Montana Raft Company/Glacier Guides offers some distinct advantages on both day and overnight trips. Here are a few to consider.
-Guide Experience, Safety, Knowledge and Service. Over 90 percent of the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company's 80 member staff returns every season. Rafting guides are trained in Swiftwater Rescue in addition to all guides certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR and NPS Bear Management Training.
-Interpretation and Preservation Focus. Chosen to be the exclusive hiking-guide service of Glacier National Park. Our focus on interpretation and preservation is unequalled. We teach and practice Leave No Trace on all of our trips and are part of the Uncommon Sense Program. We were presented an "EcoStar Award" for our pollution prevention efforts in 2013 from Montana State University in conjuction with the Montana Governor's office.
-We won't overstuff the boat! Montana Raft Company/Glacier Guides is the only raft company in West Glacier that puts 9 people or less per boat. Others pack in up to 14 people. What that means for you is that everybody gets a window seat (if you want one).
-No Hidden Charges. Montana Raft Company does not charge extra for wetsuits or booties (which are mandatory certain times of the year).
-Great Facilities. Montana Raft Company/Glacier Guides offers a lovely forested property with nice restrooms, changing rooms, a volleyball court, horseshoes, shaded parking, and picnic facilities. Free Wi-Fi and computer to check your E-mail!
-Equipment Quality. Our rafting department uses top quality Hyside boats, NRS equipment and other support gear. Our hiking equipment includes Sierra Designs, Osprey, MSR, Katadyn and Therma-Rest.
-Food for Thought. We think it's important to fuel your body with tasty and nutritious food. That's why we make most of our food with local and organic (whenever possible) products. We cater to all dietary considerations. Lunches on the go:Enjoy great sandwiches, coffee, ice cream on the go or relax in our pavillion.
A few of the Montana companies that we are working with are:
* Lifeline Cheese, Victor
* Great Northern Pasta, Whitefish
* Half Moon Eggs, Columbia Falls
* Mountain View Garden, Kalispell
* Glacier County Honey Company, Babb
* Two Bear Farm, Whitefish
* Perfect Cut Meats, Columbia Falls
* Wheat Montana, Kalispell
* Montana Huckleberry Haven, Kalispell
-We Do Not Use Billboards! We believe in protecting the scenic entrance to Glacier National Park so we do not use billboards. We maintain a forested buffer on our 7 acre property along the entrance to Glacier.
-We Give Back. Montana Raft Company/Glacier Guides donates at least 1% of our profits to community and environmental causes. Just to name a few...
- Glacier National Park Conservancy
- Leave No Trace
- Climate Ride
- Bob Marshall Foundation
- Gateway to Glacier Trail
- Children's House Montessori School
- Whitefish Food Bank
- Winter Classic
- Big Mountain Ski Patrol
- Make-a-Wish Montana
- Project Homeless Connect
- Whitefish Community Foundation
- North Valley Music School
- Farm in the Dell
- Literacy Volunteers
- Whitefish Lake Institute
- Relay for Life