Step-On Guide Service

An option provided by Yellowstone Insight for Educational Organizations (school groups, teacher workshops, non-profits, etc.) in Yellowstone National Park.  The Step-On Guide Service matches the tour options mentioned, but allowing us to provide insightful interpretation from your vehicle.

We ask that you bring your own food & beverages, as we do not want to take the time during the tour to stop at park restaurants.

– This is a great service to take advantage of! MacNeil or Shauna will meet with you and provide your passengers an insightful tour of Yellowstone’s Wonders!

Tour Times & Meeting Location

Tours meet in Gardiner, Montana, a gateway community at Yellowstone’s North Entrance Gate.  You must provide proof of valid drivers license and automobile insurance.

Sample Itinerary

We recommend you start your personal & private tour just before sunrise, allowing us to be in the field for prime wildlife and sunrise viewing times.  We will meet you at Gardiner, Montana, a gateway community at Yellowstone’s North Entrance Gate.

During a typical one-day tour, much of the morning will be road-based, with your wildlife observations enhanced by quality binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes.  As wildlife moves to shaded locations for rest, we can choose to venture off road, away from most Park visitors. Your guide’s experience and expertise will illuminate Yellowstone’s matchless qualities.

Choose a single day tour to focus in-depth on one topic, or select a different subject for each day of a multi-day tour.


  • door-to-door guide service
  • binoculars (Nikon & Bushnell)
  • one high-powered spotting scope (Swarovski and Nikon) managed by your guide.
  • educational teaching materials


  • gratuities for your guide
  • food and beverages
  • Yellowstone National Park entrance fee
  • airfare
  • transportation to/from airport
  • hotel accommodations
  • car / transportation

Imagine, a chance encounter of a bobcat creeping silently between the branches of a tree, watching its prey with the utmost precision and waiting patiently for it’s moment to pounce. This, and many other NatGeo® worthy moments have been captured on tour.

Get inspired by scrolling through our gallery, or click on a photo to learn more!

Company Disclaimer: as wildlife is just that, wild, there are no guarantees, but we will certainly do our best to make your day’s sightings match your expectations!

One-Day Tour Rates

Step-On Guide

$ Please Inquire / day

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Wow, Wow and Wow!

“We used Yellowstone Insight and had the best day.  After the tour my grandson said , I learned more today about history than I’ve learned all year in school I think that sums it up. If you are thinking of calling MacNeil - do it! You will not be sorry.”

Scottsdale, Arizona

MacNeil Lyons, The Best Yellowstone Guide Ever!

This guy is a master at coordinating a three-generation Yellowstone trip! In August our family, including grandchildren ages 14,11, and 9, spent two fabulous days learning about Yellowstone with MacNeil. He turned the geology of Yellowstone into a science lab, on a walk we "discovered" a Bison carcass, and all of this plus plenty of fun and a great breakfast to meet the needs of all ages. He is a smart and funny charmer. Don't even think about going to Yellowstone without talking to MacNeil first!

Jim P.
Bainbridge Island, WA

Exceeded our expectations by a wide margin!

Beth and I wanted to let you know how great our tour was. You did an outstanding job for us and it exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. We really enjoyed the time we had together and it was the highlight our trip and a fabulous wedding anniversary present for Beth. It was very memorable and only gets better in the retelling...!

J. Levine

MacNeil is an excellent guide, ranks up there with the very best!

MacNeil is an excellent guide, I've spent some time with wildlife guides both at home and  abroad and he ranks up there with the very best.

Dan and Hazel