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Glacier Park Boat Co

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Address: PO Box 5262, Glacier National Park, MT 59903
Phone Number: (406) 257-2426
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Nice cruise on Lake McDonald

Our family recently took one of the cruises around the lake. The boat was nice and comfortable. There was a 89 year old Ranger giving us a description of the sights though he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Riverside, California
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We wanted to the boat tour ar Many Glacier, but unfortunately that one was filled up already, so in the end we took this one, actually after the rental boats where not available anymore. The tour was good and nice, nothing wrong with it, lots of information. But actually we wanted to rent a boat. But there where only two... More 

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Riverside, California
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our family recently took one of the cruises around the lake. The boat was nice and comfortable. There was a 89 year old Ranger giving us a description of the sights though he seemed to be a little forgetful at times. They sell out often so we would suggest buying ahead on line. There were not many signs indicating the... More 

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Wisconsin
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We truly enjoyed our rainy day activity of taking a boat trip from Many Glacier Lodge. The walk was pleasant to the second lake/boat and overall it was a great way to spend an otherwise dreary day.

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Bastrop, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

My husband is a geologist and he was frustrated about the lack of geological information available in the Glacier visitor centers. Surprising, he found some of what he wanted on this very relaxing and awe inspiring boat ride. The guide, the owner and third generation of the Birch family to operate the tours, was very knowledgeable about the formation and... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Two Medicine lake and St Mary's lake, and it is a great way to get to the other end of the lake, take hikes for 3-5 miles depending upon the trail and come back. The college kids running the boats and stuff are great and friendly, know a lot about the rocks and how the lakes were... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took our 2 children (12 and 10) on the two boat rides across Many Glacier Lakes and loved it!! We did the 9 am ranger led hike and highly recommend it! Brian, a park ranger from Iowa, was quite knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the forest and the animals around us!! The boat staff were quite friendly... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This one hour boat cruise of Lake McDonald was relaxing and beautiful. We took many photos and we especially enjoyed having a ranger on board teaching about the park. The stories about the massive fires were fascinating. There was even a proposal during the trip! Recommended if you feel like "chilling" and seeing some lovely views.

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Venice, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We traveled on the DeSmet on Lake McDonald. The boat does not go very fast so you don't get very far in 1 hour. There are only 6 seats on top, but we hadn't been underway for long when they started coming below because it was quite cool up there once you were underway. The temperature was probably in the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We took the time to take the one hour boat tour of lake McDonald. It is an absolutely beautiful spot to just sit and stare at, but a boat tour is a great way to see the parts that you cannot see from the road. The only thing that could have made it better, was more history about the area... More 

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North, Idaho
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My extended family and I went on the Lake McDonald boat tour (they offer boat tours on four lakes in Glacier Park). We ranged in age from 75 to 3 years old. The historic DeSmet boat was beautiful and wonderful for a quick cruise around the lake. The tour guide only spoke for about 20 minutes of the ride (which... More 

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Address: Address: PO Box 5262, Glacier National Park, MT 59903
Phone Number: (406) 257-2426
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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