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 Frequently asked Questions

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How long are the Trips?
We run half day (about 3 hours) and full day (about 6+ hours). These total times include shuttle to and from the river back to our office.

What is your season like?
May can be beautiful but it can also be snowy or cold. It has low water coming into High Water. June comes full on High Water and warm sunny days, still chilly nights. July is usually always sunny and warm. August starts getting a little chilly at night, lower water. September can be spectacular but low water.

Why would I want to go rafting with MWW?
Montana Whitewater offers personalized service and a spirit of fun. In addition to basic certification, our guides train as a group pre-season to hone river rescue skills and solidify the team. Our mission is to provide safe and fun trips for you. We run a raft company because the service we provide is truly beneficial and we love having a good time with our clients! Meet the crew!

Can I bring my 3 year old?
We take kids 5 and up on the Yellowstone River and 6 and up on the Gallatin River. Three is too young! Young kids can really enjoy rafting or they can hate it and never want to go near a river again. Make sure your young child really wants to go. If a kid can't put on his own booties, they might need serious help enjoying a river trip!

What is the difference between the Gallatin and the Yellowstone Rivers?
The Gallatin River is a mountain whitewater river with lots of rocks which make it a technical raft ride. It runs north through a canyon surrounded by lodge pole pine forest and rock outcroppings along highway 191 between Big Sky and Gallatin Gateway. The Gallatin runs class IV+ at high water and class III during July and August.
The Yellowstone River is a big volume river that runs through a wide Valley with rolling wave rapids. Our Yellowstone River trip starts in Gardiner where the river flows North along highway 89. We recommend the Yellowstone for anyone who is a first time rafter or a little nervous about rafting. It's fun but not scary!

Can my group go together in one boat?
On the Gallatin River, we put up to six people in a boat, sometimes seven with kids. On the Yellowstone River, our boats are bigger and we put up to ten people in a boat. We try to run smaller crews for a bigger ride.

Can I bring my Grandparents?
Only if they want to come! We have taken people of all ages and ability.

Can I bring my Handicapped friend?
Only if they want to come! We have experience with quadriplegic, ms, amputees and other special needs. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but we are very concerned about safety.

What are booties?
Booties are neoprene and rubber quasi-boots that keep your feet warm. We are the only company around that doesn't charge extra for booties and wetsuits and all the warmies required. You can also wear sneakers or tennis shoes when the weather is warm.

Where should I stay?
Stay in Bozeman, Gardiner, Big Sky or West Yellowstone... Here are some suggestions...

What kind of lunch is served on the Full Day?
We put out a smorgasbord of deli meats, cheeses and veggies that we set you loose on. You get a hoagie or 2 and pile it on. Fill up on chips, cookies and sodas until you feel sick! We won't stop you! We are sensitive to dietary restrictions- just let us know.

What do I wear?
Ladies, don't forget your lipstick! If you want to look and feel good on the river, wear light, quick dry clothing. We give you helmets, lifejackets, splash gear and/or wetsuit and booties too. With all the gear on, some people look like super heros and some people look like major dorks- it's all in the way you carry yourself. Bring something warm and dry to change in to after the trip.

What should I bring?
You can bring a waterproof camera, sunscreen and whatever you need. You can bring your own dry-bag or use your guide's. Sunglasses are good to have on the water and we sell those things that hold them on your head.

How do I make a reservation?
You fill out our on-line form or call us, or both!

Photos and Video?
Photos are available on all trips!

No Fee for Wetsuits and Booties


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PO BOX 1552
Bozeman, MT 59771
1-800-799-4465
local 763-4465


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