Whether it’s a do-it-yourself or guided day trip, expect to see some remote Montana prairie farm land with towering walls on all sides of the river. If you have time restrictions and or would just like a half day on the Missouri, Day trips are perfect for you. On your trip expect to see eagles soaring above, a squadron of white pelicans fishing, deer coming down to drink and beavers meandering about. When out for the day, make sure to stop for lunch, float in the wide muddy water and or skip rocks on the river banks. It’s perfect for all ages and abilities!
Are you looking to relax and navigate your own trip down river? This is the perfect package for you! This section is full of beautiful cottonwood growth, islands, and working farmland.
This section of river is in the Missouri River Breaks National Monument and includes Lewis and Clark campsites, lush cottonwood bottoms, steep river bluffs and ample farmland.
If you don’t feel comfortable floating the river on your own, join one of our guided trips. Spend your time learning about all the local history in the area and relaxing on the river. This is a great trip for both young and old.
Spend your time learning about all the local history in the area and relaxing on the river. This is a great trip for both young and old. While on the river you will have a picnic lunch, refreshing beverages and plenty of story time.
Carter to Fort Benton is about a 16-mile day that is perfect for beginners and novices alike. There are no rapids on this section of river and the river is relatively wide and shallow. “If you tip a boat…. just stand up”. The river put-in and take-out are very obvious and have great ramps. End the trip in the heart of Fort Benton. The last part of the float gives you a unique view of Fort Benton from the river’s edge. This section of river can take 3-6 hours depending on water flow, how much you want to paddle, what type of water craft you choose and how many breaks you take. Carter to Fort Benton is our recommended day trip.
Fort Benton to Wood Bottom is about 20 miles and can take 4-7 hours depending on water flow, paddling, breaks and wind. The river meanders through some long bends and is surrounded by lush cottonwood groves and steep coal, shale and deposit bluffs. Fort Benton to Wood Bottom are part of the Missouri River Breaks National Monument. There are no rapids on this section of river. We highly recommend people purchase and follow the maps for this section of river due to the take-out sneaking up on people. This section is great for adults but can be a bit long for children and or people that are looking for a more leisure float.
Your day trips are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us. In our confirmation email we will confirm your numbers, boats of choice and trip date.
Deposit- half of the full price of the trip is due at the time of booking.
Please fill out the reservation form online. We will be in contact with your shortly.
Day Trip deposits are required for booking. We suggest booking no less than 7 days in advance. For Large groups we suggest booking no less than a month in advance.
All day trips start at 10:00.
ALL day trips run Thursday- Sunday unless arranged with us well in advance.
There is a 2-person minimum on DIY Day trips and a 4-person minimum on guided day trips.
Private guided day trips available for groups of 5 of more.
We allow dogs but ask that they have had experience being in canoes or kayaks before. They must be on a leash at the put-in, in the vans and at the take-out.
Looking for an activity for your family of all ages? This is the perfect option for you. It allows you to float 30-60 minutes at a time with breaks in-between. Start at the fairgrounds and float down to the cement ramp in town. Do as many laps as you would like! Sit on the old walking bridge and watch them floating by. Come pick up the tubes at our storefront. No reservations needed.
Price- (includes the tube and life vest)
Single day use- $15 a day
Multi day use- $10 a day