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“Another great day on the River”

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 August 11, 2012

This is the second time I have gone down the river with the Yellowstone Raft Company. This time I went with my cousin from Texas for a little Montana fun! Our guide was great am again impressed with the knowledge he had of having a good time on the river and still staying safe. Thanks Yellowstone Raft Company for a great memory for our nephew!

Thank Aiden F
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"the river"
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"day trip"
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"the national park service"
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"class iii"
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"safety precautions"
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"first timers"
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"great family fun"
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"yankee jim canyon"
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"provided wet suits"
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"two sons"
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"a lot of fun"
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"bald eagles"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"favorite part"
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"life jackets"
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"great pictures"
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"splash jackets"
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were a family party of 8 who took a half day trip in the afternoon with YRC. Cory was our guide. The whole experience was fantastic for our guests who were visiting Yellowstone for the first time from the east coast. Their two teenagers had smiles a mile wide for the rest of the day and next. The trip starts off with a bang with good rapids hit shortly after the launch. It was thrilling and beautiful with lots of interesting scenery. Cory's stories were entertaining and he was intent on seeing we had a great time. Be prepared to get wet so leave cameras, belts, and other things behind or put them in the raft wet bag. Glasses should all be attached to you with croakies or similar. The get-in and get-out carrying the raft requires some agility as does the paddling so I wouldn't recommend it for those heavily overweight or with serious health issues, but the average Yellowstone area visitor shouldn't fear it and will treasure the experience. YRC has a photographer posted along the road who will take great shots of your trip.

1  Thank Maclay B
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The entire experience was a treat. Our guide Cory was entertaining and funny, yet competent and professional. He made sure we all had a very enjoyable time. Staff in the office made check-in a breeze. The time on the river was thrilling, but never frightening. I will definitely go back to this rafting company my next visit to Gardiner. Good value, fairly priced souvenir items - photo CD is a bit over priced.

1  Thank gkadoo
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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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