Raft Rentals In Bozeman, MT

Smith River Packages and All-Summer Long Adventures


Explore Rentals has been renting rafts and drift boats since 2015. The quality of our boats, and the way we rig our boats, is superior to our competition. The owner of Explore has guided river trips in Alaska, Russia, and Mongolia- and his attention for detail is reflected in the way our rental boats perform. At the end of the day, he uses these boats, too. 

For 2019 will only be renting rafts. Although we loved the NRS Freestone boats, they just didn’t quite cut it. Understanding that each rental has different needs, we are happy to assist our customers in the way the boats are rigged. Whether you are doing a multi-day trip on the Smith or Blackfoot, a hardcore fishing trip on the Madison, or doing a social float on the Yellowstone- our rental rafts can be quickly rigged for a multitude of scenarios. 


At Explore Rentals, we do not cut corners. We learned a long time ago that if you have inferior outdoor gear, Montana will eat your lunch. As a result, we have chosen to only offer rental NRS and STAR river rafts. NRS is a name everybody knows of course, Star has been around forever (recently acquired by NRS) and has been the leading producer of commercial use boats for a long time. In addition to awesome boats and accessories, we also rent camp cooking gear from Camp Chef and GSI, Yeti Coolers, UDAP IGBC compliant food storage solutions, and almost the full line of Big Agnes camping gear. Oh- we also rent waders and boots from Simms and fly rods from Echo. 


We love river trips, and we are pretty darned good at them. Explore Rentals has everything you can imagine for the most comfortable, and fun, river trip. Our Big Agnes Sugarloaf shelters are the perfect gathering point for dinner with protection from the elements and insects. The superlight Helinox chairs and tables can play double duty for off-the-grid cornhole competitions. Rental Alps Mountaineering ReadyLite Cots will give you a great nights sleep without weighing down your boat. 

Just because you are camping a million miles from nowhere, does not mean you have to be uncivilized! 


Step 1.

On our Reservations page, enter your requested rental dates. Available inventory of each item will be displayed. Select what you desire and add to your cart.

Step 2.

Verify your Cart and rental dates/ times. A 15% credit card deposit is required to confirm all bookings. You will be prompted for flight info and contact info, as well as the CC deposit.


Pick up your rental gear at the office at your scheduled time. If you are picking-up after-hours, your gear will be boxed and labeled in our secure storage locker.  Go and enjoy! 


At the end of your trip, return your rentals to our office. Your CC on file will be billed the balance due.


Explore Rentals has been the preeminent outdoor gear rental agency in greater Yellowstone region since 2011. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible rental gear for outdoor adventures. With well over 200 different types of outdoor rentals for summer adventures, it seemed only natural to start renting some winter awesomeness. Keeping to our traditions, new for 2019 we are proud to offer premium Patagonia and Scott winter apparel and gear rentals. 

Our location next to the Bozeman Airport, with after-hours pick-up and drop-offs possible, allows for tremendous convenience with no waiting in line, and no hassle of dealing with shipping- ever. You can now easily rent Patagonia jackets and pants, as well as Scott winter gear, to ensure that you stay comfortable bombing down the mountain in Big Sky, or watching wolves in Yellowstone.