Boating Guides / Salt Lake City Utah Boatsetter Destination Guide

Salt Lake City, Utah , UT

Fragmented from the prehistoric Lake Bonneville, lies one of northern Utah’s finest natural gems. Just 20 minutes from neighboring Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake has fascinated local dwellers for years. With its rich history and wildlife above and below the waterline, it remains a staple-point for attracting tourism the world over. National Park founder John Muir, called it, “one of the greatest views on the American Continent.” As the Western Hemisphere’s largest saltwater lake, this extravagant piece of the country is the perfect place to explore with a Salt Lake City boat rental from Boatsetter.



Dock up for some of the area's best cuisine

Need to satisfy your hunger after a long day out on the water? No need to worry. You can dock up at Island Buffalo Grill, one of the area's best-known restaurants. Situated on Bridger Bay Beach at the very top of Antelope Island, this unique restaurant serves up tasty all-American cuisine. Walk-ins are welcome and it's good for groups, large parties, and the kids as well. Known for their Island-reared buffalo burger, philly cheese steak, and fish and chips, there’s something here to satisfy everyone's taste buds. With available takeaway, you can head back to the boat and take in the marvelous view.

Bird spotting by the shore

After a nice lunch, you can cruise your Salt Lake City boat rental along Antelope Island. The islands bays and shorelines are filled with over 250 species of birds including Snowy egrets, Canadian goose, and Red-tailed hawks. Known as the Pacific Flyway, the lake is ideally located for birds. It provides a prime layover point for migrating between North and South America. An estimated 4 to 6 million birds nest and feed on the shorelines shrimp and brine flies every year. To finish your bird-spotting session, you can head over and feed the ducks that like to hang out around the Great Salt Lake Marina area.

Jam and jive to some groovy tunes

Within reach from Great Salt Lake Marina is an all-ages live music venue, The Saltar. A whopping 4600 capacity concert hall and lakeside amphitheater give space for performers to entertain all year round. Every August, it hosts a music lover’s favorite, Das Energi Festival with a setting sun cast along the shimmering lake for a gorgeous backdrop which makes it an ideal place to dock up with your Salt Lake City boat rental and jam out to some groovy tunes with your friends and family. With future headliners Morrissey, Coheed & Cambria, and Billie Eilish, this is the ideal spot to round off your action-packed adventure.

Float in the Great Salt Lake’s natural goodness

Fantastic, fun-filled memories await you with a Salt Lake City boat rental, most of which come fitted with everything from a bimini top, shower, Bluetooth-enabled stereo and cooler. You can rent one of our huge, 24-foot boats, meaning there’s space for you and up to seventeen of your companions. High salinity levels make the lake dense. Described as, “a glorious baptism”, visitors are left surprised to find themselves afloat. Why not jump into the water from your boat rental and start the day with a healthy morning salt bath.

Take a look at the breathtaking Spiral Jetty

As you head further down the Northeastern shore with your Salt Lake City boat rental, why not take time to marvel at Spiral Jetty. Located at the Rozel Point peninsula, this earthwork piece was sculpted by Robert Smithson in 1970. Financed by a generous grant from New York’s Virginia Dwan Gallery, over six thousand tons of basalt rocks with shoreside mud and barren salt crystals were used to form his creation. Measuring 1,500 foot long by 15 feet wide, Smithson’s sculpture coils counterclockwise suggesting his celebration of the lakes pre-historical nature. In 2017, the sculpture was awarded Utah’s official state work if land art.