Full Day Grand Teton Wildlife Tour

Pristine Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole wilderness await you on this full day wildlife excursion with EcoTour Adventures. We’ll take the entire day to observe and photograph wildlife, and explore this complex eco-system. You’ll be accompanied by a professional guide who has an unparalleled passion for the area, a genuine interest in sharing his or her knowledge and a dedication to your enjoyment of the day.

The Day

The full day Grand Teton National Park tour will begin close to sunrise to maximize the hours of the day when wildlife is most active. Your educated naturalist guide will seek out wildlife hotspots, often off the beaten path on unmarked dirt roads in our comfortable 4wheel drive safari vehicles. Make use of our high quality spotting scopes and binoculars to peak in on the daily habits of local fauna, including moose, elk, bison, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, wolves, black bears, grizzly bears, bald eagles, and trumpeter swans. After a morning session of uninterrupted wildlife observation, we’ll enjoy lunch together at one of the park’s amazing lodges, either sitting on the deck overlooking Jackson Lake at the Signal Mountain Lodge or rooftop at Dornan’s, overlooking the Snake River with the magnificent Teton Mountain Range in the background.  If the weather permits and there is interest we may enjoy a picnic style lunch on the shore of Jackson Lake or another scenic location.  In the winter months, we’ll either cozy up for lunch inside Signal Mountain Lodge or we’ll take in the views of the National Elk Refuge from Rising Sage Cafe. After a relaxing lunch, we’ll continue to explore the natural landscape of the park and if desired by the group, we’ll embark on a short hike on one of the lesser known trails, along easy terrain, to observe the smaller wonders of this park. Knowledgeable in so many areas of expertise, make sure to pick your guide’s brain on topics like animal behavior, animal adaptations, snow science, geology of the area, local botany, and the cultural history of this special place.

 

What's included PLAY OUR VIDEO

  • Experienced guide and naturalist, dedicated to giving you a memorable day in the Tetons.
  • High quality binoculars and spotting scopes.
  • Pickup and Drop off in town at your hotel or a convenient meeting place.
  • A light breakfast and a nice variety of snacks that are locally produced, and organic when possible.
  • A lunch to remember in a park lodge or museum, with views of the Tetons.
  • Hot and Cold beverages available.
  • Comfortable 4x4 vehicle where everyone is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Visual aids and field guides to help with a hands on learning approach.

All Day (appx. 8 hrs). Pickup times vary with the season.  Season: Year-round.

Maximum of 7 guests per tour.  Every guest is guarantee a window seat.  We can accommodate private groups up to 10.

Adults $225, Children (10 and under) $190.

Customize Your Tour
We can accomodate a variety of tours - call us to find out what we can do for you: 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time. We are a small company with three vehicles. We like to keep our operation on the smaller side to keep quality high!

  • We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
  • All of our vehicles are 4 Wheel drive.  This comes in handy for both winter and summer seasons. There are roads in Grand Teton National Park that in the summer require 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles.  We don’t want you to miss anything!
  • In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat! Everyone gets a great view.  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 
  • In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
  • We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We use very high quality Brunton Optics. Brunton is based out of Boulder, Co. We chose to use this company because of the quality optics that they provide and because they are a regional company. We use their Eterna 8x45 for wildlife and their 11x45 for birding. These binoculars retail for $530, so they are not take home souvenirs. We feel, when it comes to optics, you get what you pay for. Everyone will get their own pair to use for the tour and we have children binoculars as well. When that wolf pack is at a distance we will set up one of our Brunton Full Size Eterna Spotting Scopes. This scope has a magnification from 20-60 power!

Some folks like a hands on learning approach! We provide teaching opportunity as well. On tours we like to use all our senses. Our naturalists kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close without compromising safety. Our kits contain antlers, pelts, claws, horns, unique stones, reproduced Native American tools and artifacts for your exploratory side! All items were collected outside of the National Parks or purchased. It is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.
  • Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for latter. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.
  • All of our guides carry CB Radios. As the day unfolds, we don’t want you to miss any great wildlife sightings. All day long our guides are in contact sharing sightings with each other. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
  • We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
  • We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we grind Jackson Hole Great Northern’s organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. Don’t worry we also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

Book Your Trip Today!

Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.