Missouri River Guided Canoe Trips

Experience the epitome of Montana river adventures with our curated selection of guided “glamping” trips in the breathtaking Missouri River Breaks. For those seeking an authentic Montana experience, our guided excursions eliminate the guesswork, ensuring you make the most of your limited time on the river.

Let Missouri River Outfitters’ seasoned guides lead you to the prime camping spots, the most picturesque hiking trails, and handle all camp logistics, allowing you to focus on the beauty around you. Our guides bring the river’s history to life, sharing insights into the flora, fauna, and captivating geology that surrounds you.

Indulge in a gourmet menu that showcases local beef, Northwest salmon, vegetarian and vegan options, fresh produce, and delectable home-baked desserts. The best part? Our guides take care of all the cooking and cleanup, freeing up your time to savor the scenery and solitude. Picture yourself by the river’s edge, enjoying a chilled chardonnay or a cold, local Montana craft-brewed beer as you witness breathtaking sunsets. Alternatively, start your day with a cup of fresh-brewed, French-pressed coffee while the sun rises over the prairie mist. These moments are the essence of an unparalleled Montana river voyage – an adventure that seamlessly blends luxury, nature, and the rich history of the region.

2 Day Adventure
– $600 Per Person

Upper Missouri River Guided Trips –
Montana White Cliffs

Eagle Creek is one of the most iconic campgrounds on the river and is known for its beautiful riverside views and fabulous slot canyon and petroglyph hikes. Eagle creek has a rich history.

3 Day Adventure
– $900 Per Person

Upper Missouri River Guided Trips –
Montana White Cliffs

Described in the Lewis and Clark Journals as “scenes of visionary enchantment”. Through the “white cliffs” you will see Teppee rings, Corp of Discovery Campgrounds, petroglyphs, and towering layers of Eagle Sandstone and Shonkinite.

 4-5 Day Adventure
– $1100-$1250 Per Person

Lower Missouri River Guided Trips –
Montana Badlands

Some of the most secluded wilderness in the breaks. This section becomes larger and “wilder” as the river opens up from white cliffs along the river’s edge to steep badlands surrounding the river.

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4 Day Adventure
– $1100 Per Person

Upper Missouri River Guided Trips –
Montana White Cliffs

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.

4 Day Adventure
– $1100 Per Person

Guided Marias River Trips

The Marias River is a very secluded river that is unmapped and uncharted. It goes through some of the most magnificent scenery. This river doesn’t have designated campgrounds and gives you the true wilderness feel.

6 – 7 Day Adventure
– $1550 – $1750 Per Person

All-Encompassing
Missouri River Guided Trips

You will see the river drastically change right in front of your eyes. Each day will be packed with activities including but not limited to hiking, paddling, storytelling, relaxing, and swimming.

Prices and Days Vary

Private Guided Trips

We specialize in private and charter trips to meet any groups needs and desires. We also feature “specialty” trips with guest leaders, unique menus, rustic accommodations and more.

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Prices and Days Vary

Specialty Guided Trips

We specialize in private and charter trips to meet any groups needs and desires. We also feature “specialty” trips with guest leaders, unique menus, rustic accommodations and more.

Customer Discounts

All discounts are up to 10% off per person!

  • Pre-season booking (5% off)- booking by no later than January 1st for the upcoming season.
  • Educator (5% off) – we value our educators and were founded by schoolteachers. We honor retired and active educator discounts.
  • Children (5% off)- 12 and under.
  • Veterans (5% off)- Retired and active duty.
  • Local Discount (5% off)- 40 miles or less from the national Monument.
  • Journalists (5% off)
  • Returning customer (5% off)

Guided Trip Accommodations

At Missouri River Outfitters we provide a true luxurious river experience. Things you can expect are good local cuisine, comfortable sleeping accommodations, top of the line equipment, hiking suited to the groups needs and thorough safety plans.

2024 Schedule

All 2024 trips are customizable until filled. There are limited private trip slots available please call for details. Always better to book in advance!

2 Day Missouri River White Cliffs (1 day canoeing and 1 day hiking)

  • June 15-16
  • July 5-6
  • August 3-4 *new moon* (Limited Space)
  • September 7-8

4 – 5 Day Missouri River Badlands

  • June 16-19 (Limited Space)
  • July 4-8
  • July 9-13 (Private Trip)
  • July 19-22 (Full)
  • August 18-21 *blue moon*
  • September 11-14

3 Day Missouri River White Cliffs

  • June 14-16 (Limited Space)
  • July 8-10 (Private Trip)
  • July 17-19 (Full)
  • August 23-25 (Limited Space)

4 Day Marias River

  • May 30-2

6 – 7 Day Missouri River White Cliffs and Badlands

  • June 14-19 (Limited Space)
  • June 19-24 (Private Trip)
  • June 30-July 6 (Private Trip)
  • July 17-22 *full moon* (Limited Space)
  • August 15-21
  • September 8-14

4 Day Missouri River White Cliffs

  • June 5-8 (Private Trip)
  • June 6-9 *full moon*
  • June 20-23 *solstice*
  • June 27-30 (Full)
  • June 27-30 (Private Trip)
  • July 11-14
  • July 18-21 (Private trip)
  • July 25-28 (Private Trip)
  • August 1-4 (Limited Space)
  • August 8-11
  • August 15-18 (Limited Space)
  • August 22-25
  • August 29- September 1 *meteor shower* (Limited Space)
  • September 4-7
  • September 8-11 (Limited Space)
  • September 12-15 (Private Trip)

2025 Schedule

All 2025 trips are customizable until filled. There are limited private trip slots available please call for details. Always better to book in advance! 2025 trips now available. Use code “2025preseason” to receive a 5% discount on all 2025 dates (Until January 1st, 2025)

2 Day Missouri River White Cliffs (1 day canoeing and 1 day hiking)

  • June 14-15
  • July 19-20
  • August 16-17

4 – 5 Day Missouri River Badlands

  • June 13-16
  • July 2-7
  • July 27-31 (5 day)
  • July 23-26
  • September 10-14 (5 day)

3 Day Missouri River White Cliffs

  • June 11-13
  • July 2-4
  • July 25-27

4 Day Marias River

  • May 39- June 1

6 – 7 Day Missouri River White Cliffs and Badlands

  • June 11-16
  • June 2-7
  • July 25-27
  • August 20-26

4 Day Missouri River White Cliffs

  • June 5-8
  • June 12-15 (Private Trip)
  • June 14-15
  • June 19-22
  • June 26-29
  • July 10-13
  • July 17-20
  • August 7-10
  • August 14-17
  • August 20-23
  • August 28-31
  • September 5-8
  • September 11-14

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people fit in a canoe?

We have 3 seat canoe and 2 seat canoes available. The standard canoe seating is 2 people per canoe unless their are small children that need the middle seat. If you are joining us without a canoe partner you will more than likely be in a boat with a guide.

How strenuous is the paddling?

You can expect to paddle 2-5 hours a day with breaks in-between to eat lunch and to hike. If you are worried about paddling you can request to be in a guide boat.

Where do we park while we are on the trip?

We have a large parking lot at our storefront location. There are cameras, lights and always employees up at the warehouse. We are proud to say that we live in a small community that doesn’t have much crime.

How do you accommodate solo travelers?

We do not charge extra for solo travelers. You will receive your own tent and will be in a guide canoe or with a fellow traveler.

What is the age minimum and recommended maximum?

Age is all relative! We do not have an age minimum but do require that kids are able to swim independently. We also do not have an age maximum and want to allow all ages to join us. Our goal is to accommodations for all disabilities, ages, and concerns.

Do you have maps for sale?

We have maps for sale at the storefront. There are also free downloads here (Coal Banks to Judith) (Judith to Kipp)

What is the best time of year to float the Missouri?

It all depends on personal preference. Click here for a more in-depth view of what the Missouri is like throughout the floating season.

What do you provide?
  • Canvas Wall Tents
  • Cots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Camp chairs
  • 2 dry bags for your personal items
  • 3 course meals and all cooking needs
  • Snack bags
  • Montana Micro Brew and Wine
  • Water and cold seltzer water
  • 1 to 4 guide to guest ratio
  • Camp games
  • Canoes, paddles and pfd’s
  • Canoe seat backs
  • Extensive first aid kit with AED
  • Satellite phone