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Rent a Sailboat, Kayak, and Paddle Board near Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake

Self Guided Tours and Rentals

Flathead Lake boat rentals

Go Sail Flathead Lake Rentals Dayton, MT 

We recommend sailing, kayaking, and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) within an area of 5 to 10 miles from the dock in Dayton, MT.

  • We offer a full refund if we have to cancel your rental due to weather. 

  • Rent a Capri 22 sailboat day only.

  • Experience required to explore Flathead Lake without a captain! You must know how to safely handle the Capri 22 without assistance, certifications not req but recommended

  • The best wind is 10–15 knots out of the east on high pressure days—blue skies and light white fluffy clouds. The best sailing on Flathead Lake is in the bay between the Dayton shoreline, Wild Horse Island, and Big Arm Bay.

  • Remember to check your weather forecast!

  • There are no public docks on any of the islands. You can anchor and swim into the shore. There is a swimming ladder off the back of your boat.

  • Includes the federally-required safety equipment Type II USCG life jackets.

Rent Kayaks and SUPs

  • Experience required. 

  • Kayak and SUP rentals are self-guided and include paddles and life jackets.

  • Rent by the hour, half day, or full day (see booking calendar for available times).

  • We have 9-foot sit-on kayaks and 11.6-foot Drift stand-up paddle boards. The best paddling is in June to August on days when the weather is nice. The best conditions are on days with high pressure when the sky is blue and there are light white fluffy clouds. Paddling on Flathead Lake is in the bay between the Dayton shoreline, Cromwell Island, and Wild Horse Island State Park. If you want to go to Skeeko Bay on Wild Horse Island State Park you should calculate 4–5 hours (full-day rental).

  • Check your local weather forecast for wind speeds and wave heights