Whitewater Guide School

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Learn from the river experts! Gain the skills needed to work as a professional river guide or competent private boater.

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2020 Dates:  

Course #1: June 1-4. Swiftwater Rescue June 12,13,14.

Pricing: $425 per student


Minimum Age



Adventure Level

  • Intermediate


Guide School 1

We know everyone has a different reason for taking a guide course. Our instructors want to ensure that your not just receiving quality training, but helping YOU grow as a whitewater boater. All of our instructors are professional river guides with swift water rescue training and extensive experience guiding both locally and internationally. 

Course Goals

  • Provide a fun, safe and comfortable learning environment for all participants where challenge by choice in encouraged
  • Meet the goals and expectations of all participants while ensuring safe instruction and growth among the entire group
  • Enable participants to stretch their comfort zone and grow as whitewater boaters
  • Ensure every participant has a fun and positive experience and comes aways with a greater appreciation for the river environment


Must be 18 and over
$475/person (includes gear, transportation)
waves@zootownsurfers.com or (406) 546-0370

What You Bring

  • Synthetic layers
  • Drysuit (recommended)
  • Personal river gear (if you own)
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Dry clothes

What We Provide

  • Equipment
  • Instructors
  • Transportation

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Guide School 1