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Go Sail Flathead Lake Careers

Get Trained while gaining sailing experience! Work with us as an ASA Instructor, Charter Captain, Rental Agent or School Manager on Flathead Lake in Dayton, MT.

Go Sail, Sail, Sail on Flathead Lake in Montana. This glacier fed clear lake is 27 miles long and 15 miles wide. We have excellent wind 8-15 knot breeze daily from May to October. Our fleet of monohulls 22-33ft are comfortable fun boats to learn on and sail. Pine tree filled Wild Horse Island State Park and nearby islands are the cruising grounds. 

We only hire amazing, experienced, captains and instructors. We offer beginner to advanced sailing lessons in 2 day classes with American Sailing Certification for levels ASA 101 keelboat, ASA 103 Costal, and ASA 104 Bareboat certified courses. 

We know Flathead Lake in Montana, is the best place to sail and paddle in the northwest. Please join us for summer fun, near Glacier National Park, in Dayton Montana, for Sailing Lessons, Rentals (sailboats, kayaks, and SUP’s) and Charters.

The founder, Captain Genevieve, is originally from Montana and started Go Sail Flathead Lake in 2016 to share her passion for sailing. “My dream is for everyone to have access to this beautiful place.” Captain G


You may enroll in an IQC if you have the ambition to be a true sailing professional and:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Possess at least 3 years of sailing experience
  • Have teaching experience or can demonstrate an aptitude for clearly communicating sailing to the novice and advanced sailor
  • Are capable of performing to the Standards as stated in the ASA International Sailing Log Book
  • Must have the 101 Basic Keelboat level or challenge the exam at an ASA Affiliate School.

ASA Instructor Preparation:

  • Know the content being delivered
  • Verbalize and demonstrate skills effectively and with a positive attitude
  • Model behaviors that emphasize safety (e.g. wearing PFD’s, using three points of contact, using proper skills even when not being demonstrated, etc.)
  • Know how to appropriately use of a variety of instructional techniques (e.g. hands-on practice, guided self-discovery, repetitive practice drills, positive behavior reinforcement, etc.)
  • Know available plans for students to seek additional practice opportunities

Step 1. Please review ASA Standards of Certification Here.

Step 2. Complete this application for consideration. 107B


We are seeking an OUTDOOR WATER EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGENT to manage daily shop activities to assist customers with Kayaks, Sup and Sailboat rentals. We take care of our most valuable assets, YOU!! We pay well, but we work hard. You are a member of the team, and our success depends on teamwork.

The work schedule we agree on, with a minimum of 3 – 4 days per week, is set and will not be changed. We do our best to accommodate schedule change requests with 2 weeks’ notice.  We start May 22 and end in Mid-September.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Joyfully greet customers on schedule and walk in customers. Customer service is paramount.

Open the sailing shop. Prepare equipment for customers. Clean equipment, kayaks, Stand up Paddle boards and sailboats. Keep track of all equipment and clean PFD Life jackets.

Prepare sailboats for rental and perform brief sailboat orientations. (Training provided)

Must be physically capable of lifting approximately 50 pounds. We will be lifting and carrying kayaks and SUP rental equipment to the lake to launch.

Sales, Reserve, book, check in and utilize a phone, computer, and or tablet for Fareharbor booking system. (Training is provided)

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $20 per hour based on experience. End of summer bonus based on performance.


  • Flexible schedule
  • Free equipment usage
  • Outdoor work
  • Air-conditioned Shop
  • Water station
  • Sailing Community camaraderie
  • Sailing training (based on individual candidate approval)


  • 4-8-10 hour shift
  • 3-4 days a week (minimum 3 days commitment a week including weekends)

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dayton, MT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) (possible housing for the right candidate)


  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: In person



Places to Stay near Go Sail Flathead Lake

Although we have not personally visited every place on this list, we do have a few suggestions. We know it can be hard to find a vacation rental, so check out this list for a good place to start.

Have a five star experience with Go Sail Flathead Lake!

Super knowledgeable and awesome instructors.

I took the 101 course with Trevon Baker and 103 with John Barlow. They were super knowledgeable and awesome instructors. I had zero experience and now I am absolutely hooked! I can’t wait to buy my own sailboat and will be taking the 104 class as soon as I can.

– Sarah Claridge, Google Review
Wild Horse Island State Park Sailboat Charter

We took a charter sail out with Captain Taylor. He was safety conscious, encouraging and enjoyed our conversation. The water and wind was perfect. Flathead Lake is a beautiful lake. Dayton is a quiet get away from the tourist areas.

– Chris Leistico, Google Review
Professional ASA instructor and good to learn from

Captain Genevieve is absolutely phenomenal in her knowledge and how readily she shares her insight. My husband and I want to build more confidence and skills in sailing our boat and asked Captain Genevieve to help us. She provided us an incredible lesson. She carefully listened to us for what we wanted out of the lesson. During the lesson, she offered direction and helpful hints, We love Go Sail Flathead Lake and highly recommend it.

– WeExplore2015, Tripadvisor
Truly incredible experience

This was a truly incredible experience. The team made the learning fun, effective and helped the knowledge stick. Our second course in particular, 103 with Jon Barlow, left me feeling confident I could charter my own keelboat and not leave it at the bottom of a bay somewhere. Jon is a great instructor and had a manner of ensuring you were comfortable with being effective on the water. If you do the 101, definitely follow with the 103.

– Paul Johns, Google Review
Excellent Private Charter with a Captain

We wanted to try something different and unique and selected this wonderful sailing experience on Flathead Lake. Our charter captain for our afternoon trip was a lovely, charming young man who has sailed all over the World on all kinds of boats and he made this trip perfect for us with his interesting travel stories. Very safety conscious and as much (or as little) time for us to practice sailing techniques. The lake is still a little cold for me right now, but we were also offered the option to take a dip and swim in the lake if we wanted. We would highly recommend Captained Sailing Charter this experience especially if celebrating a special occasion as we were welcome to bring our own cooler with adult beverages.

– cruzfool2005ft, Tripadvisor