White Rock Lake is the gem of Dallas but the beauty and serenity of being on the water is an opportunity relatively few people can enjoy. The Spirit of Dallas makes this magical experience available for free to all citizens of Dallas. Everyone, no matter their social, economic or physical abilities, can board The Spirit of Dallas, a 38’ custom catamaran and enjoy the tranquility as the wind quietly powers the sailboat across the lake.
Enjoy a relaxing sail on White Rock Lake.
Learn about White Rock Lake and its' unique history.
See White Rock Lake's wildlife as you sail.
Leaving the dock for a sunset cruise on The Spirit of Dallas.
Sailing is free for everyone. You must make a reservation. You can do so online. Email us if you need help or have something special in mind.
Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on their sail. Please remember that White Rock Lake Park rules prohibits alcohol and smoking in the park.
The Spirit of Dallas has 80 life vests ranging from infant to adult sizes, and 2 throwable safety slings. The Spirit of Dallas crew provides a short safety briefing at the beginning of each sail.
We want your time aboard The Spirit of Dallas to be enjoyable and comfortable. We do not sail in rain or when the wind is sustained 18+ knots or gusting regularly over 25+ knots. We will contact you using the email and/or cell phone number provided in your reservation at least 1 hour prior to scheduled departure time, if we need to cancel the sail that you signed up for.
The Spirit of Dallas does not allow pets aboard due to the limited space of the vessel and other passengers' comfort.
We recommend taking the DART train to White Rock Station, biking or walking the White Rock Lake trail to the park. If you drive, park in any of the parking lots along northeast shore of the lake and enjoy a stroll to the dock located across from Big Thicket on the northeast end of East Lawther Drive. Please do not park in the grass; you will be ticketed and it causes erosion.