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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake

From $175.00
  • 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
Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
From $175.00
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Day Paddle- single kayakMost Popular
Guided kayak tour, Explore geothermal activity along the shore, paddle over underwater geysers, spot wildlife such as elk or bison, and stop for lunch at a secluded beach along the way.
From $175.00
Day Paddle- tandem kayak
Guided kayak tour, Explore geothermal activity along the shore, paddle over underwater geysers, spot wildlife such as elk or bison, and stop for lunch at a secluded beach along the way.
From $350.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (140)
1 - 5 of 133 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2018
A great day!

We did the 6 hour tour that takes you to the geothermal areas by kayak. Brian and Mat were our guides and they were so nice, friendly, and informative. There were 3 couples (including us) on the tour, plus the two guides. They make plenty...More

1  Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed September 17, 2018
Perfect family adventure

The four of us loved this trip - we've been to Yellowstone dozens of times and this trip gave us something new. The water was calm and the weather perfect, so that helped. The kids had no trouble learning how to paddle. Our 7 year...More

1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile
Best time in Yellowstone!

My wife and I had a great half day tour with our guide Matt. Our group was only four as a few miseries pulled out as they thought it would be too cold. The lake was stunning, the Geysers were fun, it was nice to...More

Thank RussC970
Reviewed September 10, 2018
An amazing kayak adventure

We did the day kayak trip Sept 3,2018. The was day perfect! Our guides were excellent: took good care of us(we are novice paddlers/ seniors).The guides(one was Bryan)were very knowledgeable and experts on the water. It was a beautiful way to see geyser action. --...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed August 29, 2018
Geysers from a different view

Seeing the park and geysers from the water is a great way to view the West Thumb area. Did the double kayak with the wife so be prepared for a physical challenge if it is windy. Otherwise great paddle.

Thank John M
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July 3, 2018|
Response from lfkatz | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are 2 person kayaks. Anyone 12 and under is required to be in a tandem.
July 3, 2018|
Response from kathryno559 | 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.