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“Rafting down the Yellowstone River”

Paradise Adventure Company
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Owner description: Paradise Adventure Company is a full service whitewater rafting, scenic floating, guided Yellowstone hiking and horseback riding company. Make memories on the Yellowstone River with PAC! We love what we do and we know you will too! PAC has two offices to better serve you, Chico Hot Springs Resort Office and Gardiner, Montana Office at the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park (just 10 minutes from Mammoth Hot Springs). Please visit our website or call us with questions or to reserve your next Adventure.
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Rafting down the Yellowstone River”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spent a delightful 2 1/2 hours rafting down the Yellowstone River in late June. What a wonderful way to see the birds (eagles and osprey) and wildlife amid the breath taking scenery. We were driven in a van from the Chico Hot Springs resort to the river (about 20 minutes) then boarded the raft with a guide and eight passengers. The raft took us down river about 8 miles where we were again met by the van and returned to the resort.

It was a leisurely and pleasant way to spend the early afternoon amid the beautify river valley and mountain peaks.

a stellar experience!

Visited June 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
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“Whitewater Rafting out of Chico Hot Springs Resort”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well, this was advertised as a "half-day" trip. Okay, in the finer print it said two hours. Even so, we were on the water an hour, at most; the remaining hour was spent in the bus, to and from the put-in. And this is a trip mostly geared for kids. Not much white water, lots of stopping to shoot water cannons at the other rafts, games for the kids, etc. The guide was very nice and I'm sure the kids had fun--but I certainly won't check "whitewater rafting" off of my bucket list! They had said "anyone can do it," which indicated it might not be all that thrilling--but the worst of it was that we were on the water such a short time. I would recommend it only if you have young kids and you want them to have a fun, wet time. It sure wasn't much for adults.

Visited July 2014
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Clementine1877, Owner at Paradise Adventure Company, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Greetings Kay F. I would like to thank you for rafting with us! I am sorry if you thought the trip was too short. You chose our shorter trip which is 6 miles but with water flow can vary in actual time because we are not dam controlled. As you mentioned, we do include that our trip lengths can vary based on the speed of the river current. We do offer an 18 mile trip if you are interested in a longer trip.
Yes, we do play games on the river to give our Guests a really fun and entertaining time, adults included. I am sorry if you did not have fun.
Thank you once again for rafting with us! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Rafting on the Yellowstone River”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The scenery of the area around the river is rugged and beautiful. This trip is an excellent way to cool off after morning and early afternoon sightseeing. This raft journey is also a very nice introductory adventure for beginners, and this company does a pretty good job conducting it.

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Frisco, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great rafting trip...want to do it again!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family of four (daughters 15 and 12) had a great time on the half day trip from Gardiner, The guides were great, personable, and knowledge about the area. We were glad that we could walk to the put in and we hit class II and III rapids with no problems and stayed warm with the wetsuits that were provided (The Yellowstone water is COLD in June!). At the end, we wished we could have come back for the full day trip but ran out of time.

Visited June 2014
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Jamul, California
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Had a great time - would do it again!”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group included my stepson with special needs, my 75YO mom and my wife who is allergic to dairy - and we were all served exceptionally well by PAC. Our guide, Matt, put our entire group at ease and ensured that we had a wonderful time. The all day trip had a few fun rides through the rapids as well as some calmer floating areas. A true don't-miss when you go to Yellowstone!

Visited June 2014
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