Many Glacier Boat Tour
The Many Glacier Boat Tour in Glacier Park features the wooden boat "Morning Eagle".
Many Glacier Boat Tour
The Many Glacier Hotel is where you'll begin your Many Glacier Boat Tour. In this photo, the view of the Many Glacier Hotel and Swiftcurrent Lake is overshadowed by Glacier National Park's amazing Mount Gould. Note the white wooden boat on Swiftcurrent Lake- that's "Chief Two Guns" and it will take you on the first leg of your Many Glacier Boat Tour.
The Many Glacier Boat Tour is another classic "must do" while vacationing in Glacier National Park. This is something the whole family can enjoy, and it's a boat ride that you will never forget! This famous boat tour actually involves two boats and two lakes, and the scenery is breathtaking. The Many Glacier Boat Tour is definitely among our "Top Ten Things To Do In Glacier National Park!"
The tour starts at the boat dock in front of the Many Glacier Hotel...
Your Many Glacier Boat Tour will begin with the historic wooden boat at the Many Glacier Hotel named "Chief Two Guns", and this Glacier National Park icon will take you across Swiftcurrent Lake. When the boat reaches the far end of the lake, you will leave the boat and walk a pleasant 400 yards to the second wooden boat, named "Morning Eagle" (built in 1945). This boat will take you across Lake Josephine.
You can then choose to stay on the boat and return to the Many Glacier Hotel, or you can leave the boat at the upper boat dock on Lake Josephine and enjoy the beautiful hiking trails that start here.
Once you are finished hiking for the day, you can catch another boat back to the Hotel.
The Many Glacier Boat Tour is extremely entertaining as well. The captain of the wooden boats will discuss points of interest along the way, and he/she is usually quite funny as well as very interesting. The actual tour lasts about an hour and a half.
This is a view from Swiftcurrent Lake of Grinnell Point (right) and Mount Gould (left) in the Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park.
About the Glacier Park Boat Company...
The Many Glacier Boat Tour, as well as all the other boat tours throughout the park (Many Glacier, Two Medicine Lake, St. Mary Lake and Lake McDonald Boat Tours) are all provided by the Glacier Park Boat Company. Their wooden boats have national historical value. This company began its tours in 1925 with their first boat, Little Chief, which is still used for the St. Mary Lake Boat Tour in Glacier National Park.
This is the wooden boat "Morning Eagle" on Lake Josephine, which is the second leg of your Many Glacier Boat Tour in the Many Glacier Area of Glacier Park. In this photo, "Morning Eagle" is picking up hikers who spent the day hiking on the Grinnell Glacier Trail and the Grinnell Lake Trail.
POPULAR DAY HIKES FROM THE LAKE JOSEPHINE UPPER BOAT DOCK:
Two very popular day hikes can be taken from the Lake Josephine upper boat dock, which are the Grinnell Lake Trail and the Grinnell Glacier Trail...
Grinnell Glacier Trail (3.8 miles one way)
The hike to Grinnell Glacier is one of Glacier Park's Top Hikes, and one of the best hikes in all of North America. We HIGHLY recommend it!!! Even if you don't get all the way to the Grinnell Glacier, the spectacular beauty of this famous Glacier Park trail and the incredible scenery from the moment you start, makes it a MUST DO no matter how far you make it.
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Grinnell Lake Trail (0.9 miles one way)
The Grinnell Lake Trail is a pleasant 0.9 mile hike to the beautiful turquoise colored Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park. This lake is turquoise colored due to the glaciation high above from the Grinnell Glacier, Salamander Glacier and Gem Glacier. These glaciers grind rock into glacial silt, and this silt is suspended in the lake water. Grinnell Lake appears turquoise because of the sky reflecting off of the silt particles. The Grinnell Lake Trail is one of our favorite EASY day hikes in Glacier National Park because it's short, it's beautiful, and the total elevation gain is only 60 feet.
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Wooden boat "Morning Eagle" glides across Lake Josephine as its passengers enjoy an interesting and entertaining Many Glacier Boat Tour.
Hikers getting back on the wooden boat Morning Eagle at the upper boat dock on Lake Josephine after a fun day hiking in the Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park.
Take the first boat tour of the morning!
The morning lighting in the Many Glacier Area is by far the best for photographs, and it will also give you ample time to get to Grinnell Glacier or Grinnell Lake and back again to catch another boat late in the afternoon. Check with the Information Desk at the Many Glacier Hotel for departure times.
Get your tickets the day before!
The Many Glacier Boat Tour usually sells out fast, so get your tickets at the Many Glacier Hotel the day before so you literally don't miss the boat!
The Many Glacier Boat Tour in Glacier National Park is something you'll truly enjoy while on your Glacier Park vacation.