Shadow - Flathead Tour Boat | Polson, Montana

Twilight on the largest natural freshwater lake in the contiguous western United States started casting a bigger shadow in 2009. Hop aboard The Shadow and sail into the sunset on the tour boat operated by Kwataqnuk Resort and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Flathead Lake.

The Shadow runs daily summer tours: Special cultural, bay, sunshine, brunch and dinner cruises around Polson Bay and beyond to Wild Horse Island. 

All public cruises 20 passenger minimum | 149 max. capacity

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Latitude: 47.6937034 Longitude: -114.1425848 Elevation: 2921 ft
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About the Vessel

The Shadow, was imported from northern Idaho in June 2009, providing seating for 150. It replaces the Princess, that once use to run the lake, with three times the passenger capacity.

Seasons Open and Departure


Costs and Fees

Daily Bay Cruises
90 minutes (Noon launch, 11:30am boarding) $19/person Wed.-Sat.

Sunshine Cruises
1 hour 45 minutes (6pm launch, 5:30pm boarding) $19/person Wed. & Fri.

Dinner Cruises
2 hours (6pm launch, 5:30pm boarding) $35-$45/person Thurs. & Sat. *Reservations Required

Brunch Cruises
2 hours (11:00am, 10:30am boarding) $35/person *Reservations Required

Cultural Cruises
4 hours (Noon, 11:30am boarding) $60/person *Contact for available dates

*Kids 4 and under $5 for all cruises

Appropriate Age Groups

All Ages

How to Find the Departure Point

Tours depart from the lakeside of Kwataqnuk Resort. Check in at gift shop.

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