Yellowstone River Kayaking

Big, beautiful and free-flowing, the Yellowstone River rolls along the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park. This is a wonderful river for all ages and a perfect river for a first time kayaker.

The Yellowstone warms up nicely by mid-summer. There are numerous eddies and rapids for a beginner to play in that are fun, but not intimidating. By mid-summer big, river-smoothed rocks start showing up that make a challenging maze for new paddlers.

Yellowstone Half Day Kayaking

Our sit-on-top kayak trips are designed for first time paddlers or paddlers, with little or no river experience, who want to learn about kayaking a river and experience the challenge of reading and running rapids in their own boat.

Our seasoned instructors will teach the basics of equipment, safety and whitewater technique on the beach and in a quiet eddy out of the current, and then guide you down an appropriate stretch of river.

Kayaking trips are available starting in July.Kayak instructions on the beach

$60 (Adults only)

Trips start at 11 am
Minimum of 2 people per trip

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Yellowstone Full Day Kayaking

In the morning we'll start you off on our class II section of the river, learning how to move in and out of the current, using different paddle strokes to control the boat, and potentially practicing how to exit and get back into the boat. After a delicious deli style lunch and a relaxing digestion period, we'll take you to the next level and let you put those newly learned skills to the test in class III whitewater.

After lunch, kayakers can decided whether they would like to kayak or join a raft for the class III section. Participants must be in good physical shape and be willing to swim in the river.Full Day kayak fun

$130 (Adults only)

Minimum of 2 people per trip
Trips begin at 11 am and return to our office between 3 and 4 pm.

Due to higher than average flows for this time of year we are not offering the Full day kayak trip at this time.

Please call our office to book this trip

Want to know what kind of weather to expect in July or what you should wear on the river? Check out our FAQ's here.