Half Day Whitewater

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Want a dose of Glacier National Park White Water Rafting, but don’t have all day?

Our half-day Glacier National Park white water 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 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.

As you embark from shore your guide will give you detailed safety info and paddling instruction. Once you’ve had a chance to hone your paddling skills on a couple miles of easygoing current, the river narrows and the fun begin! Rapids like Tunnel, Bone Crusher, and Jaws will leave you soaked, stoked, and anxious for more. Whether it’s your first trip to Montana or you’re a local looking to spice up a summer day, this Glacier National Park white water rafting trip will be the highlight of your adventures in Glacier country!

Check-in at Glacier Raft Company in the Village of West Glacier ½ hour prior to trip departure. The trip ends at the bridge in West Glacier where you will regain your land legs during a short walk back to our office, your car, dry clothes, and a chance to purchase trip photos and souvenirs!

Departs 9:30am, 10:00am, 11:00am, Noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm
Trip Length 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates Daily, May – Sept 15
River Rating Class II-III (class II-III in June and early July, when the whitewater is at its peak, by late July the rapids have moderated to fun-filled class II)
River Miles 8
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)
Rates Non- Peak Rates  Adult: $65, Child: $55 (12 & under)

Peak Season Rates  (July 1st – August 10th)   Adult: $71, Child: $61 ( 12 & under)

*Prices do not include 8% service fee or guide gratuity

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Rafting Reviews We Love!

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Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.

Great company, wonderful guide!

I've rafted with Glacier Raft multiple times. Each time has been great. The guides are personable and welcoming. Recently I had LP as my guide. He was professional and funny with tons of knowledge about the area.
- Jordon David

Had a blast with Glacier Raft

My family took an afternoon trip down the Middle Fork with Russell. The whole crew was fun and experienced. Russell as a guide was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us in the boat. I’d highly recommend this trip.
- Chuck Murry

Totally Awesome!

I’ve been rafting a bunch over the years and had an awesome time on the river with Glacier. Our guide Kendra was the coolest person I have ever rafted with. She really knows her stuff.
- Shawn RW

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