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Planning your family vacation in Montana? With so much to see and do you will have trouble doing it all in just one trip! Whether you're into action and adventure or dining and relaxing, there is plenty to do for everyone. Spend the day strolling through Downtown Bigfork and enjoy the local art galleries. If you're looking to get out on Flathead Lake rent a boat from Marina Cay's Dock of the Bay or take a fishing charter to the best fishing spots on the lake. Head to Glacier National Park to do a little hiking or horseback riding. The options are endless here in Montana!
The Marina at Marina Cay offers both private boat slips for rent as well as public parking for the day. Bring your boat along for your vacation and park it at our marina for the duration of your stay. Dock of the Bay provides boat fuel for our guests and the community as well as a convenience store and watercraft rental via Wild Wave Boat Rental.
The gorgeous Glacier National Park is only 45min away from Marina Cay Resort. Glacier offers over 700 miles of hiking trails and over 100 named lakes. Hike on foot or go via horseback, the views are endless either way. Schedule a whitewater rafting trip and barrel down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. For a more relaxing trip take a drive along the Going-To-The-Sun Road, with multiple pull offs, it’s a photographers paradise.
Jewel Basin hiking area is located in Flathead National Forest, almost right in our back yard. Hike up the trails of the Rocky Mountains for a stunning overview of the Flathead Valley. There are over 5 day hiking trails for you to choose from with amazing looks outs and some leading to backcountry lakes. Don’t forget this is bear country, bring your bear spray!
Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi and we’ve got everything you need to enjoy it to its fullest. Rent speedboats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and more right at our dock! Wild Wave Boat Rental is located conveniently at Dock of the Bay. Visit Wild Wave at www.wildwaverentals.com
While enjoying all that the Bigfork area and Marina Cay Resort offers, why not book a fishing trip on Flathead Lake? Outfitter and Guide Mike Howe of Howe’s Fishing/A Able Charters operates two boats out of Marina Cay and offers daily fishing and scenic touring charters, including full day, half day and twilight trips. There is nothing like a day out on beautiful Flathead Lake, where we make memories happen! Reservations can be made by calling 406.257.5214 and be sure to visit www.aablefishing.com
Montana is a hidden gem amongst skiers and snowboards. Blacktail Mountain, located just west of Bigfork, offers skiing for all members of the family. From bunny hills to black diamond runs, it ensures fun for the whole family.