Life is better on the water!

Welcome to Northern Lights - Rivers Lakes & Oceans

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Selling Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts since 1979

Mike Garcia

I’ve been selling Canoes Kayaks and Rafts since 1979 when I first started my company in Bozeman. For 34 years I had a full-service Outdoor Specialty business selling just about all venues of outdoor sporting goods. In 2015 I closed one of my locations and made the choice to focus strictly on Water Sports which has been my strongest lifelong focus.

When I switched over to only Water Sports I added the tag Rivers Lakes & Oceans to the Northern Lights logo and name to showcase our new venue meaning we are all about water whether it’s Rivers Lakes or Oceans.

At NLRLO you’ll find the largest selection of Canoes Kayaks and Rafts anywhere in the western US. You’ll also find all the accessories needed to make your time on your favorite waterway complete. We play on the water year-round and the Garcia family, myself, and my wife Sara run Northern Lights ourselves.

Our 3 sons Ian, Evan, and Nathan need little introduction as they are lifelong paddlers at the highest level. Ian runs our business Rivers Lakes & Oceans in Chile where we also have a Paddlesports business. Evan and Nathan live next to some of their favorite runs in the World in White Salmon Washington.

Needless to say, the family knows rivers!

We have a great selection for 2022!!


We ordered early and pushed hard to get a good offering so call us to see what we have as it changes weekly!
Our Brands include rafts and inflatable kayaks from –

  • NRS
  • Aire
  • Maravia
  • Rocky Mountain Raft
  • Star
  • Tributary
  • Outcast

We specialize in building your raft the way you want it! We have all the accessories to make it as complete as your needs require.

Frames from NRS and Recretec.

We can customize your frame needs so that you’ll be ready for any occasion. Be it fishing frames, full expedition or multi day frames or something simple for your favorite local run!
We build custom floors, casting platforms and siderails and can deliver a frame your friends will all be jealous of! Check the photos!

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Recreational, Touring, Fishing, Whitewater

Kayaks Kayaks & more Kayaks!

From Recreational models, Touring Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks and of course Whitewater Kayaks galore we have them all!

We personally paddle and test every model we sell. Come take a look and lets have a discussion about what will work best for your needs. It’s important to match Kayak design to your desires and needs because there are so many models and they do behave differently.
The mark of a real paddling shop is we know exactly what we are selling and how it works!


  • Wilderness Systems
  • Perception
  • Dagger
  • Jackson
  • Liquid Logic
  • Pyranha
Make an order!


Our stock of Canoes is off a bit as all the canoe companies have been having big supply chain issues and some labor shortages but we do have a decent stock for now.

We stock Wenonah, Northstar, Esquif, and Mad River Canoes. Call for stock info or to make a future order!

If it goes in or on your boat we have it!

River Accessories

Of course you will need those critical accessories to finish off your gear list to completely outfit your boat! We stock a very complete set of almost everything you might need. 

  • PFD’s
  • Helmets
  • Paddles
  • Maps
  • River Clothing
  • Spare Parts
  • Repair materials
  • River toilets
  • Dry bags
  • Safety gear
  • River kitchen gear
  • much more


NRS FRAME  –  a complete fishing frame! 

We carry frames from NRS & RECRETEC!


NRS is the ultimate adjustable frame . Strong enough to take any load anywhere it is totally adjustable to fit whatever you want to load it with. 
From simple to full on expedition or fishing set ups we can build it all from NRS parts! 
We specialize in getting you exactly what you want in your frame. We can customize your frame with siderails of any size, benches and even floors to give your frame the ultimate in function and comfort!
3 bay overnighter frame!
RECRETEC frames are beautifully crafted for multiday trips and super easy organization of your gear. With integrated latch in boxes and a full line of custom add ons such as diamond plate siderails
floors and casting platforms it packs gear as well as any frame anywhere! All aluminum and completely fabricated by Recretec it is a lightweight superstrong design. 
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We have the largest selection of rental boats available in SW Montana!

Rentals - Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts

 Raft Rentals 
From one day pleasure floats to week long packages to go anywhere 
we can outfit your needs!
Sit on top recreational kayaks, touring kayaks or whitewater models take your pick and hit the river of your choice! 
Yes we have Canoes for that float you’ve been planning so make it happen this summer! 


Call for availability and pricing. We’re always happy to chat river speak!

Contact Info

Northern Lights - Rivers • Lakes • Oceans

8358 Huffine Lane Suite C
Bozeman MT 59718