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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake provided by Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours

Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake

Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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About
For an off-the-beaten path adventure in Yellowstone National Park, don't miss this beginner-friendly kayaking tour, where you visit geothermal features only accessible by water. After reviewing kayaking basics, you can paddle in one of Yellowstone's lakes, learn about park history, and visit the remote Potts Geyser Basin. With all equipment and a beach lunch included, this kayak adventure is a near-perfect way to see another side of Yellowstone.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Kayak in Yellowstone National Park on a beginner-friendly outdoor adventure
  • Explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin shoreline, with a guide to lead the way
  • First-time kayakers get an introduction to paddling skills, from your guide
  • Get a great value with a guide, kayaking equipment, and lunch—all included
What to expect
  • Kayak in Yellowstone! Our experienced and trained guides provide expert kayak instruction and information on the local history and geology, as they lead you around the shoreline to the West Thumb Geyser Basin and explore the many geothermal features on land and under water. We’ll paddle by the more remote features, most of which are not accessible from land, where there are no signs, no boardwalks and most importantly no other people. We always stay in small groups to make sure you get the most information and best access to this incredible area, and to ensure safety throughout the trip. We have both single and double kayaks available. No prior kayaking experience is required. Space is limited on each trip so sign up as soon as possible.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Kayak in Yellowstone National Park on a beginner-friendly outdoor adventure
  • Explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin shoreline, with a guide to lead the way
  • First-time kayakers get an introduction to paddling skills, from your guide
  • Get a great value with a guide, kayaking equipment, and lunch—all included
What to expect
  • Kayak in Yellowstone! Our experienced and trained guides provide expert kayak instruction and information on the local history and geology, as they lead you around the shoreline to the West Thumb Geyser Basin and explore the many geothermal features on land and under water. We’ll paddle by the more remote features, most of which are not accessible from land, where there are no signs, no boardwalks and most importantly no other people. We always stay in small groups to make sure you get the most information and best access to this incredible area, and to ensure safety throughout the trip. We have both single and double kayaks available. No prior kayaking experience is required. Space is limited on each trip so sign up as soon as possible.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8156P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guides will provide an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques.
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment and instruction.
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Grant Marina Road, Grant Marina Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA Meet at the marina, in Grant Village inside Yellowstone National Park. There is no exact street address in a National Park, so we meet you in Grant Village, at the marina boat ramp, where the kayaks will be spread out on the beach. There are restrooms and parking for all sized vehicles.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All children 12 and under must paddle in a tandem kayak with an adult. If booking with children, you must choose the tandem kayak option. This is the rate per kayak, for 2 people.
  • If you wish to have single kayaks (not available for children under 13), the rate is per person.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements field at checkout. Vegetarian and gluten free lunches are available if you let us know.
  • Please come dressed for cold weather, as it is usually colder in Yellowstone than you are expecting. Keep in mind that while kayaking, you will get wet. The weather in Yellowstone can vary greatly, and change quickly. Typically the days are sunny with temps in the upper 60's to low 80's, however it does get cold at night and early morning. Afternoon showers and passing thunderstorms are always possible in the mountains. We plan to go in rain or sunshine. We will provide all the necessary kayaking equipment. You should arrive dressed according to the weather, keeping in mind that while you wont ever be submerged in the water, you will get wet. Therefore dressing in layers is always best, with shorts or wind pants made of synthetic quick drying material, and shoes that you dont mind getting wet. Having a rain or wind jacket, extra layers, and/or a change of warm dry clothes for after the trip ends, is also a good idea. Guide gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected. If you have any questions any time, please dont hesitate to ask.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guides will provide an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques.
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment and instruction.
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Grant Marina Road, Grant Marina Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA Meet at the marina, in Grant Village inside Yellowstone National Park. There is no exact street address in a National Park, so we meet you in Grant Village, at the marina boat ramp, where the kayaks will be spread out on the beach. There are restrooms and parking for all sized vehicles.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All children 12 and under must paddle in a tandem kayak with an adult. If booking with children, you must choose the tandem kayak option. This is the rate per kayak, for 2 people.
  • If you wish to have single kayaks (not available for children under 13), the rate is per person.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements in the Special Requirements field at checkout. Vegetarian and gluten free lunches are available if you let us know.
  • Please come dressed for cold weather, as it is usually colder in Yellowstone than you are expecting. Keep in mind that while kayaking, you will get wet. The weather in Yellowstone can vary greatly, and change quickly. Typically the days are sunny with temps in the upper 60's to low 80's, however it does get cold at night and early morning. Afternoon showers and passing thunderstorms are always possible in the mountains. We plan to go in rain or sunshine. We will provide all the necessary kayaking equipment. You should arrive dressed according to the weather, keeping in mind that while you wont ever be submerged in the water, you will get wet. Therefore dressing in layers is always best, with shorts or wind pants made of synthetic quick drying material, and shoes that you dont mind getting wet. Having a rain or wind jacket, extra layers, and/or a change of warm dry clothes for after the trip ends, is also a good idea. Guide gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected. If you have any questions any time, please dont hesitate to ask.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Sep 2021
A note from Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
The inherent nature of our kayaking tours in Yellowstone includes many social distancing measures which take place naturally in the outdoors. We have an automatic margin of safety with ample clean mountain air, and we are happy to accommodate guest preferences for additional covid protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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algxcskier
Evanston, IL143 contributions
Awesome Time on a Besutiful Day!
Awesome experience doing the day paddle! Our guides Blake and John were great and we had a group of only 8 (2 doubles 4 singles). Lots of good info given. You’re not allowed to paddle close to shore however, the only chance I know of to paddle on Lake Yellowstone!
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beth L
18 contributions
Fabulous trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had such a great time today. Blake was a fantastic guide. Husband and I survived a tandem 🤣 The weather could not have been more perfect. I will however be using aspercreme on the shoulders tonight. In all seriousness, this was a highlight of our trip. Thank you geyser kayak tours and especially Blake
Written 25 September 2021
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Olivia
3 contributions
Fun Morning for First-Time Kayakers
Sep 2021
We had a great time kayaking the lake and learned a lot about how to kayak (as first-time kayakers) and about the history, geology, and wildlife of Yellowstone. Both of our guides were knowledgable, friendly, and fun to chat with. We loved seeing the park and geysers from the lake, which provided a whole new perspective.
Written 12 September 2021
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Nebraska_Traveler56
Nebraska77 contributions
Fantastic kayak tour
Sep 2021
Hearing about the history of the park and geysers. John and Tom are excellent guides, extremely friendly and full of information about the park. This is a great tour, highly recommend for anyone. It was nice to get out on the lake and see some of the thermal formations from a different vantage point than walking along the boardwalk.
Written 5 September 2021
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Janel C
1 contribution
Great experience for our active family
Aug 2021
This was our first Yellowstone experience during a visit with our family of five. We had a great time and our guides, Max and John were absolutely terrific! The information and insight they shared really set the stage for the rest of our time in the park. Our lunch was great too! Would recommend for active families looking to add some variety to their Yellowstone experience.
Written 1 September 2021
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Jnd
8 contributions
Get out of the car!
Aug 2021 • Family
Loved being on the water (and out of the car) while enjoying geysers! My 13 year old also thought it was great. Max and Jonathan were knowledgeable and upbeat guides.
Written 26 August 2021
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Davica
5 contributions
Wonderful sunset kayak tour!!
Windy evening sunset paddle but the equipment and instructions were more than adequate. Max and John were our guides and were not only great at instructing and information but also enjoyable to engage with. Would recommend this to anyone! Nightlight of our trip!!
Written 24 August 2021
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Julie H
3 contributions
Awesome "off the path" experience!
Aug 2021
The 6 mile trek to the thermal geysers on the lake was awesome! The guides were very knowledgable about the whole ecosystem of Yellowstone and a wealth of knowledge about how it has changed through time. They were very accommodating and friendly- Great guys! This tour was the highlight of our 5 day trip into Yellowstone. The only downer was that with higher efforts to conserve the natural wonders of the lake, we were not allowed to kayak close enough to the shore to see some of the features in the write up for this activity. None the less this of course was understandable and the experience was still priceless without seeing some of the now protected features.
Written 22 August 2021
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Andrew M
2 contributions
Amazing day paddle on Yellowstone lake
My wife and I did the day paddle with johnny and max and we absolutely loved it! The water was so crisp and clean and we learned so much about the geology of Yellowstone. Thanks guys we’ll deff come out again!
Written 22 August 2021
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Jamie L
33 contributions
We went out on a sunset kayak trip which was the highlight of our ten days in yellowstone
Aug 2021
Would highly recommend the sunset Kayak paddle on Yellowstone lake - it was approximately 6 miles - the guides had water - gear was in good condition . I am a novice Kayaker and had no problems . Sunset was beautiful
Written 18 August 2021
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By: Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours
Cindy B
Cindy B
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Fabulous trip!
Our day on Lake Yellowstone with Max, our incredibly knowledgable guide, was one of the highlights of our time in t
209Marie
209Marie
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Sunset Kayak Tour
Johnny and Tom were great. Did the sunset paddle tour. . They had a wealth of information as Lake experts but also
lynnn786
lynnn786
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Sunset kayak love
Our family did a sunset kayak and we loved it. Max and Blake were very informative and super friendly. We felt com
peterkI8017BC
peterkI8017BC
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Awesome
Great kayak sunset trip with much information including entertaining also provided on Lake Yellowstone.
SuzanneM1718
SuzanneM1718
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Great sunset kayak
Tom and Max were great guides for our sunset kayak tour on Lake Yellowstone. They were super knowledgeable about Ye
Susan Moen P
Susan Moen P
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Get off the pavement!
I did the 3 hour easy Sunset Paddle. The water was calm and beautiful. Guides Max and Tom were warm, welcoming and
MAGGIEPDX73
MAGGIEPDX73
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Magical Sunset Paddle with Awesome Guides
We loved our 3h sunset paddle on Yellowstone Lake. Max and Brian were friendly and knowledgable guides whose passio
samanthalO7328UT
samanthalO7328UT
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Chock full of knowledge and beauty
Such a great experience-Max was an excellent guide putting his degree in soil science to great use nerding out with
KG81514
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Sunset Kayak Tour
My Mom and I took the sunset tour with Geyser Kayak Tours. Max and Brian were excellent tour guides. The beginning
Greg S
Greg S
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Sunset Kayak Tour
Excellent service by the guides. They were very knowledgible of the park and its history. Very relaxing way to sp
Jay C
Jay C
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Great paddle
We took the sunset tour, very good paddle to see a geyser that is only viewable from the water. Our guide, Tom, wa
C3702BTangelaa
C3702BTangelaa
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Great Experience
This was a fabulous experience, we were so glad we made time for this trip. Brian and Thomas were great guides. B
ericdei
ericdei
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Amazing sunset tour with our family
We did the sunset kayak tour with our 2 kids (10 & 13) in a group. our guides Jonathan & Natty were great, filling
CTF56003
CTF56003
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Great experience!
Our family did the Kayak Sunset Paddle in the West Thumb and had a fabulous time! Our guide, Brian, was great and t
GregF72
GregF72
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Great Time
The guides were very patient and knowledgeable. We visited in June 2019 and it was chilly. We did the tour the day
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