Enjoy the beauty of the famous Paradise Valley as you enjoy a scenic float down the Yellowstone River. Our float departs daily from historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, just 25 minutes south of Livingston and 35 minutes north of Yellowstone Park. At check-in, you will meet your guide and be transported to the river. Enjoy amazing views of Paradise Valley, the Absaroka-Beartooth and Gallatin Mountains.
After your 6-mile float, you will be transported back to Chico Hot Springs Resort, where you can enjoy a soak in the natural hot springs, shopping in the gift shop, visiting the horses at the horse barn and enjoy a meal in the poolside grill or dining room (reservations recommended).
We can accommodate a private float for two or the entire extended family.
Our Yellowstone Scenic Floats take place on the Yellowstone River. Enjoy 6 miles of awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife in beautiful Paradise Valley. This float is great for all ages, photographers and bird watchers.
Pickup / drop off times: Our departure times are: 8:30am, 11:00am, 3:30pm . Check-in is 15 minutes prior to departure.
*Private Scenic Floats available for a fee.
**Children ages 3-12, 2 and under free
Our Scenic Dinner Floats are a wonderful way to enjoy the Yellowstone River and a 5 star dinner at the acclaimed Yellowstone Valley Grill in Paradise Valley. You will check in at our Chico Hot Springs Office where you will be shuttled to the river. Our guide will row you on a 2 hour flat water float to the private beach of the Yellowstone Valley Lodge.
You will be seated overlooking the Yellowstone River and Absaroka Beartooth Mountains. Your dinner includes one alcoholic beverage, an appetizer, entree and dessert.
We do encourage making your reservation as soon as you know your desired date. This restaurant is very popular and we want to be sure we can reserve your table.
*Gratuity for guides and servers are not included.
**Private Dinner Floats are available, please call for availability.
What should I wear?
Simply dress accordingly to the weather! Sunglasses, a hat and sunblock are recommended. If it’s cooler, bring something warm to wear. Scenic floats are dry inside the boat… you simply float down the river and relax! Your shoes are the only thing that may get wet (getting in and out of the raft), so sandals, water shoes, etc. are recommended. We do have water shoes to borrow if needed.
What should I bring?
You’re welcome to bring something to drink (no glass please), your camera, binoculars and whatever else you would like to make your trip more enjoyable. Your cell phone won’t get wet on a scenic float and many guests post photos to Facebook and Instagram or send text photos to friends and family from the middle of the Yellowstone!
When do I need to check in for my float?
Please check in 15 minutes before your trip time. Trip duration is typically 2 hours but may vary depending on flow of the river… but the views and enjoyment you get from a float are timeless!
All Paradise Adventure Scenic Float trips originate from our Chico Hot Springs location, in Pray, MT.
Our second location in Gardiner, MT, at the North Gate of Yellowstone National Park is the launch point for whitewater rafting, horseback and hiking trips.