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Montana Riverboarding Trips

A riverboard adventure through the Alberton Gorge near Missoula, Montana offers big whitewater excitement and amazing surfing in an ancient river canyon. Montana River Guides has been guiding riverboard trips on the Alberton Gorge for over a decade. If you’re ready for the ultimate whitewater thrill, this is it! Many of you have already seen us running rapids on river boards. Now you can join the fun. With some simple instruction, a good guide and the right equipment you’ll be ready to get acquainted with whitewater on an entirely new, adrenaline-filled level.

“You can’t get any closer to the whitewater – you’re right in it; that’s what makes it so much fun.”

Riverboarding Montana Since 1994

We are the only outfitter in Montana offering guided riverboard trips— considered by many to be the ultimate whitewater thrill. If you’ve rafted and wanted more excitement, adventure, and challenge–then riverboarding is the adventure for you!

Come Catch A Mountain Wave

Half-Day Riverboarding Trips

Half-Day Riverboarding Trip on the Alberton Gorge About four hours round trip. Few experiences rival the sheer fun, intensity, and camaraderie...

Full-Day Riverboarding Trips

Full-Day Riverboarding Trip on the Alberton Gorge Full Day Trip with lunch. Few experiences rival the sheer fun, intensity, and comradery that a...

Whitewater Riverboard Trips with Montana River Guides

The section of the Alberton Gorge we descend contains rollicking Class III rapids, characterized by obvious entry points with large waves caused by a combination of constriction and deep channel drops. With its large recovery pools and spectacular canyon scenery, the Gorge is the perfect setting to introduce people to this unique form of river running.

While riverboarding may appear to be pretty extreme to some recreational boaters, a riverboarder properly instructed and equipped with a wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet, and fins is well-prepared for moderate whitewater. It's sort of like sledding; your center of gravity is low and you're very stable. Strong swimmers looking for whitewater thrills can learn to riverboard after a short orientation and practice session. Anyone in good shape and ready for adventure will learn quickly with proper instruction, equipment, and guidance. Following a guide, you'll learn to read the river, point the board in the direction you want to go, and maneuver in the current by using arms and fins as paddles and rudders. There's no better way to understand river currents and features and learn how to read moving water; soon you'll feel like part of the river instead of struggling against it.

"It's a six-dimensional river experience - Riverboarding is the wildest and most intimate river adventure out there"

Once students learn the fundamentals of maneuvering they're ready to start surfing waves and holes just like kayaks or whitewater canoes.This is the ultimate whitewater thrill, great for friends, families and company teambuilding. Prices range from $85 to $129 for day trips. For more information on riverboard or whitewater tours in Montana, call Montana River Guides at 406-214-0245, or 406-722-7238.

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