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.

family in boat

Yellowstone River PRIVATE LUXURY Tour

calendar icon June - Sept
people icon All AGES
watch icon 2 HOURS

Relax with a luxury scenic float for sunset cruising, birding, wildlife watching, and just plain relaxation on the famed Yellowstone River. Enjoy the splendor of the longest freestone river in the lower 48 as you drift calm waters and enjoy the last light over the mountains. All in the comfort of a limited-edition custom wooden dory. This more private experience, sure to be the highlight of your trip, starts 5 miles upstream from Sage Lodge and floats to the Reserve on the lower property. Enjoy the Montana sunset with a complimentary streamside service of light hors d'oeuvres, and your choice of beverage. No splashing, no paddling, just sheer relaxation and awe from your surroundings.

Provided by preferred partner, Freestone Deluxe.

DETAILS
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  • All ages welcome - easy access, comfort seating
  • Availability: June through September
  • Duration: approximately 2 hours
  • Start time: 4:45 pm departure from the Sage Lodge lobby
  • Price: $375 per boat, max 3 passengers per boat. Family of Four Special (with kids): half price on the second boat.
  • Weight restriction: 275 lb. per passenger
  • A la cart options: order wine and beer through Sage Lodge; order more substantial dinner meals through a Fireside Room to-go order. Order a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.
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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.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:30am check-in in Gardiner, MT (approximately 35 minutes from Sage Lodge.) Transportation not included.
  • Price: $60 per adult | $50 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.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Start Time: 9:30am check-in in Gardiner, MT (approximately 35 minutes from Sage Lodge.) Transportation not included.
  • Weight restriction: 40 lb. minimum
  • Price: $115 per adult | $95 per child 12 and under
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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!

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 6+
  • Availability: June through August
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 9:30am check-in in Gardiner, MT (approximately 35 minutes from Sage Lodge.) Transportation not included.
  • 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.

Provided by preferred partner, Paradise Raft Company

DETAILS
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  • Age: 13+
  • Availability: Daily | July – September 15
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Start Time: 10:30am check-in in Gardiner, MT (approximately 35 minutes from Sage Lodge.) Transportation not included.
  • 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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