Echo Adventure Cooperative

Groveland, California

0 Endorsements

Echo Adventure Cooperative is a worker-owned cooperative offering socially and environmentally sustainable guided tours in Yosemite National Park and throughout the Sierra. Named for a mountain peak near Tuolumne Meadows and the hope that  cooperative model will reverberate throughout the industry.

We offer private, guided, catch & release, fly fishing for rainbow, brown, brook and golden trout in the Tuolumne and Merced River watersheds. Available to all Yosemite National Park visitors 7 years old and up of all experience levels and interests.  

Message Guide

Starting at $300.00 Family Fun Fly Fishing (Half Day)

Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Morning Half Day
2–4 People

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker's Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided

Get a taste of Yosemite fly fishing on local waters on this fun half-day adventure perfect for all ages and abilities or high water conditions! This basic introduction focuses on the experience of fly fishing, as well as aquatic ecology and conservation with many opportunities to sustainably catch and release trout along the river banks of our favorite local spots. Boots and waders are not provided as we focus solely on Czech nymphing from the river bank! This trip runs for 4 hours and is available May - November 15th. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

Starting at $460.00 Introduction To Fly Fishing (Full Day)

Wading, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
2–5 People

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided

Our private Introduction to Fly fishing trip is perfect for individuals, families or groups that want to learn the basics of fly fishing during their visit to Yosemite National Park! This beginner trip focuses on beginner casting, fly selection, reading water and basic knot tying, as well as Czech Nymphing, dry fly, streaming and wet fly techniques to prepare you for picking up a rod on your home waters! Note: There is 2-4 miles of hiking on this tour. This trip runs for 8 hours and is available year round. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Boots and Waders, if applicable Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

$300.00 Solo Angler Fishing Trip (Full Day)

Wading, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
1 Person

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker's Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided

Our private Solo Angler Full Day trip is perfect for individuals that want to fly fish during their visit to Yosemite National Park! Whether your an expert trying for the elusive Golden Trout in Yosemite's backcountry or a beginner learning to fish among the iconic splendor of Yosemite Valley, our private guide can help you achieve all of your fishing goals! This trip runs for 6 hours and is available year round. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Boots and Waders, if applicable Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

Starting at $600.00 High Country Trip (Full Day)

Wading, Float Trip, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
2–5 People

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker's Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided
Float Tube

Choose between a Backcountry Hike 'n' Wade or High Country Float Tube Adventure on this amazing day spent above 8000 feet in Yosemite's pristine high country. We'll take you far away from the crowds for a classic fly fishing experience untouched, high alpine lakes and streams in search of wild trout and unprecedented views of Yosemite's tallest peaks. This trip runs for 10 hours and is available from mid-June - November 15. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Boots and Waders, if applicable Float Tubes, if applicable Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

Starting at $350.00 Experienced Fly Fishing (Half Day)

Wading, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Morning Half Day
2–5 People

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker's Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided

Already know the basics!? Join our local guides and gain access to the best waters in the Sierra for native rainbow trout, wild brook trout, and trophy brown trout. We can help sharpen your cast, share tips and techniques or just provide the right fly for the right fish. Note: There is 1-2 miles of off trail hiking on this trip. This trip runs for 5 hours and is available from May - November 15th. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Boots and Waders, if applicable Float Tubes, if applicable Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

Starting at $430.00 Experienced Fly Fishing Trip (Full Day)

Wading, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
2–5 People

Available trip add-ons: Custom Hiker's Lunch $20.00 / Classic 27oz Echo Adventure Klean Kanteen $16.00
Transportation Provided

Enjoy the best of the Yosemite area on our full day fly fishing adventure for intermediate and advanced anglers. Whether you want to try for the elusive Golden Trout in Yosemite's backcountry or spend your day in the iconic splendor of Yosemite Valley, our private guide can help you achieve all of your fishing goals! Note: There is 2-5 miles of hiking on this trip, some is off trail. This trip runs for 8 hours and is available year round. Whats Included: Transportation National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable Fishing License Rod, Reel & Flies Boots and Waders, if applicable Float Tubes, if applicable Water & Water Filter First Aid & Emergency Equipment

Starting at $2600.00 The Yosemite Grand Slam All Inclusive Fly Fishing Package (4 Days)

Wading, Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
1–6 People
Lunch Provided / Drinks Provided
Transportation Provided

Our 4 day Yosemite Grand Slam All Inclusive Package is great for beginners and advanced anglers alike and is fully customizable depending on your schedule, interests and skill level! During our four days exploring Yosemite's pristine waters and incredible scenery, you will have the opportunity to catch and release Brook, Brown, Rainbow and Golden Trout! This trip is available mid-June through October. Day One 12pm - 8pm: We'll pick you up from the Fresno, Sacramento or the Bay Area and have lunch before heading to your Yosemite area vacation rental or hotel. That evening you'll be treated to a warm-up casting and incredible meal and wine tasting at Fork & Love Restaurant in the historic Hotel Charlotte. Day Two 6am - 8pm: We'll pick you up after breakfast at your accommodations bright and early at 6 am for a full day of fly fishing and sightseeing in the famed Yosemite Valley complete with a BBQ lunch and casual dinner at the new Rush Creek Lodge. Day Three 6am - 8pm: Another amazing day in Yosemite begins after breakfast at 6am for a hike into Yosemite's backcountry for fishing on pristine alpine lakes and rivers for Golden and Brook Trout. We'll provide a hardy picnic lunch and end the day with pizza and beer at the famed Two Guys Pizza Pies! Day Four 6am - 2pm: No fishing package is complete without hitting our local Tuolumne River Canyon for Rainbow and Brown Trout before heading back to the Bay Area, Sacramento or Fresno. What's Included: Transportation Lodging Lunch and dinner on day 1 Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on days 2 and 3 . Breakfast and lunch on day 4 All hiking and fly fishing equipment. Water and water filter First aid and emergency equipment Entrance fee and fishing licenses All fees, taxes and gratuities

Book a Trip

Location

More Info

What is Echo Cooperative?

Echo is a collective board worker cooperative corporation that provides at-cost services for member benefit! Echo Adventure Cooperative, Inc. does not have employees! Instead, everyone here is an owner!  You can call us guides, members, owners or workers! Every member is a board member, directly contributing to the decision making of the Corporation. Every member is in charge of their offerings, rates, schedule and availability.The Corporation does not generate a profit, and its only goal is to make sure that the members, guests, community and environment are well cared for! So yeah, other than that, and our rigorous social and environmental standards, we are the same as a traditional guiding service.

The members of Echo Adventure Cooperative, Inc are committed to providing a wide variety of educational, sustainable and enjoyable outdoor excursions and adventure travel through our innovative collective board worker cooperative. The Cooperative seeks to create change within the outdoor adventure industry by: 

- Offering exceptional guest experiences.
- Replacing the traditional model of guide exploitation with guide ownership and empowerment.
- Maintaining high environmental standards
- Participating in community service and outreach

How do I know that my guide is qualified?

That is a question we wish we heard more often! All members must meet the following qualification to be considered and remain active:

- All members must have 3 years of relevant experience. Meaning that your backpacking guide in Yosemite will have at least 3 years of guiding backpacking trips in Yosemite!
- All members must have a minimum of First Aid and CPR, but they will have Wilderness First Responder or greater if they are taking trips in an area with an emergency response time of 20 minutes or more.
- They also have to submit a letter of Recommendation from their previous employer, 3 additional references, all relevant work history, 10 online guest reviews and a ton of other things!

What's with the name "Echo"?

We are named for the Echo Peaks, which are a family of peaks at the heart of the Cathedral Range in Yosemite. The founders of Echo CoOp have all come from various backgrounds, and all have found a new family with each other here, in the Sierra. Much of that time has been spent as long days in the alpine in and around the echo peaks. You could say they are the center of our universe. The joy brought to us by the Echo Peaks, and Yosemite as a whole is something we want to share with everyone. 

Whats Included:

- Transportation 
- National Park Entrance Fee, if applicable
- Fishing License 
- Rod, Reel & Flies
- Boots and Waders, if applicable
- Float Tubes, if applicable
- Water & Water Filter
- First Aid & Emergency Equipment

What to Bring:
- Registration Forms
- Layered Clothing
- Liter of Water per Person 
- Brimmed Hat & Sunglasses
- Sun Block & Insect Repellent 
- Camera & Binoculars
- Hiking boots or shoes