Fly Fishing – Full Day Float Trip

The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River offers the opportunity to fish from a drift boat or raft; an option that you don’t have while fishing in the park. Flowing out of the park right here in Gardiner, the river continues north to Livingston, splitting the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountains, creating an area called Paradise Valley. Home to brown, rainbow, and the famous Yellowstone cutthroat trout, the Yellowstone River is known for great fishing and some of the best views in Montana.

A float trip enables the client(s) and their guide to cover more water, giving beginner anglers the chance at more fish. Experienced anglers alike are sure to enjoy all the dry fly fishing, wildlife, and scenery that the Yellowstone River has to offer. With a private boat launch in Gardiner, we are able to access the river upstream from most other fishing guides. This allows us to fish water with less pressure.

On the river, your guide will cover all the basics including casting, rigging, reading water, and fly selection; all the things you need to know to be more successful on your own. No matter your skill level, we are happy to accommodate any expectations you may have for your day.

Our experienced guides will pick you up at the raft office and take you to the river for a full day of fishing and instruction. Rods, flies, and lunch are included. Our anglers offer rental waders for $20 and boots for $10, keep in mind you may not need to rent these items during the warmer summer months.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip time to get geared up. Plan for 8 hours round-trip. 

TRIP ITINERARY:

8:50am | Meet at Yellowstone Raft Company
9:00am – 5:00pm |
Fish and Float on the Yellowstone River

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $575

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Fly Fishing – Walk & Wade Full Day

Fish the Park!

When it comes to fly fishing, Yellowstone National Park has the resources that make for one unforgettable experience. With around 2,500 miles of water running through Yellowstone’s variety of unique landscapes, there is plenty to offer for every skill level.

Throughout your trip, your guide will cover all the basics including casting, rigging, reading water, and fly selection; all the things you need to know to get out and be more successful on your own. Not interested in all the jargon and just want to to see the park with a shot at some fish? That’s fine too, let us do the work.

Beginners have the opportunity to learn on smaller, slower rivers. This allows the client(s) and their guide to focus on different techniques with a good opportunity of finding some eager trout. The more experienced anglers will have a few more options to fish some of Yellowstone’s most famous rivers. Being able to skip over some of the basics allows us the time to get further off the beaten path and back to some of our guides’ favorite fishing holes. Our knowledgeable guides will have some tips and “tricks” that even the most seasoned fly fisherman can benefit from.

Our experienced guides will pick you up at the raft office and take you into the park for a full day of fishing and instruction. Rods, flies, and lunch are included. We offer rental waders for $20 and boots for $10, keep in mind you may not need to rent these items during the warmer summer months.

Itinerary

8:50am – Meet at Yellowstone Raft Company

9:00am – 5:00pm – Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip time to get geared up. Plan for 8 hours round-trip. 

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $575
Additional Anglers $80

Any additional anglers, up to 4 total

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Scenic Float & Ride: Deluxe

 

 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 2.5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended. 
  • Long pants and closed toes shoes are required for horseback.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!

Answer the call of serenity — all day long!

Trip Itinerary:

  • 10:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 11:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Lunch Break (1:30 pm): Break to allow you time for lunch in Gardiner, explore suggestions here and be sure to call ahead for ETA's (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED).
  • 3:00 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 3:30 pm: Scenic float trip down the Yellowstone River

Float & Ride FAQ's

Dress according to the weather. We can provide cool-weather gear, but we recommend fleece.  Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. Your feet will likely get wet in the raft, but we do provide water shoes.

**All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee trip length or size of rapids due to water flow. The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly.  

Saddle and Paddle: Deluxe

 

Answer the call of adventure — all day long!

Trip Itinerary:

  • 10:30 am: Check-in at the Corrales
  • 11:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Lunch Break (1:30 pm): Break to allow you time for lunch in Gardiner, explore suggestions here and be sure to call ahead for ETA's (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED).
  • 2:30 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 3:00 pm: 8-mile Whitewater rafting trip down the Yellowstone River

 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 8 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!

Saddle and Paddle FAQ's

Dress according to the weather. We can provide cool-weather gear, but we recommend fleece, Under Armour, or a synthetic material – not cotton – for under your rafting gear. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet, especially on a hot day. We provide all whitewater gear including helmets, life jackets, and water shoes (if needed). You may want to bring a change of clothes for afterward and change in our changing rooms. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. the ranch does not provide rain gear.

**All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee trip length or size of rapids due to water flow. The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly.  

Full Day Kayaking

PRICING:

Adults $125

Ages 13 & Up

AMP UP YOUR PLAYTIME WITH CLASS II & III RAPIDS!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes, athletic wear (no cotton), and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!


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18 Mile Whitewater

PRICES:

Adults $129

Ages 13 & Up

Children $99

Ages 6-12, Age restrictions may apply during spring run off, call for details.

Private Trip $800

Includes up to 6, additional $105 per person after 6 people.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!