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Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boats


Yellowstone Lake is home to native Cutthroat Trout and the non-native Lake Trout. It is the largest lake above 7,000ft in North America, with lots of beautiful scenery and interesting history. Charter Guide Boats are available in 2-hour blocks throughout the day. The captains can take you to where the fish are biting, or if you prefer, provide a custom tour to areas of Yellowstone Lake that few people ever get to see.

Departure Location

Bridge Bay Marina

Rental Length Availability

Advanced Reservation: 2 hours, 4.5 hours, 7 hours, 9.5 hours, 12 hours
Short notice reservations made at a Xanterra activity desk: Subject to availability, custom lengths from 2-12 hours.

General Information

Capacity 1-6 people, the choice is yours (maximum six people, regardless of age. This is a Coast Guard regulation. Exceptions are not possible.)
Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. No overnight rentals are available. No pets allowed. Fishing permit fees are not included and can be purchased at any Visitor Center, Backcountry Office, Yellowstone General Store or at the Bridge Bay Marina.

Rental Rate Includes:

  • Experienced fishing and/or tour guide
  • Fishing gear (rods and tackle). Conditions permitting up to 3 people may fish at one time. Fishing may consist of casting and/or trolling with or without downriggers depending on conditions and guide discretion. Trolling is often conducted with 1 or 2 lines depending on conditions.
  • Life jackets for each person
  • Gas
  • Fish cleaning upon request
  • *Many Xanterra dining rooms will prepare your Lake Trout for you. It will need to be cleaned, kept on ice, and brought in 2 hours before dining. Ask your guide for details.

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Guided Fishing & Sightseeing Tour

2017 Dates & Rates
Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boat Tour – 22′ Grady White
Operating DatesDays of the WeekHours AvailableRate per hour
June 12 – August 11Daily7:45am – 8:00pm$95
August 12 – September 3Daily8:45am – 6:30pm$95

*Minimum 2 hour rental.


For more information or to reserve any of our interpretive activities, please call our reservations office at  307-344-7311.

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 4 reviews
Outstanding trip

We took a long day (7 hours) with full boat. Our guide Arden was knowledgable, patient and enthusiastic guiding five adults with various amounts of fishing experience and an eight year old. We ate Lake Trout for DAYS. Every single person on the boat that day was very happy. We had great weather on top of it.


Michael knows his stuff, put us on Lake Trout on or second pass. We continued to catch fish (including two Cut Throat) all afternoon! Finally ended up with 9 Lake Trout, 3 of which were really nice 4 pounders for our 4 hour trip. My 4 & 6 year old grandsons caught their very first fish that day and our guide Michael made it all possible. Highly recommend you reserve a trip and you can't go wrong requesting Michael as your guide!

So nice, had to do it twice!

My family of four, including two children ages seven and eleven, booked an early morning fishing charter. Our guide, Steve, was enthusiastic, kind and extremely patient, teaching all of us, and especially our children, about fishing for lake and cutthroat trout. That morning we caught 5 lake trout, which we took to the hotel and they served it to us, blackened and family style, for lunch. So delicious!We enjoyed our morning trip so much that we booked a second trip for that evening. And what would a fishing trip be without our expert guide, Steve? During our afternoon trip we caught 4-5 cutthroat and hybrid trout.The next time we visit the area, we'll definitely go fishing again, and hope that Steve will be available to make our trip a great one once again!


Tried to book a fishing guide. AFTER the form that had to have my credit card info was submitted, the notice says they will book whatever time they want to and charge me. That's just wrong!

Thanks for your review and your interest in our guide boats. We're sorry for the misunderstanding. We do note at the top of the initial request form that we will find and reserve the requested time if available, or the closest time otherwise, for you and send you a confirmation. In the paragraph below we explain that we don't charge your credit card, though we use it to secure the reservation. Again, we're sorry for the misunderstanding. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.