Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Boat Tours & Rentals

Boat Tours & Rentals


Many Glacier

The tour at Many Glacier begins on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake aboard the Chief Two Guns, cruise across the lake, dock, disembark and walk 0.2 mile (over a steep hill) to the shores of Lake Josephine. You will then board the Morning Eagle and cruise to the head of Lake Josephine where you can either disembark and go on a guided or self-guided hike, or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel.

2022 Boat Tour Schedule

Tour Time 2022 Dates
8:30am* July 1st to September 13th
9:00am + Hike** June 11th to September 13th
11:00am June 11th to September 13th
1:00pm July 1st to September 13th
2:00pm + Hike** June 11th to September 13th
3:00pm July 1st to September 13th
4:30pm June 11th to September 13th

2022 Tour Pricing

* All passengers must disembark at the head of Lake Josephine. The first available return boat is at 9:45 am.

** Optional Guided Hike to Grinnell Lake at no additional charge. Guided hikes will begin June 25, 2022. All boats will dock at the head of Lake Josephine to allow passengers to disembark and return on a later boat.

For transportation from trails in the Grinnell Valley to the main dock at Many Glacier Hotel, return trip tickets may be purchased at the ticket office based upon availability. Prices are $17.50 for adults and $8.75 for children. Return trip tickets are available for return boat trips from the head of Lake Josephine, not up-lake travel from the main dock. Please check in at the ticket office prior to your hike to pick up your return tickets and to verify return boat times and information.


A reservation with Glacier Park Boat Company for Lake McDonald or St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun will guarantee entry to the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor on the day of your scheduled tour. While a corridor reservation for Park entry will not be required, current Park entry fees still apply. Please be prepared to show your confirmation letter at the Park entry gate.

If you have a boat tour at either Many Glacier or Two Medicine and would like to travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor, a ticketed entry reservation will be required. For more information on the ticketed entry system at Glacier National Park, please visit their website at
Canoes and Kayaks

Watercraft Rental Information

Many Glacier offers a variety of personal watercraft rentals. All rentals are on a first come first serve basis, reservations are not available. The minimum rental time is 1 hour. Life jackets, paddles, oars and fuel are provided at no additional charge.

Watercraft Rental

  • 2022
  • Single Kayak
  • $19.00
  • Per Hour
  • 2022
  • Double Kayak
  • $23.25
  • Per Hour
  • 2022
  • Canoes
  • $23.50
  • Per Hour
  • 2022
  • Rowboat
  • $23.25
  • Per Hour

Reservations are available for a limited number of watercraft, reservations require a minimum of 2-hour rental and are available at 9:30am only. Rentals will be available on a first come first serve basis at the ticket office location.

Many Glacier Ticket Office

2022 Ticket Office Hours

8:30am to 6:00pm        June 11th to June 30th
8:00am to 6:00pm       July 1st to September 13th

The Many Glacier Ticket Office is located near the dock behind the Many Glacier Hotel. Customers may use hotel stairs to access lower-level access to the ticket office. The nearest restroom facilities are located in the hotel.

This service is operated by Glacier Park Boat Company, a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Services and prices are approved by the National Park Service.

Please address comments to:
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, Montana 59936

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Glacier Park Boat Company
282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

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