We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ontario Hot Air Balloon Rides

Kitchener, Ontario N0B 2E0, Canada
Save
Review Highlights
Terrible Service and Experience(Do not choose them!!!)

Really terrible service.Here's my story: Sep.25 is the anniversary of my girlfriend and me, so I... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
Yuxuan H
Engagement flight

Thank you to Simon and Carolyn who were extremely helpful and accommodating with my proposal... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Sebsuniverse
via mobile
Read all 8 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Welcome to Ontario Hot Air Balloon Rides Simon & Carolyn Restell welcome you to the colorful and exciting world of Hot Air Ballooning! Our family business offers local flights as well as private chartered flights. If you’ve been searching for the ultimate gift, then look no further. Flights take place over the most beautiful and tranquil countryside of Southern Ontario. Relax as you float along gently in the breeze. Take in a bird's eye view of the world as you float along in one of the most enjoyable ways to fly. Hot air ballooning is one of the oldest and simplest ways of flying. Every flight is an adventure as you never know exactly where you will land. New Sale Prices Below: Shared Flights: Monday to Thursday, Morning and Evening Flights: $175* per person. Friday to Sunday, Morning and Evening Flights: $195* per person. (* plus applicable taxes) Sweetheart Flights: Monday to Thursday, Morning and Evening Flights: $750* per flight. Friday to Sunday, Morning and Evening Flights: $800* per flight. (* plus applicable taxes)
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“bucket list” (2 reviews)
“simon” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Kitchener, Ontario N0B 2E0, Canada
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"bucket list"
in 2 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 2 reviews
"simon"
in 8 reviews
"pilot"
in 4 reviews
"company"
in 2 reviews
"balloons"
in 4 reviews
Filter
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Really terrible service.Here's my story: Sep.25 is the anniversary of my girlfriend and me, so I prepare a surprise for her and booked the hot air balloon trip on that day. On that day's noon, I receive an email and it told us we have...More

2  Thank Yuxuan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carolyn W, Manager at Ontario Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

We are extremely sorry that you had such a terrible experience with us, and that we failed you on multiple occasions. This in not an experience we our proud of, but unfortunately it happened and we can only learn from it and move forward. We...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Simon and Carolyn who were extremely helpful and accommodating with my proposal flight. Everything went smoothly thanks to your team. Our pilot was did an excellent job and was very professional. The flight itself was wonderfull. Beautiful views, blissful flight, ending with...More

Thank Sebsuniverse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We've never been up n a balloon before so this was a first for us. Our pilot Simon was awesome. Our balloon was the first up in our group and we had amazing views of the entire area. He talked with us about ballooning, the...More

Thank Travelus2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It was a wonderful ride with amazing view. We didn't know what to expect but the whole experience excites us, from getting the ride ready to seeing the balloon being filled with hot air to a smooth landing. We were very impressed with the experience...More

Thank Teresa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Cannot express how thrilled we all were with this out the world experience. Simon, the balloon pilot was more than helpful and added to our adventure and fun. Once in a lifetime experience, everyone should give it a try, you will not be dissapointed

Thank levelguy2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

At Sunrise, drifting peacefully but with butterflies in our tummies aeronaut Simon floated our balloon for an hour over the green fields of St. Jacobs to a pinpoint, seemingly impossible gentle landing! Awesome!

Thank Bev W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 11, 2016

I received a voucher for a hot air balloon ride for Christmas which was an amazing gift idea. We booked our flight for an evening ride. Our launch site was just outside of St Jacobs and we had the perfect night for a flight and...More

Thank Starrzie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am a travel agent in Toronto and in the fall of 2014 I surprised my family with a hot air balloon ride over Mennonite country, in the vicinity of Kitchener Ontario. We spent most of the day visiting the Airplane Museum in Hamilton. Late...More

5  Thank SuzanneSzalma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Kitchener
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo
255 reviews
4.36 km away
The Walper Hotel
90 reviews
4.41 km away
Howard Johnson - Kitchener Conestoga
603 reviews
5.27 km away
Knights Inn Kitchener
127 reviews
5.52 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pho Sunrise
18 reviews
1.22 km away
Omega Family Restaurant
46 reviews
1.00 km away
Marble Slab Creamery Kitchener
15 reviews
.37 km away
Williamsburg Arms
49 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Victoria Park
426 reviews
3.95 km away
Huron Natural Area
61 reviews
2.07 km away
Schneider Haus National Historic Site
64 reviews
3.83 km away
McLennan Park
52 reviews
1.31 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
mikewM2970HE
July 18, 2016|
Answer
Response from Simon R | Property representative |
Hi thank you for your message. Unfortunately The weather in November is not suitable for balloon flying in Ontario. Our season runs from May-October. Sometimes weather permitting we might try and fly into the first week of... More
0
Votes