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Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip provided by Glacier Raft Company

Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views of the Glacier National Park from the water
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The dramatic mountains, canyons, and lakes of the Glacier National Park provide a spectacular backdrop for a rafting adventure. On this tour, enjoy an exhilarating white water rafting excursion; speed along Class II and III rapids, including the ‘Bone Crusher’; and admire views of John Stevens Canyon and the Flathead River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Thrilling 8mi (13km) route including Class II and II rapids
  • No experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 15 people
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Thrilling 8mi (13km) route including Class II and II rapids
  • No experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 15 people
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 70248P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 106 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Youth rates apply for ages 12 and under. Minimum of 50 lbs. No maximum weight but must be able to wear a life jacket which can accommodate up to a 58 inch chest.
  • Wear clothing that you don't mind getting wet and footwear that stays securely on your feet such as tennis shoes, sneakers, water shoes or sandals with straps (please no flip flips of Crocs). We have water shoes available to rent for $3. Wet suits and splash jackets will be included and provided during the months of May and June or during periods of cooler weather. Trips depart rain or shine.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 106 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Youth rates apply for ages 12 and under. Minimum of 50 lbs. No maximum weight but must be able to wear a life jacket which can accommodate up to a 58 inch chest.
  • Wear clothing that you don't mind getting wet and footwear that stays securely on your feet such as tennis shoes, sneakers, water shoes or sandals with straps (please no flip flips of Crocs). We have water shoes available to rent for $3. Wet suits and splash jackets will be included and provided during the months of May and June or during periods of cooler weather. Trips depart rain or shine.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
1,100 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
24
Average
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Terrible
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SGHaha
Mesa, AZ2 contributions
the whole experience was pleasant, the company was accommodating, and our rafting trip was great. Our group consisted of everyone from children appearing to be 10 to an elderly couple and everyone in between and everyone had fun. Our guide Aaron was thorough with instructions and a rafting orientation, called instructions loudly and clearly and has everyone’s safety in mind. He also was extremely knowledgeable and shared details on the glacier ecosystem and history and included some details on Bob Marshall wilderness area and the canyons history. Next time we are in the area I would go again and 100% recommend booking a rafting experience with them.

It isn’t on glacier but it is near the west glacier entrance and would be a great addition to any Glacier-National-Park experience and convenient if you’re wanting to do anything near MacDonald Lake or hit going to the sun road after a rafting trip
Written July 7, 2021
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GlacierRaftCo
Thank you for choosing to raft with us this summer! We are pleased to hear that your experience on the Flathead with our guide Aaron was enjoyable! We hope to see you again next time.
Written July 13, 2021
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txtraveldoc
The Woodlands6 contributions
This was easily one of the best excursions that my family has ever experienced. The trip was very well organized, and my entire family including an 8-year old and a 12-year old felt completely safe with the adventure. Our guide, Brennan, explained what to expect and calmed any anxieties that my children had even though this was their first whitewater trip. Brennan was also very good at pointing out all the landmarks and histories of the area and the river during the rafting trip. I would highly recommend Glacier Raft Company and especially Brennan for anyone who wants a fun, but safe, rafting experience.
Written June 27, 2021
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GlacierRaftCo
Thank you for joining us! We are so glad to hear you had a good time.
Written June 27, 2021
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Reagan M
1 contribution
Our raft guide Elijah was great at his job and very knowledgeable on the history of the river and its surroundings. He was also knowledgeable on raft safety. We had people in our group who had never rafted before and he made us feel safe and comfortable with white water rafting in Glacier National Park. If you raft with Glacier Raft Company definitely request him as your guide.
Written May 12, 2022
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Glacier Raft Co I
We are so glad you enjoyed the river with Elijah and hope to see you again soon!
Written May 13, 2022
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Troy
3 contributions
Family
This was by far one of the greatest vacation adventures I've ever done in my 40+ years on this Earth. Would have gladly paid double for an experience like this. From the minute we booked this excursion we were treated with the best service. I had to change from "the float" to the ½ day whitewater, and that was handled within 2 minutes of me calling their office. The day of, we asked to move our time up a little, and they accomplished that which then allowed us to hit "going to the sun" @ 6pm (best time IMO).

The entire team was very friendly and made you laugh virtually the entire time, which took some of the jitters away as this was our 1st time whitewater rafting.

Our guide on this day (7/7/21) was the one and only "Tampa"! From jump-street he had the entire group laughing, and made us all feel very welcomed. Safety is huge out here, and Tampa got down to business quickly to prepare the nine of us for this AMAZING experience of a lifetime. My daughter is 10yrs old and she could not have had a better time. She already wants to do it again and go on the all-day tour.

I'd highly suggest this tour, and do yourself a favor and make sure you ask for Tampa to be your guide. You won't regret anything!

P.S. Dianna, you raised a great one! He loves his job, and puts lots of smiles on faces everyday.
Written July 8, 2021
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GlacierRaftCo
Thank you for choosing Glacier Raft Company for your rafting adventure! We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip with Tampa! Hope to see you again next time!
Written July 13, 2021
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ERIN L
Lahaina, HI2 contributions
Family
My family had an amazing and memorable time on the half-day trip. Glacier Whitewater was organized, friendly, and very attentive to safety. The river was high (7’) during our early June trip and our guide,Trevor, was experienced, skilled, FUN, and clearly cared about the safety of his rafters. If you’re looking for a fun and safe ride, request Trevor!
Written June 15, 2022
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Thank you for rafting with us! We are happy that you had a good time with Trevor and hope you come back again in the future.
Written June 17, 2022
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ARCl
Richfield, OH7 contributions
If you’re looking for a great way to experience the outdoors, I highly recommend the whitewater rafting trip. Our group of eight had a really fun time on the water, especially with the breathtaking scenery around us. Tampa is a wonderful guide: funny, engaging, well informed and very skillful. He made sure we all had a wonderful time! Also, if you do a rafting trip with this company, you’re six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon!
Written June 23, 2021
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Evan R
3 contributions
Family
Took the kids, 11 and 13, along with a motley crew of 15. We went in August when the waters were a bit calmer but still had some major thrills due to our guide Izzy and her ability to assess the experience of the rest of our group.
The rapids were exciting and even scary at times. Izzy squeezed us through a rock formation, orchestrated turns, and was informative about each rapid.
Enjoy the ride but soak in the majestic beauty. The clarity of the river is stunning, views breathtaking, and the glacier waters so clear, so cold, and so cool to see with rich greens and blue hues.
We enjoyed the staff. What a sweet group of people! This rafting company obviously takes care of their employees and it shows.
We were referred to Glacier Raft Co by a friend in MT because they are the best in the business. Only one bus ride and you’re in the water and pop back up at the fun entrance of West Glacier.
We will do this trip again. Thanks Izzy! You’re surely making your your parents proud. You’re an amazing human. 😁
Written August 7, 2022
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Glacier Raft Co I
Wow, what a great review! Thank you so much! We appreciate Izzy too, so we'll make sure she hears your positive feedback. You should write for a travel company- your descriptions of the trip are spot on. Thanks so much and have a great rest your summer :)
Written August 8, 2022
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GAIL C
3 contributions
Family
Our family did the 1/2 day white water rafting with dinner. The whole experience was organized & very customer friendly. We went in June when water temps were around 45 so Glacier Raft Co provided us wet suits, jackets & water shoes at no extra charge.
Doc was our leader on the bus and he was hilarious but also filled us in with what was going to happen. We were all very well informed on the days events.
Ella was our guide and she was magnificent. We had all 8 of us in the boat plus Ella which made for a full boat. None of us had ever done white water rafting before so she had her work cut out for her.
She entertained us plus made sure we knew what to do. Being a non swimmer I was most concerned with falling out of the boat but Ella was very good at reassuring us that we would enjoy the adventure
We all had a blast and we all survived without falling out.
Ella gave us lots of history & info on the River and was very informative
We also did the dinner on the riverbank and it was delicious. Doc was in charge of the grill and dinner was prompt & really hit the spot after such a fun adventure.
All in all, Glacier Raft Co is a great company to book your trip with and you will have a great time for a affordable price.
Written June 17, 2021
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Hannah C
2 contributions
Couples
Glacier Raft Co’s website was user friendly, easy to book and an affordable price. When we got there we were quickly directed to where we needed to be and what we needed to do.

Our guide Christian (Chin) was AMAZING! He had great jokes and easy flowing conversation. We appreciated his effort and honesty, especially with safety. He even fell out of the raft so we knew how to rescue someone from the water.. it put some of our guests at ease. We loved the history of the park, the explanation of parts of the river and his knowledge about the rocks and the area. We 100% recommend Glacier Raft Co. and ask for Chin!

If you are nervous about going, don’t be! The river was nice and free flowing. We did go through some fun white water rapids, but nothing that a beginner can’t handle!

The photos were pricy if you wanted a memory from your trip.

Thanks again Chin. Your 7/14 11am crew from Indiana and Montana.
Written July 14, 2021
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GlacierRaftCo
Thank you for rafting with us, and for leaving such a detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed your trip with Chin, and we appreciate your recommendation! Hope to see you again soon!
Written July 16, 2021
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mary v
11 contributions
We really enjoyed our Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip with our guide Kirby. Everything went smoothly, from check in to our wet suit fittings (required for our trip) to the bus ride, to the whole experience in the river. The views were amazing, the river fairly fast and the rapids fun. Kirby did a great job with our raft (4 couples) explaining safety and other aspects of rafting. She was a good teacher and was very positive throughout the trip. I would highly recommend Glacier Raft Company to anyone spending time near in the area. It was well worth the time and money!
Written June 23, 2021
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Wonderful Day!
An incredible day - great guide (Landon), great lunch (better than we were expecting), and the views on the river w
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Great learning experience
Stacey was a great instructor! This was a great way to get down the basics if you have never fly fished. We feel re
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Fun family adventure on the water
We really enjoyed our rafting trip and the dinner after was a fun way to end the day. Staff was organized, friendly
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Great time!
Our guide, Trevor or Twisted T,as he is called,was an amazing guide! Knowledgeable, friendly and was great with ki
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Super fun and memorable experience!
It was one of our last days in Montana and we decided to go rafting for the first time ever! We were all super nerv
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SO Worth the Experience!
We took the, “scenic” float - FABULOUS! Hanna was our guide and not only was she fun & enthusiastic, but so knowle
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Embrace the paddle!
Our guide and trip leader for this all day trip, Orien, was fantastic. Scenery was beautiful, the few rapids encou
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A pleasant float on the river
It was a beautiful float down the river with our awesome and super friendly guide Abby! We needed to pick an activi
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A fun and thrilling adventure
Eliyah is a very talented women. The trip was thrilling but we all felt safe. We had a wonderful time.
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Perfect Family Experience
Great experience for a family. Matt was an excellent guide and gave us a great tip for a mountain top spot for lunc
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Amazing Raft Trip!
Amazing Raft Trip! We chose the later afternoon trip with a steak dinner at the Pavilion. Hutch guided us done the
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Beautiful day and learned how to fly fish
My husband and two of our wonderful friends, took a half day fishing trip with Brandon and Levi. Our friends went
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Great experience
Andi did a great job. She was knowledgeable, funny, and kept us safe. I would highly encourage everyone to go rafti
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Relaxing way to experience the river
Very peaceful, fun trip on the day of our float. The river is beautiful. Our guide, Izzy, did a great job. Highly r
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Excellent
The best company to go with by far! I’ve used this company for 5 years and they really go above and beyond! Our ado
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