2. DIY The Smith River

2. DIY The Smith River

per person

Smith River Rentals


MRO offers rentals of rafts, canoes, kayaks, inflatable kayaks and canoes, personal pontoon boats, stand up paddle boards and drift boats. While we do rent all the above boats, we have found that due to carrying capacity and versatility, most Smith River floaters choose to use rafts. MRO uses only high quality boats that are late models, tough and in excellent condition. Our rafts are self-bailing rafts that are new to one year old. Raft brands rented are NRS, AIRE, Rocky Mountain Raft, SOTAR, and Maxxon. Our frame package includes the highest quality adjustable NRS aluminum frames, designed by our 37 years of experience renting and using boats on the Smith. Included in our frame package are front seat, oars, straps, cargo deck, cargo net, manual air pump, life jackets and repair kit. Options to our standard frame package include: front and rear swivel seats, anchor frames and anchors, dry boxes, and Yeti bear proof coolers and electric bear proof fences.

For prices and a complete list of our rental boats and accessories, please see our rentals below.


A full line of accessories are available to rent including: tents, folding tables, camp stools and chairs, cots, dry bags, screen house, Kelty tarp with poles, stoves, coolers, dry boxes, and more. For a complete list see our rental list below.


If you prefer to pick up and deliver your own rafts inflated we can provide you with a trailer, with your rafts inflated strapped down and ready to go, for $25 per day.

Deluxe Rentals

Deluxe rentals are for those who choose to do their own trip, but want the convenience and time savings of having MRO provide not only boats, but also ice chests filled with delicious fresh foods, and all the cooking and camping gear. From boats to food to shuttles to drop off / pick up of people and gear, MRO is the choice for the most convenient and experienced Smith River rental company.

Shuttles and Delivery

Smith River shuttles for vehicles from put in to take out are $120 per vehicle.

Drop off of boats and gear at the put in is $245 and pick up at take out is $125. If we do both drop off and pick up it is $345 for up to 2 boats and an additional $50 per boat up for up to 4 total boats. When MRO delivers rafts they are inflated and river ready at the put in. All you will need to do is load your boat and head down the river.

Van shuttles for up to 8 people and gear from Great Falls to the put-in and from the take out back to Great Falls is $439.



2+ days

           1   day
10’(standard floor)



12’ (self-bailer)



13’ (self-bailer)



14’ (self-bailer)



16’ (self-bailer)



18’ (self-bailer)



*Price includes: Paddles OR deluxe aluminum rowing frame package (3 oars, straps, cargo deck, cargo net)  P.F.D.s, hand pump & repair kit




16’- 20’



Recreational Kayaks





Inflatable Kayaks


Drift Boats


Personal Pontoons $45/day


MISC. Equipment





12 volt inflator






Cargo Deck


Whitewater P.F.D.


Cargo Net


Kayak Paddle


Plastic Storage   Boxes


Canoe Paddle


Sleeping Bags


Dry bags


Sleeping Pads




“Crazy Creek”   chairs




Bow Swivel Seat




Rowing Frame &   Oars


Tents:  4 man

            6 man



Stern Swivel Seat

(with Anchor Frame)



Water Containers

$2 day

Folding Prep Tables




Propane Stoves


Fly Rod and Reel

Food Storage Electric Fence



Waders & Boots

Yeti 110 Cooler




  • Departure
    Smith River
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 10:15 AM for a prompt departure at 11:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 10:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    2. DIY The Smith River