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Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours

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Yellowstone Insight offers educational tours for individuals, couples, families & friends throughout Yellowstone National Park. Based in Gardiner, Montana - a gateway community at Yellowstone's North Entrance Gate, we are open year round. Wildlife...more
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Gardiner, MT 59030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been fortunate to have experienced two very different trips with MacNeil. He's the perfect person for a group of 8+ or only a few people. He LOVES his job!! Whether you are a first time visitor or have been visiting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My goal was to photograph a Bull Elk bugling at dawn and catch the breath coming out of his mouth. Hired MacNeil for two days to do it. First morning we were in place well before sunrise and heard them in the distance but none...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to respond with a review of your experience with me. It was an awesome two days being surrounded by very vocal bull elk during their rut (breeding season)! Now don't give me too much credit for getting a bull...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year we jumped on the chance to plan an extended trip to Yellowstone with an experienced guide on a family member's recommendation. Though there may have been some trepidation before the trip, MacNeil delivered an amazing experience. His 18 years of Yellowstone experience as...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to review our tour day. I trust that you will consider a future experience here in Yellowstone and at that time, you will contact us for another personalized guided trip. Until that time, thank you again. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a more in-depth tour of Yellowstone, look no further. Book this tour and thank me later. MacNeil has a love for this park that is absolutely contagious! We booked a 2 day tour for September with our main focus being...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not our first experience with MacNeil Lyons, having spent four fabulous days with him in the winter of 2015, but this time we introduced friends to Yellowstone and MacNeil. The pre-dawn start from Gardiner took us outside the park to a magical valley...More

Thank Rhonda T
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you kindly Rhonda. It was a wonderful day and I am glad that you brought your friends to experience it with you the second time. Remember, the unique quality of the 12 grizzly bear moment was special as it is a seasonal sighting (certainly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first met MacNeil when he spoke to our tour group in January, 2017 - my first visit to Yellowstone. While his manner was soft-spoken, his comprehensive knowledge and ardor for all things Yellowstone were obvious. A talented nature photographer, his slide show and accompanying...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sir. You recount of the 4-day early autumn experience was over the top! I do have a great appreciation for this place and I am so glad that my presentation in January 2017 prompted you to make a return trip (with family) this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 5 booked MacNeill of Yellowstone Insights for 3 days - how wonderful it was! Each day started with a 530 AM pickup, allowing us to be in good viewing position at first light. Wildlife was awesome - grizzlies feeding on roots, tons...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you kindly for your thoughtful response. Your timing was impeccable and Yellowstone sure showed us some of its wonders! I am glad that this experience has been marked as 'the best guiding of your life'! I trust that you might consider returning for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10 minutes into the tour and Shauna was already our new best friend! What an incredible time we had with her during our tour of Yellowstone! We learned about Native American culture, geologic history/timing and saw some wolf pups playing! The six of us can't...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Much appreciate your kind words and thank you for taking the time to review your day with Shauna... She is a gem and I am glad to hear that you had such a wonderful day with her as your private guide (I am not surprised)....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful 4 day tour with MacNiel. He accommodated our requests for wildlife viewing, sight seeing and hiking in Yellowstone National Park. We saw all of the big mammals in the park, birds, the key geologic features and many beautiful sights. MacNiel is a well educated...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

our group of 6 ranged in age from nearly 60 to 90. we had special needs for our abilities and our food but we really wanted our 90 year old mom to have a wonderful Yellowstone experience. we could not have been happier w/the whole...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you very much for taking a moment to leave your thoughts about your Yellowstone Insight experience. I am so glad to hear that you and family had such a memorable time with Shauna! I trust that your mom had a blast. I appreciate that...More

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Tracy P
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Yellowstone_Insight | Property representative |
Tour length is 6 to 8 hours. And yes, we can meet you in Mammoth Hot Springs. Please refer to our website for more trip details and send me an email with more specifics! I would be happy to respond to you with greater... More
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Traveler701246
March 30, 2017|
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Response from Yellowstone_Insight | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Yellowstone Insight's day rate for 2 people is currently $575.00. If you are based out of Gardiner, Montana during the months of June - September, there will be an additional 3% Gardiner Resort... More
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