Private Rafting Day Trips

About this Trip

If you crave adventure, the Middle Fork, with its thrilling class II-III whitewater section, is for you!  Both trips offer unique, amazing views into Glacier’s interior. Paddle and become part of the crew that maneuvers the raft through the 9 named rapids by following the simple commands of the guide. Or, if you’d rather sit back and relax on this federally protected Wild and Scenic River, that’s great, too! The trip winds about 8 miles through the John F. Stevens Canyon. The rapids are typically rated class II and III, making for a fun and splashy whitewater rafting adventure!

Enjoy Scenic Floats in Glacier National Park, on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Relax and rejuvenate on this peaceful stretch of Wild and Scenic river with our friendly, interpretive river guides. Make memories to keep for a lifetime!

This rafting experience is appropriate for nearly all ages and abilities. Your guide will command the raft without your assistance, while you look for elk, moose, and eagles. Scenic floats are typically on a relaxed current with little to no splash, and no paddling. You’re likely to stay completely dry, except for your feet as you enter and exit the raft. If you don’t have appropriate river sandals, we’re happy to lend you a pair of river booties, free of charge.

Call To Inquire-(406) 387-5555

Pricing

Price: $832 per boat-Half Day Trips, $1,416 per boat-Full Day Whitewater Trips, 8 person max

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

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Trip Details

Dates: Scenic floats available May – mid October. Whitewater adventures available May – early September. Availability is dependent on river levels.

Times: 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM Please call our office at 406-387-5555 or email info@glacierguides.com to arrange the perfect private rafting trip in Glacier experience for you and yours! Advance reservations are required.

Difficulty: Easy or Moderate, Family Friendly

Trip Duration: Between 2 – 4 hours, depending on river levels.

Age Limits: 3 and up for Scenic Floats, 5 and up for Whitewater, with seasonal limitations – see more info below

What To Bring

You’re gonna get wet, and it’s gonna be fun! We have all of the safety gear that you’ll need. View our full packing list for additional information.

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What To Expect On A Private Whitewater Adventure

Arrive at 30 minutes prior to departure to meet your guide and get fitted for lifejackets, helmets, and any other necessary equipment. If you have an epi-pen or other medication, your guide can stow it safely for you in a dry bag. Next, take a short bus ride to the river put in. Your guide will launch the boat there and you’ll be floating down the stunning Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River!

The trip starts off on a mellow section of the river, giving you plenty of time to learn to paddle and to adjust to being on the water. The rapids come towards the end of the trip, and photographs of each boat are taken in the rapid called Bonecrusher. Float under Glacier National Park’s historic Belton Bridge towards the end of the trip. Your guide will take the raft out of the water in West Glacier. From there, it’s a 5 minute bus ride back to where you started.

What To Expect On A Private Scenic Float

Arrive at 30 minutes prior to launch to meet your guide and get fitted for lifejackets and any other necessary equipment. If you have an epi-pen or other medication, your guide can stow it safely for you in a dry bag. At launch time, take a short bus ride — approximately 5 minutes — to the river put in. Your guide will launch the boat there and you’ll be floating down the stunning Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River!

You’ll pass through a steep, walled canyon. Views from river right are of Glacier National Park. A highlight is passing through where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River come together to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Your guide will take the raft out of the water just past the confluence, at Blankenship Bridge. From there, it’s about a 15 minute bus ride back to where you started.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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