Smith River Rentals

Everything you need for the ultimate overnight float

Smith River Raft Rentals.


The Smith River is truly one of Montana’s treasures, and floating the Smith is an experience true and dear to the hearts of everyone here at Explore Rentals.

We are proud to offer the most extensive inventory of premium rental rafting equipment in the Bozeman area. Everything that you need, or want, we most likely have. Explore Rentals is a true brick-and-mortar business located right next to the Bozeman Airport, your best airport for accessing White Sulphur Springs and Ft. Baker. We have been renting camping gear, fly fishing equipment, and boats for well over 10-years now and have learned a thing or two about what our guests need and want. In addition to your Smith River rentals, we also offer vehicle rentals that we allow towing with, so we are truly your one-stop-shop for your Smith River adventure!

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14′ Rental Rafts

Our 14′ Rental Rafts are the perfect option for 3-4 people to float the Smith comfortably, and affordably. Everything you need is included: a 103-qt IGBC compliant cooler (with cushion) in the bow, PFDs, pump, repair kit, and extra oar. Our rental rafts come inflated, loaded on a trailer, and ready to go.

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15′ Rental Rafts

If you are going, you might as well go in style! Our River Cadillacs are by far the best appointed rental rafts available in Montana. There is ample storage and lounging space, rod tubes, and of course PFDs, pump, repair kit, and everything else you need for an epic float. Those that know rent these rafts.


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 2021 we are stepping up our game- big time. Pretty sure we now offer more rental rafts rigged for overnight floats and more camping gear than any other company in Montana.

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 are the best around.

Smith River Rentals

Smith River Rentals


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. 

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Explore Rentals has the largest inventory of rental outdoor gear around. Most likely we have the other items you may need, or want, that will make your Smith River experience memorable. Check out our online catalog for pricing and availability of the hundreds of items we have available.





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. Feel free to call and discuss your reservation. 


Pick up your Smith River Rentals at the shop prior to 4:30pm so we have time to get you hooked up and safe. 


At the end of your trip, return all rentals to our shop. We allow after-hours drop offs so you don’t have to rush that final day. 

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Explore Rentals has been providing raft rentals and outdoor rental gear since 2010. Our goal has always been to provide the best possible rental gear for outdoor adventures so comfort and safety is never compromised. Through many years of professional guiding, our experience enable us to provide better products for Montana adventures.

Come say hi at our shop next to the Bozeman Airport, or give us a call at 406-922-0179 to start planning for your adventure.