TEAM 399 GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE SAFARIS
We are Jack and Gina Bayles, the founders of Team 399. We live here year-round, sharing our love for the Tetons and Yellowstone with all of our safari guests.
We conduct half and full day tours in the Tetons all year, go to Yellowstone for a full day in season and offer custom multi day tours in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone all year.
You don’t need any camera equipment to enjoy our wildlife tours.
If you are a photographer, we welcome all skill and equipment levels and can give you as little or as much instruction as you like. We do stress ethical behavior around wildlife.
With two guides we are perfect for couples or families where some are photographers and some are not.
You’ve probably seen us on Facebook, Instagram and/or YouTube, following our adventures with the grizzlies, wolves, wildlife and scenery. Come ride with us and let us show you our world.
We lead every wildlife tour ourselves, ensuring that you receive the best experience possible.
We can take up to 12 people on a private single day adventure and will take up to 6 people on a private multi day adventure.
We provide spotting scopes, binoculars and reference material.
You will come away enlightened and entertained.
Check our reviews below and then our offerings:
Half Day Grand Teton Safari:
We run our half day Grand Teton safaris in both the morning and afternoon/evening.
Mornings are peaceful and quiet. We’ll be the first or among the first with bears that are out and have the chance to capture sunrise.
We can also go out in the afternoon and evening if that fits your schedule better.
We provide breakfast and refreshments as well as the use of reference materials, spotting scopes and binoculars.
We’ll be out for up to about 6 hours. We will pick up and drop off in the Jackson area as far north as Colter Bay.
This is a great way to get a private, intimate introduction to Grand Teton National Park.
Our private half day safaris are competitively priced at $600 for the first two guests and $50 for each additional guest. You will
also need a parks pass.
Full Day Teton Safari:
We spend all day, about 10 hours, in the Tetons looking for our bears and the seasonal wildlife that is about along with the iconic Teton landscape.
We’ll talk about the human history, natural history and ecology of the Tetons.
We have breakfast on the way out of Jackson. We have a picnic lunch when weather allows.
We have refreshments and snacks all day.
We pick up in the Jackson area as far north as Colter Bay.
Our private full day safaris are designed to give you a more in depth experience than a half day safari allows. We will get to more of the out of the way places in Grand Teton and will also linger longer for and with wildlife.
Our private full day safaris are $1000 for the first two guests and $100 for each additional guest. You will also need your parks pass.
Yellowstone Lower Loop Safari:
A big day in Grand Teton and Yellowstone, we leave Jackson very early, touring through the Tetons on our way to Yellowstone. We spend up to 14 hours exploring Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Lower Yellowstone Falls, the Hayden Valley, Lake Butte all while searching for wildlife.
We have breakfast on our way out of town, enjoy a picnic lunch when weather allows and are out from dawn to dusk.
You will have a chance to see moose, elk, bison, bears, wolves, otters, osprey and more wildlife on this adventure.
We will have snacks and refreshments all day long. You will also have access to reference materials, spotting scopes and binoculars.
We will have plenty of time to stop and take photos along the way as we talk about the human and natural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem throughout the day. You will come away enlightened and entertained.
Our private Yellowstone Lower Loop safari is $1200 for the first two guests and $100 for each additional guest. You will also need your parks pass.
Custom Multi Day Safari:
There is no bad time of year to be here. Just different things to see and do. The sky is the limit. We can go out from 2 – 21 days any time of year. Because everything we do is private to you and your group we can tailor an adventure to your needs.
Our custom multi day safaris are ideal for photographers and non-photographers seeking anywhere from a taste of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to a total immersion experience. We can look for all wildlife or focus on particular species.
We have many custom itineraries available depending upon what you want to see and do. If you don’t see what you are looking for in our sample itineraries below, contact us with information on what you are interested in and we can prepare a custom itinerary just for you.
3 Day and 2 Night Private Safari in Grand Teton and Yellowstone:
All day in the Tetons. Lodging in the Jackson area. Lodging at Hilton Homewood Suites or similar.
Work our way through the Tetons in to Yellowstone. Lodging in Gardiner or Silver Gate. Silver Gate Cabins or similar.
5 Day and 4 Night Winter Wolf Watching in Yellowstone:
Pick up in Bozeman at your lodging or at Bozeman airport. Drive over Bozeman Pass and through Paradise Valley to Gardiner, Montana. Check in to lodging and spend afternoon and evening scouting for wolves. Lodging at Yellowstone Gateway Inn or similar
Day Two - Three:
All day along Yellowstone’s Northern Range looking for wolves while enjoying moose, elk, bighorn, sheep, bison and more. Lodging in Gardiner. Lodging at Yellowstone Gateway Inn or similar
Spend most of day along Yellowstone’s Northern Range looking for wolves and other wildlife. Drive back to Bozeman in late afternoon or early evening. Check in to lodging. Farewell dinner. Lodging at Belgrade Holiday Inn or similar
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel transportation to Bozeman Airport or extend to Tetons.Four full days of guiding, all meals from lunch on day one to dinner on day 4, 4 nights of lodging, all transportation, taxes, fees and an annual parks pass. This itinerary starts at $3295 per person sharing.
8 Day/7 Night Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Expedition:
We like this particular safari in late November through mid-December. Bighorn sheep are rutting on the refuge, moose and bison are plentiful, elk are making their way down to the valleys and wolves are following them. There are even grizzly bears still up. All the wildlife looks as good as it will all year. There is enough snow on the ground to really feel like winter but we still have sunny days. It’s truly a magical time in the parks.
We start in Jackson 10 A.M. at your previous night’s lodging or at the Jackson Airport when your flight arrives. We take a wildlife tour in the afternoon and then enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and getting a good night’s sleep. Lodging at Hilton Homewood Suites or similar.
Day Two - Three:
We head out to Grand Teton and the Elk Refuge for a morning wildlife tour. We return to Jackson for lunch and spend the afternoon back in the parks or maybe heading south for mountain goats. Lodging at Hilton Homewood Suites or similar
We check out of our lodging in Jackson and head toward Yellowstone. Stopping in West Yellowstone for lunch, we also enjoy a short visit to the Grizzly Wolf Discovery Center. We continue on to Gardiner, Montana, where we check in to our lodging for the next three nights. Lodging at Yellowstone Gateway Inn or similar
We are on the Northern Range all day looking for bison, moose, bighorn sheep, otters, coyotes, foxes, wolves and eagles throughout the park. We have lunch in the field and return to Gardiner for dinner. Lodging at Yellowstone Gateway Inn or similar
We are on the Northern Range all day looking for landscapes, bison, moose, bighorn sheep, otters, coyotes, foxes, wolves and eagles throughout the park. We have lunch in the field and return to Gardiner for dinner. Lodging at Yellowstone Gateway Inn or similar
We spend one last morning on the Northern Range. We return to Gardiner for a late lunch and then make the trek back to Bozeman in the afternoon. If time allows we will investigate other wildlife hotspots along the way. We check into our lodging in the Bozeman area before a farewell dinner. Lodging at Belgrade Holiday Inn or similar
Breakfast at lodging. Lodging shuttle to Bozeman airport.
We can reverse this itinerary to start in Jackson and end in Bozeman.
Seven full days of guiding, seven nights lodging, all meals from lunch on day 1 through breakfast on day 7, all transportation, taxes, fees and an annual parks pass. This itinerary starts at $5495 per person sharing. Single supplement $1800. We can add days and/or snowcoaches in to Yellowstone’s interior as well.