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Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boats


To fish or not to fish?  The choice is yours!

Yellowstone Lake is home to gorgeous native Cutthroat Trout and non-native Lake Trout.  Your experienced Captain provides the gear and takes you to places with the best potential for catching fish.  If you desire sightseeing only, this is the best way to get further into the remote areas of Yellowstone in a short time frame.   Charter guide boats are available throughout the day with a minimum of a 2-hour trip required. Anyone over 16 years or older who intends to fish much purchase a fishing license.

Departure Location

Bridge Bay Marina (GPS 44.533434,-110.4400397)

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

  • Boat Capacity: 1-5 people from your party only. The maximum capacity is 5 people, regardless of age.
  • Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. No overnight rentals are available. No pets allowed. Fishing permit fees are not included and can be purchased at can be purchased at Bridge Bay Marina upon check in or online at
  • Guides will need to see your license before leaving on your tour.  Ensure it is with you!

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

Not Included in the Rental Rate:

  • National Park Service Yellowstone Fishing Permit (per angler):
    • 3 day:             $40
    • 7 day:             $55
    • Annual:          $75
    • Children 15 years or younger can fish for free
  • Further Information regarding fishing in Yellowstone can be found at   (NPS website)
2023 Dates & Rates
Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boat Tour – 22′ Grady White
Operating DatesDays of the WeekHours AvailableRate per 2 hour block*
6/9/23 – 8/7/23Daily7:45 am – 8:00 pm (Last departure at 5:45 pm) $230
8/8/23 – 9/10/23 Daily8:45 am – 6:30 pm (Last departure at 4:15 pm) $230
*Minimum 2 hour rental.

Please note, Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boats are not bookable online. Please contact Central Reservations at 307-344-7311 between the hours of 7am and 7pm Mountain time, 7 days a week, to book a reservation.