Whitewater Rafting Gear

Missoula Rafting and Kayak Tours

Missoula rafting and Missoula River Equipment Rentals can now be found in one  location.  10000 Waves and LB Snow (Missoula’s Last Best Ski & Paddle Shop)  work together for people who want to run the river on either a guided trip or alone with rental equipment.   The  10000 Waves Summer Headquarters is located in LB SNOW downtown Missoula. Both the Waves and LB have historically offered summer rentals.  If guests want a guided river trip we are ready, but if they prefer to rent a boat and river gear, LB SNOW is ready to go with Missoula raft rentals, Missoula kayak Rentals, SUP’s, Missoula Tube Rentals and even Pack Rafts!


Local guides with world class hospitality

LB SNOW has a brand new rental fleet of boats fully rigged and ready to go.  We want them to be around for a long time, but we also want them to be used. We have been rafting and camping in the Missoula area for a long time and have curated our boat packages to be exactly what makes the most sense. Our specialty is geared towards the weekend overnight or multi-day trip for people who do not have time to mess with the little things.  We want it  be easy, and it can be. We provide not only the correct gear but also information on sections of river, what kind of wildlife to look for, put-ins and take-outs and the must stop hole-in-the wall bar to grab a burger.

10000 Waves Raft & Kayak: Missoula’s original whitewater professionals. The Waves were founded by Missoula Kayak Instructor Deb Moravec in 1990, Deb was the sister of local paddler Monty Moravec who explored many of the local whitewater runs in the area with legend Doug Ammons. Deb’s passion for whitewater and dedication to running professional trips were the driving force in the business. 10,000 Waves continues to be committed to providing high-quality river trips on Western Montana’s finest rivers. The Waves have been running custom rafting and kayaking trips on the Blackfoot River and Alberton Gorge for over 30 years! Our priority is to give you and your family and friends the best river experience possible. 10,000 Waves raft guides and instructors go through an extensive training program, and are First Aid, CPR and Swiftwater Rescue certified. Each trip or lesson begins with a paddling and safety orientation.

“10,000 Waves – Missoula’s River Professionals”

  • Excellent safety record, our guides are trained by the Whitewater Rescue Institute
  • Complimentary wetsuits helmets, pfd’s, and paddle jackets
  • Top quality Sotar self-baling rafts
  • Custom River Adventures
  • Family owned and Operated since 1990
  • Delicious Riverside Lunches
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop Off available
  • Riverside check-in location at the Alberton Gorge