Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Boat Tours & Rentals

Boat Tours & Rentals

  1. Reservations at Many Glacier will provide a vehicle reservation for the day of your tour.

Many Glacier

Our Many Glacier narrated tour begins on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake aboard the Chief Two Guns, cruise across the lake with views of Grinnell Point while spotting wildlife on the shores, 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 with amazing views of Salamander & Gem Glaciers. Here you can either disembark and go on a self-guided hike, or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel. If you decide to go hiking, your round trip ticket will ensure transport back to the Many Glacier Hotel on one of our return boats.

All guests must do the 0.2 mile steep hike between the lakes to participate in this tour. All passengers on the 8:30am outbound tour must disembark at the head of Lake Josephine.

Vehicle Reservations
Reservations for round trip scenic tours, one-way return tickets and watercraft rentals at Many Glacier include vehicle reservations to the Many Glacier Valley, with all day access. Vehicle reservations will be emailed to you 2 days prior to the tour, and can be shown on your phone to enter the park.
Tour Length
1.5 Hours, plus hiking time if you choose to hike.
Hiking Options
All tours will dock at the head of lake Josephine and allow for self-guided hiking, if water levels allow. All scenic round trip tours include a return ticket which you will be given on disembarking (See return times listed below). Some popular trails you can access from this location are the Grinnell Lake and Grinnell Glacier Trails, the boat will cut off 2 miles each way from these hikes. We are no longer offering a guided hike to Grinnell Lake or Grinnell Glacier.
One-Way Return Tickets Available
Want to get an early start on your hike and still have the option of taking the boat for your return trip? Book a One-way return ticket, these are for return boat trips only, not out-bound travel from the main dock.

Return Boat Schedule: 9:45am, 11:45am*, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm**, 5:00pm & 5:45pm*.

All return times are first come first serve, please be prepared to wait up to an hour for late afternoon return trips.
*multiple trips to take everyone back to main dock.
**Begins July 1st.
Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Access is not available
Behind the Many Glacier Hotel in the Many Glacier Valley, East Glacier.
For GPS Directions type "Many Glacier Hotel" into Apple or Google Maps.

2024 Boat Tour Schedule

Tour Time 2024 Dates
8:30am* July 1st to Sept. 15th
9:00am June 12th to Sept. 15th
11:00am June 12th to Sept. 15th
1:00pm July 1st to Sept. 15th
2:00pm June 12th to Sept. 15th
3:30pm July 1st to Sept. 15th
5:00pm June 12th to Sept. 15th
*All must disembark from 8:30 tour.
The tour time listed is the departure time.

2024 Tour Pricing


Park entrance delays may occur during heavy seasonal visitation. We recommend you plan to arrive at your location at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled tour time to allow extra time to park and check-in at the ticket office. At busy times some entrances may be temporarily closed, please be prepared to present a copy of your Reservation Confirmation on entering the park in case of seasonal closures.
Canoes and Kayaks

Watercraft Rental Information

Many Glacier offers a variety of personal watercraft rentals. Advanced reservations are available for a limited number of watercraft, reservations will require a minimum of 2-hour rental and are available at the first time slot in the morning only at 9:30am. Remaining rentals will be available on a first come first serve basis at the ticket office location.

Life jackets, paddles, and oars are provided at no additional charge.

Watercraft Rental

To rent watercraft you must be 18 years of age, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18), either in the same watercraft, or on an additional watercraft.

Watercraft must stay on Swiftcurrent Lake, access to Lake Josephine is not permitted. Watercraft must not be left unattended.

Many Glacier Ticket Office

2024 Ticket Office Hours

8:30am to 6:30pm        June 12th to June 30th
8:00am to 6:30pm       July 1st to September 15th

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.

For GPS directions type "Many Glacier Hotel" into Apple or Google Maps.

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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