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“Worth the money and glad we chose them”

Flying Pig Adventure Company
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Owner description: Celebrating all things Yellowstone, the Flying Pig Adventure Company makes planning a vacation to Yellowstone easy. One call and you can set up anything from a quick float down the river to a complete vacation that includes lodging and an awesome activity package. Our activities include White water or Scenic Rafting, Horseback Rides, Fly Fishing, Park Tours and even shopping at our Camp Store. Above all else, we are best known for our friendly staff and excellent customer service. We love sharing the adventures of the Yellowstone area with our guests...And it shows! Many years ago, the Flying Pig got its start with whitewater rafting, and that is still the premier event today. Thousands of people have enjoyed our 8 Mile, 18 Mile and Overnight Rafting Trips on the Yellowstone River. We have awesome guides and our own private river access. In addition to whitewater trips, we also offer scenic floats for those who want to sit back, relax and soak in the views. Looking for a true Montana experience at a horse ranch? The Flying Pig offers horseback rides at a beautiful privately-owned alpine ranch just a few miles above town. The fun continues inside Yellowstone Park with Park Tours and Fly Fishing. In fact, we can take you fishing in some of the best trout rivers and streams in North America. We have also expanded to a second store location at 204 Park Street in Gardiner, where we offer a full complement of camping, hiking, fishing and apparel. Looking to experience Yellowstone first hand? Want to try something new? Give us a call and we will work with you to find just the right adventure. We encourage everyone to get out there and challenge themselves by doing something they never thought they'd do....To let their Pigs Fly!
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We chose the "saddle and paddle" package with horseback in the morning and rafting in the afternoon. Have to say it was the only guided part of our vacation and we are all glad we chose these outfitters. The guides were well versed and informative. The safety portions of the trips were detailed and concise. The rafting guide did an awesome job of getting us to interact with the other family in our boat. The scenery was amazing and would recommend this to anyone traveling there. They made a c available with photos from the trip and we have shown it to friends since we got back. They fed us on the mountain after the horse ride. They had water shoes and splash shirts available for the rafting adventure which made my wife much warmer when she "fell" in. I took my camera and got good pictures.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We chose the all day rafting adventure. It was my 10 year old grandson and husband's first rafting trip. It was ideal for a first time out. The guide was knowledgeable and patient. There were 8 in the raft including the guide. He took the te to allow my grandson and a couple of other young folks to ride up front and jump in the river. Lunch was included and it was very filling with salads, make your own sandwiches, fruit, cookies, chips and a drink. The guides are very safety conscious and take the time to explain what to do. Everyone gets to paddle periodically making it loads of fun. The price was reasonable for all that you received. Great place.

1  Thank darlinbeck
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The Flying Pig is the way to go! We went on the 8 mile ride and had a blast with Amber as our guide! She (and all the others) are full of energy and fun! We even did the 9:00am. trip and had the river to ourselves, plus a few fishermen! Awesome! Our teenage boys loved it as well, and would go again! If you want to have a really great ride, the only way to raft down the Yellowstone River is with the great people from the Flying Pig! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2  Thank Diane12345B
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Go horseback riding and rafting with this company - but DO NOT stay at the ranch. While it may look like a good idea because the surrounding mountains are so preety, but don't stay. The tent cabins have no restrooms so you must use the 2 restrooms in the ranch house. We were never given towels to use. Ranch hands use the same bathrooms, so there was a pair of dirty boxers on the toilet and a p_blic hair on the hand soap. They treat you like you don't belong, very uncomfortable. No breakfast.

The ranch hands were nice while horseback riding and rafting on the yellowstone river was great.

2  Thank mychaddy
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Booked a two-hour horseback ride for two adults and a child. Ride was fine (although seemed "sub-contracted" to another business operating out of a ranch outside Gardiner). The main problem is that they refuse to give you a written receipt for your transaction; they only e-mail it to you, claiming that their receipt is too long to print (9 pages!!!). The next morning, when we checked our e-mails and confirmed that we had not received our receipt, we went back and spoke to "Mollie". She repeated that they couldn't print it and instead e-mailed it again. I asked to use their computer to check my e-mails, but this was refused on the basis that their network was "protected". She told me to go to a coffee shop two doors down to check my e-mails but that network was also protected. Great customer service! A nice fellow from that shop gave me their password and it turns out that we never got the first receipt sent the day of the horse ride and would never have gotten one had we not returned.

Is that such a huge deal? Well, more or less. When you spend $172 on a service, you typically want a receipt to verify your account. So if a client requests a written receipt at the time of handing their credit card over (as opposed to an e-mailed one which you may never get), create a normal version of it (not a 9 page long one) and print it promptly. And don't give them a hassle for such a simple request. I wasn't asking for the moon. Bad service. End of story.

Thank jmcyow
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