Missoula Kayaking Tours

Come Kayak Missoula With Professional Guides

Scenic Kayak Tour: Clark Fork River Paddle through the beautiful Tarkio Canyon section of the Clark Fork River.   You will likely see lots of birds, including osprey, mergansers, eagles, king fishers and hawks. We may also see deer, bear, moose or elk. There are a few small rapids during the trip and great places to get out and swim along the way. During mid summer the morning trips are our favorite. Daily departures available May through September.

Half Day Tours Depart at 9 am, 2 pm or 6pm

$120 per person, includes gear , guide and shuttle (2 guest min.)

Whitewater Kayaking Tours near Missoula

Looking for more excitement?! Missoula’s best whitewater kayaking adventures are 10,000 Waves sit on top whitewater kayak tours on the Clark Fork River through the Alberton Gorge. This trip offers beautiful scenery through long pools of flat water mixed in with fun class II & III rapids for excitement. The Alberton Gorge, created by Glacial Lake Missoula, is isolated from roads, has magnificent rock formations and dramatic rose-colored cliffs rising vertically on both sides of the river. Earlier in the summer we’ll offer trips on the Blackfoot River when flows are high and the whitewater is fun. Let’s go Kayak Missoula together!

Half Day Tour – Departs at 9 am, 2 pm or 6 pm

  • $120 per person, includes gear, guide, and shuttle (2 person minimum). Paddling experience recommended.

    Missoula Kayaking

    Kayaking the Clark Fork River near Missoula 

Full Day Tour – includes lunch served riverside.

  • Departs at 9 am, $160 per person, includes gear, guide, and shuttle (2 person minimum). Paddling experience recommended.


Hellgate Canyon Scenic Tour – This tour begins upstream of town near the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers, travels through Hellgate Canyon, and ends in the heart of Missoula. You will most likely see eagles, osprey, deer, and other wildlife.  Available April through September.

  • Departs at 9 am or 5 pm.
  • $120 per person, includes gear, guide, and shuttle (4 person minimum).

Two Day/One Night Kayak or Packraft Trips

Day One: Meet in Missoula at 9 am. You will receive your own dry bag to pack your things and obtain any other camping gear you might need. We transport you to the river access where we have lunch riverside before a safety talk and then departure.

Paddling down the Blackfoot River, stopping periodically to enjoy the scenery, rest, and have a bite to eat. The first day you will travel 14 miles down the Blackfoot River before stopping at your campsite. You can help your guide set up camp along the river’s edge, or just change clothes and relax as your guides prepare dinner. There are plenty of tales to tell around the campfire.

Day Two: Wake up to a hot cooked breakfast and fresh coffee! Once everyone is packed and ready to depart, you will travel another 9 miles along the beautiful Blackfoot River before finishing up near Bonner, Montana.

Meet place: 10,000 Waves Missoula Office: 802 W. Spruce St, Missoula, MT 59802.

Meet time: 9 am.  Price:$695

Meals provided: Lunch, dinner, breakfast, and snacks. Finishing Time: 12 pm – 3 pm.

What to bring: Your clothes, swimsuits, fast drying clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses and straps, hats with straps, lotion, sandals or tennis shoes you don’t mind getting wet.

Let’s go Kayak Missoula together!