Whitewater Rafting Glacier National Park 2019-09-03T13:05:13-07:00

Whitewater Rafting Glacier National Park

WANT TO GO RAFTING TODAY, TOMORROW, OR THE NEXT DAY? GREAT! CALL US AT 406-387-5555 OR E-MAIL INFO@GLACIERGUIDES.COM. ONLINE BOOKINGS AREN’T AVAILABLE 72 HOURS OUT. SEE YOU SOON!

LATE SUMMER WHITEWATER RAFTING NOTICE:

OUR GLACIALLY FED, WILD AND SCENIC, UNDAMMED RIVERS DO FLUCTUATE IN LEVELS, AND THEREFORE IN THE SIZE OF THE RAPIDS. GENERALLY SPEAKING, BY THE TIME LATE SUMMER ARRIVES, GUESTS FIND THE TURQUOISE WATER, RED AND GREEN ROCKS, AND LEAVES BEGINNING TO TURN A BRILLIANT YELLOW ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, EVEN AS THE SIZE OF THE RAPIDS DROPS TO MILDER CLASS I-II LEVELS.  THE WHITEWATER IS STILL CHALLENGING — AND FUN! — AS EVERYONE IN THE RAFT WITH WORKS TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO NAVIGATE THE 8 MILES OF RAPIDS. PLEASE CALL US FOR MORE DETAILS – WE’RE HAPPY TO HELP YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. 406-387-5555

Whether you’re searching for a peaceful scenic float or a thrilling whitewater rafting Glacier National Park adventure, guided rafting trips give you a fascinating look at the park’s ecosystem and history. There is endless adventure on the Flathead River’s turquoise waters!

More About Whitewater Rafting Glacier Options

We offer thrilling Class II-III whitewater trips and relaxing, unbelievably scenic float trips on the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River. These Wild and Scenic rivers form the southwestern border of Glacier National Park. Join us for a full day rafting adventure or an evening dinner float and enjoy our take on the most delicious, healthiest meals on the river. We like to eat, and eat well. Our kitchen sources locally and organically whenever possible.

Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip with Lunch

Spend the day enjoying both relaxing and exciting stretches of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  Largely organic, locally sourced, and super tasty riverside lunch included, along with wetsuits and booties, if necessary.

Rates:

Adult: $99
Youth: $76

Half Day Whitewater Adventure: Sport Boat

Capacity: Up to 9 people per boat

On this thrilling Glacier Park rafting experience, everyone gets a “window seat” and has the option to become part of the paddling crew, if they want!

Rates:

Adult: $61
Youth: $51

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, salmon, or vegetarian.

Rates:

Adult: $81
Youth: $68

Half Day Whitewater: Thrillseeker Boat

Capacity: 4-6 people per boat

Super small boat, super huge thrills on the whitewater section! Mid June through the beginning of August, depending on river conditions.

Rates:

Adult/Youth: $87 (requires a 4 person min.)

Half Day Inflatable Kayak Whitewater Trip

Adrenaline junky?  Try a single or double inflatable kayak/duckie on the whitewater stretch of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

Rates:

Adult: $67
Youth: $67

Full Day Inflatable Kayak Whitewater Trip

Love adrenaline? Try a single or double inflatable kayak/duckie on the Middle Fork! Homeade, largely organic, locally sourced lunch included.

Rates:

Adult: $101
Youth: $101

Ride and Raft Adventure

Go with Swan Mountain Outfitters for an easy 2 hour morning horseback ride and then meet us for a fun and splashy river adventure! Lunch included.

Rates:

Adult: $144
Youth: $134

NEW! Nature Walk and Whitewater Experience

Take short walks in Glacier National Park in the morning. A thrilling whitewater rafting adventure awaits you in the afternoon! Lunch included.

Rates:

Adult: $120
Youth: $101

Half Day Whitewater: Classic Boat

Capacity: Up to 13 people per boat

It’s a classic for a reason!

Rates:

Adult: $53
Youth: $43

Custom Rafting Adventures

If you’re planning a Glacier National Park rafting trip, we can help. Half day? Full day? Multi day? Large group? Vegan? Hot dogs and hamburgers? Just ask. Or e-mail info@glacierguides.com Or call 406-387-5555.

Equipment Rentals + Shuttles

We have river shuttles, river gear, bicycles and carriers, and camping, hiking, and backpacking equipment available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by emailing info@glacierguides.com or calling our office at 406-387-5555.

Raft Rental and Shuttle

Want to rent a raft and run your own trip? We offer daily Raft Rental and Shuttle on Montana’s Flathead River. Advanced reservations and previous river experience are required. 1:15pm departures July 1 – August 15. Email info@glacierguides.com to book.

Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting in Glacier National Park is the perfect addition to your vacation! We specialize in thrilling whitewater trips on the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. These adventures feature Class II-III rapids. You can choose half day, full day, or overnight whitewater rafting adventures.

Whitewater isn’t your thing? Kiddos in tow? Be sure to check out our relaxing Scenic Floats, too.

At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, our focus is always on safety. As interpretive guides, we also love sharing our Glacier National Park insider knowledge with you!

Good To Know

We are the exclusive Glacier National Park area member of Rafting America, providing the best white water rafting trips in the Americas.

Mid-June through Labor Day, Mountain Photography takes photos of all whitewater trips. These are sold separately in our office, and make fantastic Glacier National Park souvenirs and Holiday Cards! You can buy them online, too.

River magic, wetsuits, and river shoes are always free!

“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

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.

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