Utah’s Heavenly Hardpans The majestic landscapes of northwestern Utah attract visitors from all over the world. The favorable climate, big open spaces and afternoon breezes make it a prime land sailing destination
Departing from Salt Lake City, go land sailing and wind cycling on an exciting 3 day, 2 night adventure to Skull Valley, Tule Valley and Nephi
Are you a beginner? You will learn how to sail - it's super safe & easy to master. And for you experienced sailors - get expert tips & tricks to maximize performance. If speed is your goal, you'll see the safest & most effective way to achieve it
Sail solo or with a friend in a 2-person land yacht. Light or no-wind lulls are not an issue thanks to the new pedal-powered sail cycles from Whike - they deliver a guaranteed experience and maximum versatility
What's Included Round-trip land transfers from Salt Lake City, Utah, 2 nights inn lodging, meals, snacks, beverages, expert land sailing lessons, support, photo & video capture, and visits to top local attractions
Day 1 ♦ Skull Valley Departing from your Salt Lake City Airport area hotel at 10:00 AM local time, enjoy scenic views on the way to Skull Valley - a wind prone area featuring a large hardpan whose colors perfectly contrast against a rugged mountainous backdrop. It features a huge natural landmark rising up from its south, and a mountain of salt to its north - perfect for keeping yourself oriented without technology ..or even a compass
Setting up - you’ll be outfitted with your own land yacht and instructed on reading the wind, using the points of sail, and mastering a "Figure 8" loop course then sailing out on your own. For you experienced sailors - you’ll be checked out ahead of catching as much Big Air as you can safely handle
Exploring the playa - sail perpendicular to the wind at first, then your guide will show you the most efficient ways to tack & jibe for maximum performance, using your northern and southern landmarks of the lone mountain and the salt mine as you sail across its highly characterized surface
This afternoon - ready, Set, GO! Challenge yourself or your friends in a timed loop course and win a prize! Depending on the wind speed & direction of the day, you’ll get to experience sail-cycling on a Whike - this amazing innovation enables you to experience land sailing in a whole new way, and its pedals assure continuous movement in the event of lulls in the wind - tacking directly upwind if desired
Capture memorable photos & action cam video with your guide’s assistance, and a enjoy a deli-style lunch with fruit, healthy snacks & beverages on board
This evening - enjoy a hearty, full dinner in the charming town of Tooele ("too-illuh"). You’ll have the option to relax in an aromatic mineral water soaking pod before settling in for the night at the inn - Best Western Tooele. Meals included: L, D
Day 2 ♦ Tule Valley After a delicious breakfast, you’ll travel south through grand landscapes and charming communities. Stretch your legs & take some photos during a stopover at Little Sahara Recreation Area - Utah’s largest system of giant free-moving sand dunes. Arrive a little over an hour later at Tule Valley hardpan and gear up for land sailing! A deli-style lunch will be served with fruit, side snacks & beverages
Today’s goal is threefold: fun, Fun, FUN! Sail the afternoon away and mix it up with casual to fast-as-you-can-safely-go land sailing. Go for the fastest time across the playa - choose to use a GPS speedometer app or go "old school" and be first to clear the flags & cross the finish line to win a prize. Try your skills at formation land sailing - all sailors must maintain the same speed - neither too fast nor too slow - it sounds easy but as you'll see it takes a lot of finesse! Depending on remaining time & wind conditions, take another exhilarating spin on a Whike using the main road toward the neighboring valley before heading back to civilization
This evening - enjoy dinner in the town of Nephi - includes your choice of American, Mexican, or Asian cuisine - take an evening stroll along main street or unwind in the jacuzzi at the inn before settling in for the night - Best Western Paradise Inn, Nephi
Day 3 ♦ Nephi to Salt Lake City Awaken rested & refreshed and enjoy a full breakfast in Nephi. Your guide will have your commemorative land sailing photo binder & certificates ready - impress your friends & family back home! Plan to arrive in downtown Salt Lake City by approximately 11:00 AM or the airport by approximately 11:15 AM (Locals: you will be taken directly to your SLC metro area home address after the airport)
What an amazing land sailing adventure it was, thanks for traveling with OMEGA!
Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, or adjusting course to where the weather will be most conducive for the day. Please be sure to bring: a jacket, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes, casual clothing that you won't mind getting a little dusty.
Salt Lake City, Utah (Airport Code: SLC) Plan to arrive the day before your land sailing trip departure. Please do not book air travel until your trip is fully confirmed (Trip balance(s) must be paid in full ahead of receiving your confirmation)
Your guide will pick you up from any SLC airport area hotel (list of hotels with airport shuttle) at 10:00 AM, watch for the clearly marked Omega Land Sailing van. You will be provided with your guide's direct dial phone number for assistance in SLC
Submit Trip DepositSingle travelers: supplement fee is billed separately
Or call: 800-377-9774. This is a secure, encrypted payment through PayPal® - registration is not required - simply choose the 2nd option ("pay with credit or debit card") on the form. What happens next? You will receive a confirmation email and later a final balance e-invoice which is due 30 days prior to departure. Please do not purchase air travel before your trip is fully confirmed. We do not recommend non-refundable or non-changeable air tickets.
Thank you for choosing to travel with Omega Land Sailing.