Lake Yellowstone Kayak Adventure (morning and sunset tours)
Join Shurr Adventures rated Number 1# on Trip Advisor for a Yellowstone Kayaking Eco-Tour paddling past the West Thumb and Potts Geyser basins on our stable, comfortable and high end kayaks! Our tours do not consist of 15 to 20 people in a group, we offer the smallest group size on the lake for a more personalized and enjoyable tour. Paddling amongst and over the thermal features on Yellowstone Lake is truly special! Kayak with our naturalist guides and learn about Yellowstone Lake, its surrounding wildlife, and the geological history that shaped the lake and its ecosystems. This tour will help give our guests a broader view of the lake area and the southern/central part of Yellowstone National Park.
This is an excellent way to see these natural geothermal wonders up close and personal, without having to trudge through a crowded boardwalk! These high altitude lakes are also a good water source for a variety of birds, elk, deer, and once in a great while a bear! We will be on the lookout for these animals as we kayak! This is truly an unbeatable experience!
This trip meets at the Grant Village Marina (reservations required).
Difficulty: Moderate (5 mile paddle, sometimes against the wind in chop at a high elevation)
Price: $135 per adult/ $115 children
Trip Times: Morning 8:30 (be the first company on the water so you aren’t launching off the beach when every other company does 30 minutes later ). Sunset 5:30
Paddling Time: 3 to 3.5 hours
The distance we cover seeing both geyser basins and time on the water is the “sweet spot” and the optimal time to avoid getting caught in the daily high winds producing whitecaps and possible afternoon thunderstorms on the way back or for our guest to be too exhausted at the end of their adventure. Upon arriving back to shore our guests can walk five minutes or make a short drive to the famous Grant Village Dining Room for a great meal and an amazing Lake Yellowstone view!
Minimum 2 people to make a reservation online
Min. Age: 7 (Children under 14 must be in a double kayak with an adult)
***Should I Choose a single or Double Kayak? Please remember that these kayak tours are on cold, high altitude lakes. The conditions can be calm and super clear on some days, or choppy and more adventurous on others. Double kayaks with rudders are great for inexperienced kayakers or people that are worried about getting tired on this tour which happens to a lot of people in single kayaks due to the daily winds and 5 miles of paddling.***
(*** We don't offer trips in the middle of the day from 2 to 5 because of the strong and potentially dangerous afternoon winds, plus it makes it harder to see the underwater features, and cancellation due to weather is more likely. The morning and sunset tours are the best times for less wind, with morning being the most reliable weather daily and the winds usually calm down before the sunset tour starts. ***)
Cancellation Policy: 7 Days before trip’s date for a full refund. If the trip is canceled due to the weather we will issue a full refund or we can try to reschedule if possible and our guests are able.
Join Shurr Adventures as the only outfitter to offer a kayaking/hiking combo Adventure in Yellowstone National Park. This is a great way to see the Park in two different locations in two different days for hiking and kayaking tour in Yellowstone National Park. On our kayak part of the Combo trip, we will paddle past several geothermal features at the West Thumb Geyser Basin and Pots Geyser Basins. For our hiking tours please select the date and which hike you would like to hike on a different day. Our hikes include Lamar Valley (half and full day), Delacy Creek (half and full day), Canyon Rim Trail (full day), Lonestar Geyser (full day), Riddle lake (half day) and Bunsen (Half and Full Day).
*** The morning tour times are the best times to go for each trip, as the wind and chances of thunderstorms in the middle of the afternoon.***
Hiking in Yellowstone National Park is one of the best ways to see Yellowstone up close and personal! Come explore the sights and sounds of this amazing place and choose from a variety of hiking opportunities. Shurr Adventures hiking tours are with our Naturalist/Guides, who will help show you the wonders of Yellowstone National Park. While hiking, our guests will learn about the flora and fauna, whilst enjoying the peace and solitude of America’s first National Park. Shurr Adventures takes up to only 8 people in a group(this is the smallest group to guide ratio in the park), but can accommodate larger private groups upon request.
Full Day and Half Day Hiking at DeLacy Creek (6 miles)
This beautiful hike has the classic giant open meadows of Yellowstone on the way to the shores of Lake Shoshone. Lake Shoshone is the largest backcountry lake in the lower 48 states only accessible by foot or kayak. If you are looking for a great, relaxing hike without much hiking elevation, great open meadows mixed with forest and a beautiful lake to eat an amazing lunch by, then this is a great choice.
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Nearest Lodging: Old Faithful, West Yellowstone, canyon, lake
Trip Times: 8:00a.m.
Small Group Tour Cost:
Full Day $199 per person 5 to 6 hours This tour is great for people who want to relax at the lake for an hour, eat an amazing lunch and possibly go for a quick plunge into this refreshing lake. This adventure includes a great lunch with plenty of Choices, great snacks, Professional Naturalist/Biologist, Hiking Poles(if needed), lots of smiles and great memories!
Half Day $125 per person 3 to 4 hours This trip is great for families, people wanting to do a kayak hike combo in the same day, and for people who want to see a classic Yellowstone hike but don’t have time for the full day This adventure includes great snacks, Professional Naturalist/Biologist, Hiking Poles(if needed), lots of smiles and great memories!