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Boating Watersports in Western Montana

Watersports in Western Montana

Boating is one of those classic summer pastimes—getting the whole family out on the sparkling Flathead Lake to water ski, or heading out on the Blackfoot River for a solo drift-boat fishing trip. Motor or man powered, your boat has a place in Montana, and so does your next boating adventure.

Motorboats are allowed on most lakes and some larger rivers, while smaller lakes and rivers may have restrictions. All motorboats must have a valid license and all users should wear a personal floatation device (PFD). To help prevent the spread of invasive weeds and species, boaters should be sure to inspect, clean and dry their equipment before entering a new body of water.

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Action Rentals in Western Montana.

Action Rentals

6235 U.S. Highway 93
Whitefish, MT 59937

406.881.3510

Apgar Village Lodge in Western Montana.

Apgar Village Lodge

9 W. Apgar Loop Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.892.2525

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge in Western Montana.

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge

150 Flathead Lodge Road
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.4391

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 U.S. Highway 93 W.
Whitefish, MT 59937

406.863.9099

Dayton Yacht Harbor in Western Montana.

Dayton Yacht Harbor

299 C Street
Dayton, MT 59914

406.849.5423

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals in Western Montana.

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals

20 Summit Ave.
Somers, MT 59932

406.203.5055

Flathead Lake Sailing & Charters in Western Montana.

Flathead Lake Sailing & Charters

150 Flathead Lodge Road
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.4391

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

11970 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.387.5555

Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Glacier National Park

64 Grinnell Drive
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.7800

Glacier Park Boat Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Boat Company

282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406.257.2426

Glacier Planner in Western Montana.

Glacier Planner

204 Highline Blvd., Suite 386
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.261.7478

Glacier Raft Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Raft Company

106 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.888.5454

Montana River Guides in Western Montana.

Montana River Guides

138 Big Bend Lane
Alberton, MT 59820

406.722.7238

Motel Lake McDonald in Western Montana.

Motel Lake McDonald

466 Lake McDonald Loop Road, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.892.2525

River Meadow Ranch in Western Montana.

River Meadow Ranch

3195 W. Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937

410.365.9587

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures in Western Montana.

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures

28800 Southside Road
Alberton, MT 59820

406.382.9020

Sky Eco - Glacier General Store & Cabins in Western Montana.

Sky Eco - Glacier General Store & Cabins

10780 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Coram, MT 59913

406.414.7538

Sun Water Boat Tours in Western Montana.

Sun Water Boat Tours

29 Glacier Ave.
East Glacier Park, MT 59434

800.786.9220

The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.5472

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

2955 State Highway 200
Trout Creek, MT 59874

406.827.4458

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake in Western Montana.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

1380 Wisconsin Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937

877.887.4026

The Raven Bar & Grill in Western Montana.

The Raven Bar & Grill

15321 State Highway 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.837.2836

Whitefish Marine in Western Montana.

Whitefish Marine

5960 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Whitefish, MT 59937

406.862.8594

Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

11900 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.387.9453

Other Listings

Far West Boat Tours

  • 7135 U.S. Highway 93 S. Lakeside, MT 59922
  • 406.844.2628
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Flathead Harbor

  • 7135 U.S. Highway 93 Lakeside, MT 59922
  • 406.646.2656
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Flathead Lake Sailing School, Cruises and Boat Rentals

Haymoon Resort

  • 1845 Hodgson Road Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.730.3466
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Montana Invasive Species Council

Northwest Montana Adventures/Winter Wonderland Sports

  • 1071 Upper Whitefish Road Olney, MT 59927
  • 406.881.2525
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Tamaracks Resort

  • 3481 State Highway 83 N., Mile Marker 17 Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • 406.677.2433
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