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Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours

#4 of 17 Outdoor Activities in Gardiner Features Animals
Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-640-1164
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Wonderful Day Tour

The tour was a great time and success. I went with my sister and niece. MacNeil met us at 5:30 AM... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jackbZ9911XZ
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Mahopac, New York
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Yellowstone Geological Tour

My sister and I visited Yellowstone the day before our tour with MacNeil and saw some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James Franklin B
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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 Tours, Photography Tours, Geology Tours & History Tours are our specialty. We have nearly 20 years experience guiding in Yellowstone National Park.
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“macneil lyons” (18 reviews)
“park ranger” (5 reviews)
“his knowledge” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gardiner, MT 59030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was a great time and success. I went with my sister and niece. MacNeil met us at 5:30 AM with hot chocolate coffee & tea. We were one of the first in the park. I would definitely recommend this and hope to visit...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for taking a moment to share your review of our day trip together! I also appreciate that you added images we took on the tour of the wolf and bison together... It was a special moment and I trust that everyone...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited Yellowstone the day before our tour with MacNeil and saw some beautiful scenery, but the following day with MacNeil, he so deepened our depth of understanding of the park's geology, history, wildlife and future preservation challenges, we were so glad...More

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

Thank you sir for the very thoughtful review of our day out together. I am hopeful that with your assistance and many others, some of the ecological and political challenges we spoke about will prove positive for Yellowstone's future. All the best to you and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 with a teenager just came back from Yellowstone where we had a fantastic two day tour with MacNeil (Y-Insight). He was super knowledgeable and full of great stories as well as photographs of animal encounters of all kinds. With his insight...More

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

Thank you for the very kind review to the two days of guiding in Yellowstone! I appreciate that you recognize the fact that we were at times, on our own, in the midst of the height of the summer season! I strive to make a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids are ages 13, 11 and 8. My husband had been to Yellowstone as a kid, but I had never been and this was our first National Park family trip. I was wary... about getting lost, not being able to read a map, getting...More

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

I am very glad to hear that I was able to quench your concerns about being eaten by a bear! Not on my watch!!! Guiding your time was fun and I am happy to hear that even the 'sullen teenager' was engaged! It was wonderful...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful tour for 1st timers to Yellowstone. MacNeil was so knowledgable and warm. we saw so many animals that we would have not seen otherwise without his expertise and scopes. So worth getting the kids up early to see the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone.More

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

So very happy that the trip to Yellowstone will be a memorable one for you and your family! Glad that I could play a positive role in making that happen... We much appreciate your kindness in taking a moment to write a review of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After hearing all the stories about the crowds in Yellowstone, we decided for our first trip to the park to work with MacNeil Lyons from Yellowstone Insight. Our focus was geological. We saw everything – the hot springs, fumaroles, the mudpots, and a geyser that...More

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

Thank you for your very insightful review of our time together. It was a good day in Yellowstone AND we skipped the crowds even in July! Very glad that you enjoyed your experience with me and I do hope that you will consider another trip...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a terrific experience with MacNeil in the midst of the busy season at Yellowstone. Our focus was wildlife (with high hopes for a wolf sighting) and boy did MacNeil (and the park) deliver. Instead of heading straight for wolf country, MacNeil counseled that...More

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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Wow, thank you oh so much for your kind and thoughtful review of our tour together. Your family was a blast to be around and the stream-of-consciousness questioning is what keeps me on my toes! I am very glad that Yellowstone was so kind to...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

My husband and our two boys (14 & 10 yrs old) had the opportunity to tour with MacNeil while vacationing in MT/WY. MacNeil asked the boys what they would like to see and they basically told him every animal that lives in Yellowstone. We set...More

Thank Angie B
Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

I am very happy to hear that you had an outstanding day with me! It was a great day and I am glad that your boys enjoyed the tour...hope that it makes a lasting impression on them. Thank you for taking a moment to review...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We arranged for MacNeil to give us a guided tour of Yellowstone on the first day of our four-day visit to the park. The tour focused on wildlife and some of the sites in the northern area of the park. MacNeil was incredibly knowledgeable providing...More

Thank Jonathan L
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to recall and review your Yellowstone experience with me. I hope that I assisted in 'setting the stage' for the remaining days that you had in the park. Keep in touch and hope that you come back in another...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was our first day on our first trip to Yellowstone, and it was a great start! We were traveling with our 7-year-old son, and two daughters 16, 15. MacNeil was so knowledgeable, and most warm & personable. And trust me, if he says it's...More

Thank Sally M
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Awww.... Thanks for the wonderful review of your Epic Day with me! That was an experience not to forget, a real "National Geographic Moment" playing out for our viewing pleasure in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park... I trust that you will consider a second...More

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30 March 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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