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The trip begins with check-in at the rafting office in Gardiner, Montana, thirty minutes prior to departure. Once everyone is changed into wetsuits or other provided water gear, guides will shuttle you to the river where you will learn about water safety. From there, you board your raft and paddle off! You will see 18 miles of the beautiful Yellowstone River and experience Class II, III and even a Class IV depending on the time of the year. The Gallatin National Forest boarders the Yellowstone to your left and you will have plenty of scenic viewing opportunity. Your guide will even let you jump in for a swim! About 20 minutes into your trip, you can expect to be photographed by a professional photographer.

Halfway through the excursion, your party will take a break and enjoy a homemade picnic lunch. Once lunch is finished, it's off through Yankee Jim Canyon for the last leg of the adventure.

As your trip draws to a close, guides pick you up and drive 20 minutes back to Gardiner where you can change out of your river garb, view your photos and purchase other mementos from your trip.
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Experience the exhilaration of rafting on the Yellowstone River on a half-day rafting trip from Gardiner. Under the guidance of an expert instructor, paddle on rapids classified as Class II and III and admire the beautiful scenery of the Gallatin National Forest. Discover the rugged beauty of Yankee Jim Canyon and revitalize with a delicious picnic lunch midway through your adventure. Allow a professional photographer to capture photos of your unforgettable day and opt to purchase the mementos when your tour concludes.

  • Half-day rafting adventure on the Yellowstone River from Gardiner
  • Admire stunning scenery as you glide past the Gallatin National Forest
  • Revitalize with a delicious picnic lunch at a scenic spot
  • Discover the rugged beauty of Yankee Jim Canyon and the Gallatin National Forest
  • Opt to purchase professional photographs of your rafting adventure at the end of your tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great day!

Our guide Chris was awesome! He was very informative. We even had lunch on the water floating in the calm areas.We saw tons of wildlife too! It was amazing! My only complaint would be the pictures take a while to get, would have liked to...More

Thank pokerKevin
Reviewed 5 days ago
Full Day Rafting with 2 Kids

We did the full day trip with our two children (5 & 4) and had an amazing time. Our guide Chris was absolutely the best and he was great with the kids. The scenery was beautiful and we even had lunch on the raft floating...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Great Introduction to Rafting!

What a trip! The rapids were exhilarating; intense enough to get your heart racing but never too much to handle. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, there were more mountains, canyons, and eagles than you could shake a stick at. Our guide Morgan was very skilled...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago
full day rafting

allie was wonderful. really enjoyed the trip and company. great sights. very friendly staff. great day.

Thank scallanamy72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super Fun Day

This was my first time white water rafting, and a bucket list activity. Our adult family of 5 chose a private trip. Our guide, Morgan, was absolutely the best. The water was up and we had many thrills, as we made our way down the...More

Thank MeeMom4
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