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The Best Montana Made Gifts for Dad this Christmas

Trying to keep your gift giving local this holiday season? Here are a few Montana made gifts for Dad this Christmas that are perfect for even the hardest to shop for dads!  1. For His Adventurous Side If your dad is always collecting new hobbies or dabbling in new activities, buy him a gift for…

How Sailors Can Support Small Business Saturday

November 25th is Small Business Saturday! Here are a few tips for how sailors can support small businesses this holiday weekend: 1. Buy Your Sailing Gear and Book Sailing Trips Locally It may seem easier to get all your holiday shopping done at the box stores, however, this Saturday make it a point to shop…

A Guide to Sailing with Kids

When schools close for the summer and your children have had enough screens and schedules, sailing with kids is a rewarding outdoor pastime for the whole family. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you bring children onboard. Here are some tried and true tips to ensure everyone has a blast…

How to Rent a Sailboat on Flathead Lake

The large race began! Start of a sailing regatta. The sailing yachts compete in speed. Renting a sailboat on Flathead Lake is easy! Here’s what you need to know for a seamless sailboat rental experience:  Where to Rent a Sailboat on Flathead Lake Go Sail Flathead Lake is the only sailboat rental company on Flathead…

How Does Montana’s Wildfire Smoke Affect Boating On Flathead Lake? 

  During the summer months, it’s not unusual to see smokey skies in Montana. So how will that affect your time boating on Flathead Lake? Here’s what you need to know about Montana’s wildfire smoke: 1. Montana’s wildfire smoke can affect air quality on Flathead Lake The amount of smoke around Flathead Lake fluctuates throughout…

How Flathead Lake Water Levels Affect Boating on the Lake

Flathead Lake’s water levels have fallen to historic lows and you may be wondering how that affects your boating plans. Here’s what you need to know about the current water levels on Flathead Lake and what that means for your upcoming boating plans: How low are the Flathead Lake water levels? Flathead Lake has been…

A Guide to the Top Spots to Sail in Montana

Montana is home to some absolutely beautiful sailing spots! In this guide we discuss four of the best places to sail throughout the state as well as how to get involved with each sailing community, rent a sailboat nearby, or even sign up for sailing lessons. Let’s get started:  1. Northwestern Montana: Flathead Lake Flathead…

Sailing vs Speed Boating on Flathead Lake

Which reigns supreme on Flathead Lake? Sailing or speed boating? The truth is– there is no definite answer as to whether sailing vs speed boating on Flathead Lake is better! Instead, the answer depends on your goals for your day out on the water and what your idea of the “perfect” boating experience is. Here…

Top Things to Do on Flathead Lake on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is quickly approaching and the Flathead Valley is full of amazing activities to keep you busy! Here’s the top events you don’t want to miss on Flathead Lake on the 4th of July: Watch the fireworks over Flathead Lake Flathead Lake is home to multiple fireworks shows. In fact, you can…

How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice: Summer Sailtice

The longest day of the year is almost here! Do you have plans to celebrate? Go Sail Flathead Lake will be celebrating the Summer Solstice with a Summer Sailstice! Here is what you need to know about the event and how you can join: What is the Summer Solstice? The Summer Solstice is the longest…

The History of Wild Horse Island

As one of Montana’s largest state parks, Wild Horse Island is as vast as it is beautiful. However, there is much more to Wild Horse Island than its expansive beauty. In fact, this island has quite the story to tell! Here’s what you should know about the island’s history before you visit: Where did Wild…

4 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in Montana

National Fishing and Boating Week 2023 begins on June 3 and goes through June 11. For this year’s celebration, consider straying outside your tried and true fishing hole and embarking on a new fishing or boating adventure! Here are four creative ways you can celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in Montana: 1. Try a…

Women on the water

Flathead Lake sailing company offers women a chance to challenge themselves on the waters.   By: Alexa Belcastro Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 10, 2021 and last updated 9:03 AM, Jul 12, 2021 DAYTON — Captain Genevieve Evans is a Montana native, but she left the shores of home to chart her own course, and a pretty impressive…

How much does it cost to rent a boat at Flathead Lake?

The cost to rent a boat at Flathead Lake is dependent on a few different factors. This includes the type of boat you are interested in renting, the length of time of your rental, and the number of times you would like to rent a boat at Flathead Lake throughout the boating season. Here is…

Why taking a sailing lesson will make you a better captain.

Learning how to sail is just the beginning. You will be the leader now and be training your crew. Learn from the best! Ready to Captain Go Sail Flathead Lake Even the best captains still learn new things on sailing trips. From first timers to seasoned veterans, sailing lessons are an important part of becoming…

Your Guide to Chartering A Sailboat on Flathead Lake

Chartering a sailboat on Flathead is a unique opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on during your trip! This guide will help you set sail on the adventure of a lifetime with a Flathead Lake boat tour: Step 1: Design your dream boat tour of Flathead Lake  Flathead Lake boat tours come in…

Renting SUPs vs. Kayaks on Flathead Lake

What’s the best way to paddle around Flathead Lake? Two of the most popular options are stand up paddle boards (known as SUPs) and kayaks. Here is what you need to know about renting SUPs vs. kayaks on your Flathead Lake adventure: Go Sail Flathead Rentals SUPs vs. kayaks: what’s the difference? Before we get…

What Should I Bring on a Flathead Lake Sailing Trip

what to bring on a Flathead Lake sailing trip   Packing for your Flathead Lake sailing trip? This sailing checklist will help ensure you have everything you need for a perfect day out on the water.    1. Sun Protection A bad sunburn can turn a beautiful day out on the water into complete misery….

WE ARE BACK! 2023 Gearing up for Summer!

We have been sailing in the Virgin Islands all winter keeping up our ocean skills. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Check out the Cruising Guide to Flathead Lake Montana we have for sale. Summer Sailing Lessons, Rentals, (sailboats, kayaks and SUP) and Charters on Flathead lake are OPEN for booking…

We train and we are hiring for Jobs on Flathead Lake

Work outside on Flathead Lake this summer. Go Sail Flathead Lake in Dayton, MT. Our Mission is to build confidence, make sailing accessible to all, and encourage sailors to get on the water. We offer American Sailing Association (ASA) certified Lessons, Private or Group. We offer Sailboat rentals, Kayaks, and SUPs. We offer customized sailing…

Is there lodging near Wild Horse Island?

Wild Horse Island is a day-use island and is managed as a primitive area. Unfortunately, that means camping is prohibited. However, these rules are largely to thank for Wild Horse Island’s current and largely untouched beauty. Even though you can’t stay overnight, it’s a must for visiting on a day trip with Go Sail Flathead…

How to get to Wild Horse Island

Looking to do some island hopping during your trip to Flathead Lake? Here is what you need to know about getting to Wild Horse Island State Park and the other Flathead Lake Islands when planning your trip: Go Sai Flathead Lake  Getting to Wild Horse Island State Park on Flathead Lake Wild Horse Island is…