Swan Mountain Outfitters was founded by Pat & Joanne Tabor. Ever since Pat was in his teens, he always dreamed of owning an outdoor recreation company. Pat has been fishing and hunting all over the world for the last 30 years. After working for many years in the corporate world, Pat and Joanne decided they needed to focus on making their dreams a reality while they were still young enough to make it happen.
Often described as a “new generation outfitter”, Pat and his family focus on providing top quality customer service for the guests of Swan Mountain Outfitters and use the best equipment, techniques and trip planning strategies that create the best adventure itineraries and experiences today. Over the last 35 years, Pat has been a client of over 36 outfitters located all over the world. Pat will tell you, he has been with some of the best, and unfortunately, some of the worst. This collective experience has enabled him to identify the attributes of many of the finest outfitters and bring this knowledge to Swan Mountain Outfitters. This expertise, combined with his strong business acumen gained through almost three decades in the corporate world, helped Pat build a strong foundation for the company.
We are a true family run multi-generational outfit. Pat & Joanne’s son, Patrick has taken over as the Outfitter and Owner along with his wife Megan. Patrick went to school for Recreation Management and Nature Based Tourism and Patrick and Megan manage the Swan and Salmon Forks divisions of the company along with Swan Mountain Wilderness Guide School and Swan Mountain Llama Trekking. Pat and Joanne’s daughter Aubrie Lorona and her husband Erik are also co-owners and manage the Glacier division of Swan Mountain Outfitters, Swan Mountain Snowmobiling and Crown of the Continent Discovery Center. The entire family has a passion for the outdoors and relishes in the privilege to share Montana with our guests.
Swan Mountain Outfitters operates under permits from the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park and Montana DNRC. Swan Mountain Outfitters is a proud member of the following industry associations:
- Montana Guides and Outfitters Association (MOGA) (President)
- Montana Board of Outfitters (Governor appointed Board Member)
- Professional Wilderness Outfitters Association (PWOA) (Immediate Past President)
- American Outdoors Association (Member and Featured Speaker)
- National Park Hospitality Association
- Safari Club International
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Mule Deer Foundation
- Flathead Snowmobile Association
- Big Fork Chamber of Commerce
In Pat’s own words: “At Swan Mountain Outfitters, we want our clients to have the time of their life. As we reflect back on the many places we’ve been and trips we’ve experienced, a handful of organizations stand out in our minds as being a cut above the rest. That is our goal for Swan Mountain Outfitters. Come join us on a trip!”