Hop Aboard To Explore Bellingham Bay And Beyond


More than 200,000 people board passenger ferries and charter vessels launching out of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal each year.

If you are coming through, come by and enjoy a memorable dining experience with us!

Charter businesses operating out of the terminal offer a variety of excursions — including some that guarantee whale sightings and unmatched waterfront dining through Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.

Google MapsTo learn more about what you can do at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, read our round-up below:

Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center
After opening in 2007, the boating center has continued to make small-boat recreation accessible to the public. The 501(c)3 nonprofit offers boat rentals, educational classes and local events.

Phone: (360) 714-8891
Email: info@boatingcenter.org
Website: www.boatingcenter.org

Bellingham Yachts Sales and Charters
This sales and service yacht business specializes in Sabre Yachts, Back Cove Yachts and Cutwater Boats.

Phone: (360) 671-0990
Email: sales@bellinghamyachts.com
Website: www.bellinghamyachts.com

Gato Verde Adventure Sailing
These customized boat charters can run from 1.5 hours to 7 days and include whale watching aboard a 42-foot catamaran. The vessel is said to be the first plug-in diesel electric hybrid charter boat on the west coast.

Phone: (360) 220-3215
Email: gatoverde@gatoverde.com
Website: www.gatoverde.com

NW Explorations LLC
This full-service yacht business offers private charters, flotillas, training courses, maintenance and repairs. It specializes in Grand Banks yachts.

Phone: (360) 676-1248
Email: charters@nwexplorations.com
Link: www.nwexplorations.com

Sail the San Juans
Visitors can join a cruise in a stateroom for two or rent a sailboat for an exclusive cruise with up to six people. Unique island cruises take travelers through the San Juan Islands and into British Columbia.

Phone: (360) 671-5852
Email: info@sailthesanjuans.com
Website: www.sailthesanjuans.com

San Juan Cruises
This cruise business operates four tour vessels, including the Victoria Star, Chinook, Salish Express and Salish Sea. Visitors can take whale watching tours, crab dinner cruises on Chuckanut Bay, private charters and more.

Phone: (360) 738-8099
Email: tours@whales.com
Link: www.whales.com

San Juan Sailing & Yachting
Founded in 1982, this business specializes in sailing instruction, charter vessels and brokerage of used boats. Upcoming excursions include guided flotillas to the Sunshine Coast, Desolation Sound and Broughton Archipelago.

Phone: (360) 671-4300
Email: charter@sanjuansailing.com
Link: www.sanjuansailing.com

Schooner Zodiac
Visitors can hop aboard the historic 160-foot U.S. Coast Guard-certified Schooner Zodiac for public and private charters through the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands.

Phone: (206) 719-7622
Email: info@schoonerzodiac.com
Website: www.schoonerzodiac.com

*Ferry and charter schedules may vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please use the contact information listed above to remain up-to-date.

To learn more about Bellingham Cruise Terminal passenger ferries and charter vessels, visit www.portofbellingham.com.