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Address: Glacier National Park, MT 59903
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Boat tour and naturalist guide to Grinnell Lake

Sometimes times it's nice to have alternative transportation to your legs! We took the boat across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to Grinnell Lake, partially because the trail... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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386 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Sometimes times it's nice to have alternative transportation to your legs! We took the boat across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to Grinnell Lake, partially because the trail was closed due to bear activity. Learned lots about the area on the way and saw some bears along the shore. We stopped at Hidden Falls and then on to Grinnell Lake. It... More 

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United States
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65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I have often used the GNP boat co as a shuttle across Two Medicine Lake to cut mileage off the Dawson/Pitimakan Pass trails. Have always had excellent customer service and reliable timetable. I would use them in other parts of GNP if given the chance.

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Elmira, New York
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154 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were an adult family group of 8 and went on a Lake McDonald cruise. We had a wonderful time! If you go through the lobby of the Lake McDonald Lodge and then turn left, you can get to the dock with almost no steps (we had some limited mobility folks). The views were incredible, and the narration was live... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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251 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took the combination boat tour (Swiftcurrent Lake and Josephine Lake) to ultimately get to the Grinnell Lake trailhead. The boat rides were enjoyable and educational. Our two young kids also liked the boat ride. It did save a couple of miles of hiking to get the Grinnell Lake trailhead which also made it easier on the legs and saved... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Family owned operation and they all were so nice. Hard to get a booking so do it early. Glad to save a few miles off the hike so we were not too worn out after the trip. We saw a mountain goat from the boat, everyone was interested in the captains stories.

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wallngford
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This tour departs from the boat dock behind the Many Glacier Hotel/Lodge. We reserved our seats for this boat ride at least ten days in advance. It’s exceptionally easy to do on line. This was an excellent thing to do, as we found that our 2pm tour was sold out, and with a waiting list. Tickets are only cancellable up... More 

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Northern NH
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The boat was fine as was the crew.. This was the hike combo in the afternoon. I didn't give it 4 or 5 stars do to not being confident we'd get a seat on the boat back right after the guided hike. No order or rules were spoken...so folks who hiked over from the visitor center or on previous boats... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I broke my ankle hiking down from the hike to Grinnell Glacier. Thank goodness we had gone to the trouble of making reservations for a guided hike, including the two boat rides across the lakes, or I would have had to be carried back even farther! Our hiking guide came up on us after I fell and was super helpful... More 

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San Francisco, California
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177 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Booking the tickets is a major pain. If you don't do it 3 days in advance online you risk being shut down if you just show up that day,especially during peak months. We drove there a day early to guarantee tix for the following day. We took the boat rides across Swiftcurrent and Josephine lakes. Our guide Jolene was excellent!... More 

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Benicia, California
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The boats were well maintained and operated. The guide to Grinnell lake nave us really good information. Worth the trip

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