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Full Day Rafting on the Yellowstone River

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    The trip begins with check-in at the rafting office in Gardiner, Montana, thirty minutes prior to departure. Once everyone is changed into wetsuits or other provided water gear, guides will shuttle you to the river where you will learn about water safety. From there, you board your raft and paddle off! You will see 18 miles of the beautiful Yellowstone River and experience Class II, III and even a Class IV depending on the time of the year. The Gallatin National Forest boarders the Yellowstone to your left and you will have plenty of scenic viewing opportunity. Your guide will even let you jump in for a swim! About 20 minutes into your trip, you can expect to be photographed by a professional photographer.
    Halfway through the excursion, your party will take a break and enjoy a homemade picnic lunch. Once lunch is finished, it's off through Yankee Jim Canyon for the last leg of the adventure.
    As your trip draws to a close, guides pick you up and drive 20 minutes back to Gardiner where you can change out of your river garb, view your photos and purchase other mementos from your trip.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We enjoyed rafting with our guide Hayden whose terrible jokes entertained us during the smooth water parts. We had good company among other rafters as well. I believe the Rapids are Class 2 and 3 so you might want a different tour for something wilder....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank emilysgrammy
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our family booked the full-day rafting trip with Wild West Rafting in August 2019. We were a diverse group in age--6 people from 5 to 70--and we all came away delighted with the experience. We consider it very good value for the cost. Our guide,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank scriptumest
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Boone was our guide and he really knew what he was doing! He was fun ,sarcastic and super knowledgeable. Our family of 9 had a great time and we highly recommend Boone and Wild West for a rafting adventure! Thanks again Boone!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Arlene S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    LOVED our rafting trip on the Yellowstone River with Patrick as our guide. Patrick knew so much about the ecology, history, and wildlife along the river and his jokes were also great. He kept us informed, entertained and safe! I couldn't have asked for a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KikiCoraC
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Ten years ago my immediate family did the 2 1/2 hour trip and enjoyed it so much that we booked the full day trip for us and my brother-in-law's family. There were 8 of us ranging in age from 7 to 50 and we all...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank librarychick
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