Cast and Raft Trips

fly fishing glacier national park, fishing and rafting combo trip

Cast and Raft Fishing/Whitewater Trips

Why choose between fishing and whitewater rafting trips when you can do both? Our Cast & Raft trip is a morning of our introduction to fly fishing class, a deli lunch prepared by your guide, and an exhilarating afternoon on the whitewater of the Middle Fork of the Flathead. If you’re not looking for an adrenaline-filled afternoon, float down the leisurely scenic section of the Middle Fork instead. Either way, this memorable trip features the best rafting and fly fishing Glacier National Park has to offer, and the experience will have you wanting to come back for more every year!

Learn to fly fish

Our Introduction to Fly Fishing Class teaches you the foundations of fly fishing right outside Glacier National Park.  This is the perfect opportunity and environment for learning the art of fly fishing.  You will practice and gain confidence with one of our skilled instructors.   This class is best suited for families or beginners new to fly fishing.

All necessary equipment is included to participate in our class. You do not need a Montana Fishing license.  If you do have fly equipment, feel free to bring it.  We are happy to verify that it is rigged correctly and ready to fish.

What you will cover in our introduction class:

  • Fly casting technique
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to play, land, and safely release a fish

All fishing trips depart from Glacier Outdoor Center. Check-in 30 minutes prior to trip departure. All rafting trips depart from Glacier Raft Company located in the Village of West Glacier right outside the entrance to Glacier National Park.


Departs The Intro to Fly Fishing portion of the Cast & Raft departs from Glacier Outdoor Center at 8:30 am. The rafting portion of the Cast & Raft departs from our Glacier Raft Company office, in the village of West Glacier, for the 1:30 whitewater or 2:00 scenic float.
Trip Length Introduction to Fly Fishing Class: 4 hours
Raft: 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates Daily, May-September 6th
River Rating Class I-III (dependent on whitewater or scenic float)
River Miles 8
Rates $650 (1-4 people) *each additional $160
*Prices do not include 8% service fee or guide gratuity
Waiver Download Waiver Here
*Save time at Check-In by bringing your waiver
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water level)


Fishing Reviews We Love!

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Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

Great views, great guide.

Our guide had us fishing like pros. The views floating down the river were beautiful.
- Russ A

Spectacular Trip

We had an excellent guide. The trip was well planned and thought out. I would do it again in a heart bear!
- Mary Z

Best way to start our Vacation

Best way to start our Glacier National Park Vacation Our guide Ben was awesome. He was funny and informative. This was the perfect start to our trip and I’d highly recommend it.
- Chelsey Motes

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