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Moose, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you want to hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point but don't want to hike around the lake, the boat taxi is the way to go. Leaves about every 15 minutes and drops you off at the trail head. What a time saver and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Very easy to walk from parking lot. No long wait. 20$ an hr for canoes. We kayak more often but the kayaks were sit on top so chose the canoes. We paddled across the lake had a picnic and returned in about an hour. Careful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Nice ride across the lake to an area where you can hike to different points. I wished I had brought my walking stick as it was steep enough, for me, that I would have enjoyed having that extra leverage. (Otherwise the hubby becomes my walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We took this boat to save us an extra 2 mile shore line hike to and from the Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon back to the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and trailhead parking lot. For the money it saved us tired legs so it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barb H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The boat at Jenny Lake takes you across the lake to the beginning of the hiking trails. The operation is very well organized to maximize the use of the two boats and shorten your wait time. On the return trip there is a place to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MSUmindy
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Nice little tour of Jenny Lake. Nice way to see the lake with some good information about the area. Easy on and off.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Quadyak
Jenny Lake B, Manager at Jenny Lake Boating, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting us! We love sharing the views and information with our guests! Thanks for your time! Jenny Lake Boating

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We made reservations after finding out that you may not be able to go during the time you’ve planned. They must be busy and it does seem a very popular spot! The boat will take you to the other side of the lake to walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WyoRaised
Jenny Lake B, Manager at Jenny Lake Boating, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip here around Jenny Lake! It's a truely special spot! Thanks for visiting us! Jenny Lake Boating

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We booked our tour via phone for the 2pm tour, which during the end of summer can still be busy. Our captain was wonderful, very informative and made the hour tour so enjoyable. We learned facts about the depth of the lake, the peaks of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SDPeterson
Jenny Lake B, Manager at Jenny Lake Boating, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

The Scenic Cruise is one of our favorite offerings! It's a great way for us to share more information with our guests! Thanks for spending part of your vacation with us! Jenny Lake Boating

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to Jenny Lake with our 2 kids 10 and 8. Taking the shuttle made it so much easier for us to all get to Hidden Falls and enjoy the day. It was so enjoyable to be out on the lake, followed by a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank goblue2015
Jenny Lake B, Manager at Jenny Lake Boating, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your time here! Sounds like you made a day of it with your family and that makes us so happy! Thanks for visiting us! Jenny Lake Boating

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

10/10, would recommend the ferry shuttle service. The walk to the waterfall is breathtaking, but our ferry boat driver Dave was equally breathtaking and a sight worth seeing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jenny Lake B, Manager at Jenny Lake Boating, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting us! Dave will be here all summer! Jenny Lake Boating

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Ana Lynn W
January 9, 2019|
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Response from MSUmindy | Reviewed this property |
Both answers above are totally correct in my opinion.
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SusanG1792
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Joanna C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan. I think it depends on your 3 year old. A very active and energetic 3 year may squirm and want to get down and move around on the boat, which would not work, due to its design and for reasons of safety. If your 3... More
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Jxdjycd
Wisconsin
Teton hike priorities (6 Replies)
I posted this on Teton, but thinking this might be a more active forum with Teton experience too. I have 6y 9y children and grandparents, and need suggestions for easy classic hike with breathtaking views and kids friendly, especially now I hear there is detour for Inspiration Point, shall I reconsider the Jenny lake boating and hike plan? Between Jenny lake boating and hike, Lake Creek-Woodland Trail(from L Rockefeller to Lake Phelps) , String lake hike, Leigh Lake, what would be my...More
June 03, 2015|
Response fromTetonBill|
>shall I reconsider the Jenny lake boating and hike plan? It's now a longer hike to Inspiration Point, but a more gradual climb than the old route. And the boat ride is fun. So depends on what the grandparents are up for and how much time you have. >horseback riding or just pony rides for my 6 DS There are places outside the park where the 6yo can take a regular ride. Let me know if you need details. See my recent post regarding your other hiking options.
mtnwriter
Hendersonville, NC
Jenny Lake boat service done for the season (19 Replies)
This from the National Park Service website: "Jenny Lake Boating regrets that they have to discontinue operations for the season to prevent damaging motors and trailers. Early snow melt and very low August run-off have caused the lake level to drop below a safe operating level." So let's see: A smoke haze that has caused many recent visitors to not even be able to see the Tetons; grizzly bear activity that recently closed Moose-Wilson Road; fire danger in the park elevated to extreme;...More
August 29, 2012|
Response fromCasaAzul|
This is nature... good, bad and ugly! I would visit and see what you can, do what you can. We have smoke haze from all the fires in CA and ID down here in New Mexico...
zxrst
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jenny lake boating? (2 Replies)
Family of five with young kids would like to take a boat ride or a river cruise. I am thinking about taking the lake shuttle and hike afterwards. How long is the shuttle ride? Should we go for the cruise? It asks for deposit so I have to make sure it is worth the extra. There are also several guided river river trips around the town, such as trip X etc? The group size is smaller and the guide seems to be knowledgeable. Is it worthwhile to pay a lot more for this kind of trip? Thanks!
June 03, 2014|
Response fromBlueBirdDay|
Hello, The shuttle ride across Jenny Lake is less than 10 minutes and is typically utilized to cut several miles off your hike around Jenny Lake in order to access Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point and Cascade Canyon - all of which are very popular and worthwhile ventures. I have not done the "cruise" around Jenny before, but given that Jenny Lake is almost a perfect circle, and you can see most of the lake from any given viewpoint, I'd probably put that off, and do a scenic float instead,...More