Water activities


Yellowstone National Park is a popular destination for water activities. 

The river and lakes in the park provide numerous opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and more.

The experience can be dramatically increased by taking the water activity base tickets of Yellowstone National Park. 

Yellowstone has three different types of water activities tickets that allow you to access certain areas in the park and they are as follows;


Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

On this family-friendly trip, take in the enchanting views of the wildlife of Jackson Hole as you raft down the serene Snake River from Jackson.

Admire the alpine scenery and look for native fauna such as deer, moose, eagles, and others.

Just unwind and enjoy the view while your guide highlights the area’s history.

This excursion starts at your selected time slots from Stilson Parking Lot, also known as the Village Road Transit Center, and lasts for 3 hours.

This ticket includes:

  • Unique 13-mile float tour of the snake river
  • Guided raft tour
  • Water and Lunch
  • Rain ponchos
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Life jacket

Ticket prices:

Visitors’ AgePrice ($)
Adult ticket (14 to 99 years)$80
Child ticket (upto 13 years)$50
Note: There are two time slots available for this snake river raft tour: 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Lake Yellowstone Half-Day Kayak Tours Past Geothermal Features

On this personalized Kayak tour, You get to  kayak past geysers and valleys, and get up close and personal with the thermal features of the lake

This excursion starts at 8.30 am from Old Marina Road and lasts for 4 hours. 

This ticket includes:

  • Kayaking across Lake Yellowstone
  • Enjoying mesmerizing views of geothermal features 
  • Expert guide
  • Snacks and Bottled water
  • Splash jackets
  • Dry bags and boxes for electronic items

Ticket prices:

Visitors’ AgePrice ($)
Adult ticket (13 to 75 years)$135
Child ticket (7 to 12 years)$115

4-Hour Morning Kayak on Yellowstone Lake with Lunch

On this morning tour, admire enchanting Yellowstone Lake’s hot baths, beaches, and forest banks from the water.

Get your Kayak on to the water after a short kayak lesson from your guide to marvel at the steamy geyser and pools.

This excursion starts at 8 am from Grant Marina Road and lasts for 4 hours

This ticket includes:

  • Morning kayaking tour across Lake Yellowstone
  • Lunch by lakeside
  • Hot beverages (tea or coffee)

Ticket prices:

Visitors’ AgePrice ($)
Adult ticket (14 to 80 years)$127

Kayak Yellowstone Private Tour

On this private tour, hop in your kayak for a guided paddle over Yellowstone Lake, passing thermal vents, geysers, and hot springs.

This excursion starts from Grant Marina road and lasts 1 – 6 hours.

This ticket includes:

  • Kayaking experience across Lake Yellowstone
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Kayaking gear
  • Hot beverage (coffee or tea)

Ticket prices:

Visitors’ AgePrice ($)
Adult ticket (19 to 99 years)$425
Infant ticket (upto 2 years)Free entry

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