Montana Whitewater
Montana Whitewater
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River Rafting & TubingZipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Whitewater Rafting on the Yellowstone River near Yellowstone Park! Your adventure begins at the North Entrance to Yellowstone. We offer half day, full day, whitewater trips. We also have half day scenic trips. Fun splashy waves and gorgeous scenery are sure to delight you with adventure. Water not your thing? Come try our Paradise Valley Zipline Tour! Four zips ranging from 400 - 900 feet long will have you grinning from ear to ear. Want the best of both? Book our Zip & Dip and save! Come Horse around with a Paradise Horseback ride! Ages 5+. Check out our cool shop in Gardiner - on the banks of the river. Our trips are perfect for all ages and groups. Bring your family, friends, or come solo! We’d love to have you along. If its rafting, fishing, ziplining, or Horseback Riding... we'd love to be your adventure outfitter in the Big Sky, Bozeman and Yellowstone Area.
Gardiner, Montana

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2023

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jpmsps
Long Beach, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We were a group of four in vacations for a week at yellowstone and decided to go to this place for some whitewater rafting. We were all first timers so although we wanted something extreme, we also wanted to be able to enjoy. We signed up for a 10am trip and when getting to the place there was a building burning in the town. That building closed down the streets around and the access point for the rafting was not available. right away a lady working there let us know that we could get a full refund or reschedule if we would like.
We decided to stay and do the trip with around three miles reduced. The staff was very kind and careful with the handing of the life jackets, wet- suits, jackets, and booties for the trip, all included with the purchase. While grabbing the equipment, waiting for departure and in the bus, there was a requirement to have your mask on at all time. Once in the trip, you could take off the mask.
We got the smallboat and our guide was Kenzie (or Kinzie), she made the trip even more fun, she was very engaging, jokester, respectful, insigtful and very kind. The trip was cut two miles or three short because of the fire, but there was still a bit of waves that made the trip fun! The trip back was nice and quick and also safe with the push for wearing masks again. i really reccomend this trip for beginners and family!
Written July 21, 2020
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It has been such a crazy season, and we so appreciate your understanding and willingness to still get on the water and have some fun! Some times you just have to go with the flow:) Hopefully you can keep us in mind for next time, and we can get you on the full stretch.
Written August 4, 2020
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Alex J
Des Plaines, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We did our very first River Rafting adventure ever with the Montana Whitewater Team at Gardiner and it was truly an amazing experience. My wife was very nervous about doing it and we were concerned about the safety of our six year old son. But the team really took care of us, and we felt safe with them even though the river was at least a class III that day. Our raft was led by Zach and escorted by 2 other team members (Metta and Pete) on a Kayak and a raft, all of them very experienced and passionate about what they do. The crew really engaged us in the experience, Zach was very informative and carefully avoided the too dangerous waves per our request. Metta did a bunch of cool maneuvers and Pete would flip upside down on his Kayak and flip back up, all simply to entertain our 6 year old son and he loved it! It was super fun and enjoyable for both him and us as well. In the end we got great pics for our memories and we all wanted to do it again. I highly recommend everyone to experience River Rafting at least once and I recommend you do it with the Montana Whitewater team at Gardiner, especially if you have a nervous wife and kids :-)
Written June 21, 2020
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Alex, thank you so much for such an amazing review. You know, we always feel like our staff is the best, but it is nice to get outside validation :) We take pride in proving amazing experiences for everyone in the family and all levels of thrill seekers. We are honored to have provided that for your family and hopefully start a family tradition around the joy of rafting. Come back anytime!
Written July 4, 2020
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Patrick B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A few friends and I took the all-day Yellowstone float with Ingram as our guide. What an awesome leader on the river. He had great stories, moved us perfectly down the Yellowstone (hitting all the best rapids), and left us talk, laugh among ourselves when we had some long, slow drifts. If you want a fun experience with hints of adventure and relaxation both, I strongly recommend MT Whitewater.
Written July 20, 2020
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Thanks for the great review and so happy to hear Ingram and your whole experience with Montana Whitewater was a fun adventure! Love to have you join us again!
Written July 21, 2020
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ortegafamily10
Altoona, IA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family of 10 enjoyed an adventure of a lifetime on a raft guided by Sophie on the Yellowstone River in Gardiner. We laughed, sang songs, rode the “bull” we later renamed as the hood ornament, and deepened our family bonding. The price was reasonable and the level of rapids was perfect for beginners as well as those more adventurous.
Written July 15, 2021
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Thanks for choosing Montana Whitewater and so happy to hear the amazing Sophia was great! Always got to get in a little bull riding when you're in Montana. Come see us again for more fun!
Written July 16, 2021
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rianadurrett
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
The experience was pretty great and we liked our guide a lot. I’m annoyed that we were told we would get package rate for rafting and horseback riding. Not only did we pay $27 more per person that the package rate but it was actually a little not expensive to book horseback riding through the company than if we had contacted the ranch and booked directly.
Written June 28, 2020
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conlonp23
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed our first time whitewater rafting with Montana Whitewater.
The entire staff was professional and very courteous. Our guide John was a hit with our three boys and made them feel comfortable while also instilling confidence in them. Great job by all the staff. Will come back again next time we're in Yellowstone!
Written July 23, 2020
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This is why we do what we do. Thank you so much for taking the time to review you experience. We take pride in providing families their first taste of whitewater to create a life time love of river trips. Keep us in mind for next time! :)
Written August 4, 2020
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Kelly252014
Stevensville, MI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
The entire experience was epic! We booked the Saddle and Paddle. We ride horses on Stermitz Ranch for 2 hours. Our guides (also owners) were so friendly, informative, and kind. The terrain was outstanding and simply gorgeous. The Montana Whitewater company did an excellent job providing very specific directions (via email) to the ranch (as a GPS will not get you there). Be sure to pack a pair of long pants and tennis shoes. Make sure you know exactly where you are going and at what time because the cell service out that was is terrible for obvious reasons (you will be off the grid).
Then we made our way down to the town of Gardiner and did an 8 mile rafting trip down Yellowstone River. The guides were also so very friendly, funny, helpful, and patient. We took our 12 and 13 year olds. They LOVED it. It was just the right mix of whitewater without feeling threatened for our lives. The scenery was absolutely incredible. When we return to Montana someday, we plan to do a much longer rafting adventure.
Overall, the experience was a 10 out of 10!! It was a full day, and probably one of the best experiences of our lifetime thus far. Oh... and for the quality of service, it was an extremely great value!! The prices were VERY fair. Also, get the photo package for the whitewater. It is worth the price.
I hope that helps! Have a blast! This is a MUST DO!
Written July 23, 2020
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Kelly, thank you for the kind words!! We try our best to make things as easy as we can from the first phone call to the photos at the end of your trip. We take pride in providing experiences for all ages to create a love for river trips for years to come. Hopefully we will see you again downstream:)
Written August 4, 2020
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BklynWantsthetruth
Brooklyn26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My husband and I are on our 50’s and we had a great time rafting down the Yellowstone River with Hannah as our raft guide. Hannah was funny and informative. She led us through some fun rapids and told us all about the beautiful sceniC landscape as we rafted along. We had been horseback riding earlier in the day bc we did the saddle paddle tour. So although fatigued we really enjoyed our rafting trip with Montana Whitewater with Hannah.
Only critique was that we had to carry the raft down into the river over rocky I paved area for about 20 years. No one was hurt but we could have been hurt. Highly recommend this raft tour!
Written August 20, 2020
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Hannah is a boss! That trail down to the river has driven all the companies and guests crazy for years...hopefully we can make some changes with the park to be able to make it a bit more stable. Come back any time !
Written September 5, 2020
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Gary J
Ulaanbaatar5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We took an 8+ mile/3 hour raft trip on the Yellowstone River from Gardiner, MT on 7/20/2020. We have only rafted once before but that was somewhat milder than the class 2-3 rapids we experienced today. Our guide and captain was Zach and he provided interesting commentary during our journey as well as expertly guiding the raft and telling us when to paddle. Lots of wet fun on a hot Summer day. Also, Gardiner is at the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park so Montana Whitewater is ideally located for those visiting the park.
Written July 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words Gary. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Please come back anytime:)
Written August 4, 2020
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TravelFach
New York City, NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
My husband and I just did a private boat rafting trip on the Yellowstone River and it was amazing! My husband has been rafting a few times but it was my first time and I cannot wait to go again. Definitely doable for any skill level. We did the full day and it was so worth it - highly recommend doing the longer even more beautiful full trip. The entire team is so professional but our guide Zach was the absolute best. He made the trip so much fun, he was hilarious and so knowledgeable about rafting, the river, and Montana. We learned so much! He also gave us amazing recommendations for great hikes and food in the area too.
Written August 5, 2020
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So stoked you had an awesome first time rafting experience with us! Happy to hear Zach was the best and made your trip more fun! Hope you can join us again for adventures!
Written September 5, 2020
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