On the Water

DRIFT LEISURELY OR RIDE THE RAPIDS

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Whether in a boat, raft, or kayak, you should take advantage of the scenic beauty that can be seen from the Yellowstone River. Paddle down Paradise Valley and take in majestic views, wildlife, and the experience of a lifetime on your Montana vacation.

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Yellowstone River Sunset Tour

calendar icon July - Sept
people icon All AGES
watch icon 3 HOURS

Relax with a scenic evening float down the famed Yellowstone River in a handmade, wooden drift boat from Cajune Boatbuilders. These limited-edition river dories are locally crafted from the finest materials and provide the smoothest and most stylish river trips around. Enjoy a 2-3 hour guided float through the heart of the Paradise Valley with views of the Beartooth Mountains and chances to view wildlife. This more private experience, sure to be the highlight of your trip, starts 3-5 miles upstream from Sage Lodge and floats right to a cottonwood river bottom on our lower property where you will enjoy the Montana sunset with a complimentary streamside service of gourmet cheese boards, light hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer.

Provided by preferred partner, Freestone Deluxe.

DETAILS
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  • All ages welcome
  • Availability: July through September
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Start time: 5:00 pm pick up in the Sage Lodge lobby
  • Price: $395 per boat
  • Weight restriction: 275 lb. per passenger
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HALF-DAY RAFTING

calendar icon June - Aug
people icon AGES 6+
watch icon 2 HOURS

Our two-hour whitewater trip is great for those who may not have time to spend all day on the river. It is great for families with children 40 lbs. and up. Enjoy a splendid mixture of rapids and calm floating sections to appease every adventure level. Price includes transportation to and from Sage Lodge.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 am pick up in Sage Lodge lobby
  • Price: $56 per adult | $46 per child 12 and under
  • Weight restriction: 40 lb. minimum
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FULL-DAY RAFTING

calendar icon june - Aug
people icon AGES 6+
watch icon 5 HOURS

Everything you are looking for is on our 18-mile, full-day rafting trip, where you will experience class I, II, and III rapids. Ten miles in, we’ll stop for a picnic lunch, on what we aptly call Lunch Island. After lunch, we surge on to Yankee Jim Canyon, where the rest of the trip takes place in this narrow canyon with exciting rapids. Price includes transportation to and from Sage Lodge.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 am pick up in Sage Lodge lobby
  • Weight restriction: 40 lb. minimum
  • Price: $106 per adult | $86 per child 12 and under
scenic rafting

scenic float

calendar icon June - Aug
people icon AGES 6+
watch icon 2 HOURS

Starting in Gardiner, MT, our guide will expertly row your raft down the Yellowstone River, avoiding major rapids and splashing through some mild rapids to cool you off. Bring your waterproof camera to ensure you capture every moment of your tour. It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as Osprey, geese, deer and maybe even an eagle! Price includes transportation to and from Sage Lodge.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 am pick up in Sage Lodge lobby
  • Price: $56 per adult | $46 per child 12 and under
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KAYAKING

calendar icon July - Sept
people icon AGE 13+
watch icon 2 HOURS

Experience a two-hour thrill of navigating a kayak through the rapids of the Yellowstone River. Easy to navigate and designed for whitewater adventures, our hard shell, sit-on-top kayaks are a great way to feel the waves on the river. With one of our patient and knowledgeable guides by your side, you will enjoy the ride of a lifetime. Price includes pickup and drop off at Sage Lodge.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 13+
  • Availability: Daily | July – September 15
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 am pick-up in Sage Lodge lobby
  • Price: $75 per person

SAVINGS IN PARADISE

Take a look at our specials and packages for savings on your Montana vacation.

Sage Lodge and pond at dusk
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