Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Dinner 2019-03-28T10:38:39-07:00

Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Dinner

Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Dinner

Difficulty: Family Friendly

This Glacier National Park whitewater rafting dinner trip happens daily between June 15th and September 5th. Are you looking for our Scenic Dinner Float instead? 

Times: 3:15 pm before August 15th, 2:15 pm starting August 15th.

Trip Duration: About 3 hours on the river, followed by a delicious dinner.

Price Adult: $81.00
Price Child: $68.00 (12 and under, see more information below)
Other Price: Includes Dinner. Does not include 7% User Fee or gratuity.

More Details

Enjoy our Half Day Glacier National Park whitewater rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, followed by an amazing homemade dinner. Entrees include locally sourced steak, wild caught salmon, chicken, or vegetarian options like house made zucchini boats.

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!

After your Glacier National Park whitewater rafting dinner trip you’ll return to our campus.  There, you’ll have time to change into some dry clothing or take a hot shower if you like. Be sure to take a minute to check out the pictures taken of your boat in the rapid called Bonecrusher. Then, it’s time for dinner!

We have a wonderful kitchen staff that prepares all our food.  We try to use locally sourced and organic items whenever possible. 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! In addition to your entree, you’ll enjoy appetizers, fruits, vegetables, freshly prepared salads, and mouthwatering desserts like homemade strawberry ice cream. Dinner does not include alcoholic beverages, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

More 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.

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.

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Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Dinner Meeting Notes

Departs at 3:15 PM daily our office in West Glacier. Starting August 15th the trip departs at 2:15 PM. Please check in at our office 30 minutes prior to departure. 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. Directions and maps are here.

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! Ages 3 and up for our scenic trips. Minimum age of 5 and a minimum weight of 50 pounds for our whitewater 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 or

What Our Guests Say About Our Whitewater Dinner Float

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.

We had an awesome experience today at our scenic float and BBQ. Elliot was our guide and he did a phenomenal job! He was also our cook and the food was delicious. The steak BBQ was juicy and tender. He is knowledgeable and made our experience fantastic. We would do this again and highly recommend it! Thanks Elliot! -LC

BBQ dinner was FANTASTIC! Exceeded our expectations. Felt like we had been invited over to a friend’s house for a BBQ! -Jason M.

Rafting Gallery