Boat Trips and Rentals
Glacier National Park has many lakes throughout the park. You may go on a boat tour with commentary at Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Rising Sun, and Lake McDonald. There are small boat rentals available at Apgar, Lake McDonald, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier. You can also go on guided hikes on some cruises at Many Glacier, Two Medicine, and Rising Sun.
If you would like to rent a boat or find out more information:
Glacier Park Boat Co. (406) 257-2426
The Sun tour highlights Blackfeet culture on a 25 passenger, air conditioned, windowed bus.
Sun Tours: 1-800-786-9220
Glacier National Park Lodges and Red Bus Tours
The Red Bus Tour company offers tours on historical buses that have been used as tour buses since the 1930’s.
Red Bus Tours: 1-855-733-4522
Glacier Guides offers day hikes as well as backpacking trips into the backcountry that can last anywhere from one to seven days. Custom trips can also be arranged. There is also a backcountry sherpa/porter service that is available to carry all of your gear into the backcountry campgrounds or chalets. You can rent any camping gear at the West Glacier Office.
For more information contact:
Glacier Guides (406) 387-5555
You can also use Swan Mountain Outfitters, which offer drop-camp service, packing visitors gear into some backcountry campgrounds using stock, but a permit is required.
Swan Mountain Outfitters (406) 387-4405
There are many different companies that offer raft tours on the Middle Fork and the North Fork of the Flathead River. Both of the forks are within the Flathead Wild and Scenic River Designation and are managed by the Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest. All of the companies following have permits from the US Forest Service.
Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company (406) 387-5555
Glacier Raft Company (406) 888-5454
Great Northern Resort (406) 387-5340
Wild River Adventures (406) 387-9453
You can also go on a guided horseback ride inside of the park at Many Glacier, Lake McDonald, and Apgar. This is not available in the winter. Swan Mountain Outfitters offer a drop camp service, where they use stock to bring visitors gear into certain backcountry campgrounds. This is a very fun alternative to backpacking. You will need a backcountry permit and advanced planning.
Swan Mountain Outfitters 1-877-888-5557
The Glacier Institute allows the public to experience field-based learning and serves as an official park partner specializing in field seminars. there are courses for children as well as for adults. The Glacier Park Field Camp hosts adult educational courses and the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center hosts programs for children. At this institute you will study birds of prey, wildflowers, painting, and photography. Classes vary anywhere from a day to a week.
Big Creek Discovery School
This is a school designed for grades K-12 that offers outdoor education. The teachers and educators will choose field trips that last from one up to three days at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center. These studies include aquatic ecology, fire ecology, forestry and other outdoor subjects that meet the state standards for math and science.