Established in 1965 by a group of local teachers and history enthusiasts, Missouri River Outfitters has grown from a simple “friends trip” into a comprehensive outfitter providing guided tours on the Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The founders’ passion for the river and the surrounding area led to the establishment of a full-service operation offering canoe rentals, canoe demos, shuttles, and guided tours. The company is now a mother daughter team with a passionate group of staff that revels in our small towns success and history as Montana’s longest run river company.
Missouri River Outfitters storefront is stocked with top-notch canoeing gear and brands, ensuring a successful multi-day trip for enthusiasts. Nova Craft Canoes became the outfitter’s choice due to their superior make, materials, and overall craftsmanship. The decision was further influenced by Nova Craft’s exceptional customer service, which retained the feel of a small company deeply rooted in the passion for creating quality boats.
Currently, Missouri River Outfitters exclusively uses Nova Craft 18-foot Prospector Expedition Tuff Stuff canoes for their guided tours. These boats are praised for their ability to carry gear, navigate smoothly, and provide exceptional stability for novice paddlers. The durability of the canoes was put to the test during a severe storm, and we experienced firsthand how tough and resilient the boats are. When minor repairs were needed, Nova Craft’s prompt supply delivery ensured a quick return to the water.
Whether you’re interested in demoing a boat, exploring them in person, learning boat repair skills, or making a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, Missouri River Outfitters invites you to reach out. The Upper Missouri River Breaks is highlighted as a fantastic location for embarking on a multi-day canoe trip, ranging from 3 to 10 days, promising a memorable and adventurous experience.