The History of Rafting
The Yellowstone River


The First. The Best.
Yellowstone Raft Company

Yellowstone Raft Company has been taking families and friends through the Yellowstone River’s exhilarating whitewater rapids since 1978. We were the first raft company to take trips down this wild Montana river, and for over 40 years, we have been the best.

Started by a career guide, we pride ourselves on being the most professional and safe outfitter in the area.

Our four-decade legacy has produced a culture of excellence so you can have the best guides and best experiences of your vacation.

You can count on safety and a fun ride since we put new guides through the most demanding and thorough training process of any company on the Yellowstone. We are a permit holder with The Forest Service which requires us to have high safety standards, practices and equipment.

You’ll laugh your way through a splash-filled romp down the Yellowstone, where you may even see deer, pronghorn, elk, osprey, bald eagles, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bison and the fabled grizzly bear.

The river floats through Paradise Valley, which deserves its name.

We pride ourselves on our immaculate safety record, superior skill on the water and our ability to entertain you and your family.

So come on out, jump on a boat with us, and see exactly why we’ve been around for over 40 years.

Owners, Patrik and Sarah live year round in Gardiner and are proud to be “hands on,” working daily to ensure fun and safety! They want to thank you for supporting a local family business!