A list of great things to do this summer
These Whatcom County businesses offer fun activities to do in the sun:
1103 11th St., Bellingham, (360) 733-4433
Fanatik Bike Co.
2025 James St., Bellingham, (360) 756-0504
Jack’s Bicycle Center
1907 Iowa, Bellingham, (360) 733-1955
Birch Bay Surrey Company
Birch Bay, (360) 371-0142
9540 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine, (360) 371-5700
Glacier Ski Shop
Glacier, (360) 599-1943
Bikin’ by the Bay
Birch Bay, (360) 371-5620
Next to Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven.
Kayaks, rowboats and sailboats (14-23 foot). Rentals for use in Bellingham Bay.
2470 Shalashan Loop, Ferndale.
Rents many types of kayaks. Car racks available.
673 N. Lake Samish Dr, Bellingham.
Non-powered boat rentals on Lake Samish.
(360) 733-2363 or (360) 733-2900
Silver Lake County Park
9006 Silver Lake Rd, Maple Falls.
Rents rowboats, pedal boats and canoes
(360) 599-2776 or (360) 733-2900
Island Mariner Cruises
#5 Squalicum Harbor Loop, Bellingham.
Nature watch/whale search cruises departing from Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor.
(877) 734-8866 or (360) 734-8866
Victoria-San Juan Cruises
Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
Daily round-trip excursions to Victoria on Vancouver Island through the San Juan Islands.
(800) 443-4552 or (360) 738-8099
San Juan Island Commuter
Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
Daily foot-passenger cruise mid-May through Labor Day to Orcas Island and Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Also offers whale-watching cruises.
(888) 734-8180 or (360) 734-8180
Bellingham Bay Sailing
Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
Excursions on a 34-foot sailing sloop. Offers day cruises, sunset cruises, multi-day skippered charters or sailing courses.
Gato Verde Adventure Sailing
1842 Governor Road, Bellingham.
Offers customized, educational skippered charters lasting 2 to 7 days on a 42-foot catamaran.
Sail on 50-foot wooden-hulled classic. Departs from Lummi Island, offers day, overnight and sunset sails.
Sail the San Juans
P.O. Box 5186, Bellingham.
Offers 6-day fully crewed charters to the San Juan Islands and 13-day wilderness trips up the inside passage in Canada.
(800) 729-3207 or (360) 671-5852
P.O. Box 2516, Bellingham.
Offers 65-foot ketch sailing vessel for a few hours or multi-day trips.
Rosy Custom Cruises
Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham.
Sail aboard Rosy, a 36-foot cruiser that holds up to six passengers.
(360) 676-0740 or (360) 201-9231
Northwest Navigation Co, Inc.
P.O. Box 1431, Bellingham
Trips aboard historic 1929 motor vessel David B to the San Juan Islands or Alaska.
Broker that helps people find and plan boating vacations. Locally brokers more than 20 companies offering crewed or bareboat yachts and sailboats.
Paraclete Charter Service, Inc.
Skyline Marina, Anacortes
Offers charter service throughout the San Juan Archipelago 24 hours a day.
(800) 808-2999 or (360) 293-5920
Mystic Sea Charters
Cap Sante Marina, Dock A, 819 Commercial Ave. #E, Anacortes
The 100-foot Mystic Sea offers 5-6 hour cruises. Naturalist on board and underwater TV camera.
(800) 308-9387 or (360) 588-8000
Miniature World family fun center
4620 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay
Kidz Karts and racing karts, miniature train ride, petting zoo, miniature golf.
Late season runs on the Nooksack River (class 4).
(206) 323-1220 or 1-800-723-8386
Dakota Creek Golf Course
3258 Haynie Road, Custer.
18-hole public regulation course. Green fees $14 to $26.
(360) 366-3131 or (888) 465-3515
Homestead Farms Golf Resort
200 East Homestead Blvd., Lynden.
18th hole features the only par 5 to an island green in the Pacific Northwest. Amenities include hotel, restaurant and views of Mt. Baker. Green fees $30 to $60.
(800) 354-1196 or (360) 354-1196
Lade Padden Golf Course
4882 Samish Way, Bellingham.
18-hole densely treed municipal golf course with a hilly back nine. Green fees $18 to $30.
North Bellingham Public Golf Course
205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham.
18-hole Scottish-style links course with water and sand throughout. Water is on 8 of the 18 holes. Green fees $28 to $45.
6827 Hannegan Road, Everson.
9-hole course with large greens. Green fees $13 to $23.
Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa
8270 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine.
Two courses alternate on odd/even days for public play. Green fees $45 to $75.
(800) 231-4425 or (360) 371-7015
Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club
4 Clubhouse Circle, Bellingham.
18-hole golf course. Green fees $37 to $48.
GUIDED CLIMBING SCHOOLS
American Alpine Institute
1515 12th st., Bellingham.
Offers hikes, day hikes, rock climbing, glacier tours, ice climbing and 3-day ascents to the summit of Mt. Baker.
P.O. Box 28514, Bellingham.
Guided sea kayaking trips from Bellingham and Lopez Island. Offers half- day trips to multi-day adventures.
(800) 434-7270 or (360) 734-7270
Moondance Sea Kayaking Adventures
Guided sea kayaking around Bellingham, the San Juans or Vancouver Island.
Pacific NW Float Trips
Offers family float trips, white water rafting and nature eco-tours.
(866) 389-1349 or (360) 757-1201
SALMON AND FISHING CHARTERS
A Trophy Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 2444, Friday Harbor.
Fish for salmon, ling cod, cabezon, halibut and other bottom fish.
960 Harris St., Ste. 103.
(360) 647-1196 or (800) 203-7968
Lake Whatcom Railway
Hwy. 9, near Acme.
1 1/2 hour ride on a vintage train. Runs Tuesdays and Saturdays, July and August.
“Looking back on Bellingham Bay”
Departs from Squalicum Harbor.
Learn the history of Bellingham during this 2 1/2 hour sunset cruise on Thursday evenings in July and August.
(360) 676-6981 or (360) 734-8866
Plover Ferry from Blaine Harbor to Semiahmoo
Restored historic ferry makes a 12-minute crossing across Drayton Harbor. Accommodates 17 foot-passengers, bicycles and strollers.
SPRINT/STOCK CAR RACING
4796 Old Highway 99 N. Road
Clay, oval, 3/10 mile track for sprints racing.
Birch Bay Waterslides
4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay.
Features 4 large slides, 60’ hydrodrop speed slide, black hole tube slide, a wide ramp slide, a tame river ride, 3 kiddie slides, a giant hot tub, sand volleyball court and more.
List courtesy of the Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism