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Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake provided by Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours

Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake

Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
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Tour snapshot
Kayak in Yellowstone National Park on a beginner-friendly outdoor adventure
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
For an off-the-beaten path adventure in Yellowstone National Park, don't miss this beginner-friendly kayaking tour, where you visit geothermal features only accessible by water. After reviewing kayaking basics, you can paddle in one of Yellowstone's lakes, learn about park history, and visit the remote Potts Geyser Basin. With all equipment and a beach lunch included, this kayak adventure is a near-perfect way to see another side of Yellowstone.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Highlights
  • Explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin shoreline, with a guide to lead the way
  • First-time kayakers get an introduction to paddling skills, from your guide
  • Get a great value with a guide, kayaking equipment, and lunch—all included
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin shoreline, with a guide to lead the way
  • First-time kayakers get an introduction to paddling skills, from your guide
  • Get a great value with a guide, kayaking equipment, and lunch—all included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8156P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guides will provide an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques.
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment and instruction.
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guides will provide an introduction to Yellowstone's history and geology of the Lake, along with the kayaking equipment and techniques.
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment and instruction.
Exclusions
  • Guide Gratuities are not included but greatly appreciated.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 27, 2021
A note from Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake
The inherent nature of our kayaking tours in Yellowstone includes many social distancing measures which take place naturally in the outdoors. We have an automatic margin of safety with ample clean mountain air, and we are happy to accommodate guest preferences for additional covid protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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5.0
232 reviews
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Jeff B
North Ogden, UT91 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I did the sunset paddle on Yellowstone Lake. The guide was wonderful! He told great stories, answered all of our questions, and tailored the experience to the people in the group. We really enjoyed getting off the boardwalks and experiencing Yellowstone from a different perspective.
Written June 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kaelynn R
6 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Loved this tour! Our guides Brian and Natty (spelling?) were super knowledgeable about the geology, biology, and history of Yellowstone and the lake and made the trip super fun. My favorite part was the underwater geysers we got to paddle right over and look down into, and there were beautiful rock and geyser features all along the shore. The geology was amazing! It was a unique way to see a geyser basin, and it felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves! Though it’s summer we ended up having very cold weather and were afraid we’d freeze, but the guides had extra fleece and gloves, and the kayak paddles had very warm neoprene gloves attached so we ended up being nice and toasty despite the cold. So even if you have cold rainy weather I recommend going anyway since you really don’t get very wet (the guides pull your kayaks to shore so you don’t have to put your feet in). Also lunch was very tasty. Overall an amazing experience!
Written June 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CMacabeo
Orlando, FL31 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
My fiancé and I had a great experience on this kayak tour at the West Thumb Basin area of Yellowstone NP, which gave us a different view of the geysers away from the crowds.

Our guides Tom and Blake were awesome and very knowledgeable! They made sure everyone had everything they needed for the tour and answered any questions we had.

The kayaking itself was fairly easy (we were on a tandem touring kayak with rudder) even with the wind. There were people in our group with no kayaking experience and they did well on the water. The guides showed us geysers we wouldn't have seen on land, although we didn't get to see any erupt. Midway through they provided a nice hearty lunch on a serene piece of beach before we finished the trip. They also ensured safety was key and had great facts and stories about the area... it seemed like we were just kayaking with friends! Cannot recommend enough. If you are thinking of doing it... just do it!
Written June 14, 2021
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AggieKari06
Dallas, Texas4 contributions
Aug 2021
This was my first time kayaking, and what an entry into the activity! Tom was an excellent guide, provided simple and easy instructions for a successful paddle, and was a wealth of interesting facts about Yellowstone Lake, the geothermal features, the larger Yellowstone/Teton area. The friends we were with loved the rudder of the kayaks, and they were so smooth and stable on the water. The views were breathtaking, and the day was so peaceful. Getting away from the crowds with an intimate introduction to the geothermal properties of Yellowstone was truly a delight... We were able to see a geyser erupting from the water! I would return for this paddling tour over and over again, and I will certainly book with Geyser Kayak Tours again!
Written August 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Olivia
3 contributions
Sep 2021
We had a great time kayaking the lake and learned a lot about how to kayak (as first-time kayakers) and about the history, geology, and wildlife of Yellowstone. Both of our guides were knowledgable, friendly, and fun to chat with. We loved seeing the park and geysers from the lake, which provided a whole new perspective.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie H
3 contributions
Aug 2021
The 6 mile trek to the thermal geysers on the lake was awesome! The guides were very knowledgable about the whole ecosystem of Yellowstone and a wealth of knowledge about how it has changed through time. They were very accommodating and friendly- Great guys! This tour was the highlight of our 5 day trip into Yellowstone. The only downer was that with higher efforts to conserve the natural wonders of the lake, we were not allowed to kayak close enough to the shore to see some of the features in the write up for this activity. None the less this of course was understandable and the experience was still priceless without seeing some of the now protected features.
Written August 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

emmajane2000
9 contributions
We did the Kayak Day Paddle on Yellowstone Lake with Jonathan and Garrett. It was an absolutely amazing experience! Would definitely recommend! It was so peaceful and beautiful to see Yellowstone Lake from the water. We got a really cool view of the geysers from the water as well. The ride was well-paced and lunch was very good. Our guides were SO knowledgeable about Yellowstone Lake and the surrounding area, as well as all of Yellowstone Park. We learned so much from them. This was the highlight of our trip! Just know that you kayak around 6-7 miles so be prepared for a bit of a workout :)
Written June 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brook
Cedar Rapids, IA11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great experience. Our tour guides were very talkative and gave us tons of information on the area. We were able to see a whole group of elk walk into the lake and we actually had to take our kayaks out further to avoid them. So beautiful!
Written August 30, 2020
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Nebraska_Traveler56
Nebraska77 contributions
Sep 2021
Hearing about the history of the park and geysers. John and Tom are excellent guides, extremely friendly and full of information about the park. This is a great tour, highly recommend for anyone. It was nice to get out on the lake and see some of the thermal formations from a different vantage point than walking along the boardwalk.
Written September 5, 2021
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Erik A
4 contributions
Aug 2020
This trip is a unique way to see the geysers and other features. We were lucky enough to see a partially-eroded geyser erupt into the lake. The only way to see it is on the water. Jonathon did a great job explaining how geysers worked and seeing it in action was awesome.
Written August 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Yellowstone Geyser Kayak Tours
Cindy B
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Fabulous trip!
Our day on Lake Yellowstone with Max, our incredibly knowledgable guide, was one of the highlights of our time in t
209Marie
209Marie
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Sunset Kayak Tour
Johnny and Tom were great. Did the sunset paddle tour. . They had a wealth of information as Lake experts but also
lynnn786
lynnn786
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Sunset kayak love
Our family did a sunset kayak and we loved it. Max and Blake were very informative and super friendly. We felt com
peterkI8017BC
peterkI8017BC
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Awesome
Great kayak sunset trip with much information including entertaining also provided on Lake Yellowstone.
SuzanneM1718
SuzanneM1718
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Great sunset kayak
Tom and Max were great guides for our sunset kayak tour on Lake Yellowstone. They were super knowledgeable about Ye
Susan Moen P
Susan Moen P
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Get off the pavement!
I did the 3 hour easy Sunset Paddle. The water was calm and beautiful. Guides Max and Tom were warm, welcoming and
MAGGIEPDX73
MAGGIEPDX73
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Magical Sunset Paddle with Awesome Guides
We loved our 3h sunset paddle on Yellowstone Lake. Max and Brian were friendly and knowledgable guides whose passio
samanthalO7328UT
samanthalO7328UT
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Chock full of knowledge and beauty
Such a great experience-Max was an excellent guide putting his degree in soil science to great use nerding out with
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Sunset Kayak Tour
My Mom and I took the sunset tour with Geyser Kayak Tours. Max and Brian were excellent tour guides. The beginning
Greg S
Greg S
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Sunset Kayak Tour
Excellent service by the guides. They were very knowledgible of the park and its history. Very relaxing way to sp
Jay C
Jay C
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Great paddle
We took the sunset tour, very good paddle to see a geyser that is only viewable from the water. Our guide, Tom, wa
C3702BTangelaa
C3702BTangelaa
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Great Experience
This was a fabulous experience, we were so glad we made time for this trip. Brian and Thomas were great guides. B
ericdei
ericdei
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Amazing sunset tour with our family
We did the sunset kayak tour with our 2 kids (10 & 13) in a group. our guides Jonathan & Natty were great, filling
CTF56003
CTF56003
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Great experience!
Our family did the Kayak Sunset Paddle in the West Thumb and had a fabulous time! Our guide, Brian, was great and t
GregF72
GregF72
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Great Time
The guides were very patient and knowledgeable. We visited in June 2019 and it was chilly. We did the tour the day
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