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Family-Friendly Rafting Trips

Experience the Family Friendly Rafting Trips in Montana!

A family-friendly rafting trip through Glacier National Park is about as grand as life gets. Whether it’s fishing, rafting, or a peaceful, relaxing river float, we’ll provide a fabulous time for your whole family. We at Glacier Raft Company have families of our own, and we can say based off our personal experience – there’s nothing quite as special as a family rafting trip in Glacier National Park.

We have been providing the community with family-friendly rafting trips right outside of Glacier National Park since 1976. We’re incredibly safety-conscious and will supply everything you need. All around us are mountains and rivers of fun for every age and interest. Get the family on board and come experience the best white water rafting in Montana!

September 21st – 30th 2022:  If your group has less than 6 people rafting, please call 406-888-5454 to book a trip.   

Daily Guided Trip Options

Half Day Whitewater

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Our half-day whitewater rafting trip offers the perfect opportunity to get a taste of adrenaline while sampling phenomenal views into Glacier National Park without having to commit your whole day. The 2 ½ hour rafting trip takes place on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and begins amongst the eye-popping vistas of Nyack Flats before flowing through the exhilarating whitewater of John Stevens Canyon. More Information
Departs Daily from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sept 21-30  2:00 pm
Trip Length 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates Daily, May-Sept 30
River Rating Class II-III
Rates

Peak Season Rates (June 21st- August 20th)

Adult: $73
Child: $63 (12 & under)Adult: $79Child: $69 (12 & under)
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Half Day Whitewater with a Riverside Dinner

Half Day Whitewater with Dinner

Imagine your perfect summer afternoon… Would it include healthy doses of fresh mountain air mixed with boatloads of belly laughs? Would it include an invigorating swim in one of the cleanest rivers in the world? How about some good ol’ fashioned whitewater-fueled adrenaline thrown in for good measure? Then, when you’ve worked up an appetite worthy of this epic day, throw in an impeccable barbecue  with steak, chicken, or veggie burger accompanied by fresh sides, salads and dessert. If that sounds like your perfect day, then this is your perfect trip. More Information
Departs 2:30 pm- Riverside

3:30 pm- Pavilion

Trip Length 3 – 4.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates Daily, Jun 21 – Sept 5
River Rating Class II-III
Rates

 

Peak Season Rates (June 21st- August 20th)

Adult: $103
Child: $87 (12 & under)
Adult: $109 Child: $93 (12 & under)
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Half Day Whitewater with Pavilion Dinner

Family friendly rafting trip followed by dinner

After spending your summer afternoon in the fresh mountain air mixed with an adrenaline-filled whitewater adventure, we are sure you will have worked up an appetite to cap off an amazing day!  Relax and enjoy a grilled barbecue dinner cooked by our amazing staff while looking at the stunning hilltop views of Glacier National Park. Indulge those taste buds with your choice of flavorful steak, chicken, or veggie burger accompanied by chopped salad, baked potato, apps – chips & salsa, dessert, and beverage (water and lemonade). If that sounds like your perfect day, then this is your perfect trip. More Information
Departs 3:30 pm- Pavilion Dinner
Trip Length 3 – 4.5 hours (depending on the month) 
Departure Dates Daily, June 1st – August 31st
River Rating Class II-III
Non-Peak Rates

Peak Season Rates (June 21st – August 20th)

Adult: $103, Child: $87 (12 & under)

Adult: $109, Child: $93 (12 & under)

Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Half Day Scenic Float

Glacier national park family friendly scenic float

If a pleasure cruise on calm waters is your cup of tea then this is the trip for you. Our scenic tour gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Glacier National Park and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Aboard this 2-3 hour trip an experienced guide will share interpretive information and history of the area while escorting you down one of the most pristine watersheds in the world. Wildlife abounds on this stretch; you may see eagles, osprey, and maybe even an elusive bear or moose! More Information
Departs 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Sept 21-30  1:30 pm

Trip Length 2 – 2.5 hours
Departure Dates Daily, Jun – Sept 30
River Rating Class I-II
Rates

Peak Season Rates (June 21st – August 20th)

Adult: $73
Child: $63 (12 & under)Adult: $79  Child: $69 (12 & under)

Full Day Whitewater with Riverside Lunch

Glacier Park Family-friendly, full day rafting trips

Our full-day whitewater rafting trip should be called the “full plate” trip because on this five to six-hour adventure you’ll enjoy food for your soul and your stomach. Your day begins with a hearty helping of natural splendor as you take in mouth-watering views of Glacier National Park and wind your way down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. More Information
Departs Jun 1st – Jun 20th: 9:30am
Jun 21st – Labor Day: 9:30 am & 10:00 pm
Trip Length 5 – 6 hours
Departure Dates Daily, Jun 10 – Aug 31
River Rating Class II-III
Rates

 

Peak Season Rates (June 21st – August 20th)

Adult: $ 143
Child: $121 (12 & under)Adult: $159  Child: $134 (12 & under)
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Morning Ride, Afternoon Raft

Ride-and-Raft

These rafting trips exemplify the Montana experience! Blend the rugged beauty of a horseback trip just outside of Glacier National Park with a pristine river trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River for the perfect adventure. More Information
Departs 8:30 am
Trip Length Horseback: 2 hours
Raft: 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates May 15 – September 8
River Rating Class II-III
Rates Adult: $189
Child: $179 (12 & under)*Reservations for summer 2022 must be made prior to June 1st, 2022*

Morning Raft, Afternoon Ride

Raft-and-Ride

These rafting trips exemplify the Montana experience! Blend the rugged beauty of a horseback trip just outside of Glacier National Park with a pristine river trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River for the perfect adventure. More Information
Departs 10:00am
Trip Length Raft: 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Horseback: 2 hours
Departure Dates May 15 – September 8
River Rating Class II-III
Rates Adult: $189
Child: $179 (12 & under)*Reservations for summer 2022 must be made prior to June 1st, 2022*

Morning Adventure Park, Afternoon Raft

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For a full day of outdoor adventure activities, combine Glacier Highline’s aerial adventure park and a thrilling whitewater rafting or scenic float down the beautiful Middle Fork of the Flathead River. More Information
Departs 10:00am (9:30 Check-In)
Trip Length Adventure Park: 2 hours, Raft: 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates May 15 – September 8
River Rating Class II-III
Rates

Peak Season Rates (June 21st – August 20th)

Adult: $125, Child: $115 (12 & under)

Adult: $131, Child: $117 (12 & under)

Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Morning Raft, Afternoon Adventure Park

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For a full day of outdoor adventure activities, combine Glacier Highline’s aerial adventure park and a thrilling whitewater rafting or scenic float down the beautiful Middle Fork of the Flathead River. More Information
Departs 10:00am (9:30 Check-In)
Trip Length  Raft: 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month), Adventure Park: 2 hours
Departure Dates May 15 – September 8
River Rating Class II-III
Rates

Peak Season Rates (June 21st – August 20th)

Adult: $125, Child: $115 (12 & under)

Adult: $131, Child: $117 (12 & under)

Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

Multi Day Guided Trip Options

2 or 3 Day Middle Fork Rafting

Overnight rafting trips in Montana, Middle Fork Flathead River, Family-Friendly

If you only have a few days but still want to experience an extended whitewater adventure, we offer 2-day overnight rafting trips on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. The Middle Fork forms the southern border of spectacular Glacier National Park. In the spring and early summer, whitewater is at its peak on the Middle Fork with Class III rapids. By late July, the rapids have moderated to fun-filled Class II and III. More Information
Departs 8:30am
Trip Length 2 days
Departure Dates June – August (Mondays)
*On-demand private trip options available
River Rating Class II-III
Rates Please call for pricing
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)

4 Day North Fork Rafting

Family Friendly Rafting, North Fork Flathead River

If you only have a few days but still want to experience an extended river adventure, we offer 3 and 4-day overnight rafting trips on the North Fork of the Flathead River. More Information
Departs 8:30am
Trip Length 3-4 days
Departure Dates June – September
*Available by request (minimum of 4)
River Rating Class I-II
Rates Please call for pricing