Scenic River Trips with Adventure Missoula

Scenic river trips are beautiful, relaxing, and inexpensive. Enjoy the great outdoors! We offer five options for scenic trips in Western Montana and the Inland NW which are especially focused for families with small children or adults and seniors that don’t want to risk falling out of a raft. View all scenic river trip options. Looking for a nice scenic river trip Missoula? Take an unforgettable trip on the Clark Fork and you will see how special this majestic river can be with it’s sandy beaches and gorgeous scenery.


All trips include: Life Jackets (pfd’s), wet suits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, water shoes, guide, boat, paddles, shuttle/transportation (arrange in advance). Full days include locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce grown on site.

Customers meet at our river shop. Shop is 30 min from Missoula or 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene. Trips run April-November, weather permitting. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Private Guided Boat Scenic Tour Full Day Enjoy a private guided boat trip for up to 8 people on the Tarkio Canyon and scenic stretch of the Clark Fork River for a 5 to 6 hour tour. Meet at our shop and we’ll take care of everything for your group. We provide all the gear needed, shuttle back to your vehicle, drinks, and stream side catered lunch half way through your trip. Ages 4+ $680/boat

Departures Daily: 10:30am MST

Clark Fork River Full Day Kickback on this scenic trip through Tarkio Canyon and an open vista while we calmly float a six mile stretch of river stopping for lunch on a sandy beach. We often see deer, elk, beaver, eagles, osprey and variety of waterfowl on this stretch. All gear provided. Adults $90 Youth (Age 4-17) $80

Departures Daily: 10:30am MST

Clark Fork River Half Day *Most popular from Missoula

This scenic trip is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this part of Western Montana. The Tarkio Canyon is calm stretch of the Clark Fork River. It is a perfect gentle river float trip. We pass through tall canyon walls where we are fortunate enough to see eagles, beavers, and ospreys. You will pass by mining camps and Quarts Creek Tributary. This relaxing float takes three hours. Your experienced guide will not only be there to take you down the river, but can also answer any questions in regards to the canyon. This is your Scenic River Trip Missoula! See more details. Adults-$70 Youth (4-17)-$60

Departures Daily: 9:30am or 2:30pm

Free Shuttle Available for Missoula departure


Coeur d’Alene Half Day River Float (45 minutes East of Coeur d’Alene, ID or 2 hour drive from Missoula) *Idaho Gem Trip! 

Heading West? Stay at a campground on your way to Spokane /Seattle. This trip is located near Cataldo, ID. This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area.  This is a nice river float down the Lower Coeur d’Alene River! Great for all ages and abilities! Nervous about younger children on the boats? This is your float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes and a total release of all your cares! Guests view birds, moose, and has North Idaho written all over it. This is a peaceful section of river with gentle flows that run all summer long. Jump in to swim! This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall. Coeur d’Alene River trips include: Life Jackets (pfd’s), guide, raft. Guide will paddle. This trip meets at Castaway Outfitters on the Coeur d’Alene River (next to the Snake Pit Bar) just off I-90 at Kingston Exit. Price: Adults-$59 Youth(4-17)-$54 Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Departure Times: 9am, 1pm, 4:30pm

Half Day Spokane River Scenic Trip Headed all the way to Spokane? May through October this option is ideal for large groups looking for a relaxing adventure surrounded by the beauty of the Inland Northwest. Nervous about younger children on the boats? Feel free to explore this float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. (Games provided by your fun-loving tour guides!) Spokane trips include: Life Jackets (pfd’s), wet suits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, guide, boat, and paddles. Adults $60 Youth (Ages 5-12) $55

Departures Daily: 10am and 2pm PST