Yellowstone River Kayaking

Be the captain of your own ship — no experience necessary


Perfect for First Time Kayaker

Paddle fun, safe rapids without being intimidated

Fun for all ages, the Yellowstone River is a perfect introduction to whitewater kayaking with Class II and Class III rapids. Eddies and kayak-friendly wave-trains make a natural playground for solo boats.

Paddle sit-on-top kayaks designed for safety — even if you're inexperienced

Learn how to kayak a river with basic instruction on equipment, safety, stroke styles, movement in and out of the current, and whitewater technique from the safety of the shore or a quiet eddy

Read the rapids and chart your own course for an experience 100 percent unique to you and your capabilities

Glide with nimbleness over the water to reach all the river features you want to hit and easily maneuver through any obstacles


Awesome kayaking & rafting

We had a blast!

Took kayaks down the rapids the first half and then jumped in a raft for the second half.

Guides were fun, knowledgeable of the area, and went out of their way to make sure we had a great (and safe) time.

Very patient with our complete lack of knowledge of kayaks.

- Amber C., Bloomington, Indiana


Your Whitewater Kayaking Float Options

Kayaking in Yellowstone

Half-Day Yellowstone Kayaking

Enjoy 2 hours of kayaking bliss on the Yellowstone

Trips start at 11 a.m. daily (July through September 15).

Take the same 2-hour whitewater trip as our rafts, but with the freedom to paddle your way.

Take in big views of Mount Sepulcher and Electric Peak and watch for wildlife as you float past Yellowstone National Park.

Float an 8-mile section of the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States.

Price: $60 (Adults only)

2-person minimum per trip. Plan 2 hours round-trip.

Kayaking in Yellowstone

Full-Day Yellowstone Kayaking

Amp up your playtime with Class III rapids

Trips start at 11 a.m. daily, returning at 3-4 p.m. (July - September 15)

Ramp up your kayaking skills, learn new strokes, and potentially practice exiting and getting back in the boat without coming back to shore. Enjoy the same fun and easy morning float as the half-day kayaking trips.

After a delicious deli-style lunch on a private beach, you'll head downriver to find greater challenges.

Put your skills to the test in the Class III whitewater or hop in a raft for the more technical section of river.

Must be in good physical shape and be willing to swim in the river.

Price: $130 (Adults only)

2-person minimum per trip. Plan 4-5 hours round-trip.