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Address: Glacier National Park, MT 59903
Phone Number: (406) 257-2426
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Great Views, Fun History

We did the Many Glacier boat tour with the naturalist led hike to Grinnell Lake. It was great! We were lucky to have a peaceful, sunny morning for our boat ride and hike. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
McFarland, Wisconsin
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McFarland, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the Many Glacier boat tour with the naturalist led hike to Grinnell Lake. It was great! We were lucky to have a peaceful, sunny morning for our boat ride and hike. The boats are great, it was a full boat but still had plenty of room for everyone, we didn't feel packed in. The boat driver was so... More 

Thank karenS0322
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140 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Be sure to take one of the boat rides on one of the lakes in Glacier National Park. We chose the Many Glaciers boat ride and Many Glaciers Hotel. The boat ride is 1 1/2 hours and you get to ride two boats on two lakes. You start out at the Hotel at Many Glaciers and then walk 1/4 mile... More 

Thank Thomas M
Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It may seem counterintuitive, but touring the Many Glacier area by boat and then going on a short guided hike to see Grinnell Lake was the perfect thing to do on a rainy day. The boat is enclosed, but has windows, so you are protected from the rain but can still see the magnificent scenery, while entertained by the Boat... More 

1 Thank marianna s
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

First think BOOK AHEAD and get the right tour. There is two tours one just the lake and the other guided hike tour. The guided tour is the best and enjoyed by many. We saw some wildlife and enjoyed the TWO lakes. Our guide was very good interpreter about the area and history of the area. Only negative was the... More 

Thank Matusla
Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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156 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The boats are wonderful, 1930 beautiful wooden boats. They provide nice views without hiking and they let you go into the open air up front if you wish. They are best used for saving you hiking time and bringing you closer to some of the father away places allowing you longer day hikes. While leading the dock may be a... More 

Thank Bucky732
Lake Elsinore, California
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76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Relaxing and scenic boat tour. Really two boats. Starts out at Many Glacier lodge. We reserved online at home months before our trip. The two lakes are not that large, so each boat trip is about. About 20 min and 10 min. The boats are historical. Very informative and interesting commentary. Price was not bad. After departing the second boat... More 

Thank daisyCalifornia
Blackfoot, Idaho
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We enjoyed the Lake McDonald tour on 8/31/2015, and the Many Glacier tour on 9/1/2015. The boats are neat, the boat captains interesting and informative, and of course the views are excellent. My only reason for giving a 4/5 review is that it just wasn't interesting enough to me to do again. I would've been satisfied with just the first... More 

Thank purdueguy1
The Villages, Florida
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Took a boat across Swiftwater Lake, climbed over a hill to another boat across Lake Josephine. Took a hike to Lake Grinnell. A favorite part of our trip to Glacier. Guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank luvstravlin
Catlin, Illinois
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116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Our trip started with my wife going down to Heidi’s at Many Glacier Hotel to pick up some sandwiches and chips and I grabbed our ice bucket and went up to the 2nd floor ice machine. We met back at our room and packet our backpack for our lunch at Grinnell Lake. We went down to the boat dock at... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We took the boat from Many Glaciers. Crossed 2 lakes which were beautiful. Then we hiked a mile to another lake with the ranger. Very informative and beautiful. Easy hike... all flat.

Thank Beverly J

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