Private Overnight Rafting Adventures

About this Trip

Have you dreamed of seeing Glacier National Park’s star studded dark skies without having to carry a heavy pack into the backcountry? Do you want privacy and flexibility customized to your group’s desires? This is the trip for you! A private overnight rafting trip in Glacier will leave you with memories you’ll keep for always.

For private overnight rafting trips, you choose between the two Wild and Scenic stems of the Flathead River that form Glacier National Park’s southwestern border. If you crave adventure, the Middle Fork, with its thrilling class II-III whitewater section, is for you! If you’re looking for a quieter experience, choose the remote North Fork. Both trips offer unique, amazing views into Glacier’s interior.

Call To Inquire-(406) 387-5555


Adult & Child: $300/person/day

Other: Does not include 8% River User Fee or guide gratuities.

Requirements: 4 person minimum, or payment based on minimum of 4 people, i.e. $2400 for a 2 day private overnight rafting trip for a group of 1 to 4 people.

Guide Tip: Industry rate is 18-20%. Your overnight rafting trip will involve multiple guides, shuttle drivers, and kitchen staff. Your lead guide will share gratuities with all members of support staff.

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Trip Details

Dates: June through early September. Advance reservations required. Please call our office at 406-387-5555 or email info@glacierguides.com to arrange the perfect private overnight rafting trip in Glacier experience for you and yours!

Difficulty: Easy or Moderate, Family Friendly

Trip Duration: 2-3 days – your choice!

Age Limits: 5 and up, with season limitations – see more info below

Includes transportation, equipment, and meals beginning with lunch on day 1 through lunch on the final day. Does not include 8% River User Fee or guide gratuities.

Also, some trips may require an entrance pass into Glacier National Park – this is not included in the price. Purchase your pass in advance here.

River Time

At the end of each day on the river, your guide will pick a beautiful , secluded spot on the river to set up camp. At mealtimes, you’ll enjoy largely organic, locally sourced meals prepared by your guides, who pride themselves on being backcountry gourmet chefs. We can take into consideration any dietary restriction or request that you may have – just ask! That night, sleep soundly in tents on our comfy sleeping pads and cozy sleeping bags. In the morning, sip steaming coffee or tea as the sun comes up.

What To Bring

What’s provided? Do you need a sleeping bag? View our overnight packing list.

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Safety First

Safety is always the #1 priority. Guides undergo training in river rescue techniques, first aid, and more. Many guides return year after year. If conditions call for wetsuits and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no extra cost. Helmets are mandatory in the whitewater section of the river.

Additional Trip Details

  • How to Book

  • Let us know which river you prefer, how many days you’d like to spend on the river, and when you’d like to go. Need help deciding? That’s what we’re here for. Just call or e-mail and we’ll talk it through. 406-387-5555 or info@glacierguides.com
  • A four person minimum, or cost equivalent, is required.
  • Cost is per person/per day, i.e. a one night overnight rafting trip is two days long.

Meeting Notes

Generally, our overnight raft trips meet at 9am on launch day, but for private, custom overnight rafting trips we can meet at our office at any time that is convenient for you. Your guide will go over your gear with you, pack it into our waterproof dry bags, and fit you for a lifejacket and any other appropriate safety gear, depending on river conditions. Next, you’ll head for the river!


We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway between mile marker 151 and 152. Our property is just off the highway tucked in the trees. When you see our sign turn to the north and you will see us shortly thereafter. Detailed directions are here.

  • Rafting Testimonial

    I highly recommend booking with Glacier Guides. We booked white water rafting for 3 guys and had a blast. We felt like the guides did a really great job of demonstrating their expertise on the water and sharing history about the local area. Joe in particular was a great dude. If you’re in town, these guys are the best!

    — David Williamson

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  • Rafting Testimonial

    Holy cow this place is awesome! Right from the start, everyone was so nice and friendly and fun! Our family headed down the river for the scenic float with our three littles (9, 7 & 3) and my FIL and MIL (who cannot swim and is terrified of water!). We had the best time and our guide Nicolette was super knowledgeable about the river and the area. After the float we stayed for dinner and, let me just tell you, it blew my expectations out of the water! I was expecting to get our main course with a couple sides but they had that PLUS crazy yummy appetizers AND dessert too! I cannot recommend Montana Raft enough! If you have time, do the dinner option. You will not be disappointed!!

    — Jacki Kelly

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  • Rafting Testimonial

    Great ride! The views were amazing. Connor was our guide and did a great job sharing his knowledge of the route. I actually jumped in the river, and it was quite refreshing! I highly recommend spending time exploring Glacier National Park with Glacier Guides and Montana Raft. They are very professional and make the ride more fun.

    — P.J. Wubbena

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  • Rafting Testimonial

    We had such a great time! Our guide was Nicolette, and she was fantastic. She was so
    knowledgeable about the park, river, and everything Montana. We weren’t sure what to expect upon arrival, and ended up making the best memories of our trip. I very highly recommend this company & the relaxing raft tour. Make it a priority if you’re visiting Glacier! Will definitely be back!

    — Amanda Stenzel

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  • Rafting Testimonial

    If you’re looking to try white water rafting in glacier (which you should!) Glacier Guides is the place to go! My husband and I were on our honeymoon and this was our first rafting experience, and it could not have been better! James was prepared with experience, knowledge and jokes. We felt very safe with James in charge. He also offered numerous places and hikes in the park for all experience levels. Highly recommend!

    — Rebecca Herchenroether

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