Float Trips

Venture along Montana's scenic waterways.


Hidden Gem

Explore Montana's Most Famous Fisheries

Experience more miles of fishing and scenery with a guided private full or half-day float trip. Enjoy a fishing float on Rock Creek in the spring (beginning approximately late April through June 30), or explore more Montana waterways with an off-Ranch fishing excursion. Several other of Montana’s most famous fisheries are within a 30-minute to two-hour drive from The Ranch. We can arrange special excursions or float trips at an additional cost. Fishing rafts accommodate two guests and one guide, with guides required on all floats.

For off-site fishing, the destination is determined by our guide’s knowledge of current seasonal status for that location. We also choose rivers based on the guest’s ability and goals to ensure the best possible fly fishing experience for that individual.

  • Fishing floats require a fishing license and must take place before July 1 on Rock Creek

  • Floats are are subject to change due to water and weather conditions

  • Full-day fishing floats are $650 per boat with two-person maximum and include lunch and beverages

  • Half-day floats are available on Rock Creek before July 1 and on other rivers throughout the summer; fly fishing floats are $525 with a two-person maximum and scenic floats are $425 with a three-person maximum

  • Scenic floats on Rock Creek (before July 1) are $550 for a full day with a three-person maximum

  • Off-site floats are offered late spring through fall on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Upper Clark Fork rivers

Experience a one-of-a-kind event that pairs our love of whiskey with our passion for fly fishing. Join us for a weekend dedicated to sipping slow-aged spirits and casting on Blue Ribbon Rock Creek.

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Wisdom from the Wild

From Our Activities Concierge

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“I highly recommend the float trip down Rock Creek, the scenery and fishing were both amazing. ”

TripAdvisor, July 2021

Patrick Little Activities Director
“Floating Rock Creek is a once in a lifetime experience each spring. There is only a snapshot of time where the water flow allows us to guide here. You can spot incredible wildlife while casting across some of the best fishing waters in the world. If you visit in the spring, this is a can't miss activity. ”
Patrick Little

Activities Director

Wooden bridge over river with group of people in small paddle boat in front
Group of people in paddle boat on river
Fish in water looking at bug that is floating on top of water
Woman in paddle boat fly fishing on river
Man and woman in paddle boat on the river
Flies for fishing

The best souvenir is a great story.

Twice-daily activities are included in your stay. Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to The Ranch are memorable for their adventures and amenities, not their logistical challenges.

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