Trip Duration: About 2 hours on the river, followed by a delicious dinner.
Price Adult: $92.00 Price Child: $76.00 (12 and under, see more information below) Other Price: Includes Rafting and Dinner. Does not include 7% User Fee or gratuity.
Not rafting with us, but want to join your rafting friends for dinner? Sounds great! Advance reservations are required. Please call 406-387-5555 or email email@example.com. 2020 Rates are $31 for adults, $24 for children.
Glacier Park Dinner Float Details
Enjoy our Half Day Glacier Park dinner float trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, followed by an amazing homemade meal. Our guests often comment that our dinner whitewater adventure is the best kept dining secret in West Glacier, and that they feel like they were invited over to a friend’s house for a cookout! We have a wonderful kitchen staff that prepares all our food. We try to use locally sourced and organic items whenever possible.
What’s For Dinner?
Entrees include Montana 6 oz petite steak, 6 oz wild caught salmon filet, 8 oz chicken breast, or housemade vegetarian options like zucchini boats. Please be sure to let us know in advance which protein choice you prefer.
In addition to your choice of entree, you’ll enjoy appetizers like homemade cream cheese with crackers, chips and salsa, veggies with dips, and fresh fruits; fresh green salad; sides such as beet, tomato, potato, pasta, or quinoa salads; and mouthwatering desserts like cheesecake with a homemade berry sauce, decadent huge brownies, or freshly churned strawberry ice cream. Dinner does not include alcoholic beverages, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Lemonade and water are always available.
Let’s Go Rafting!
If you are not interested in whitewater but would like to enjoy the river, this mellow Glacier Park dinner float is for you! First, float the scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Flathead, from West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge. Next, pass through a steep, walled canyon. Finally, you’ll see where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead come together to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. This is a relaxing trip for almost all age groups, 3 years and up. The float time is approximately 2 hours long.
After your Glacier Park dinner float trip, return to our campus. Then, it’s time for dinner!
More Glacier Park Scenic Dinner Float Trip Info
Be sure to wear clothes you won’t mind getting wet. See our Packing List – Day Trips page for more information about what you will need for the trip.
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 — approximately 20 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!
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.
The length of the trip depends on the river flow. In June through early July, trips last about 2.5 hours. Mid-July through early August, about 3 hours. Mid-August through the end of season, approximately 3.5 hours.
No experience necessary.
No maximum weight, but must be able to buckle a 58″ chest life jacket.
Trips depart rain or shine.
Scenic Glacier Park Dinner Float Meeting Notes
Please check in at our office 30 minutes prior to departure. Click on directions for how to find us.
Safety is always our #1 priority. Guides train 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.
From start to finish it was wonderful. We opted for dinner after our trip, this is the best kept secret meal in the park. -Peter B.