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“The best way to tour Yellowstone”
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Lava Creek Adventures
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Owner description: Specializing in guided outdoor adventures on land and water in the greater Yellowstone area. Private guided Yellowstone tours, guided kayaking and kayak rentals, combo trips with scenic kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding…We’re the source!
Reviewed 21 July 2013

What a great day! Yellowstone supplied the natural beauty of both the landscape and the wildlife, but David Alder, our tour guide, made it all come to life with his wealth of information. It is a rare individual that can even make a rock seem interesting. He conveys a deep passion for this park which gave us a respect for the park and its wildlife instead of just seeing the scenery. We had contemplated driving through Yellowstone on our own and are so glad that we went with Lava Creek instead. Yes, we would have saved some money, but we wouldn't have gotten nearly as much out of Yellowstone. We were with 3 kids, 9-12 yrs old, who were already sick of being in the car so much. David began the day by feeling out what our interests and goals were in Yellowstone and then set about designing the day. He was great with our kids and stayed engaged with them. He specifically told us that his goal was to keep the kids focus with him so that the adults too could get a break! Like I said, a great day! A private tour with Lava Creek is the only way to go.

Thank Dylaur
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

There were many companies to choose from, and we definitely made the right choice. We reserved 2 private tours: a driving tour on 6/22 and a hiking tour on 6/26. Our guides were Amy and Dave, respectively. Our kids are 8, 12 and 14 and we were looking for someone to show us things we would otherwise miss by ourselves.
Debbie, the owner, was so flexible. The guides were completely personable and totally educated about wildlife, ecology and the park. I think what I appreciated most was how much respect Amy and Dave both have for the land and the animals. I loved that my kids would take that away from this trip. They both were engaging and had a great sense of humor, and after each trip, the kids wanted to have both back again!
We were offered a catered lunch, but decided to pack our own. The guides brought a huge cooler and plenty of water, and we felt right at home in the comfy van. Was really nice to see the park completely, something that doesn't happen when you're doing the driving.

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

WHAT A DAY!!! The only way to describe our kayaking trip with Jonathan! Cliff lake is an absolute PARADISE! We can't thank you all enough for an unforgettable trip. I could go on and on, but today is another adventure. THANK YOU!!

Thank ART0816
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

From the beginning, Lava Creek was easy to work with, and designed a guided trip for our family that was just what we needed. What a pleasure it was to spend the day with our guides, who were passionate about their love for the environment and wildlife of Yellowstone. We would do it again in an instant!

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We had a great 1/2 day kayak adventure with David. He was very knowledgeable, experienced and paddled at your pace. A great find ourside the park.

Thank mjlaboudy
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