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The Premier Outfitter on the Upper Missouri River

Guided Trips

Looking for a longer trip tailored to your group?
Our 3 – 6 day Guided Trips are great for you!

Day Trips

A day-trip is perfect for a short stay in Fort Benton.
Relax, kick back, and paddle for 4-6 hours!


We have a huge fleet of canoes and kayaks.
From a single kayak to large family reunions!


Nothing beats someone else driving you and your stuff after your time on the water!

Get to Know Us

We are a family-run business, owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo with a passion for both experiencing and protecting the great outdoors. We are the longest run outfitter in Montana, and have been providing experiences for over 60 years.


Here at Missouri River Outfitters, Our team specializes in supporting all of our customers by offering fully guided tours, river rentals, a retail store, and vehicle shuttles.May be a small group looking for a quiet vacation or a larger group needing logistical support, we are here to help. We are local and support local year round! Our staff are local farmers/ranchers, historians, outdoor enthusiasts and river boat wranglers.


We pride ourselves on offering a safe, fun, and educational experience for all of our guests. Our team of experienced river guides will take you on a journey through the stunning Missouri River landscape, where you’ll have the chance to see amazing wildlife and beautiful natural scenery that will take your breath away. In addition to our organized group trips, we offer private, custom trips tailored just for you!


Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a corporate team-building event, or a bachelorette party, we can create a customized itinerary to ensure that your adventure is everything you want it to be. Our experienced guides will work with you to plan every detail of your trip, from the route and duration to the meals and extra activities.


At Missouri River Outfitters, we have always been committed to preserving the natural beauty of the Missouri River and the surrounding environment. We follow Leave No Trace principles, ensuring that our impact on the river and its wildlife is minimal. Along with that, we have a quiet waters policy and do not run motored gear boats and loud motors. We also work with local conservation organizations to protect and preserve the river for future generations.


Join us for a guided Montana canoe trip of a lifetime or take advantage of our river rental and shuttles to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Missouri River for yourself

Popular Destinations

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is one of America’s undiscovered gems. Meandering through the vast and breathtakingly beautiful northern Great Plains, its rare geology was formed during the last ice age.

Towering white sandstone cliffs and secluded cottonwood-shaded campsites mark this stretch of the Missouri. Both sunrise and sunset provide unrivaled natural light shows on the cliff faces.

Rugged, remote, quiet. The badlands section comprises a nearly 70-mile stretch where the river seems to have “broken” through the surrounding rough uplands, hence the famed title, “the Missouri Breaks”.

The Marias is one of northern Montana’s best kept secrets. While Meriwether Lewis christened the river “Maria’s River” (for his cousin Maria Wood), the Blackfeet people, who used the river for a millennium, call it “Bear River”.

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What to Expect

The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument and the Marias River corridor are best experienced by canoe or kayak. Because both rivers are wide, with docile currents and lack white water rapids, the trip is easily navigated and doesn’t require advanced, technical skill. Visitors can expect to paddle (with the current) 14-20 miles per day.