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Yellowstone Raft Company
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Owner description: The Yellowstone Raft Co. pioneered rafting on the Yellowstone River in 1978 and continue to provide exciting, fun, and safe trips for families and visitors to Yellowstone National Park. We offer a variety of whitewater, scenic, kayaking, horseback, and hiking trips that can accommodate all ability levels and acquaint you with the greater Yellowstone area. Offering trips May-September, call about group discounts.
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Our experience on the water was outstanding. Pat, our guide and raconteur was excellent and informative, and kept us entertained the entire time.
The low points were the forced marching with the rafts. The takeout wasn't too bad, but getting the raft to the river was steep, slippery, and hazardous and a person in another party slipped and was injured. YRC needs to come up with a better way to get people and raft to the water.
That aside, it was an experience our 11 year old grandson will not forget - he was ready to go on his next rafting experience immediately! Everyone had a great time, got totally wet, and thoroughly enjoyed the pictures provided to us for a nominal fee (one attached).
In summary: a great river guide, wonderful time, and a great experience for all (5 first time rafters in one trip). One suggestion - request the raft be put in before you get there.

1  Thank barbegrie
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have used this company every time that I have rafted in Yellowstone. I cannot say that they are better than the other companies, but I CAN say that they are GREAT. Sarah at the front desk is a delight and takes great photos of the trip. Our guide was Daniel, a Mississippi lad with a thick fantastic accent. We saw two bald eagles on our trip and stopped at the hot beach. This was a highlight of our trip. The prices for rafting in Gardiner are HALF what they cost in Jackson. We rafted both and they are comparable as far as fun, but Yellowstone cannot be beat for the price and the friendliness of the staff. Our twins were six and loved it!

1  Thank ChrisReedDFW
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Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Our guide, Sarah, was excellent. She is a native of Gardiner and knows a lot about the area, restaurants, wildlife and geology. She was great with the kids. YRC gives you a little longer trip than the competition -- put in upstream and take put downstream of other operators we saw. Highly recommended.

1  Thank tnjgotts
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Big group of a mix of experienced and first time rafters....age range from 9 to 74. It was fantastic. The staff was amazing both in the shop and on the river. We had two boats and two great guides. I highly recommend this company if you need a whitewater experience in Yellowstone.

1  Thank Mjkcs
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our guide, Pat, was excellent! He made great conversation with everyone in the raft and made sure we were safe while we had a blast! Not only did he expertly guide our raft through calm and white water, but he also pointed out landmarks and told historical bits of trivia...not to mention his fine 'chef' skills for lunch! He made a loaf of bread and sandwich material seem like a feast at our little picnic area:)

This was a great experience for our family's first rafting experience. It worked out that another family with teens was in our raft, so we made some new friends.

Thanks to the staff at the office also. They sent helpful instructions before our trip so that we were prepared.

Excellent time on the river!

Thank Wasiaks
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