Out and about:

A list of great things to do this summer


These Whatcom County businesses offer fun activities to do in the sun:




Fairhaven Bike

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


Semiahmoo Marina

9540 Semiahmoo Pkwy., Blaine, (360) 371-5700


Glacier Ski Shop

Glacier, (360) 599-1943


Bikin’ by the Bay

Birch Bay, (360) 371-5620




Fairhaven Boatworks

Next to Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven.

Kayaks, rowboats and sailboats (14-23 foot). Rentals for use in Bellingham Bay.

(360) 714-8891


Johnson Outdoors

2470 Shalashan Loop, Ferndale.

Rents many types of kayaks. Car racks available.

(360) 366-4013


Samish Park

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.

(360) 393-9160



Gato Verde Adventure Sailing

1842 Governor Road, Bellingham.

Offers customized, educational skippered charters lasting 2 to 7 days on a 42-foot catamaran.

(360) 220-3215



Sail Away

Lummi Island.

Sail on 50-foot wooden-hulled classic. Departs from Lummi Island, offers day, overnight and sunset sails.

(360) 305-0835



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



Shawmanee Charters

P.O. Box 2516, Bellingham.

Offers 65-foot ketch sailing vessel for a few hours or multi-day trips.

(360) 734-9849



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.

(877) 670-7863



Waypoint Charters


Broker that helps people find and plan boating vacations. Locally brokers more than 20 companies offering crewed or bareboat yachts and sailboats.

(360) 656-5934


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.

(360) 371-7700




Alpine Adventures

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.

(360) 398-8300


Raspberry Ridge

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.

(360) 734-6435




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.




Elakah Expeditions

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.

(360) 738-7664




Pacific NW Float Trips

Offers family float trips, white water rafting and nature eco-tours.

(866) 389-1349 or (360) 757-1201




A Trophy Fishing Charters

P.O. Box 2444, Friday Harbor.

Fish for salmon, ling cod, cabezon, halibut and other bottom fish.

(360) 378-2110





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

Blaine Marina.

Restored historic ferry makes a 12-minute crossing across Drayton Harbor. Accommodates 17 foot-passengers, bicycles and strollers.

(360) 332-5742




Skagit Speedway

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


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