Water activity

From Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

Activity provider: Wild West Rafting

From Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

Activity provider: Wild West Rafting

From US$ 150 per person

Take an epic guided journey on the Yellowstone River for a full day of class II and III rapids. Explore Yankee Jim Canyon from the water and enjoy a picnic lunch on an island.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience class II and III rapids along with swim time on the Yellowstone River
  • Marvel at wildlife such as deer, elk, osprey, and bald eagles along the way
  • Travel down the rapids and floating areas with your guide to Yankee Jim Canyon
  • Indulge in an epic picnic lunch along the water with your crew and guide
  • Get picked up and dropped off from one meeting point along the river route
Full description

Experience rafting in one of the remote areas along the Yellowstone River. Your guides will travel down the rapids and floating sections of the river with you before you’re taken back to your meeting point at the end of the trip.

You'll be equipped with any necessary gear and a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide before you depart to tour down 18 miles of the Yellowstone River. Upon completing the first 10 miles, you can expect to stop for lunch on a small island.

Proceed rafting through the famous Yankee Jim Canyon to round out an adventure-packed day. We will equip you with any necessary gear and a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide. 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 Big Sky Country. As your trip comes to an end, you will be picked up at the stopping point.

You can relax on the short drive back to the meeting point, where you will have the chance to change and view the photos captured during your adventure.

  • Full picnic lunch including various sandwiches, chips, and fruits
  • Cookies for dessert
  • Wetsuits
  • Splash jackets for cooler days
  • Neoprene booties for cooler days
  • Water shoes
  • Type V life jackets
  • Experienced, trained guides with First Aid, CPR, and Swift Water Rescue Certificates
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

When you arrive at 202 Main Street, Gardiner, MT you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Your quick and easy check-in includes minimal paperwork and payment. We provide dressing rooms for your convenience. When your guide announces your trip, leave all your cares behind as you board our bus! We then shuttle you across town to the river access. After a safety briefing, it's off to the Yellowstone River.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • All rafting trips are equipped with a first aid kit and rescue equipment. Every guide holds First Aid, CPR and Swift Water Rescue Certificates and undergo an in-depth training in all aspects of river guiding and rescue
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Great river rafting trip. Wetsuits, jackets & neoprene booties provided. Lunch on the banks of the River was good (sandwiches, chips, watermelon, cookies, water and lemonade). Our raft navigator (Bailey) was very skilled at guiding us down the River and telling us the names of the rapids we went over. Definitely recommend this tour. We went 18 miles, through a canyon, and even saw a bald eagle sitting on a rock in the bank.

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September 22, 2022

This was a lot of fun. Enough rapid action to get wet a little. Enough relaxing time to enjoy the scenery. Was great for kids. Guides were a lot of fun. We had Patrick, but they all seemed like fun! We'd do it again for sure!

August 1, 2022

August 26, 2022


Product ID: 418112