Backcountry Boat

This is a unique and convenient way to transport people and equipment to Yellowstone Lake’s backcountry areas. The backcountry boat can take hikers and/or boaters (maximum 6 people per trip) to some of the more distant locations along Yellowstone Lake. The Otter, our backcountry boat, is built to carry people, gear, and even a rowboat or a few canoes or kayaks. Canoes available for rent only with backcountry boat service. If requested, the Otter will pick up parties at prescheduled places and times for their return trips.

Get into the backcountry of Yellowstone with a rental Canoe or your personal boat for the day. One day excursions are available that include one canoe, paddles, life vests, outriggers and transportation of a maximum of 6 people and gear. Additional canoes are available for rent. There are four different drop off points to choose from. You will leave Bridge Bay Marina at 8am and get picked up at 5pm. Advanced reservations must be made by calling the numbers below.

2017 Dates & Rates – Backcountry Boat Available at Bridge Bay Marina
Dates Office Hours  
6/12 – 8/11 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
8/12 – 9/3 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
  Description Base Rate
  Drop-off or Pickup – includes loading and transportation $200.00
  Each additional hour (Above 2 hours) $100.00
  Rowboat $55.50 – per night
  Canoe $52.00 – per night
  One Day Excursion Base Rate: $300.00

For additional information and reservations, please call Backcountry Shuttle office at 307-242-3893 (Open for calls June to mid September) 307-344-5217 (Open for calls mid September to May).

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