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Glacier Park Boat Co

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT 59903
Phone Number: (406) 257-2426
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Hard to get a seat on the second boat of Many Glacier if you're a slow walker

We took the 10:00 St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun Boat Tour (including the optional 15 minute hike to Baring Falls) and the 2:00 Many Glacier Boat Tour. The scenery was spectacular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took the 10:00 St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun Boat Tour (including the optional 15 minute hike to Baring Falls) and the 2:00 Many Glacier Boat Tour. The scenery was spectacular on both trips, as it is throughout the park. We saw osprey, a black bear, a moose and a baby moose. We had no problem on the early... More 

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Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took the boat rides from the Many Glacier Lodge across Swift Current Lake and then Josephine Lake. From there we hiked to Grinnell Lake. It was one of the best hikes that we ever did. Grinnell lake was absolutely amazing. The lake is in a beautiful basin surrounded by mountains and the water is an emerald color. At the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took the two boat ride that originates at the Many Glacier Hotel. They take reservations and I highly recommend that you plan your boat trip in advance especially if you want one of the earlier tours and are hiking to Grinnell Glacier. There is a short up and down hike between Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. Don't worry if... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I were traveling in Glacier National Park and decided to try the Glacier Park Boat ride from Lake McDonald Lodge. The rates were quite reasonable and the ride was fantastic. The commentary during the ride was educational and this was very relaxing. If you are in the area, make your reservations early. This ride sells out and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really loved this boat trip. it was one of the highlights of the trip. Make your reservations prior to arriving at Glacier in case their is problems with the phone connections. We made reservations for a 2:00 pm with a guide and our boat was full. I think there are spaces for 49 people Give yourself plenty of time... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I made a morning boat tour reservation for Lake Mcdonald as we were traveling to GNP. We lined up early and were able to get seating (seats 6) in the open bow of the boat. The captain provided interesting historical and geological information during the ride. We were lucky to have great weather most of the trip and the rain... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took two of the boat rides - the one starting at Many Glacier Hotel, and the one of St. Mary Lake. Both were great, and the tour operators did a nice job adding commentary. The Many Glacier boat ride (which actually was two boat rides in one!) offered us the chance to see a bear on an island feeding,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took the Many Glaciers boat tour, last time of the day (4:30p). The 2 lakes are rather small compared to Lake McDonald (you can see to the end of each lake, but can't see the 2nd lake from the first). This includes a ride across the first lake, then a hike up (and down) a rather strenuous hill, then... More 

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Arab, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The views from the boats are just amazing. The narratives are pretty good, with good information, and the captains and other associates were personable. The fact that most of the boats cut time and mileage off of hikes was the most rewarding part of the trips for me. The only negative remarks that I have are that we had scheduled... More 

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Durango
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our little boat ride on McDonald Lake. I really wouldn't count much for the commentary as the guide gave little tidbits about the boat and the lake. We were later told that there are some tours that are ranger led versus just a college kid reading what is printed in the park booklet. Still, we enjoyed our... More 

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

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