Apgar Rentals

We are the only authorized rental concession in the quaint village of Apgar on Lake McDonald. Our staff will ensure you have a safe and memorable experience on our wide array of rental boats.

Apgar Rentals located directly on the shore of Lake McDonald offers many days of calm water and warm temperatures that beg for canoe rides, paddle board expeditions and kayak adventures. We also have several small 10 hp motorboats available to tour this massive lake.

Sitting at an elevation of 3,153 feet above sea-level on Glacier National Park’s west side, Lake McDonald is one of the warmest, calmest lakes in the park. Get out on the water and look for Harlequin ducks near McDonald Creek or Eagles fishing for Lake Trout in Fish Creek Bay. This is an all-ages experience not to be missed!


May 29, 2021 – September 6, 2021

2021 Hours of Operation:

May 29 – June 30  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

July 1 – September 6  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Glacier Park Boat Company will be following current CDC Guidelines and Federal Transportation Guidelines.  Masks are required at all times for ages 2 years old & up while interacting with our staff, including tour boats, rentals and at the ticket office.  Masks will not be provided, please plan to bring your own mask with you.  Passengers will not be permitted on tour boats without a face covering.

Boats Available to Rent Rate
Paddlebards $15.00/hour
Canoes $22.00/hour
Rowboats (built by us!) $22.00/hour
Single Kayaks $18.00/hour
Double Kayaks $22.00/hour
10 hp Motorboat $30.00/hour*

*All motorboat rentals are subject to a Montana State motorized vehicle use tax of 4%

Life jackets and paddles/oars/fuel provided at no additional charge. One hour minimum charge on all rental boats. Rentals are available on a first come first serve basis.

Glacier Park Boat Rentals at Apgar – photo by Josh Taira

10LMD Contest- Sarah E. Baur

Apgar Boat Dock – photo by Josh Taira

Lake McDonald – photo by Josh Taira

Kayak Rentals – photo by Josh Taira

Lake McDonald – photo by Josh Taira

Family enjoying boat rentals – photo by Josh Taira

On board point of view, summer time in Glacier National Park. Sonny Schierl

Enjoying the water – photo by Josh Taira