Yellowstone Wood Boat Tours
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About Us

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A Long History on the River

Follow in the footsteps of great explorers such as Hugh Glass, John Colter, Jim Bridger, and, of course, Meriweather Lewis & William Clark as we cater your adventure down the famous Yellowstone River.

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Eric Adams (Co-Owner)

Eric Adams is a co-owner of Yellowstone Wood Boat Tours, LLC. He has a B.S. in Environmental Biology and an M.S. in Forest Ecology. He is also a 20+ year fly fishing outfitter and guide with thousands of days behind the oars on the Yellowstone River. His background allows him to convey a unique perspective while guiding ensuring a day on the water is both an educational and fun experience. He enjoys using his education and experience to interpret the local wildlife, vegetation, hydrology, and surrounding ecological landscape to paint a broader picture of our precious Upper Yellowstone ecosystem.

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Dobbs Laird (Co-Owner)

Dobbs Laird, co-founder of Yellowstone Wood Boat Tours, spends more days on a river each year than most people can aspire to in a lifetime. He has a lifelong passion for being on moving water – whether deep in a canyon, kayaking whitewater, or relaxing floats on Montana rivers with his family – he is happiest when behind the oars and not on dry land. Dobbs was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and officially made the West his primary home in 1999. Dobbs brings a breadth of knowledge about all things related to river systems & the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Dobbs is also involved in local Livingston businesses such as the Murray Bar, 2nd Street Bistro, and Gils Goods.

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Julie Walker

Julie Walker is a Livingston native with more than a decade of river experience. Although she started as a raft guide, she quickly fell in love with the wood boats of YWBT. After 8 years doing marketing for the State of Montana, Julie finally moved home to Livingston and can now be found on the river just about any day of the year, whether on a boat or with her dog, Curly. Julie loves all things Montana and has extensive knowledge of both Paradise Valley and Montana’s history, having grown up in the area. A true “people person”, she says the best part of her job is “getting to show off Montana and the Yellowstone River to people from all over the world”.

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Top-Notch Tour Guide

Julie took us down the Yellowstone River on a Sunday morning. It had gorgeous views and we saw some wildlife. Breakfast was fantastic and we felt safe the whole time – Julie knows the water like a pro! Communication about the trip was great, and Julie also had some great recommendations for other things to do around Livingston. Great trip! Julie is a top-notch Montana Tour Guide!

– Tori Sevier, Google

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Yellowstone Wood Boat Tours offers an unparalleled river adventure tailored for everyone, regardless of age or interest. With our scenic wood boat tours, you can escape from the everyday hustle and fully immerse yourself in the vast beauty of Big Sky Country!

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