Glacier Raft Company
Glacier Raft Company
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Seize the opportunity to turn your experience in and around Glacier National Park from just another pretty driving tour to an adventure you’ll treasure for a lifetime! We're West Glacier's most experienced river outfitter. We offer 1/2 day and full day whitewater and scenic adventures on the beautiful rivers bordering Glacier National Park. We have the best safety record of any raft company in Glacier country. We're also the only Montana river outfitter with access to the Great Bear Wilderness and the Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Give us a call and let our expert reservation staff help you book the perfect adventure for you, your friends, and your family!
West Glacier, Montana
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2023

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thesteelesintx
Frisco, TX33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We picked the half day white water trip and it was perfect for us. Most of the trip is pretty calm, though there are a few areas of nice water water that will get folks in the boat wet!. Our guide Sam was great for navigating our way down the river and being fun and informative about the area we were traveling through. I would recommend the half day trip for anyone looking to take a half day break from hiking. Get out on the water, splash around, have fun. I thought the Glacier Raft Company did a great job of communicating, providing a quality experience with an excellent guide.
Written August 1, 2021
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Thank you for joining us on the river! We are glad to hear you had a great time.
Written August 3, 2021
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UtaF
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Best guide ever. Really friendly and fun to talk to. Preston knew a lot about the history of the area and entertained us with fun facts and stories. He very expertly guided us through the rapids, not a single thing went wrong. It was almost too smooth. We also noticed that he really watched out for the other boats and especially the kayaks making sure they all made it safely through the rapids. Would have loved to do another one with him right the next day if we would have had the time. Highly recommendable. Our entire group including the 9 year old had a blast. Loved it.
Written August 3, 2020
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Thank you for rafting with us! We're glad you had a great trip with Preston and we really appreciate your feedback about him watching out for the other boats on your trip. We hope to see you all again soon!
Written August 12, 2020
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leigh
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We did the 1/2 day with dinner and it was amazing! Our guide was a rockstar...very funny and knowledgeable and made the trip even more enjoyable. We were all a little scared at first, but felt super safe with him. One of the first rapids, we got caught on a rock and he jumped out and onto the rock and worked all his strength to get us off. It was so impressive. Also, dinner after was really tasty. Way beyond what I had expected. They cooked steak and chicken, baked potatoes with the works, the yummiest salad ever, chips and salsa and some chocolate carmel gooey yummy dessert. The weather was perfect, a little windy but sunny, but we all still wore fleece under our blue slickers they gave us. I'm glad I did, cause we did get sprayed a few times...but it was awesome!
Written August 12, 2020
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Thank you for joining us on our dinner trip! We're glad you had a great trip and enjoyed the dinner. It is a great way to end a rafting trip. We hope you have a great rest of the summer and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 12, 2020
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elm7501
Saint Louis, MO173 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This wasn't a Normal situation but definitely went about as poorly as it could have. Late one evening (~7pm), we stopped by here to see if we could rent a kayak for the kids to play around for a couple hours. The gal said "sure" but you have to return it early so you're not charged a 2nd day - no problem. I went back and got the fam and came back to get it 15 min. later and that girl was gone and no one else was familiar so they said sorry, no - its too late. I was frustrated and then another girl came out and said, no worries, we can do it so we loaded the kayak up and headed to the Inspection station at Glacier (the girl had said ALL water "vehicles" need to be inspected but they probably aren't there now since its so late so no worries - hmmm, you don't know this for sure and its your business??). Well there was a Ranger there and he said it was too late for an inspection and you CANNOT put Anything in the water without an inspection (they are very concerned about disease... understandable). He made it VERY clear that he would look for us now since we had asked the question and it was a Big fine if we were caught so off we went back to Glacier Raft Co to return the raft... An hour of sunset wasted and totally avoidable! Very frustrating!! We did get our $$ refund but we couldn't get the time back or the disappointment to our kids for not getting to do the activity. The company might be better than this experience but since it is all younger kids working there, I would recommend over communicating and asking Lots of questions to avoid unnecessary confusion! Good luck
Written August 11, 2020
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michellef16
Philadelphia, PA91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Due to social distancing, we opted for the self-guided tour for 2 adults and 2 kids. The 11-mile tour might have been a little much for our kids especially with the rain at the end up it ended up being fine as our options were limited. Despite booking in advanced, it was still a little disorganized and got conflicting information on the length of the tour. Would recommend but make sure if you have kids to request a youth life jacket when you are checking in.
Written August 22, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We're sorry about the conflicting information about the trip length, but we hope you had a great time on the river despite the rain!
Written August 30, 2020
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Greg
philadelphia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Where can I start? We had an absolutely wonderful rafting trip with Glacier Rafting Company/Outdoor Center. It was 3 days/2 nights whitewater rafting adventure.

We were flying in from the East Coast and due to storms out east we missed our evening flight connection to Kalispell and could not make it to our 8 am start time for the trip. Trevor, our rafting guide, and Jeff, the owner of the company, did all that they could to get us out on this trip despite delay. They drove us up and put us in with Brandon, Haley and Greg to raft a bit and get us to the campsite. Haley and Greg caught at least a half dozen fish in the 1.5 hour trip down to camp then continued on their way.

At camp we met up with our group and were led by Trevor, Kendra and Ella as guides. These rafting guides are the hardest working group I've seen! They helped us get setup for camp as needed, they prepared the most wonderful meals, they were great fun to be around at camp and on raft, and their skills on the river made us have great fun while being mindful of safety at all times. The guides had great knowledge of the area, rafting, geologic features and flora and fauna. They were a fun-loving group :)

We had our 18 year old daughter with us and two families had younger kids along and then another family with young adult kids. In our group we met people from all over the US. At camp, if solitude was desired, it was easy to go on own, if sitting around a campfire and chatting, singing and making s'mores was good, then it was going on too.

At the end we had a scenic trip with our family and Ella and we relaxed and floated and paddled and swam. We met back at the bus with many who had gone on the day or afternoon trip to bus back to the lot. All of the people on that bus told of their wonderful time and their great guides. A couple of the guides on the bus should be hired for stand up comedy. :) :) :)

We are so thankful to Glacier Raft Co. for a wonderfully memorable trip and for making it work for us when we ran into difficulty. We hope to be back again. Love and thanks, Nancy, Greg and Annie
Written July 19, 2021
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Thank you for choosing us for your rafting adventure and leaving us with your generous comments. We hope that you come back again in the future! It makes us feel good knowing that you were able to have such a good experience with us.
Written July 20, 2021
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Parker Duncan
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Our group thoroughly enjoyed the half-day guided Fly fishing. Our guide Chris was great—my wife and I had never fly fished and he had us both casting and catching fish in no time. Staff and guides were helpful and a joy to be around. Great experience as a beginner, would recommend to others.
Written September 22, 2020
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Thank you for the great review about our fishing trip. Chris is a great guide and loves sharing his passion with guests. Come back and see us again.
Written September 30, 2020
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laurabodzi
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
My friend and I wanted to do something different on our trip to GNP so we decided to try fly fishing. Having no fishing experience we were a little nervous, afraid maybe we would be fish out of water. From the moment we met Jameson, our guide, he put us at ease. He was so patient, kind and very knowledgeable. He was truly a gentleman, even making sure we didn’t have to get our feet wet getting into the raft since it was a little cool in the morning. He taught us how to cast and tips and tricks to catch some fish, which we did! Jameson was excited for us when we caught our fish which made us even more confident in our new skills. He went above and beyond to make sure we had fun and the best fly fishing experience. He took personal interest in us and recommended some other activities he thought we would enjoy on our trip. We really can’t say enough great things about him!

Sitting in the front of the boat is where the better catches seemed to happen, or maybe just the skills of one of us were better LOL! The views on the river are beautiful and fly fishing is a very peaceful activity. We only did a half day and by the end we were wishing we had signed up for the full day. We highly recommend Glacier Raft Company and even more so we recommend Jameson, he made our entire experience enjoyable and the best part of our trip to GNP! Thanks, Jameson! We’ll be back for a full day one of these days.
Written August 21, 2020
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Thank you so much for going fishing with us and taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are so happy to hear you love Jameson as much as we do! It sounds like you had a great time fishing and we are so excited to have been a part of it. We hope to have you back again soon, enjoy the rest of your summer!
Written August 26, 2020
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Nathan S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
There are very few activities that I can take all of my kids (ages 19 to 8) where we all have fun. Our knowledgable guide Vance did a great job of keeping us informed and safe while still allowing for the thrill and surprises that come with a rafting tour.

I also enjoyed that their tour could accommodate all eight people in our group and the trip ended with us getting out of the river where we started. A few of us also visited the local Bridge we floated under later to jump off into the river.
Written July 24, 2020
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Thank you for rafting with us! We're glad you had a great trip with Vance and that your whole family had fun.
Written July 24, 2020
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Leslie S
Saint Louis, MO68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Traveling during Covid had me very concerned, but the glacier raft company really did things well. They took all the precautions necessary. Bradley our guide was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and smart and very good with people. He had some great stories and really knew the environment well. We did the private float to limit our exposure to other people and it was really awesome. They even gave us a private shuttle to the put in.The float was very easy and gentle most of the time with just the right amount of fun rolling waves.
Written July 15, 2020
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Thank you for the great review about our private trip. This is a new offering for us this year so we appreciate the feedback. We are glad you had a great trip with Brad.
Written July 17, 2020
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