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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 4 weeks ago

My father and I came from Barcelona, Spain to hike in Yellowstone and we couldn't have found a better guide. We wanted to be far from the roads, hike all day long and see lots of wildlife. McNeil excelled at accomplishing all our requests. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment upon your return to Spain to give your feedback regarding our two days out and about in Yellowstone's wilds. The day with the wolves off-the-beaten-path will not fade from my memory for quite some time! I trust that you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018

Absolutely wonderful trip to Yellowstone with the Wolf Conservation Center and MacNeil Lyons. Our group of 10 or so had 3 1/2 days to explore the park and see wildlife, and we got to see wolves, grizzlies, elk, bison, trumpeter swans and so much more....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking a moment to share your memories on the multi-day trip we did together! It was a grand experience and I am glad that you enjoyed it so much... As for that book.... Yup, it is overdue... Keep an eye...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

MacNeil was wonderful helping my daughter and I get the most out of Yellowstone. He gave us advice before and after our tour with him that made our whole trip flow. We really wanted to see the animals (and we had our list). He helped...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our time out. It was a wonderful day and I am glad that you and your daughter could experience such a place like Yellowstone National Park together. I trust that you consider another trip...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

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 September 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

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 September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

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 September 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

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 September 23, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Yellowstone_Insight, Owner at Yellowstone Insight - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

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

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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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