We who call Jackson Hole home may live where the wild things are, but that doesn’t mean we always know exactly where to go to catch an eyeful of bear, coyote, moose and their brethren. The experienced naturalists with Eco Tour Adventures, however, have that knowledge down to a science. Pun intended.
Highly Interpretive Tours
Eco Tour Adventures lays claim to some of the best guides in Jackson Hole. Providing top-notch interpretation, its guides have been in the valley for multiple years, have a background in the natural sciences— some boasting master and doctorate degrees in biology—and are passionate about the area and sharing that enthusiasm with their guests.
Small groups of seven passengers, maximum, keep the wildlife experience with the guides intimate.
Not only will you be treated to off-the-beaten-path wildlife sightings and endless opportunities for photography, you’ll wind up with a better understanding of the region’s wildlife, ecology, geology and history. Some of that history includes information on the fur trappers, early explorers and homesteaders of Jackson Hole, and how the famous elk herd and national refuge came to be here.
You’ll be doing all of this exploring and soaking up of wildlife knowledge from the comfort of a fully customized vehicle. Each van or SUV includes roof hatch windows above each row of seats for safe, unobstructed, fun viewing and terrific photo opportunities. Each window seat’s window slides open as well. All passengers are provided with their own binoculars to use on the tour, and two high-quality spotting scopes are also on board for the guide to set up outside the van for incredibly close views of animals and birds in their native habitat.
Eco Tour Adventures prides itself on its attention to detail and superb customer service. To that end, guides enjoy creating custom itineraries geared to each group’s interest.
Since guests often have such a short time to explore the region, the naturalists help them open their eyes to unique areas and hidden gems that they wouldn’t normally find on their own.
For instance, if a family is hoping to see wolves on their tour, the guides will take the group up to the hillside parking lot of the National Museum of Wildlife Art that overlooks the National Elk Refuge, and/or to the National Fish Hatchery that borders the refuge, and break out the spotting scopes: The best place to view wolves is from the latter location!
Eco Tour Adventure’s excursions range from half-day sunrise and sunset tours to full- and multi-day adventures in Grand Teton National Park and/or Yellowstone National Park. It is suggested that you take a wildlife tour at the beginning of your trip to Jackson Hole to help maximize your experience here in the valley and in the national parks.
Take a Tour
- Winter Half Day Tours - Sunrise or Sunset
- Winter Wildlife Experience
- Winter Full Day Tours
- Summer Half-Day Tours – Sunrise or Sunset
- Summer Full-Day Tours
- Yellowstone Full-Day
- Summer Multi-day Tours
- Winter Multi-Day Tours
- Experienced guide and naturalist, dedicated to giving you a memorable day in the Tetons.
- High quality binoculars and spotting scopes.
- Pick-up 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; hot and cold beverages are also available.
- A lunch to remember in a park lodge or museum, with views of the Tetons.
- Comfortable 4x4 vehicle where everyone is guaranteed a window seat.
- Visual aids and field guides to help with a hands-on learning approach.
Respecting the Ecosystem
Like its name suggests, Eco Tour Adventure’s mission is to run a sustainable business. Since 2008—thanks to tours booked by its guests—the company has donated more than $50,000 to local and national non-profit organizations that focus their efforts on the conservation and preservation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The outfitter also uses bio-diesel fuel in some of its vehicles to limit petroleum use, features reusable lunch ware to limit trash production and preserve resources and uses existing trails on its hikes to minimize visitor impacts, among other ecologically minded practices.
During all tours, organic foods and snacks, fresh coffee and other refreshments are offered.
For more information and to book a tour, call 307-690-9533, or visit jhecotouradventures.com.