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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone National Park, United States
Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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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.
  • 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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Professional guides will provide an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques.
All necessary equipment and instruction.
Guide Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Geyser Kayak Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake.
What is the social distancing policy during Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Great family adventure
, Jul 2022
The tour guides were amazing with great I instructions and stories to go along with the park. Lunch was so fulfilling could not even finish it. If your looking for a family adventure you will never forget, got on this day adventure.
Great guides for a great trip
, Aug 2021
Max and Tom were the best guides ever! So much information that made the trip a great memory. Wonderful experience and highly recommend these guys and this trip
Yellowstone Lake
, Jul 2019
Great family day of paddling. Knowledgeable guides and good lunch. Equipment in great condition and rain gear was helpful.
Brian and Alex did a great job and a...
, Jun 2017
Brian and Alex did a great job and a great different war it experience part of Yellowstone
Awesome tour! Relaxing yet engaging...
William E
, Jul 2016
Awesome tour! Relaxing yet engaging. Professional, personable, and knowledgeable guides.
We had so much fun on this trip...
Arthur B
, Jun 2016
We had so much fun on this trip. Peter and Jason were terrific in leading the group and sharing information about the area. Would definitely recommend this to anyone coming to Yellowstone!
It's pretty expensive but provided a...
Mike L
, Sep 2015
It's pretty expensive but provided a unique viewpoint of the park. We got to see a couple eagles, which was great but no wildlife otherwise. It was hard to hear the guide at times, even though there was only 7 in our group, it was hard to stay right near the guide. Our meeting time was 9 am. Three of us were there on time. two more showed up about 1/2 hour late, and we didn't leave until 10 after the last two showed up. Wasn't happy that the first hour of the tour was spent waiting in the parking lot. The trip description says 9 - 3, but we were back at 2, even with starting at 10. It was like we were in a race to get back - got very tiring to keep paddling with no break.
Our guide, Alex, was very...
Albert S
, Aug 2015
Our guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable about geysers, geology, the lake, fish, history, etc. etc. as well as kayaking. He was friendly, had a sound sense of humor and answered all questions. This, plus the actual experience of kayaking on Yellowstone Lake, made for a most enjoyable day. We've never kayaked before but Alex made us feel at ease and kept a constant lookout to be sure we were OK. Highly recommended!
We enjoyed the tour and our guides...
Susan B
, Aug 2015
We enjoyed the tour and our guides were great. It was fun getting to see a geyser erupt that no one on land could see and then feel how hot the water became. That being said, it was hard getting back because it was against the wind. My kids weren't too happy about that, but I had a great time!
Alex and Jason were great, low key...
Kathy L
, Jun 2015
Alex and Jason were great, low key and knowledgeable guides. Trip started a bit late due to miscommunication in the reservation confirmation I received, but that was the only glitch. Once we got on the water we had an amazing time. Pretty strenuous, but well worth it to see the geysers up close from the water. We were lucky, had a beautiful day. Highly recommend.

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