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Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip
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Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip

By Montana Whitewater
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Ages 6-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Wetsuit, Booties, Helmet, Paddle, Splash Top
What's not included
  • Gratuities


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  • 603 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT 59030, USA
    Please arrive at our Yellowstone River office at 603 Scott Street Gardiner, MT 59030 across from the Super 8 and right outside the North Entrance to YNP!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15799P7

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip?
    Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip price starts from $139.09. Discover and book Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip on Tripadvisor
    What is the Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip cancellation policy?
    Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip on Tripadvisor
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    Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip is hosted by Montana Whitewater. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Montana Whitewater on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Yellowstone River 8-Mile Paradise Raft Trip on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15799P7

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    • Montana Whitewater
      1,375
      Gardiner, United States
      Joined in September 2009
    • brianaquirk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an amazing experience!!
      Ingrid (hopefully the spelling is correct) was our tour guide. This was a great time. He took the time to give us all the back ground on different things in montane. Would def recommend!
      Written 25 September 2023
    • brittanyjannin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Natalie was great!!
      This was our first white water adventure, and I was a little nervous! Natalie was an awesome guide and she made our adventure so much fun it was definitely one of our highlights of our vacation!! Thank you Natalie. We are excited for our next white water trip.
      Written 22 September 2023
    • sararI5421WM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience, highly recommend!
      We had a great experience! We did the 8 mile (3hr) ride on the Yellowstone River at the Gardiner location. Our guide Ingram was so fun and friendly. The kids (8 and 10) had a blast! He let them jump in! An experience they will remember for a lifetime. Equipment and services were great as well. They even offer a photo opportunity while on the water. We saw 3 elk in the water, eagles, ospreys and ducks. The kids are asking when we can go back. 💯 recommend!
      Written 21 September 2023
    • O9992LDpauld
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family First Time Rafting
      Jordan did an outstanding job as our guide. He kept us safe and made sure we had fun along the way. Great experience! We will be back. The office staff was great too.
      Written 16 September 2023
    • David M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great River Rafting Experience
      There were five of us in our party and we all agreed the river rafting trip was great. It was fun, exciting and the scenery was beautiful. Our guide, Jordan, was excellent, knowledgeable and provided great commentary while we rocked and rolled on the Yellowstone River. He was well trained and an excellent rafting instructor.
      Written 14 September 2023
    • bobraudys
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun rafting trip! Fun people!
      Took a nice ride down (and into) the Yellowstone River. Got a chance to see sights from a different viewpoint. They have everything you need to have an enjoyable ride. Conveniently located in Gardine, MT, the northern entrance to Yellowstone Park.
      Written 9 September 2023
    • barbk718
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Scenic adventure
      All of us were first time rafters and Natalie, our guide was informative and relatable. We had awesome views, we spotted an eagle in a near river tree and saw elk in the river. Wind kicked up and Natalie kept us moving along. There was areas to swim alongside if you chose fun day.
      Written 8 September 2023
    • Yitz W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Fun Experience!
      we had the pleasure of going out on the river with Natalie , a super professional, cool and fun instructor and guide. She was full of interesting cool info about the area and the route, she handled the rapids and the rafting like the pro she is. the rest of the staff was engaging, fun and helpful. we had a blast! Highly reccomend
      Written 6 September 2023
    • BrianandMT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun for the Family
      It was a rainy day during our Yellowstone trip but Jordan and the team made sure this was a standout activity for my 2 boys - 7 and 9. Would absolutely do again.
      Written 5 September 2023
    • ArchieIV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing 8mile float
      An amazing 8mile Yellowstone river float with our guide Sanne. She was wonderful. Good conversation. Well organized. Highly recommended
      Written 4 September 2023
    • lyndao528
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful rafting experience
      We had an awesome, informative rafting experience with Kay even though it was cold and rainy! Thank you, Kay, for a most memorable experience!
      Written 27 August 2023
    • debbyandj0hn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So fun!
      We are so glad we did our river rafting trip in Loved our river rafting trip . It is such a beautiful area. We even saw antelope, Our guide Suna was so fun and had such a great personality, and so was Fred who wasn’t even our guide. I would recommend. this company and use them again.We bought all the pictures at the end to remember our wonderful time ! Thank you Suns and Fred!
      Written 24 August 2023
    • H5496PWalanb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable experiences without being over-the-top
      We did both the ziplining (with Trevor and Sage) and the whitewater rafting (with Fred) and both were fantastic! Great friendly helpful guides, really well-suited for the kind of work that they do! Highly recommended! The zipline course was fun and excellent, while manageable for newbies. And the rafting was great too - not too hard but challenging enough to be interesting and a lot of fun.
      Written 23 August 2023
    • WondrTravelr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun river, fun guides, fun day
      We were a group of nine (four adults, three teens, two kids) with mixed experience with whitewater rafting. Overall, we loved that it didn't take too long to get from the office to the river and then back again. All of the guides (but Bo especially) were fantastic. He guided us well, told a few tall tales, and let us enjoy both the whitewater portion of the river and the slow float (with a bit of swimming). It was fantastic!
      Written 20 August 2023
    • kabhall3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great times
      So much fun! Our first time ever whitewater rating and it was great! Sonna was a great guide! Can’t wait to whitewater raft again!!
      Written 20 August 2023
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    Kristy H
    Vancouver, WA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Family
    We did the 3 hour trip, and Zack was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and made our trip so amazing. It was the first time my husband and kids have gone rafting, he made everything fun and everyone feel safe.
    He told the kids spots where it was calm enough, and that they could jump in, and oh yes, all the kids took advantage of it.
    We got paired with another amazing family with kids.
    We will definitely be back, but I don’t know how we can top this experience.
    Great guide, great family to raft with and so many amazing memories. Not one person fell in, 4 jumped in!
    Written 19 July 2020
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    Glad your experience with us was top notch! Happy your family has a new love of rafting and hope you will join us again for another FUN adventure!
    Written 21 July 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Thomas M
    Florida1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Family
    After going door to door in Gardiner to check price and availability we decided upon Montana Whitewater due to the polite and friendly but matter of fact interaction with the staff.
    Our trip guide was Corey. He took great strides to not only personally remember each passenger by name but to also single them out periodically to provide a more individual experience. His extensive knowledge of the scenery and historical sites laced with tall tales delivered in a robustly humorous dialogue created and fun and friendly adventure. Corey’s ability to navigate the rushing waters allowed each and every passenger a chance to experience the fullness of the Yellowstone River. Our family is extremely satisfied by choosing Montana Whitewater and grateful for the delightful memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
    Written 17 June 2021
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    Wow, what a stellar review, thank you! Corey is an amazing and experienced guide. Glad to hear he is like a fine wine, getting even better with age ;) We appreciate your thorough research of areas raft companies and are thankful you chose us and that we didn't disappoint. Come see us again!
    Written 22 June 2021
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    Philip J
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Our guide Ben made the experience for us lots of fun. We got to spin the boat a lot, we got to go through the rapids while straddling the very front of the boat, and he told all sorts of interesting facts and cheesy jokes.

    Even though we went late in the summer (when the water is low and the rapids are a little more calm), we were entertained the whole 8 miles down the river.

    As a company, they were super accommodating to our group and were nice enough to schedule us for a time that wasn't originally on the schedule for that day. And the price for the trip couldn't be beat!
    Written 1 September 2020
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    Thanks for taking the time to review! Ben has been crushing it and we love hearing the feedback!
    Written 6 September 2020
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    Road17242706301
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    What an amazing trip! From start to finish Montana Whitewater was top notch. I really appreciated that they offered FREE use of dry suits and booties to wear for those who felt they would like a set. Our guide, Pete, was FANTASTIC! He quickly understood the abilities of our group and gently encouraged us to challenge ourselves along the trip. He was extremely knowledgeable about the river, the area and the wildlife. Pete was great at getting us laughing which helped some of the group who were a little apprehensive. Although the river was down since it was late summer, the speed of the river, the rapids and the wildlife didn't disappoint.
    If you want to do some fun and well run whitewater rafting I'd strongly suggest this company. They are top notch from top to bottom, and you'll have a BLAST!
    Written 3 September 2020
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    Thanks for the amazing review and so happy your group had blast from start to finish! Pete is a great guide and so happy to hear he rocked it on your trip! Hope you can come back for more FUN!
    Written 6 September 2020
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    travelgirl0414
    Combined Locks, WI15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip exceeded our expectations! Ben was our guide. He was skilled in the water and knew a lot of facts about the area. He kept us laughing the whole time which eased the fears of our apprehensive almost 13-year old daughter. We went on the 8 mile trip which was the perfect amount of time with a nice balance of rapids and time to just float and take in the beautiful scenery. Highly recommend!
    Written 9 August 2020
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    So glad to hear Ben was a great guide, provided laughs, and knowledge! Hope you can come adventure with us again.
    Written 5 September 2020
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    Mark
    Mankato, MN1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    My family and I had an absolutely amazing time on the river. Cody, Corky, wait Corey was an absolute blast as our guide. He kept us engaged and was all around a great guy to help us down the river, from his never ending "dad" jokes to the history lessons as we hit certain points on the river were very entertaining. The river itself was great, the rapids were a ton of fun and put a smile on all of our faces- it was a perfect way to spend a day on our vacation to Yellowstone. If we are ever in the area, we will absolutely book another trip. Expectations exceeded!
    Written 10 August 2020
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    So happy you and your family had an amazing trip with our crew on the Yellowstone River! Definitely come back and see us again for more memories and fun!
    Written 5 September 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    PasadenaGirl
    Monrovia, CA29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed 10 days in Montana and Wyoming and saw a lot of Yellowstone before we dropped into Gardiner for a night. Not knowing what to do with ourselves for the day, we booked a last minute trip with Montana Whitewater and had the BEST time! Our guide Ingram was awesome and funny and our 12yo son loved him and all of the time he got to swim alongside the boat during the calmer river points (we DID YouTube Devil’s Slide + Elk back at our hotel and wow! So neat to see that mountain side in person along our rafting trip). Ask for Ingram and you’ll have a blast. This trip was perfect for those who have never been rafting. Just the right amount of thrill! We can’t wait for our next whitewater adventure.
    Written 7 July 2021
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    So glad to hear your family had an awesome trip down river and that Ingram rocked it once again! We appreciate you choosing Montana Whitewater and glad you were able to take home some awesome memories. Come see us again.
    Written 16 July 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Kayla M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    We had Peter as our guide and he was awesome!! We came to the Yellowstone area for my bachelorette party and the town was so small lol but so welcoming and fun! The raft guide even let me “ride the bull” on the front of the raft to get extra splashes & memories. This was my first time rafting & honesty I wasn’t sure if it was going to be too docile/boring or too intimidating/scary but it was the perfect blend! Peter knew how to get the most splashes and fun and had a great attitude on the calmer parts of the river to keep us entertained. Made my whole group feel safe. Highly recommend.
    Written 26 July 2021
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    Tommy
    Georgetown, TX2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    I'm 71 and my wife is 67, and this was an awesome experience. Lots of laughs and great fun. We wanted the small boat experience and the 4 hour trip. We chose well!
    Mimi was outstanding as a guide, and company did a thorough job covering general safety issues, as well as Covid-19 issues. By the way, we really, really enjoyed being next to our guide..........in the BACK OF THE RAFT!
    Written 23 July 2020
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    This is great!!! Mimi is one of the best around, and we are so honored to have provided you with such a great experience . Come back anytime!
    Written 4 August 2020
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    An N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    This was not my first time rafting, but it was for the rest of the group that I was traveling with. We booked our rafting trip beforehand and check in was an easy process when we arrived. All the gear we needed for rafting was included in the price that we paid. Gear that they provided was lifejackets, jackets, wet suits, water shoes, and helmet. They provided a basket for families/groups to store your personal items in, so there weren't any lockers. The process of getting us ready was smooth. The group of guides were very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained what to do while rafting. Tom was our guide and he was excellent. My friends and I are super silly, but Tom joined in with us and was very funny and personable. He gave us the options of "bull riding" at the front of boat and gave us some games to play while rafting. Some of us even voluntarily got out of the raft to take a dip in the water. It was an 8 mile trip down the river, but it was one of the best experiences we had while we were in Yellowstone.
    Written 20 June 2021
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    Thanks for choosing Montana Whitewater and so happy to hear that your had a great overall experience! We try to keep the check in process easy so you have more time to have fun! Glad that Tom was excellent and you all had some laughs and a good time. Come see us again!
    Written 22 June 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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