River Rafting Guide School
If you have the desire to seek employment as a raft guide or if you have fallen in love with rafting and want to take that passion to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to become a river guide or would like to confidently be able to guide your own private trips down the river with confidence, we have the courses for you.
Our courses give you, the student, the opportunity to spend time on the river rowing and paddle rafting in a variety of boats (center frame gear boats, paddle rafts, paddle assisted stern frames) while developing a foundation of rafting and river navigation skills. These skills will enable you to lead and organize your own successful multi-day river trips.
Learning to be a river guide takes practice and experience on the river. It’s not possible to become a “raft guide” in a week. At the Great Northern Resort, we believe it takes time spent both on and off the water for the students to learn and feel get comfortable with the basics of river running. After that, it is all about river time on the guide stick (or oars) to get the confidence you need. Every day on the water is a new learning experience.
The Great Northern is based at the west entrance to Glacier National Park in Montana and after completing our training you will leave with a solid foundation of river rafting that will give you the confidence you need to be a guide anywhere and everywhere.
Your success starts here!