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“Awe-inspiring!”
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Lava Creek Adventures
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Owner description: Specializing in guided outdoor adventures on land and water in the greater Yellowstone area. Private guided Yellowstone tours, guided kayaking and kayak rentals, combo trips with scenic kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding…We’re the source!
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Awe-inspiring!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is hard to put into words how awe-inspiring our vacation was thanks to our guides!! I brought my two daughters, 5 and 7 to Yellowstone to experience the wonder and beauty of Nature. We spent a few days on our own seeing all the tourist attractions. Then we spent 3 days with Lava Creek guides and that made all the difference in the world. Amy giided us the first day and immediately caught on to the fact that my kids liked climbing and jumping. She brought us to safe and exciting places and climbed with them!! They will never forget that! Dave was our guide for the second 2 days. He was also incredible with my kids. He took us through remote areas where we saw old skeletons, a herd of bison fighting for a female, unfenced hot spots and mud pots, and a black sand beach! He swam, hiked, and climbed with my kids. He kept my kids completely entertained for two full days (not easy) while teaching them more than they will learn all year in school and making us feel completely safe. We all have a new appreciation for Nature thanks to these guides. We will definitely come back!!
Anne

Visited August 2013
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Summerfield, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Kayaking with Lava Creek in W. Yellowstone is a Great Trip!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We are professional photographers (not kayakers -only second time) and this company designed a trip to fit our needs. Debbie was our guide- and very professional as she led us down the river explaining the area as well as how and what to do. We had such a great experience we now have fallen in Love with the sport and can't wait to book our next experience with them!
Thanks! Lava Creek

Visited August 2013
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Portland, OR
1 review
“Great kayak rental and guiding company”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Lava Creek is the place to go if you need to rent kayaks for Yellowstone National Park. They got us outfitted with boats and all the gear we needed -- paddles, PFDs, dry bags, bilge pump -- to have a fantastic paddling trip in Yellowstone's Lewis and Shoshone lakes. The owners were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and they are located right outside the park in West Yellowstone (there are no kayak/canoe rental agencies inside the park).

Visited July 2013
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We booked our outing about two weeks in advance with no trouble at all. The communication was great, it was easy to find and hassle free. Debbie was a great guide for the kids, as they needed a little more instruction. We had a great time, Hebgen Lake was beautiful, and we had it basically to ourselves. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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Wellington, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“The best way to tour Yellowstone”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a great day! Yellowstone supplied the natural beauty of both the landscape and the wildlife, but David Alder, our tour guide, made it all come to life with his wealth of information. It is a rare individual that can even make a rock seem interesting. He conveys a deep passion for this park which gave us a respect for the park and its wildlife instead of just seeing the scenery. We had contemplated driving through Yellowstone on our own and are so glad that we went with Lava Creek instead. Yes, we would have saved some money, but we wouldn't have gotten nearly as much out of Yellowstone. We were with 3 kids, 9-12 yrs old, who were already sick of being in the car so much. David began the day by feeling out what our interests and goals were in Yellowstone and then set about designing the day. He was great with our kids and stayed engaged with them. He specifically told us that his goal was to keep the kids focus with him so that the adults too could get a break! Like I said, a great day! A private tour with Lava Creek is the only way to go.

Visited July 2013
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