Located at the North Gate to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, the Yellowstone River has some of the finest whitewater rafting this side of the Mississippi. During your whitewater rafting trip, expect Class II & III rapids - perfect for a little adventure! You'll also have a great chance to see plenty of wildlife such as deer, elk, osprey, bald eagles, and many others. Our section of the Yellowstone River flows North just outside of the Park, allowing you to fully enjoy all that Yellowstone has to offer during your family vacation!
full-day whitewater experience
$89/adult, $67/child 12 & under
Trip Length: 18 miles, 4-5 hours
Start Time: 10 AM daily
Pick-Up Time: 2-3 pm
Everything you are looking for is on our 18-mile Full Day Rafting trip, where you will experience Class I, II & III rapids. We will equip you with any necessary gear and a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide. Upon completing the first 10 miles, you can expect to stop on Lunch Island to indulge in the picnic we packed for you earlier that morning. Once you have eaten your fill, your raft will continue on towards Yankee Jim Canyon. The rest of the trip takes place in this canyon where the waves increase in excitement.
During the floating sections, relish in the beautiful Absaroka mountains and take in every last bit of our Big Sky Country. You can even ask your guide to go for a swim! As your trip comes to an end, we will pick you up at the stopping point. You can relax on the short drive back to our office, where you will have the chance to change and view the photos we captured during your adventure.
Included: A full picnic lunch- various sandwiches, chips, potato salad, fruits, and cookies for dessert! Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Depending on the time of summer, wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets will also be provided free of charge.
classic half-day whitewater experience
$43/adult, $33/child 12 & under
Trip Length: 8 miles, 2 hours
Start Time: 9A*, 10A, 12:30P, 3:30p
*9 a.m. early bird special: save $5 per person!
Our 2-Hour Classic Half-Day Whitewater trip is great for those who may not have time to spend all day on the river. It's great for those with children 40 lbs & up! You meet at our office 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time. We will get you geared up at no extra charge. We depart from our office at the scheduled trip time and transport you to the river put-in. From there, your experience begins as you paddle and splash down 8 miles of gorgeous river. There is a splendid mixture of rapids and calm floating sections to appease every adventure level! We pick you up 2 hours later and take you back to our office where you can use our changing rooms facilities and view the rafting images taken of your family! Even order a burger or latte at our on-site cafe!
Included: Depending on the time of summer, wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets will be provided
small boat big water*
$60/adult, must be 16 years or older
Trip Length: 8 miles, 2 hours
Start Time: 12 pm
*Small Boat Big Water is optimal May-June. We do not book after June.
Paddle hard! Run Yankee Jim Canyon for an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience. This is a special whitewater trip for rafting enthusiasts. You will experience 8 miles of the Yellowstone River facing class III and class IV rapids. The minimum trip size is 4. The maximum is 8 adults per boat. You must be in good physical condition for this 2-3 hour trip.
May – June only. Please call to book.
Included: Wetsuits, water shoes, splash jackets, and helmets will be provided.
$600/full-day, 2-6 guests per guided boat
$89 per additional guest
$300/half-day, 2-6 guests per guided boat
$43 per additional guest
Trip Length: 8 miles, 2 hours or
18 miles, 5 hours
Start Time: 9a, 10a, 12:30p, 3:30p
Let Wild West roll out the red carpet for you!
Our “Private Boat” Raft Trip guarantees a personal guided rafting experience on the Yellowstone River! You can even add personal photos of your family or group. We will attend to your specific requests, which includes a hearty lunch on the Full Day Trip, and of course, an expert enthusiastic guide!
*A maximum 8 Guests per boat.
Included: On the Full-Day Rafting Trip we include full picnic lunch- various sandwiches, chips, potato salad, fruits, and cookies for dessert! Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs! Depending on the time of summer, wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets will also be provided free of charge.