Grand Teton Tour- Full Day

Tour Info

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 artisan muffins and hot coffee, tea or chocolate on our way out of Jackson. We will have snacks and drinking water as well reference materials, spotting scopes and binoculars for your use.

We pick up in the Jackson area as far north as Colter Bay. Photographers of any skill level are welcome on our tours, but you don’t need to have camera equipment to enjoy a day with us.

Our private full day Grand Teton tours 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 Grand Teton tour starts at $1000 for the first two guests and then $100 for each additional guest to a maximum of 12 guests in two SUVs. You will also need a parks pass for every four guests.

Because this is a private tour, we can tailor your day to your specific interests. As the owner/operators we don’t have a strict timeline to keep.




Grand Teton Tour-Full Day

Mother nature will provide. You just have to be willing to accept what she chooses to provide on any given day.

Our Grand Teton tours flow with the weather, wildlife and your specific interests on your tour with us.

We don’t set or keep a strict schedule, but move around the park in a way to maximize your experience and/or photographic opportunities as well as avoid the crowds as best we can.

We prefer to get groceries at the Colter Bay store and have a picnic lunch, but, when the weather has different ideas, we adjust.

We prefer to start before sunrise, but if you’d rather start later and catch sunset we can usually accommodate that as well.


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Q: What wildlife will I see on a tour?
Wildlife is, well, wild. We know the specific area and movement patterns of wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but we can’t make wildlife appear. An entire herd of bison can pick up and move a mile or more in 30 minutes. Bears often move in and out of timber several times a day and so forth. The seasons are also a consideration. Contact us if you have specific questions.

Q: What will the weather be like?
Winter is never far away in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We are at higher altitude where 50 – 60 degree temperature swings are not uncommon in the summer. You can get frostbite and sunburned on the same day. We will check the weather before your tour and give specific recommendations.

Q: How cold does it get in winter?
We have seen it get down in to the negative 40 degree Fahrenheit range in recent years. If it gets that cold we will not be very far from the vehicle at any time and we will recommend that you bring the warmest clothes you can find.

Q: What should I wear?
We recommend dressing in layers. Long pants, long sleeved shirts and headwear will help protect you from the sun. It is not much above freezing most mornings so a fleece or coat is a good idea. We recommend waterproof footwear. Light hiking boots are great, but closed-toe shoes are a must. Avoid cotton socks if you can.

Q: Where will you pick us up?
We will pick you up at your lodging in the Jackson area, further north in the Teton Valley as far as Colter Bay, Victor, Idaho, and can talk about special arrangements if you are staying elsewhere. On occasion, we have picked up in Island Park and West Yellowstone for a Yellowstone Tour.

Q: Are your tours open to non-photographers?
Yes, you don’t need to own a camera to enjoy one of our tours. Smartphones are fine as well. With two guides on most tours, we are perfect for couples where one person is a photographer and one is not. We will give you as much or as little photographic instruction as you need.

Q: Do we need bear spray?
You will not need bear spray on one of our tours.

Q: Can we bring small children on your tours?
You may bring children of any age you are comfortable with, but we do not provide or install a child safety seat so you must bring yours.

Q: How much hiking will we do on one of your tours?
Our permit specifically prohibits us from going more than 1/2 mile on a trail. We may walk a few hundred yards in places over mostly level ground, but this all of our tours are road-based.

Q: Do I have to worry about snakes?
There are no poisonous snakes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Q: Can I bring marijuana on a tour if it is prescribed?
Marijuana possession remains illegal at the federal level. It is not allowed in the national parks.

Terms & Conditions

Our single day tour terms and conditions are easy:

Tell us you are coming and we will put you in the book. We don’t take any money down and you are not committed. We’d appreciate it if you let us know as soon as possible if something comes up or your plans change, but we get that things happen.

If the roads are open we go, so be prepared for potentially inclement weather. Imperfect weather often makes for a better experience.

We take full payment by check, cash or credit card on the day you go out with us.


$1000 for the first 1 or 2 guests.

$100 for each additional guest up to a maximum of 12.

Contact us for a custom quote if you have a larger group.

10 - 12 hours
Key Areas Visited
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Hot coffee, tea and chocolate
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Use of binoculars, spotting scopes and reference materials
  • Transportation
  • Photography instruction
  • A great experience