- RIVER SCHOOL
- FLY FISHING
Great Northern Resort has offered fun-filled river trips to groups like yours since 1977. We have a variety of options and we'll make every effort to make your river trip the highlight of your summer! Whether you bring a group of 10 or 50 you'll receive first class service.
Booking Policies for Daily Trips: A 50% deposit is due at time of booking to reserve your space. The balance is due upon check-in for your trip. For daily trips or classes, cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to trip departure will receive a full refund; cancellations within 24 hours are non-refundable, but the deposit may be applied to another trip during the same season.
Booking Policies for multi-day trips, cancellations made more than 45 days prior to trip departure will receive a refund less 25% of the total; cancellations within 45 days are non-refundable but 75% of total may be applied to a trip or cabin stay within the following year. If paying with a credit card, the remainder of your balance will automatically be charged to the card on file 45 days prior to the reservation date.
Booking Policies for Group Trips: A 50% deposit is required at time of booking and the full balance is due 45 days prior to the trip check-in date.
Booking Policies for cabin reservations, cancellations made more than 45 days prior to cabin rental will receive a refund less 25% of the total; cancellations within 45 days are non-refundable but 75% of total may be applied to a cabin stay within the following year. If paying with a credit card, the remainder of your balance will automatically be charged to the card on file 45 days prior to cabin stay.
We reserve the right to cancel trips with full refund due to weather or water conditions, or too few participants
Payments and Deposits are accepted by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, check or money order. Add 7% Forest Service users fee. Because we will make the special effort to reserve the space and exact number of rafts and guides for your group, we ask that you follow our policies.
Group Discounts - You must have at least 10 people to qualify for a 10% discount. We ask that each group designate one person as organizer to communicate all aspects of each reservation. It is the group leader's responsibility to inform each member about all details and payment policies related to the trip. Submit one form of payment to us, either credit card or one check or call and talk with our manager to make special arrangements.
Waivers for Minors - Be sure that everyone in your group who is under 18 yrs. old submits their waiver form with a guardian's signature prior to your arrival. No one will be permitted on the raft without the proper signature(s). These forms will be emailed to the group leader in advance. If you'd like to fill out the waiver before your trip, click here to download the pdf.
Confirmation - Set the date and time of your trip and call us to be sure that departure time is open. Then mail a check or call in a credit card number to secure the date. A trip confirmation will be sent in receipt of your 50% deposit and will indicate the balance which will be payable at the time of your rafting, fishing or kayaking trip. Please call and let us know if we can be of further help in organizing your group. We'll be happy to send you brochures or answer your group's questions on rafting, activities, or places to stay nearby. Call 1-800-735-7897
Arrival - Please arrive at the time listed on your reservation, no need to come earlier than that! All river trips depart from our Great Northern Resort office. We are located 1 mile SW of the west gate of Glacier National Park on US Highway 2. Look for the Red Caboose! If you arrive hungry - our Caboose offers a variety of meal choices and snacks. We also sell a variety of heathy sandwiches, paninis, snacks and frozen yogurt for when you return from your river trip. Our Store has lots of riverwear, polarfleece, t-shirts, & river shoes. We have a variety of sunscreen, eyeglass retainers, caps, sunglasses and waterproof cameras.
We Supply - Type V Approved lifejackets, complete rainsuits for adults and children, professional guides on every trip, delicious meals on specified trips and round-trip transportation is provided from our parking area. Please lock your belongings in your car and leave your keys with our office staff. We rent wetsuits and booties. Booties are $2.50 for trips. Wetsuits are $5.00. Wesuit & Booties together are $7.00. For all whitewater trips prior to June 1, wetsuits are mandatory and are included free of charge. We recommend wearing polarfleece or poly-pro with wetsuits and rainwear on cold days. We provide changing rooms for your convenience. We go rain or shine!
You Supply - Swimsuit, shorts & shoes that you don't mind getting wet, or you may rent our booties. Footwear must be worn on the river. No flip flops or slip-ons. Sandals are available in our retail store. A suggested packing list will be sent for overnight trips. Please notify your guide if you are taking personal medication or have medical conditions that we should be aware of.
Assumption of Risk - All guests must sign a liability and assumption of risk waiver form. Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, river trips by their very nature involve a certain amount of risk. Great Northern Whitewater, Inc. and its personnel shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, damages, losses or delays to persons or properties. Great Northern Resort is a member of all local Chambers of Commerce, the Glacier Country Travel Commission, America Outdoors, and the Worldwide Outfitters & Guides Association. If you'd like to fill out the waiver before your trip, click here to download the pdf.
Cancellation Policy - All reservations should be made in advance and payment is required at that time by credit card to guarantee your space. Overnight and group trips require the balance in full 45 days prior to departure. We encourage you to call and re-confirm your reservation numbers, date, and time at least 3 days in advance. All cancellations must be made with a Reservations Manager. In the event of a cancellation on overnight trips or on any promo related trips, a partial refund of 25% will be given with notice of 45 days or more. Cancellations for all other daily river trips require 24 hour notice to receive a full refund. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to weather, river levels (too high or too low), or insufficient numbers of people (6 min.). Please arrive at advertised departure times.