Our customers are always excited to share their experiences. Here’s just a few things that people have had to say about their flight:
We flew for my birthday and both the Blue Skies team and the group we flew with were wonderful. Our pilot, Mitch, was professional and kept us laughing with his dad jokes. We felt very safe and had a smooth landing. Marlon was wonderful and we loved the story he shared with us about the history of air balloon flights and the blessing ceremony. The food that Louise and her team at Fergusson Winery prepared for us was delicious and hearty. I believe the service we got from this independent group was above and beyond what you might get from a commercial – we had a smaller group and more personalised service. Also, a big thank you to Sue for being so organised and making the booking process easy.
February 25, 2021 An absolute Amazing and memorable experience taking to the Skies over the Yarra Valley, Mitch our Pilot an absolute Professional, as was Marlon our ground crew. Got to give a mention to the Kitchen for the wonderful Champagne Breakfast. The one thing that impressed me about Blue Skies Ballooning is the Safety of the passengers from start to finish. (Well Done) I highly recommend Blue Skies Ballooning for your next adventure to the skies
All round great morning. Mitch and Marlon were incredible and ensured we were all having a fantastic time. Highly recommended!!
Stephanie Di Donato
Wow!!! This was our first balloon experience and it was amazing and perfect. Blue skies ballooning was terrific right from the beginning with booking to keeping us updated through covid lock downs and rebooking due to Melbourne’s typical dodgy weather. The team on flight day were amazing. They were attentive and professional and our pilot Mitch and driver Brett were a delight to be with. I highly recommend Blue skies ballooning.
Totally exhilarating and unforgettable experience with Blue Skies Ballooning this morning with a hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley. Spectacular views whilst watching the amazing sunrise. The booking experience and day was seamless, and well planned. Sue was very friendly over the phone to answer any questions I had. The whole crew was amazing. Special mention to Mitch, our friendly pilot – very knowledgeable and a perfect host. Gave us clear instructions and we felt comfortable under his experienced flying. Very tranquil ride, so you can really enjoy the incredible views! Absolutely loved it. I’d highly recommend doing this atleast once!
This was an amazing experience from the very start where we assisted the Blue Skies Ballooning Team to inflate the balloon & launch it over the magnificent Yarra valley just as dawn was breaking on a gorgeous morning & perfect ballooning conditions. Thanks to Mitch our Pilot for an excellent flight & to Barry who moved us to the launch site then back to Ferguson’s Winery for our magnificent champagne breakfast. Thanks to my wife Jules for booking this amazing experience, we had the best time. We highly recommend ‘blue skies ballooning’. Thanks again
Early morning hot ballooning experience with breathtaking views and a fantastic pilot. Mitch and Marlon were very hospitable. Definitely worth it!
We had a great time up in the air! The crew was friendly and got everyone involved. Mitch the pilot had a lot of good stories, information and some dad jokes thrown in. Beautiful views and amazing people!
The Blue Skies Balloon experience was fantastically awesome and a great adventure seeing the Yarra Valley at its best and so high up in the sky. Mitch our pilot was friendly, professional and knowledgeable as was Marlon. I would recommend to everyone to experience Blue Skies ballooning like myself and my partner did for the 1st time.👍😊
We just had a wonderful morning with Mitch. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a nice small group of 8 passengers, lots of room in the basket. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a hot air balloon ride. Also get the winery breakfast at Ferguson’s, absolutely delicious!!
Had the most amazing start to a beautiful morning. It was our first time ballooning and thanks to Mitch and Marlon for making it a memorable one. It was a breathtaking flight, with good company and a professional pilot!!! Would definitely recommend blue skies ballooning.
Wonderful experience and professional throughout. The team kept us up to date on everything and was very specific with their instructions. Our pilot Mitch was professional and super fun and passionate about ballooning. Thank you team!
Dan Hui Wang
To all at Blue Skies Ballooning. A special mention to Mitch our pilot and of course Chucky for taking my wife Gina, my daughter April, her partner Scott and myself Rob last Saturday on a magnificent flight for her 60th birthday, we loved every minute of it. I have recommended Blue skies ballooning to all our friends, we will be going up again sooner than later, thanks again guys.
Excellent flight. Mitch, Marlon and Sue were very friendly, helpful, professional and funny as well. The entire experience was memorable and enjoyable. Mitch piloted the balloon very well and we had some excellent views of the Yarra Valley. Recommend Blue Skies Ballooning.
From start to finish a lovely experience! Highly recommend blue skies ballooning 🙂
An absolutely awe inspiring experience, I could not recommend Blue Skies Ballooning highly enough.
Our pilot, Mitch, and his teammate, Marlon are absolute guns. Super friendly, extremely professional and knowledgeable and more than willing to share and explain everything about ballooning.
These guys have a true passion for ballooning and it shows in the service they deliver.
The balloon ride itself was amazing, an experience I will never forget. The views over the Yarra Valley are spectacular. I really liked the fact that they use a small basket for their flights, holding a max of 10 people, which keeps the flight nice and intimate. I seen some other balloons from other operators with much larger baskets holding 20ish people.
Just before the concluding winery breakfast at Fergusson Winery (which was also top notch), Mitch also held a small ceremony once which briefly explained the history of ballooning and the traditions that are followed after a balloon flight, which was a very nice touch.
Thank you for an amazing experience Mitch, Marlon, Louise and Sue!
Amazing experience in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Helpful and kind staff, Mitch and Marlon, made our experience extraordinary. Nice winery breakfast with bubbly after the balloon ride was fantastic too!
What an absolutely fabulous morning flying with Marlon, Brett followed by a great breakkie at Fergusson’s Winery! Highly professional from the start to the finish. Blue Skies prides itself on being a small operation with really personal touches that made it extra special. Will be recommending to many people after this wonderful flight.
Highly recommend flying with Blue Skies Ballooning! Sue and the team were great to deal with and enabled the overall experience to be a smooth and memorable one. Thank you! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was an amazing experience! Mitch was our pilot! He is simply wonderful ! Friendly staff and we enjoyed our experience with our friendly and entertaining pilot! He is very knowledgeable and allow us to join in getting the balloon ready for flying and pack the balloon as well! Cheers!
Yoshani De Silva
Wonderful experience from go to Woe. The ease of booking through Sue, with regular updates and information that was sent. The day was filled with lots of information and fun times from our pilot Marlon. Chris and Brett were very entertaining throughout the day and also with packing up the balloon. The flight was fabulous and a smooth landing . Champagne ceremony was welcomed with a lovely cooked breakfast. Highly recommend Blue Skies . Christine and Tiffany
10/4/21. Very friendly staff, Mitch was our pilot…very entertaining and knowledgeable! It was a smooth flight and landing. The breakfast was great afterwards as well.
Highly recommend Marlon and his team, thank you for my bucket list experience!!!
This was an amazing day! Marlon was full of information and humour. The participation in the preparation and pack up was huge fun as well even for a couple over over 60’s. The toast and blessing in the vineyard was beautiful and the champagne breakfast was superb. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone
Janne and Robert
My husband and I had the opportunity to fly with Blue Skies Ballooning and had an amazing experience! Sue and the team were great to deal with and so we highly recommend flying with them! Thank you!
Fantastic experience from
GO to WHOA!!!!
Informative, expert fun filled hosts.
Loved the small personalised group experience full of laughter & hands on fun.
YES – I would do it again!
What a smooth, beautiful ride. Thank you Mitch and Marlon for making our first time on a hot air balloon a memorable, positive and enjoyable experience. Fergusson wineries – great meal and very picturesque.
Book a ride folks! Enjoy the scenery.
My girlfriend and I went on a Hot Air Balloon ride with Blue Skies Ballooning today as a gift for my 50th Birthday . What an incredible experience and Marlon was exceptional as our host and Captain of the ship ( Balloon actually ) . The attention to detail , safety measures and his war stories made for a very memorable day.
I took off on a trip of a lifetime on the 28th Feb 2021. I had a wonderful adventure hot air ballooning with Blue Skies Ballooning and would sincerely advise anyone who is thinking of doing this to do not hesitate. Book a flight today. I would not hesitate to do it again. Everyone from Sue who deals with the bookings to the guys who made the day as wonderful as it was. They were welcoming, supportive and informative. They made the day fun and educational. Thanks for making my dream come true in a wonderful way. 10 out of 10
This was a gift for my wife who was initially unsure about going along. Boy are we glad we did, very friendly and professional pre-booking experience with Sue, and then a great hands on experience with our pilot Mitch and his team with a perfect pin point landing! Highly recommend and don’t forget to book in for breakfast too.