St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun

St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

  1. Seasonal Road Closures in Effect - The seasonal closure on the upper portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is in effect. Vehicles are prohibited between Avalanche Creek and the foot of St. Mary Lake. The Many Glacier Valley is closed for the season to allow for road construction.

St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun

The tour begins at the Rising Sun boat dock, centrally located on St. Mary Lake, approximately 5 miles from Glacier National Park’s East Entrance at the town of St. Mary. Conveniently located off of Going-to-the-Sun Road, this tour offers magnificent views only available from the water. Aboard the Little Chief or Joy II you will cruise close to the famed Wild Goose Island while enjoying epic 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks.

2022 Boat Tour Schedule

Tour Time 2022 Dates
10:00am June 4th to September 5th
12:00pm June 4th to September 5th
2:00pm June 4th to September 5th
4:00pm June 4th to September 5th
6:30pm** June 4th to September 5th

2022 Tour Pricing

* All tours will dock and allow for a short walk to Baring Falls, the boat will wait 15 minutes for all passengers to return.

** The 6:30 pm tour is a one-hour tour with no stop at Baring Falls. Rates for this tour are Adult $23.50, Child $11.75.

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
St. Mary Lake Ticket Office

2022 Ticket Office Hours

9:00am to 7:30pm      June 14th to September 5th

The Rising Sun Ticket Office is located at the end of the Rising Sun boat dock parking lot. The nearest restroom facilities are located behind the ticket office.

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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282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

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