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Itinerary
Your kayaking tour begins at the marina at Grant Village on Yellowstone Lake. After a brief introduction to the area and to the kayaking equipment, your guide leads you around the shoreline to the West Thumb Geyser Basin, where there are many geothermal features on land and underwater to explore from your kayak. Many of these geothermal features on the lake are not accessible by any other means.

Continue to the remote Potts Geyser Basin, exploring this primitive section where there are no signs, no boardwalks, and, most importantly, no other people. Stop at a secluded beach for a picnic lunch provided by your guide, and then return to the marina the same way you came.

Lunch is deli-style, with sandwiches, chips, fruit, and a cookie; specific dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Throughout your tour, look for animals that live in the park, from elk to eagles to otters.
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Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours
Overview
Explore the rocky shores and tranquil waters of Yellowstone Lake on a 6-hour kayak tour with a professional guide. Climb into either a single or double kayak and then set out to discover the beauty of Yellowstone Lake at a relaxed pace. Scour the rugged shores for native wildlife like elk, moose and bison; watch otters frolic in the warm waters of the lake; appease your appetite with a delicious picnic lunch; and paddle beside the West Thumb Geyser Basin to see incredible geothermic features. No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this enjoyable excursion.
Highlights
  • 6-hour kayaking tour of Yellowstone Lake led by a professional guide
  • Sail past geothermic wonders like the West Thumb Geyser Basin and the Potts Geyser Basin
  • See a rich variety of wildlife as you paddle alongside the rugged shores and picturesque scenery
  • Receive an introduction to paddling techniques and the Yellowstone area from a guide
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach (please advise of dietary requirements)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Kayaking Yellowstone Lake

A great way to spend time on the lake! The weather was perfect, the lake was calm. Al, our guide, was great and had a lot to share. He also was interested in us, asking questions of us. Highly recommend.

Thank theningster
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kayak tour

Our guide, Nickolas was great. The other guide, Peter, was great until he participated in the following story. Some of the other group members were rude. The family of 4 showed up almost 30 minutes late with no apologies to the rest of the group,...More

1  Thank Justin M
Reviewed 1 week ago
West Thumb Kayak

Our guide, Nick was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to provide information and answer all of our questions. Lunch was good too.

1  Thank Jille S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunset Paddle on Yellowstone Lake

We just took this trip on friday.....As we were getting our safety talk, the clouds got darker and darker, so our guides decided to wait before proceeding...good thing too - i poured buckets and the lake was all white caps...about 10 minutes later, a double...More

Thank zocal
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunset on West Thumb

Booking and reminder on line made the pre-paddle process simple. It was an easy walk from our room in Grant Village to the beach where Steve and Peter had the kayaks, paddles, and PFDs all ready to go ahead of time. They did a great...More

Thank Tom O
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ChristyBM
3 July 2018|
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Response from lfkatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are 2 person kayaks. Anyone 12 and under is required to be in a tandem.
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ChristyBM
3 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn O | Reviewed this property |
It always depends on traffic, but we did the 9am kayak tour and it took us a little over 45 minutes (with no traffic) to drive there from lake lodge cabins. If you’re at Bridge bay, you’d actually be closer than we were.
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