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Guided Tour of Great Salt Lake from Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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You can’t travel to Utah without visiting the Great Salt Lake. Don’t miss the chance to explore the shores one of Utah’s most fascinating natural attractions. On this tour, you’ll experience the unique wonders of this inland sea—and have the chance to float on the lake as well. Packed with insider information and local lore, the bus tour covers a distance of 50 miles (80km) and is lead by an engaging, local guide.
  • Bus tour of the Great Salt Lake in Utah
  • Enjoy an intro to the area from a knowledgeable guide
  • Treat the kids with a fun tour for all the family
  • Take a dip in the Great Salt Lake, if you wish
  • Visit the wetlands habitat to learn about the local birdlife
  • Make use of a hotel pickup and drop-off service
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State Park Entrance Fees
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional Tour Guide
15-20% tip suggested. Like waiters, tour guides rely on tips to make a living
215 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a land-based tour, only. It does not travel on a boat on the lake. Currently there are no tour boats that operate on Great Salt Lake
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Folding wheelchairs and walkers may be accommodated but you must notify us by email at least 24 hours before the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Sights, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Guided Tour of Great Salt Lake from Salt Lake City?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There are a lot of little flies as others comment but they are harmless and do not bother you , they stay close to the sand." See review
  • "You can rinse off at a hose outside the gift shop." See review


55 Reviews
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Fun experience
, Oct 2020
Easy going guide. She wanted to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. Lots of time at the lake, Great experience!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thanks. The Great Salt Lake Tour Adventure goes into the desert to explore a well-known lake, but not many tourists venture out into the desert to visit. It's history and importance cannot be overstated. It is "desert beauty", an inland sea, and a remnant lake due to thousands of years of nature untouched.
Quality time in the salt lake
, Aug 2020
This tour was fantastic mainly due to Michael our guide. He was immensely knowledgeable about many different aspects of the history of SLC. He allowed us to remain at the lake as long as we needed and was a genuine pleasure. If I could rate the tour higher than 5 stars I would. Beyond well done!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
We aim to please, always. Comments are much appreciated. It lets us know we are "on track" with our hospitality goals.
Salt Lake Highlights
, Feb 2020
The guide was very enthusiastic about the lake and its surrounding areas. For a short quick review of the lake and the habitat is was good.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hey there, thanks for the review. We know that this one-of-a-kind DESSERT LAKE doesn't dazzle everyone's imagination, but it is certainly an unusual landmark in the West!
Wonderful, Knowledgable Tour!
, Nov 2019
Valerie is an absolute gem of a tour guide! She is incredibly knowledgable, professional, and fosters a fun, friendly environment among all the tour attendees. Thank you for sharing your passion, knowledge about the salt lake and beyond, and thoughtfully answering everyone's questions.
Nothing special
, Oct 2019
The pick up was in time and our guide was very friendly. We drove to the Great Salt Lake State Park, where we had 30 minutes to explore. On the way our guide gave us some information about Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake. Then we went back. If you have a car better do it on your owne, $ 39.90 is too much money for what you get.
A great way to spend a couple of hours!
, Oct 2019
Tagging along on my wife's work conference I had some time to tour Salt Lake City but wanted to see the Great Salt Lake as well. This two hour excursion fit the bill nicely. After calling to make arrangements the small tour bus picked me up right in front of my downtown hotel. The driver was fun and informative, providing history of the area and interesting facts about the lake itself. We stopped to observe antelope along the way! The Lake is beautiful in its starkness and we were invited to walk along the sandy shore and even take a dip if we wanted to. A couple of folks had planed to do this and brought swim suits and towels. There is a nice gift shop and interpretive center nearby where you can change. The worlds largest open pit copper mine is across the road from the lake making for another interesting site.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Great Review. We know that it takes an EXTRA EFFORT and TIME to write us. Thank you very much and we are so very happy that you enjoyed the Tour to The Great Salt Lake, "America's Dead Sea"!
Awesome experience!!!!!!
, Sep 2019
Captain Valerie was awesome!!!!! She was very informative in a fun way and also took some pics of me and my hubby in lake so we can have some memories. I would definitely recommend this experience and would also recommend to bring a towel and suit so you can float in the lake. So happy we did! There are a lot of little flies as others comment but they are harmless and do not bother you .....they stay close to the sand. Never realized this is a bucket list item....but it is! Thanks for the great experience Captain Valerie :)
Great tour!
, Sep 2019
Easy tour from downtown with hotel pickups. Our guide was a former school teacher and super informative! He had notebooks with photos to show some of the things he talked about en route to the lake... Saltair pavillion, copper mines etc. The lake was cool... DO plan to float while you're there. Yes, there are brine shrimp and hundreds of tiny "flies" that feed on them along the shoreline but it's not a big deal to wade past them to float in the salty lake! You can rinse off at a hose outside the gift shop. GREAT tour for the $. Don't forget to tip your guide ;)
It was interesting...
, Aug 2019
I mean, the tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable but the actual lake was kind of disgusting. I did not want to go swimming due to the POUNDS of flies eating the DEAD brine shrimp. Sorry, it was a pretty mountain view but that's about it
Disappointing Lake Tour
Nita C
, Aug 2019
I looked forward to seeing Salt Lake. The freeway drive past a mining company to get he Lake was not pretty. They don’t tell you until you to the Lake that it is surrounded by tiny brine shrimp which attract lots of tiny black flies. You must walk through the flies and the shrimp to get to the very shallow Salt Lake. This adventure held was not pleasant. I really would not tell anyone to waste their time or money on this trip. Our driver got us back to SLC quickly and was very interested in receiving tips. In fact he seemed to be rude to one person about their tip. I would give this a zero star rating if I could.

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