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Glacier Park Boat Co

Glacier National Park, MT
(406) 257-2426
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Nearly any trip on the water is enjoyable, but this could have been much better. The 1-hour Lake McDonald trip was pleasant and somewhat informative, however the boat was crowded and only 6 people can go up top at a time. With a capacity crowd, that gets very difficult. Our cruise did have a ranger on board for narration, but... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Before the review, here is one of the policies that you only hear about on site, unless I missed something. If you buy a ticket for an outbound boat shuttle or guided hike that included the boat shuttle, you will always be given preference on the return trip over those who hike out, but wish to return via the boat.... More

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Kansas City, MO
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We took the 1 hour boat tour on Lake McDonald. The boat went along the shore with the captain giving commentary. There really isn't that much to see along the shoreline and the sound system was poor so we couldn't really make out the comments. Save your money and just enjoy the scenery from the dock.

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Denver, Colorado
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the 2:00 boat tour on Swiftcurrent Lake that combined a short hike to Josephine Lake and a guided hike to Grinnel Lake. To be honest, although the views are spectacular I probably wouldn't do this again. You can get similar views by hiking the Swiftcurrent Lake loop and hiking around Josephine Lake. But others might really enjoy this... More

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Grandville, Michigan
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11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Context: My wife and I booked, about 10 days in advance, a 10 AM cruise on St. Mary Lake; blustery winds were forecast and when we arrived, the wind was blowing pretty hard and the clouds were a bit heavy, with some light rain. According to our captain, over 40 were registered, but only 18 were there for the cruise.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We rented 2 tandem Kayaks from the Glacier Park Boat Co in Apgar Village. BEWARE! The boats were fine but the 3 guys who work in the rental hut are not reputable. We stopped to check if they had any kayaks available. They had 3 tandem kayaks, we needed 2. They also had a number of singles. We said we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We took a 1:30pm ride on a Wednesday. We actually got there by 10:45am but the 11:00am ride was already full. Even the 1:30pm barely had any more seats left. Upon borading we found out only 6 out of 67 people can sit on the upper deck; the bow seating and standing room were limited too. Although the crew made... More

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texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the two hour cruise in a historic wooden boat. The Captain gave an informative talk about the influence of the Great Northern Railroad on the development of the park. The tour includes a short hike to a nice waterfall.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took the St. Mary Lake cruise at 10am with optional St. Mary Falls hike. It was wonderful. We had a large group about 25 people. There was some good and not so good aspects of this. First the good, the scenery was spectacular and during the hike to St. Mary we saw a huge black bear. Not being a... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed the boat ride but made the mistake of getting off to take the Grinnell Lake hike. After walking it we arrived early to get on the return boat to take us back and there were lots of people waiting with us. At that point we realized that we might not make it on it but had waited already... More

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