent Ballooning. It was a beautiful morning. I've just looked back at the in-flight video - the patchy mist on the ground looks spectacular from 3000ft and the time-lapse video of...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

What a way to see our local area. A tranquil, delightful way to spend an hour. It was worth getting up at 0400 for. Highly recommend it.

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maria 04:00 is an early start, but it's definitely worth it! We're glad you enjoyed the flight and that you got to see some of the area that you know well. Thanks for the recommendation Regards Michael

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Excellent trip,would recommend it to anyone! My husband has limited mobility following a stroke,,they asked if we wanted to get in when basket was on its side but he managed to climb in normally! Well worth the early morning alarm!More

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MichaelSpice, Pilot at Kent Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review I'm glad you thought it was worth the early morning alarm. I'm a bit of a morning person (thanks largely to being a balloon pilot!), but I love the morning flights. The silence when you're in the air at the start...More

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Asawala
27 January 2017|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Hi Asawala Our prices range from £109 per person to £149 per person depending on when you wanted to fly with us. If you visit our website using the link on our Trip Advisor page you can see all of our prices. I am afraid... More
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Asawala
27 January 2017|
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Response from jones3667 | Reviewed this property |
We took off from Canterbury but there are six sites around Kent and it does depend on wind direction and weather, you will be notified day before where you need to be, morning flights are early! Be prepared for flight to be... More
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Loz2205
14 March 2016|
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Response from MichaelSpice | Property representative |
Hi Loz2205 Thanks for your message. A balloon is certainly an excellent introduction to flying! Unlike a plane or a helicopter we are completely open so you aren't restricted by glass for your views. In a balloon you... More
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