River Surfing

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Swimming in the river and the feeling of water rushing underneath your feet is exhilarating and exciting.
Once you try river surfing you will be addicted. 

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Start your kayak journey today!

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All of our instructors are certified ACA (American Canoe Association) instructors and swiftwater rescue technicians. Watching our students progress and have fun on the river inspires our instructors to teach, explore, and work on the river.

It’s a passion that we want to share with others. All experts were once beginners so what are you waiting for!


Hourly lessons are available anytime, any day, 365 days of the year.

Scenic Kayak Tours

Paddle down the river on a sit on top kayak – no experience is needed!

Private Kayak Instructions

Your instructor will work with you to find out where your skills are and create a lesson plan.


Learn how to kayak “sunny side up” by signing up for a 2 day introductory kayaking clinic.

Kayaking FAQ

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Cancellation Policy

Payment is required in full. Cancellations made 48 hours or more before the date of your trip, will receive a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made within 48 hours of a trip’s departure time. ZTS reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time if faced with unsuitable or unsafe weather or river conditions. If ZTS is forced to cancel a trip, you will be notified immediately and a full refund or alternative booking will be arranged.

Do I need any kayak experience prior to taking a ZTS class or lesson?

The answer is NO! We teach all levels of kayaking from beginner to advanced. We love beginners!

Do I need my own kayak?

No, but if you have one, bring it!

Will I be upside down if I'm learning how to whitewater kayak??

Yes! One of the first skills we work on is underwater comfort. Getting comfortable upside down in your kayak is an essential skill to learning the sport.

Are full day lessons structured to individual skill level?

Our full day lessons are structured based on your skill level.

What type of gear should i bring for a kayal lesson?

Booties or river sandals



Re-usable water bottle

Non-bulky synthetic layers like nylon, poly, or fleece. (anything but cotton)

Bathing suit

Dry clothes for after

Reusable water bottle

What are you waiting for?

Our Headquarters

5077 Old Highway 10 West, Alberton, MT, 59820