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Yellowstone Lake & Hot Springs / 3 Hour Morning or Twilight Tour
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Yellowstone Lake & Hot Springs / 3 Hour Morning or Twilight Tour

By Kayak Yellowstone
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Ages 4-90, max of 16 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • All kayak gear included! Kayak, paddle, life vest, splash gear and safety equipment.
What's not included
  • Transportation to the activity
  • Gratuity not included - never expected but always appreciated!


Start:
  • Grant Marina Road, Grant Marina Rd, Wyoming 82190, USA
    We meet at Grant Village Boat Launch on Grant Marina Road. Shortly after turning onto Grant Village Rd, look for the YELLOWSTONE GENERAL STORE sign. TURN RIGHT here, the General Store will now be on your Left. Proceed 1 mile to the Boat Launch and meet us on the Beach!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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: 308398P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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 16 travellers

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

    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: 308398P3

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    • Grant Marina Rd, Wyoming 82190, USA
      We meet at Grant Village Boat Launch on Grant Marina Road. Shortly after turning onto Grant Village Rd, look for the YELLOWSTONE GENERAL STORE sign. TURN RIGHT here, the General Store will now be on your Left. Proceed 1 mile to the Boat Launch and meet us on the Beach!
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      Our Twilight Tour is a 4 to 5 mile journey and usually takes about 3 hours. After a brief orientation with your guide, the group will paddle along the shore of Yellowstone Lake, North America's Largest High Alpine Lake! Depending on weather conditions and the group ability, our guides will safely escort the group to West Thumb Geyser Basin. After touring the Geyser Basin, where dozens of geothermal features are visible above and below the water's surface, we will return along the same route, stopping for refreshment and a chance to explore along the shore of the lake, arriving back at our Launch Point in Grant Marina before the sun sets. Return time may vary depending on group size, weather, fitness, and of course the time the sunsets.
      Pass by
      Yellowstone National Park
      Old Faithful
      Bridge Bay Marina
      Hayden Valley
      Lewis Lake Picnic area
      John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway
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    • Kayak Yellowstone
      90
      United States
      Joined in March 2017
    • susanlO6414AW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous views
      Beautiful but a little windy on the way back. I was expecting 3 single kayaks but was given a double and a single. As a bonus, we saw a back country geyser erupt on our trip.
      Written 4 July 2024
    • Jerry T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Quality tour with an awesome guide! Do not miss a quality tour at a friendly place.
      Great tour. Knowledgeable guide. Loved every minute of the paddle. The tandem kayak was perfect for my wife and I. Dylan, our guide insured we were ready for the trip and are sure that we knew how to handle the kayak. He was very knowledgeable about Yellowstone animals and geology. We plan to do this tour again.
      Written 18 June 2024
    • julieh974
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Peaceful and Educational Kayak Trip
      Dylan was an awesome kayak guide. He explained so many things we never noticed and answered all of our million questions about Yellowstone in general. The picnic lunch was delicious and it was such a peaceful and beautiful morning on the lake. Definitely a trip highlight and especially since Dylan pointed out a Bald Eagle about 100 feet from us. Highly recommend!
      Written 3 October 2023
    • laurietE7852HA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Experience!
      My husband and I did a morning kayak tour with Maddie and Dylan at Prismatic Tours during our trip to Yellowstone this past week. It was such a wonderful experience being on Yellowstone Lake and getting to see the Geysers from the water. Maddie and Dylan are very personable, fun, and shared so much history with us that we would not have gotten anywhere else. I would highly recommend this company and tour!
      Written 28 September 2023
    • veronnie10
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just book already!
      Highly recommend this kayak tour! The views were amazing and our tour guide, Dillon, had a wealth of information about the park. The beach picnic provided was great too!
      Written 18 September 2023
    • N7197JGmeganb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it
      My boyfriend and I loved our early morning kayak tour! Dylan was very friendly and knowledgeable. The morning that we toured was rainy but Dylan came prepared with waterproof clothing. We would definitely do this tour or other tours provided through this company again.
      Written 23 August 2023
    • vsg670120
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience of a lifetime
      We were booked for the twilight kayak tour however it had to be postponed due to rough water in the lake. The company and Dylan rescheduled us for the following morning. The water was much calmer and we were able to start kayaking in picture perfect weather. It did get a little rainy with hail halfway through but it was not dangerous at all. What a great view of Yellowstone lake, West Thumb geysers and the surrounding mountains! We'll never forget this tour. Special thanks to Dylan, his knowledge and expertise.
      Written 14 July 2023
    • HikerNickL1993
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very friendly, knowledgeable, great food
      Had a kayak tour this summer with Madison, she was super knowledgeable and really great with the kids on tour. I was able to get in last minute because of her flexibility and the charcuterie board was the best I’ve ever had! Highly recommend as a unique way to see the park and to learn about the Geological features and wildlife of the park.
      Written 20 November 2022
    • Extraordinary548377
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Way to View a small piece of Yellowstone
      Tiffany was a wonderful tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. The morning kayak trip was tremendous. The lake was peaceful and calm. We were the only ones on the lake as it was the last trip of the season. I highly recommend this trip.
      Written 6 October 2022
    • kostca
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      nice casual tour
      Had a wonderful tour with Tiffany. The three-our trip was just the right length for us -- nothing too strenuous. It was a great way to get a different view of the beautiful features around the lake. Definitely recommended!
      Written 4 October 2022
    • debrapV9184WZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thanks Dylan!
      Dylan’s tour was fantastic. The morning started off cool but he offered us hot coffee or tea and some nutritious snacks. He gave us an educational info before we set out. He also offered us some kayaking instruction and accessories. The pace that he set for kayaking was very relaxing and as we paddled along the shoreline he explained the history and the wild life of the Yellowstone park We also enjoyed his expert knowledge on the fish of the Yellowstone lake. Dylan was a lot of fun friendly and and very safe I can’t say enough about prismatic tours definitely we will be back Deb, Kari and Bruce
      Written 25 September 2022
    • Kat C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see Yellowstone Lake
      Maddie was a wonderful guide. She was fun and full of knowledge about the area. It was a lovely, relaxed pace and we had a great time. Highly recommend!
      Written 24 September 2022
    • Sudipti
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      We had an excellent experience on this tour with Maddy and Tiffani. Both guides were super nice and friendly. We enjoyed looking at geothermal features from the water, and kayaking in the pristine waters of Lake Yellowstone. It was a perfect morning for our family (inlcluding an 8 yr old)
      Written 5 September 2022
    • AmandaT245
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely morning paddle on Lake Yellowstone
      Maddi and Tiffany guided us on a lovely morning paddle on Lake Yellowstone. Our guides were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and capable. The tour was long enough to make you feel like you were doing something, but not the slightest bit overwhelming for anyone in the group. And, the day and surroundings were perfect. Definitely would recommend.
      Written 3 September 2022
    • adamh387
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect memories
      What a wonderful experience. Jason took us (grandparents, 2 adults and 2 kids under 7) for a truly fantastic day out on the lake. Learnt so much and getting to picnic on a secluded beach in Yellowstone was a true once in a lifetime experience. Will also never forget going past the geyser and seeing all the sites. Highly recommend as a special treat to really make your trip memorable.
      Written 14 August 2022
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    Christina A
    Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the most unprofessional services we have ever gotten from a tour provider. We have ordered the Twilight Kayak tour on Yellowstone Lake. When I ordered I checked online the sunset time to see if we would be comfortable driving back to our hotel. This means that Prismatic would have similar access, unless they just use their local experience.
    We actually never got on the tour as the guide didn’t show up!! The one star is that they did refund us our money!
    We have booked 6:30 and arrived early (around 6pm). A big group from another company was setting up and said that Prismatic normally will set up just next to them later.
    There was another small group of 3 on the beach, we didn’t approach them.
    At 7:10 pm we left leaving them a note in their van (window was open).
    The next day at noon when we were out of the park and again had mobile reception (which is not available in the park so we couldn’t call each other) I wrote to them, and complained.
    Then they told me that they haha be moved the tour an hour earlier and have waited for us until just after 6 pm. They never answered if that was the small group we saw - poor service IF it was them that the guide didn’t approach us if she knew she was missing two and they have changed the time.
    Also I find it strange to change the time less than 24hrs before without making sure the customer confirm receiving the message. I also received a message that the tour was cancelled due to weather conditions - not sure if it is just a standard reply. Last but not least, I got a rude reply from them saying that the other company we approach is not reliable to them, so we could not trust their guidance and they have informed us so we were late. I think they believe that have giving us extraordinary service by giving us refund.
    They didn’t consider the inconvenience of our planning and driving 2x45 mins for nothing, plus the waiting time or that we missed out on a properly amazing experience that we had looked forward to. What they should consider having some communication board “on site” on their trailer van for emergency information and not reply on online communication only. Also planning better ahead on thinks like sunset timing etc.
    Things can happen but their response was unprofessional and not reliable. And due to that I will not recommend them.
    Written 13 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    I apologize for the misunderstanding, and thank you for this well written review. I’m sorry you didn’t see the correct time for your Twilight paddle listed on your confirmation email that you opened the day before your tour. We send confirmation emails that have the correct time listed on them to all of our tours booked. I explained this in detail a few weeks ago in email. Due to Safety concerns we decided to move the time of our Twilight tours 1 hour forward and reached out to all of our bookings with Twilight tours multiple times to confirm new meet up time. We cancelled YOUR trip because we failed to connect at the right time so that I was then able to REFUND your trip per your request. Demanding to be reimbursed for fuel expenses and time lost went a little too far in my book but I will offer you to Come on back next year for a trip on us. Twilight tours typically start at 530 until August 15, and we move them to 5pm to adjust for the earlier sunset. Thanks again for the review and bringing clarity to how it all played out. Our Meet Up Times at Grant Village Boat Ramp are as Follows 730 AM Picnic Paddle 10 AM 3 Hr paddle 530 PM twilight until August 15 5:00 PM Twilight August 16- Sept 15 430 PM Twilight Sept 16 and beyond. It can be confusing. Sorry again that you weren’t able to make it out.
    Written 14 August 2022
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    Traveling for Fun
    San Jose, CA410 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    Absolutely fantastic. Maddy and Dylan are just both awesome. They not only make sure that all the kayakers know what they’re doing and are safe but more importantly have a great time. Also, the knowledge that the two of them have is incredible – – this isn’t just a kayak tour – – you learn so much about Yellowstone, its history and the geological features. Great and highly recommended . All their views were spot on – – great customer service and very accommodating. As a matter fact, we had an evening tour and we called the night before to see if we could move it to the morning since there was a possibility of High winds. They gladly took care of the request. Just great!
    Written 13 June 2024
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    lkpease
    Elizabeth, IL2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    My sister-in-law and I loved the Yellowstone Lake Twilight Tour. Dylan was our guide and he was great. He was so knowledgeable about all aspects of Yellowstone and kept us entertained for the entire 3 hours on the water along with being respectful of the peace and quiet of the lake. We saw eagles and Elk and were able to quietly glide our kayaks close to mamma elk and her yearling. I highly recommend this tour and I give all kinds of kudos to Dylan. Thanks so much!
    Written 29 September 2023
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    Beans24
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    We had an amazing time kayaking on Yellowstone Lake with Maddi. She was there early and waiting for us when we arrived. Prismatic focuses on small group sizes which allowed us to get out on the lake before any other groups which made for a much more pleasant experience. Maddi shared the science of the lake and geysers with us and had a few great stories to share as well. She was also patient with my younger kids and took some great photos for us, even going out of her way to e-mail them to us. I highly recommend this company!
    Written 24 June 2024
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    Grace
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    Despite our late arrival because of traffic in Yellowstone, our tour guide, Dylan Schneider, was patient and fantastic. We were a small group - just myself & my 9 and 12 year old, but he was great with both of them and knowledgeable about Yellowstone Lake and the Park itself. The views were amazing, especially as the sun began to set! Prismatic Tours provides everything except water shoes (they even provide a light snack & a dry bag). My 9 year old rode with me in a double kayak and my 12 year old did a kayak solo. Even though it was a 3-hour trip, Dylan, went at our pace and it was a great experience for all of us!
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Thank you for this wonderful review and joining us on Yellowstone Lake.
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    490kathyd
    Brookfield, IL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    We went on the twilight kayak tour on a perfect evening, calm waters and blue sky. It was so peaceful, words can’t do it justice. Dylan was an incredible guide, explaining all the thermal features to us and answering a thousand other questions about Yellowstone Park. Dylan really enjoys what he does and it shows!
    Written 30 September 2023
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    Mario M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our sunset kayaking trip was the perfect way to end our day at the park. Dylan, our guide, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, sharing his insights of the park- the kind of information you don’t get from guide books. Highly recommend for anyone visiting!
    Written 23 August 2023
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    Laura
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    The knowledge that Madi and Dylan had of the area and all the wonders of Yellowstone were fascinating. They were so patient and fun...my hubby got anxious and pushed ahead at the end. He was so anxious to get out of the kayak because his knees were cramped he forgot his phone. Madi and Dylan helped us get it back quickly.

    They also took some great pictures of the group and promptly sent them to us.

    Thank you Madi and Dylan for a great time!!
    Written 12 July 2022
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    Gold Stars for M & D Thanks for the review.
    Written 24 July 2022
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    Rachel M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Allen and Tiffinay were fabulous On the 5pm tour on Yellowstone lake out of Grant Village. On an engagement tour, my fiancé and I were very happy with the information we learned, the people and the animals we saw. Don’t miss this tour, thank you Prismatic Tours!
    Written 2 September 2022
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    Pavani Patel
    College Station, TX6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time kayaking with Tiffany. We had to reschedule due to some not great weather, but honestly it was better the next day. Tiffany made sure we had everything we needed and even had some hot drinks for us on a cool morning! It was a great way to see a part of the lake and learn more about Yellowstone! Would definitely recommend!
    Written 18 September 2022
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    Awesome. Thanks for sticking w it and re booking. I’m sure it was better ! Weather at 8000 feet can be temperamental;)
    Written 24 September 2022
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