Whitewater Rafting Gear

Missoula Rafting and River Rentals


Missoula rafting and Missoula River Equipment Rentals can now be found in one new location.  10000 Waves and LB Snow (Missoula’s Last Best Ski & Paddle Shop) are working together to offer more options for people who want to run the river on either a guided trip or alone with rental equipment.   The new 10000 Waves Summer Headquarters is located in LB SNOW downtown Missoula. Both the Waves and LB have historically offered summer rentals. New owner Willi Connell at LB has ramped up the river rental program and 100000 Waves is fired up to be a part of it. 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

Here’s a note from the folks at LB about the new summer river rental program.

“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 at.”

Missoula River Rental Equipment

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We Deliver River rental rafts, sup’s and more!

“We have also expanded our rental equipment to keep our rivers clean for generations to come. Our rivers are getting busier and busier and one of the ways we can all help keep them clean is by following Leave No Trace principles.

 Another way we will be making things easier for folks to enjoy their river time to the fullest is with our rental delivery program. For $10 you can have your rental gear delivered to your home or place of work or even hotel (within 5 miles of the shop). That is right, if you want a Raft, Packraft, Paddle Board, Surf Board, Inflatable Kayak, Hard Shell Recreational kayak, or Whitewater Kayak delivered to you we will deliver it to your doorstep the night or afternoon before your rental day. Now, don’t get us wrong we want you to come enjoy a beer at Draughtworks before or after your trip with us but if you are in a rush, we are happy to deliver your rentals to you.”

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 25 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 Whitewater 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

Raft, Kayak & Tube Rentals

Equipment Includes Price
Kayak helmet, spray skirt, paddle, lifejacket, float bags $25/day
Inflatable Kayak – 2 one person paddle, lifejacket, pump, small dry bag $60/day
Inflatable Kayak – 1 one person paddle, lifejacket, pump, small dry bag $40/day
Sit-On-Top Kayak paddle, lifejacket, small dry bag $25/day
Raft 8 lifejacket and paddles, pump, small dry bag $80/day
Raft with Frame – 15′ & 13′ 8 lifejackets and paddles, frame, oars, pump, small dry bag $100/day
Raft with Frame and Trailer 8 lifejackets and paddles, frame, oars, pump, small dry bag, trailer $140/day
Electric Pump $5/day

River Tube with Handles

lifejacket $7/day

Misc. Rentals


Equipment Price
Booties $3/day
Spray Jacket $5/day
Wetsuit $8/day
Life jacket $5/day
Helmet $4/day
Spray skirt $5/day
Kayak Paddle $5/day
Raft Paddle $5/day
Pump $3/day


10% discount on rentals of four days or more.


River Tubing Trips

Includes river tube w/ handles, life jacket, and shuttle on the Clark Fork River.

Group size: 1-6, $100.00 per group. $20 each additional. Call for reservations.

Watch video of Michael Franti and company preparing to head out on the river with 10,000 Waves: