The Top 10 Boat Tours in Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake serves as a central hub for an array of Montana boating experiences. As one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the western U.S. there is no shortage of islands to explore by kayak, wakesurfing, pontoon boat rentals or fishing trips to pull in a large Lake trout. Surrounded by the charming towns of Polson, Bigfork, Lakeside, and Somers, each area offers its unique flair and access points to the lake, providing visitors with a variety of ways to enjoy the water.

For those interested in exploring the scenic beauty of Flathead Lake up close, consider the Wild Horse Island Kayak Tour. This guided kayak tour meets in Lakeside and offers a serene and intimate view of the lake, paddling along the shores of Wild Horse Island and time on the island where you might spot bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and other native species.

Anglers will find excellent fishing opportunities around Flathead Lake, with guided fishing tours available from several lake towns. These tours cater to both novice and experienced fishermen, targeting the lake's abundant Lake Trout and Whitefish populations.

For a leisurely and scenic outing, take a cruise on the Far West, which departs from Lakeside. This historic boat offers a relaxing way to enjoy the panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains, making it a perfect activity for families or groups looking for a picturesque day on the water. Pontoon boat rentals or guided tours are of course another great way to see the sights around Flathead Lake from a new perspective. 

Whether you're paddling, fishing, or cruising, Flathead Lake's vast expanse, bordered by picturesque towns, provides the perfect setting for a memorable boating adventure in Montana.

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