Things to do in Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole: The Best Private Tours

December 3, 2021 Cedrick Jardin

During the winter, Jackson Hole is a wonderland of snow skiing, snowmobiling and ice-skating. Summer in Jackson Hole is all about hiking, whitewater rafting, golfing and horseback riding. When you come down off the slopes, you can choose from recreation options like dog sled tours, sleigh rides and wildlife and nature tours. During the summer, you better get your energy level up because kayaking, hang gliding, hot air ballooning, mountain biking and stagecoach rides are just a few of the many options available. For climbers, hikers and nature lovers, the nearby Grand Teton National Park is an absolute nirvana. The towering mountains of the Teton Range stretch 40 miles, and include eight mountains over 12,000 feet. Keep in mind, too, that Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is only 90 minutes away, and another 45 minutes or so to reach Old Faithful. If you’re looking for some serious, fast-paced family fun in Jackson Hole, try the Alpine Slide, where you slide down 2,500 feet of Snow King Mountain in a bobsled. For a calmer experience, enjoy the Bridger Gondola, which takes tram riders from the Teton Village to heights of 10,000 feet. Golf enthusiasts have access to some great golf with tee opportunities at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design and Teton Pines Resort Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer.

1. Private Full-Day Fishing Float Tour from Jackson

Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Teton Scenic Floats and Fly Fishing
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming is home to some of the most fantastic trout streams in the lower 48 states. This full-day private fishing float will give you the option to fish on the Snake River, Green River or Salt River. The choice of river is based completely on your personal preference. Experienced anglers and beginners welcome – fly fish or spin cast, too!

Inclusions: Private tour, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Lunch, Beverages, All necessary equipment, Raingear, Local guide

Exclusions: State fishing license, Flies ($3USD per fly), Third Angler (additional cost), Gratuities

Reviewed By Laurafrom330

Wow! If you have only a half day to spend in the park OR if you want to get a feel for the spots ahead of going on tour own, pick this outfit. Eddie was super knowledgeable about the park, the history and the wildlife. It created a much richer and more memorable experience. Highly recommend!

2. Half-Day Snake River Fishing Trip from Jackson

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Fishing in Jackson Hole on the Snake River is a must, even if you only have time to fish half the day. This trip is popular with folks on time constraints, families and novice anglers. The half day is a great introduction to fly fishing on the western rivers. Two anglers plus your guide in each boat.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off, Equipment as needed, Rain gear, All safety gear

Exclusions: Does not include a fishing license, Flies are $3 as used, Food and drinks

Reviewed By Laurafrom330

Wow! If you have only a half day to spend in the park OR if you want to get a feel for the spots ahead of going on tour own, pick this outfit. Eddie was super knowledgeable about the park, the history and the wildlife. It created a much richer and more memorable experience. Highly recommend!

3. Private Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Teton Scenic Floats and Fly Fishing
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This is our world famous Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour, but with your own private vehicle and guide. For the discerning traveler who enjoys the level of service that a private tour provides, this is the tour for you! Let us customize our Lower Loop Tour to your specific interests and needs. Private tours available every day!

Inclusions: Bottled water, Lunch, Professional guide, Hotel pickup, Private tour

Exclusions: National Park Fees, Gratuity

Reviewed By Laurafrom330

Wow! If you have only a half day to spend in the park OR if you want to get a feel for the spots ahead of going on tour own, pick this outfit. Eddie was super knowledgeable about the park, the history and the wildlife. It created a much richer and more memorable experience. Highly recommend!

4. Yellowstone National Park Private Tour

Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures
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Our full day Yellowstone National Park Tour starts from Jackson Hole and heads North through Grand Teton National Park. We will guide you along the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park to all the major destinations; Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots, Yellowstone Lake and The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We will also take you to some of our favorite spots that are off the beaten path. This Yellowstone Tour also includes a gourmet picnic lunch in a scenic location.Pricing is for up to 5 people we can accommodate up to 14 people please call to increases number of participants. Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Local guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Use of field guides, binoculars and spotting scope, Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By Nicole B

We took a 12 hour tour into Yellowstone. It was so nice to not have to worry about driving and trying to navigate the park. All we had to do was sit back and relax and take in the beauty. Jeremy was our guide and he was awesome! We learned so much about the park. Not only was Jeremy a wealth of knowledge, he can spot the animals even if they look like a little spec in the terrain. We saw a grizzly, elk, bison, moose, and many different types of birds. Jeremy took us to so many beautiful landmarks. We felt like we really experienced so much of Yellowstone. Thank you for a wonderful day!

5. Grand Teton National Park - PRIVATE Full-Day Tour from Jackson Hole

Jackson, WY, USA Yellowstone Day Tours
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Explore the amazing wildlife habitat of Grand Teton National Park and visit its top attractions: see Jackson and Jenny lakes, have your camera ready to capture the stunning Oxbow Bend, and view the historic barns of Mormon Row. Throughout your journey, your local guide will search for the park’s resident wildlife including grizzlies, bison, moose and pronghorn antelope. Your tour includes breakfast, lunch, round-trip transport from Jackson hotels, Park Entry fees, boat ride on Jenny Lake (May-Sept) and the use of binoculars. 

Inclusions: Continental breakfast, Lunch, Expertise of a local guide, Park Entry Fee, Use of binoculars

Exclusions: Guide Gratuity (commonly 10-20%

Reviewed By 2socalies

Great experience. Our guide, Phil, was knowledgable and engaging. You can tell he loves his work and was enjoying the tour almost as much as we were. Fun, fun, fun.

6. Private Day Tour of Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, WY, USA Obsidian Cliff Tours
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This private tour gives you the opportunity to see the major wildlife, scenic vistas, and cultural sites of Grand Teton National Park in one day (approximately 8-9hours). During this tour you will have a chance to see moose near Mormon Row, visit the Pierce Cunningham Cabin (the site of an old-fashioned western shootout), Mt. Moran’s reflection in Oxbow Bend, the historic Jackson Lake Lodge, Coulter Bay Marina, Signal Mountain, Jenny, Jackson, and Leigh Lakes, and the Bar BC Dude Ranch before returning to Jackson, Wyoming. Wildlife you could potentially see include beavers, black bears, grizzly bears, bison, coyotes, eagles, elk, mule deer, osprey, and pronghorns.

Inclusions: Breakfast burrito (meat or veggie), croissant, or muffin., A salad or sandwich, made your way., Bottled water, Use of binoculars, Air-conditioned vehicle, Cloth face masks, hand sanitizer, and sunscreen

Exclusions: Guide gratuity (15% recommended, though optional), National Park Entry Fee

Reviewed By cheryl m

Discovery Channel experience with Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy Nolan! October 7th Husband and I did a one-day private tour of Yellowstone. Stacy contacted me a few weeks prior to tour to understand our goals for the day - wild life spotting, hiking, main tourist attractions, photography, etc. We wanted to see wildlife and fit in some of the tourist areas if time allowed. Stacy picked us up at our hotel in West Yellowstone (they can pick up from most areas near the Park) at 7:30 with awesome breakfast sandwiches and juice to eat on our drive out to Lamar Valley (I think it was about 1.5 hours). I’m not a breakfast sandwich person but these were really good, on fluffy English muffins. We also ate lunch in the van to save time. Several things that stand out about Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy: Covid awareness - van was clean and Stacy wore mask in the van (not the case with other tours we took). Additionally, Stacy reminded us to not touch railings and put masks on when we were in the midst of other tourists. Fortunately this didn’t occur often as Stacy took a route that was opposite to that followed by most park visitors, Stacy has a radio to listen to park rangers dealing with animals on the road and wandering near tourists. He also speaks to his guides and other guide companies to learn where recent wildlife have been hanging out. As well, he knows animals’ favorite hangouts from his many years of experience. As a result, we saw a lot of wildlife, including bison, elk, wolves, pronghorns and coyotes. The only animal we missed were bears. We were actually in a bison stampede! Stacy definitely fulfilled our request to see wildlife! I greatly appreciated Stacy stopping at the best bathrooms in the park (large, clean, regularly maintained, with running water)! I felt very safe with Stacy’s driving and safety precautions when we were in the woods. Stacy regularly took photos and videos of the highlights of the day and forwarded them to us. Great photos for our album. He even shared photos of bears that he had seen a few days earlier. Omg, so much knowledge about the animals, the geology, ecological efforts and the Park’s history. For example, we learned why many dead trees are white at the bottom of the trunk (the Bobby socks effect), why large bison herds are comprised of mostly females, how views on wildfires are changing, and so much more. I highly recommend you take the tour to find out the answers these questions and many more. Stacy is a great story teller about events that have taken place in the park and on his past tours. He kept us wanting more. The tour lasted nearly 12 hours and I realized the following day, when I looked at the map, that we had covered the entire Park, including the major tourist sites with the exception of Ol’ Faithful and the Prismatic spring. I specifically asked Stacy to skip these since we could easily view those on our own. We covered more ground than we ever would have on our own!

7. Take a Private Day Tour of Yellowstone National Park

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001, USA Obsidian Cliff Tours
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If you only have one day to visit Yellowstone, this 1-day, 200+ mile private tour of Yellowstone’s Lower Loop is the tour to take. After departing Jackson we’ll drive north through Grand Teton National Park while transiting to Yellowstone, making several stops along the way to take photos, admire wildlife, and take advantage of the Flagg Ranch restrooms. Using bathrooms with running water is simply how we roll. We’ll then enter Yellowstone through the South Entrance just a little before 9 AM. From there, we’ll continue driving north to West Thumb Geyser Basin then to the famous Lake Yellowstone Hotel for short coffee break. From the Hotel, we’ll continue traveling north to admire the Mud Volcano, Hayden Valley, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, before taking a lunch break at Canyon Village. Continuing west from Canyon, we’ll explore Fountain Paint Pots, and Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. We’ll cap the day with a visit to the Old Faithful Inn and see Old Faithful gush in all her glory.

Inclusions: Breakfast burrito (meat or veggie), croissant, or muffin., Your choice of salad or a sandwhich made your way., Use of binoculars, Bottled water, Cloth face masks, hand sanitizer, and sunscreen

Exclusions: Guide gratuity (15% recommended, though optional), National Park Entry Fee

Reviewed By cheryl m

Discovery Channel experience with Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy Nolan! October 7th Husband and I did a one-day private tour of Yellowstone. Stacy contacted me a few weeks prior to tour to understand our goals for the day - wild life spotting, hiking, main tourist attractions, photography, etc. We wanted to see wildlife and fit in some of the tourist areas if time allowed. Stacy picked us up at our hotel in West Yellowstone (they can pick up from most areas near the Park) at 7:30 with awesome breakfast sandwiches and juice to eat on our drive out to Lamar Valley (I think it was about 1.5 hours). I’m not a breakfast sandwich person but these were really good, on fluffy English muffins. We also ate lunch in the van to save time. Several things that stand out about Obsidian Cliff Tours and Stacy: Covid awareness - van was clean and Stacy wore mask in the van (not the case with other tours we took). Additionally, Stacy reminded us to not touch railings and put masks on when we were in the midst of other tourists. Fortunately this didn’t occur often as Stacy took a route that was opposite to that followed by most park visitors, Stacy has a radio to listen to park rangers dealing with animals on the road and wandering near tourists. He also speaks to his guides and other guide companies to learn where recent wildlife have been hanging out. As well, he knows animals’ favorite hangouts from his many years of experience. As a result, we saw a lot of wildlife, including bison, elk, wolves, pronghorns and coyotes. The only animal we missed were bears. We were actually in a bison stampede! Stacy definitely fulfilled our request to see wildlife! I greatly appreciated Stacy stopping at the best bathrooms in the park (large, clean, regularly maintained, with running water)! I felt very safe with Stacy’s driving and safety precautions when we were in the woods. Stacy regularly took photos and videos of the highlights of the day and forwarded them to us. Great photos for our album. He even shared photos of bears that he had seen a few days earlier. Omg, so much knowledge about the animals, the geology, ecological efforts and the Park’s history. For example, we learned why many dead trees are white at the bottom of the trunk (the Bobby socks effect), why large bison herds are comprised of mostly females, how views on wildfires are changing, and so much more. I highly recommend you take the tour to find out the answers these questions and many more. Stacy is a great story teller about events that have taken place in the park and on his past tours. He kept us wanting more. The tour lasted nearly 12 hours and I realized the following day, when I looked at the map, that we had covered the entire Park, including the major tourist sites with the exception of Ol’ Faithful and the Prismatic spring. I specifically asked Stacy to skip these since we could easily view those on our own. We covered more ground than we ever would have on our own!

8. Private Grand Teton Wildlife Safari Tour

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Our full day Grand Teton Wildlife Safari explores the wildlife, geology, and natural history of Grand Teton National Park. The actual route will vary each day depending on wildlife, group interest and road conditions. Private tours allow children younger than 8 years old to participate.

Inclusions: Use of binoculars, Use of spotting scopes, Professional naturalist guide, Bottled water, Private transportation, Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch

Exclusions: National Park entrance fees, Gratuities

Reviewed By laurierL795CI

This tour is a must if you are in the area. Our tour guide, Makenzie, was incredibly knowledgeable and knew just where to take us. Highly recommend.

9. Scenic Sunrise Tour of Grand Teton National Park

210 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001, USA Wild Wyoming Tours
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We offer Small group & private Tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Visit our website to see All the Tours we offer and live availability for them. Price is for up to 4 people on a Private Tour. Call to book more. Discover the current Wildlife hot spots in Jackson Hole and GTNP with a local and professional guide from Wild Wyoming Tours leading you there. We will travel the back roads of Jackson Hole to escape the crowds and seek out the recent hot spots for viewing Wildlife, with possible sightings of Moose, Elk, Bison, Pronghorn, Bears, Trumpeter Swans, Wolves, Bald Eagles and much more during your tour. We are a small local company, led by a Native of the Greater Yellowstone. Get a real glimpse into the lives of the homesteaders and the early history of the valley, the Scenic highlights, and the Best knowledge of where & when you are likely to spot Jackson Hole's Wildlife at the time of your visit on a Wild Wyoming Tour. We are the local interpretive guides that you want to use!

Inclusions: Bottled water, Snacks, Premium Binoculars and Spotting Scopes, Air-conditioned vehicle, Breakfast

Exclusions: Grand Teton entry fees, Gratuities

Reviewed By mtadams1222

This tour was the highlight of our trip. Not only did we see numerous wildlife but we saw parts of the area that we simply would not have seen without an expert guide. Scott was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole trip very special and a memory we will always remember. We will definitely be planning another tour when we return!

10. Grand Teton National Park - PRIVATE Sunrise Tour from Jackson Hole

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Explore the amazing wildlife habitat of Grand Teton National Park and visit its top attractions: see Jackson and Jenny lakes, have your camera ready to capture the stunning Oxbow Bend, and view the historic barns of Mormon Row. Throughout your journey, your local guide will search for the park’s resident wildlife including grizzlies, bison, moose and pronghorn antelope. Your tour includes round-trip transport from Jackson hotels, experienced guide, breakfast, Park Entry fees and the use of binoculars. 

Inclusions: Use of binoculars, Expertise of a local guide, Park Entry Fee, Continental breakfast

Exclusions: Guide Gratuity (commonly 10-20%

Reviewed By 2socalies

Great experience. Our guide, Phil, was knowledgable and engaging. You can tell he loves his work and was enjoying the tour almost as much as we were. Fun, fun, fun.

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