Bellingham Marine Activities

Bellingham is situated right on the north shores of Puget Sound and offers all kinds of things to do in and around the water. In Bellingham you can go whale watching, kayaking, or charter a boat and cruise the San Juan Islands. Want to get wet? You can also take scuba diving lessons and explore the Northwest’s fascinating underwater world, or even go on a spear fishing sea safari! Whatever strikes your aquatic interest, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Bellingham.

Boat Charters

Bellhaven Charters
714 Coho Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
1-800-542-8812

Bellhaven Charters is the premier choice for sail or power boat charters in Bellingham. The group also offers sailing instruction and yacht sales.

Bellingham Yachts
1801 Roeder Ave
Squalicum Harbor Center
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-671-0990

Bellingham Yachts offers romantic excursions to the San Juan Islands, family trips, and an overall sense of adventure and fun.

NW Explorations
2623 S Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
800-826-1430

NW Explorations takes you on a memorable charter trip of a lifetime! Take one of the world’s most amazing cruising arenas through the great group, or they will help you purchase your own cruising vessel.

Scuba Diving

Gone Diving
1740 Iowa St
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-738-2042

This great dive shop in Bellingham offers all of the supplies necessary to have a great scuba diving trip. The organization also offers training courses for all skill levels.

Washington Divers
903 N State St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Washington Divers has been in the Pacific Northwest since 1973. The group trains divers from all levels and scuba aspects of interests. Washington Divers also functions as a full-service sales and repair facility.

Kayak Rentals & Tours

Elkah Expeditions
PO Box 28514
Bellingham, WA 98228
360-734-7270

Elakah offers guided tours via sea kayak, sure to inspire and impress the whole family. Elkah offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day excursions!

Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures
2385 Forest View Dr
Bellingham, WA 98229
360-738-7664

The Moondance offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day kayaking trips to new and old kayakers! The Moondance in particular specializes in small groups to pay more attention to individuals and to lessen the impact on the natural surroundings.

Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts
PO Box 1952
Bellingham, WA 98227

WAKE is a kayaking group that organizes activities, trips, training, information, and safety to Whatcom County!

Whale Watching

Island Mariner Cruises
5 Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-8866

Island Mariner Cruises prides itself on finding orca whales better than anyone in the business. The cruises offer full day trips and memorable experiences for everyone!

San Juan Cruises
355 Harris Ave, #104
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-8099

At San Juan Cruises, enjoy adventurous an adventurous whale watching and wildlife tour through the San Juan Archipelago. The knowledgeable captain will take you through local waters where you will learn about history, wildlife, and the land!

Marines & Boat Launches

Squalicum Harbor
722 Coho Way
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-676-2542

Squalicum Harbor is a marina on Bellingham Bay that is the home-port for more than 1,800 commercial and pleasure boats. The marina is surrounded by beautiful hotels and some of the finest restaurants in Bellingham.

Squalicum Harbor Boat Launch
1801 Roeder Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

The four-lane paved boating ramp is popular with trailer boaters because of its open availability, year-round and through all tide levels. The launch is perfect for boats of all sizes.