- Recreation, Sightseeing, Tours Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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One of the most refreshing ways to explore Grand Teton National Park – especially in the heat of summertime's peak season – is via boat. A number of tour companies operate float or rafting trips down the Snake River or mini-cruises on the park's Jenny and Jackson lakes. Some of these companies also rent kayaks and canoes should travelers want to take self-guided tours of the river and lakes.
Travelers can't say enough about their boat trips, citing friendly and knowledgeable guides and wildlife-spotting opportunities. If you need a break from all the hiking, reviewers say a float or boating trip is a nice change of pace.
Most tour companies open for the season in mid-May, operating through the end of September. Although prices vary, travelers should expect to spend around $20 per person for a cruise and about $50 for a long float trip. For more information on schedules and pricing, check out the individual websites of tour operators, such as traveler-recommended Solitude Float Trips, National Park Float Trips and Jenny Lake Boating.