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Full Day Rafting on the Yellowstone River

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gardiner, MT at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    • Driver/guide
    • Wet suits, water shoes, splash jacket
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    We enjoyed rafting with our guide Hayden whose terrible jokes entertained us during the smooth water parts. We had good company among other rafters as well. I believe the Rapids are Class 2 and 3 so you might want a different tour for something wilder. We got plenty wet and had
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    Our family booked the full-day rafting trip with Wild West Rafting in August 2019. We were a diverse group in age--6 people from 5 to 70--and we all came away delighted with the experience. We consider it very good value for the cost. Our guide, one of two Pats, was
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    Boone was our guide and he really knew what he was doing! He was fun ,sarcastic and super knowledgeable. Our family of 9 had a great time and we highly recommend Boone and Wild West for a rafting adventure! Thanks again Boone!!
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    LOVED our rafting trip on the Yellowstone River with Patrick as our guide. Patrick knew so much about the ecology, history, and wildlife along the river and his jokes were also great. He kept us informed, entertained and safe! I couldn't have asked for a better day with my
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    Ten years ago my immediate family did the 2 1/2 hour trip and enjoyed it so much that we booked the full day trip for us and my brother-in-law's family. There were 8 of us ranging in age from 7 to 50 and we all absolutely loved it. We all had huge smiles on our face for the
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    About the operator
    By: Wild West Rafting
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    Seattle, Washington
    Can be a wild ride!
    Joined the Yellowstone river swim team,when I fell out! Couldn't have had a better leader on the trip,which was
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    San Antonio, Texas
    Full of Energy!
    One of the more memorable experiences of my travels. Such a fun time flying down the yellowstone river and then
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    Mark V
    Unbelievable experience!
    Wasn't really sure what to expect as I had never whitewater rafted before. What an amazing experience! Our
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    Sherry P
    San Antonio, Texas
    Extra fun at Yellowstone.
    Perfect ride for us. Not too scary but just exciting enough we got just a tiny bit wet but not bad. Our guide was
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    A must do in Gardiner
    This was our first time to Yellowstone and first time rafting. Our guide was Finn. He maneuvered down the
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    Los Angeles, California
    Fun and relaxing
    Great experience rafting along the river. I was traveling with my family. It was the first time for my aunt and my
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    Fun for first timers and the whole family
    This was our first time rafting along with children from ages of 5 to 13. We were concerned it would be too rough
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    Kristin S
    Best guides ever to help with our family feud!!
    We had a family of 15 in late July ranging from a 5 year daughter to 70 year old grandparents. Our guides were
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    Staten Island, New York
    Great time with Wild West!!
    My husband and I recently booked the 9:00 am 2 hour rafting experience and although we were the only ones booked
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    Great time
    Fantastic people really took care of us and explained everything to a must do if your near Yellowstone
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    Waupaca, Wisconsin
    Great first rafting trip!!!!
    Guides were awesome and it was super fun. The whole 2 hours was great and the group we went with was the best.
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    Venice, Italy
    River rafting
    Great trip, lots of good rapids without being too challenging or dangerous, but enough for a thrilling experience.
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    8 of us got together and went rafting with Wild West Rafting in Gardiner MT on Aug. 28th, 2019. Our guide was
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    Michelle H
    Valley City
    We had a wonderful safe scenic ride
    Our guide Patrick was skillful, entertaining and informative. Had a great sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed our
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    Loved it. Great for young kids.
    The four of us had a blast. Our 7 year old was right up there in the front getting soaked and loving every minute
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