Kayaking Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park


Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Freshwater Kayaking,Hiking


Thanks to a unique itinerary, first-time kayakers and families can overnight on Jackson Lake, in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. With an idyllic island camp and virtually no other outfitted groups on the water, OARS guests enjoy unprecedented solitude in a pristine backcountry setting at the base of the Tetons. Hikes, waterfalls, fishing and ultra-photographic landscapes surround you. Paddle beneath a cowboy country moon and the same starry skies that lured the gaze of ancient tribes and settlers. During the day, Jackson Lakes calm waters are perfect for paddlers to learn their first sea kayaking stroke. And just beyond the Grand Tetons peaks, less than an hour away, lie the geothermal wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Our Jackson Lake Kayaking trip makes a great active addition to any Jackson Hole or Yellowstone vacation package. What could be more fun?

Join us on an excursion that is off the beaten path to places where the call of the wild is clearest. We are the only outfitter permitted to operate overnight kayaking trips on pristine Jackson Lake, ensuring a peaceful experience far away from the everyday crowds of Grand Teton National Park. OARS sea kayaking excursions are multi-faceted outdoor adventures in full view of the magnificent Tetons. Paddle your kayak through morning mist with the sun rising behind you, or spot wildlife in grassy meadows and forest glens. Camping at our secluded sites on Grassy Island and Spalding Bay afford opportunities to see bald eagles or moose, and allow hikes to scenic overlooks and rushing creeks. This trip thoroughly captures the wilderness splendor of Wyomings backcountry, making it an ideal trip for families.


    • Sea kayak on Jackson Lake with expert guides
    • Hike & Explore in Grand Teton National Park
    • Cozy catered camping on Grassy Island under a star-filled sky
    • Delicious meals prepared by your guides
    • Watch for moose, elk and bison

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 127829
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Duration: 2 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • Skilled professional guide service
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 through breakfast on the last day
  • 2 nights catered camping
  • One waterproof bag to hold your gear for the trip (approximate sealed size: 33” diameter x 29” tall). Your sleeping bag and personal gear must fit into this one bag. Tents and sleeping pads will be stored separately. Please note: If you rent our gear it will come already packed in your issued waterproof bag.  Your remaining gear, therefore, must also fit in that one bag.
  • One small waterproof bag for camera and other small items you’ll want during the day (approximate sealed size: 17” tall x 9” diameter)
  • Two-person tents on a shared basis (there is a $30 charge for a private tent)
  • Personal flotation device (PFD) which must be worn at all times on the lake in compliance with safety regulations
  • 12-ounce insulated Klean Kanteen with Café Lid to use for drinks in camp
  • Camp chairs
  • Eating utensils, cups and plates
  • Highest quality sea kayaks and related equipment



Price person (sharing double) $649 ($324/day)


$60 per person for bookings made 30 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 30 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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United States Jackson Hole, Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Grassy Island, Moran Cave, Wyoming, Signal Mountain
Freshwater Kayaking,Hiking


Tour Operator


Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the “Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S. trips have been honored as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

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