Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Boat Tours & Rentals

Boat Tours & Rentals

  1. Many Glacier Boat Tours and Rentals are closed for the 2022 Season.

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.

2023 Boat Tour Schedule

Tour Time 2023 Dates
8:30am* July 1st to September 11th
9:00am June 14th to September 11th
11:00am June 14th to September 11th
1:00pm July 1st to September 11th
2:00pm + Hike** June 14th to September 11th
3:00pm July 1st to September 11th
4:30pm June 14th to September 11th

2023 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. Including the 1.5 hour boat tour, time required is 3 to 4 hours. Guided hikes will begin July 1, 2023. All boats will dock at the head of Lake Josephine to allow passengers to disembark and return on a later boat if water levels allow. Please visit our Hiking Information Page for details on the hikes.

For transportation from trail head at Josephine Lake to the main dock near the ticket office, one-way return trip tickets may be purchased in advance through the website or by contacting the Reservations Office. Based on availability, one-way return trip tickets can be purchased at the ticket office prior to hiking. One-way return trip tickets are available for return boat trips, not up-lake travel from the main dock. Please pick up reserved tickets at the ticket office prior to your hike and verify return times. Prices are $19.05 for adults and $9.55 for children, children under 4 are free.


Glacier National Park has implemented a Vehicle Reservation system to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR). Reservations for Lake McDonald guarantee entry to the GTSR on the day of your reservation. Reservations for St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun will only allow access to the GTSR after the entire road has opened, typically the end of June or beginning of July. While a GTSR vehicle reservation will not be required to enter Rising Sun until the GTSR is opened, current Park entry fees still apply.

To access the GTSR for reservations at Many Glacier or Two Medicine, you must purchase a GTSR vehicle reservation from the National Park Service. For more information on the vehicle reservation 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

  • 2023
  • Single Kayak
  • $20.55
  • Per Hour
  • 2023
  • Double Kayak
  • $25.10
  • Per Hour
  • 2023
  • Canoes
  • $25.10
  • Per Hour
  • 2023
  • Rowboat
  • $25.10
  • Per Hour

Advanced reservations are coming soon for a limited number of watercraft, reservations will 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

2023 Ticket Office Hours

8:30am to 6:00pm        June 14th to June 30th
8:00am to 6:00pm       July 1st to September 11th

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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