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Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours

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Best tour guide!!

This was not our first experience with MacNeil Lyons, having spent four fabulous days with him in... read more

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Rhonda T
Unforgettable Yellowstone Experience

I first met MacNeil when he spoke to our tour group in January, 2017 - my first visit to... read more

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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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Reviewed today

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
Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank MomWithOutKids
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 5 days 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

Thank etapen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day with MacNeil was great! Prior to meeting him, I was a little concerned about how six hours in a car with a stranger would play out, but I shouldn’t have been - MacNeil was a fantastic host full of interesting facts and stories...More

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

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your time with me. It was an awesome time in Yellowstone! I trust that you will come back again, maybe in a different season. Until that time, thank you again. Cheers.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Our guide Shauna Baron was a truly amazing person, dedicated to the Yellowstone region and a truly expert on wolves, bears and other animals in the park. Our tour for 6 people went from 6 am to 1 pm. We say 8 wolves in the...More

1  Thank Scott N
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We do aim to please when it comes to a personalized, educational experience! I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time with Shauna as your guide (it doesn't surprise me in the slightest). I trust that...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We *loved* our day with MacNeil. He took us off the beaten path to places that I would not have ventured alone. He shared stories of Yellowstone's colorful history, gave us local insight about the wolves, and packed a beautiful picnic for us. I strongly...More

1  Thank Tiffany O
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review of the day! I too can not think of a better living/breathing classroom than Yellowstone National Park! I am so happy to hear that your children had such a good time and I look forward to our next meeting....More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip and I thoroughly recommend it. MacNeil is just a lovely guy, has loads of wonderful stories and is full of interesting information. He also cares passionately about the National Park and the wildlife that live there,...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for the kind review of our day out and about... Glad to hear that you spotted a bear (from the trail) in the Grand Tetons. If you were to "book up with me" again, I look forward to that day! Keep in touch and...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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