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Family Friendly Rafting Trips in Glacier National Park 2018-12-10T15:12:37+00:00

Family Friendly Rafting Trips in Glacier National Park

Scenic Float Trip

Unwind on an educational and scenic float down Glacier’s southern border, the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Typically 1.5-2.5 hours long. Mellow and fun from ages 3 to 103!


Adult: $61
Youth: $51

Scenic Float Trip With Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing on an afternoon scenic float trip down the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of Flathead River.  A delicious dinner – largely organic and locally sourced – is served at our campus after the river trip, with your choice of steak, chicken, fish, or vegetarian.


Adult: $81
Youth: $68

Custom Overnight Rafting Trip

Let us plan a fantastic river adventure for you!  We love Glacier, let us show you why.  Call to discuss.


Adult: $220/day/pers. (requires 4 pers. min.)
Youth: $220/day/pers.

2 Day Whitewater Overnight Rafting Trip

See Glacier Park’s southern border by boat then sleep out under the stars to the sound of the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  Equipment and delicious meals included.


Adult: $415
Youth: $330

Overnight Glacier Rafting Adventure To Polebridge

Ask us about setting up a custom 2 day float through the iconic town of Polebridge.  This relaxing 2 day float follows the Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River, highlighted by an overnight stay in a rustic Polebridge hostel, dinner at the Northern Lights Saloon, and fresh pastries from the world famous Merc!

Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip With Dinner

Enjoy a fun and splashy Class II-III whitewater adventure along Glacier’s southern boundary.  A delicious dinner – largely organic and locally sourced – is served at our campus after the river trip, with your choice of steak, chicken, fish, or vegetarian.


Adult: $81
Youth: $68

Smith River 5 Day Exploration

One of Montana’s best-kept secrets.  Fish or float this 60-mile stretch along the relaxing and scenic Smith River.  Famous for it’s outstanding trout habitat and birding.  Just one trip a year!


Adult or youth: $2800 ($3800 for anglers)

Glacier National Park Family Vacations

So many of our guides at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft grew up on Glacier National Park’s borders as kids, or visited on their summer vacations. These days, we’re amazed by how many of our guides HAVE kids … to say nothing of the guides that have grandchildren! In our collective experience, there’s nothing quite like Glacier National Park family vacations. And we have a lot of experience in this department.

Since 1987, family friendly rafting trips in Glacier National Park are our specialty. Working in conjunction with the Forest Service, our raft trips are on the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River, a Wild and Scenic River. These forks form Glacier’s southwestern borders, and offer intimate glimpses into the park’s interior from the comfort of the boat. Whether you’re looking for a little whitewater or a perfectly flat scenic float, we’d love to take you out! If you’re up for overnight adventure, we highly recommend discovering the joys of multi day family friendly rafting trips in Glacier National Park.

Safety First

Safety is always our #1 priority. Our guides undergo rigorous training each year in river rescue techniques, wilderness first aid, and more. Many of our guides return to us year after year, decade after decade. Our new guides are required to run hundreds of miles of the Flathead River before they can graduate from our Guide School. We carry radios on all of our raft trips. All of our equipment is state of the art and impeccably maintained. If conditions call for wetsuits and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no cost.

Age Limits

Minimum ages for children will depend on the flow of the river, but generally speaking, there is a rafting trip for every age and ability between 3 and 103! We do have a minimum age of 5 for our whitewater trips and 3 for our scenic trips. These minimums may be higher if the river levels are higher, as they often are in the early summer. Be sure to call the office to inquire: 406-387-5555

“Katie was perfect for our group! My parents were quite nervous and she was very nurturing which eased their fears. i think they also appreciated the safety education and the description of what was coming up on our trip down. Thanks for the fun experience!”
Gingie G., Half Day Whitewater
“Greetings! Just wanted to comment on a GREAT rafting experience we had with your company this week. From the first call I made to you until we finished back at your office, I want to say EVERYONE there was just GREAT! Very Friendly, efficient, and confident that a land-lover from ND could make the trip! I expecially want to thank DEAN for his patient instruction, his wealth of information about the river and the park, and his FUN attitude! What a nice guy! Thanks again for a great time and I will most certainly recommend your company to anyone that might be going to Glacier!”
Barb and Tom P., Half Day Whitewater
“Made me want to choose Glacier Guides because staff was generous with their time. What to wear? What to bring? What to expect? All of these were answered fully and (we discoverd) honestly. Even after all the changes I made, I still felt wanted.
I know it was not in your control, but weather was perfect. Our guide, Amy, was friendly yet professional – we felt at ease and safe in her hands. Glacier Guides are happy, friendly people who love what they do always make a great experience for customers…move to Chicago, so that we can enjoy your service more often!!”
Eileen G., Half Day Whitewater
“Teal was our guide. She did a fabulous job! Our family had a great time. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Glacier Nat’l Park. Thanks!”
Timothy M, Half Day Whitewater
“Emily was amazing. She was fun and personable and very knowledgeable on the area, not just the water! I have rafted with another group and would definitely recommend you over them. You made it a fun and memorable experience!”
Miranda B., Half Day Whitewater
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