I am a mother to two awesome kids, and have been married to my favorite hubby (okay, my only hubby, but still my favorite!) since October 1999. Our favorite thing to do is get out of the house and find adventures! I am the founder and creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping families get out of the house and see all that Utah has to offer! I contribute as a blog writer for the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau, and also write CityGuides for SheKnows.com.. I am excited to be a part of Today's Mama! I co-own a DJ Business with my hubby, and also do the online marketing and manage the blog and social media for Gines Auto Service.

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Sunset Sailboat Tour of the Great Salt Lake

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Captain JR of Great Salt Lake Experience

I got to experience a sunset sailboat tour of the Great Salt Lake with Captain JR of Great Salt Lake Experience. I never knew the water at the Great Salt Lake was so “silky” until taking this sailboat tour! Watch a short video of our adventure!

Captain JR was such a fun guy to be on a sailboat with for a few hours! He told us many things about the Great Salt Lake that we didn’t know before, including what the mysterious smell is at the Great Salt Lake, different animals that have been placed in the Great Salt Lake, and information about sailing and the history of sailing. Anything you want to know about sailing and the Great Salt Lake, Captain JR is the guy to ask!

Upon arrival, make sure you bring $2 for parking at the marina. Captain JR has water aboard the sailboat, but welcomes you to bring any treats or beverages you would like. Sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray is also a good idea, and depending on the weather, a jacket or coat. It can get a little bit chilly when the sun goes down. I wore water shoes that you can get at Walmart for $5. You can read more tips on the Great Salt Lake Experience website.

I have heard concerns from a few people about the spiders at the marina. Captain JR sprays his surrounding deck and boat, and we did not see a single spider, not even a small one! Spiders are the last thing you need to worry about when taking a sailboat tour.

For those of you dating and soon-to-be getting engaged, this is a great opportunity that your future spouse will not soon forget! My cousin was recently proposed to on a sunset sailboat tour, and Captain JR worked with her fiance ahead of time to make sure the moment was perfect and spectacular.

The sailboat can hold up to six people, and is $100 per hour with a two hour minimum. This is a very affordable way to experience the Great Salt Lake and participate in an event that will stay with you the rest of your life.

Thanks to Captain JR for allowing Enjoy Utah to experience the sunset and the Great Salt Lake like we have never before!

Great Salt Lake Experience Sailing Club

If learning to sail is on your bucket list, the Great Salt Lake Experience Sailing Club is the way to go, and you don’t need to own a sailboat to be a part of it!

  • Low annual fee (less than slip fees)
  • No Maintenance cost
  • No slip fees
  • Sailing Instruction available.

Membership Benefits:

  • Member discounts for sailing lessons.
  • Check out on our boats and go sailing.
  • Our boats are equipped with Coast Guard Approved Safety equipment.
  • Our boats are equipped with marine VHF radios.
  • Our boats are in the water, fueled and ready to go sailing.

More about Great Salt Lake Experience:

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I was given a complimentary sailboat tour, but was not compensated for my review. I was not persuaded to write any certain review, and the opinions in this review are all my own.

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