Summer Activity Guide


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 Co.

Birch Bay, (360) 371-0142

Semiahmoo Marina

9540 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, (360) 371-5700

Glacier Ski Shop

Glacier, (360) 599-1943

Bikin’ by the Bay

Birch Bay, (360) 371-5620


Fairhaven Boatworks

Kayaks, rowboats and sailboats (14-23 foot). Rentals for use in Bellingham Bay.
Next to Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven, (360) 714-8891

Johnson Outdoors

Rents many types of kayaks. Car racks available.
2470 Shalashan Loop, Ferndale, (360) 366-4013

Samish Park

Non-powered boat rentals on Lake Samish.
673 N. Lake Samish Drive, Bellingham, (360) 733-2363

Silver Lake County Park

Rents rowboats, pedal boats and canoes.
9006 Silver Lake Road, Maple Falls, (360) 599-2776


Island Mariner Cruises

Whale watching and pleasure cruises departing from Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor.
(360) 734-8866

Victoria-San Juan Cruises

Daily round-trip excursions from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal to Victoria, B.C. through the San Juan Islands.
(360) 738-8099

San Juan Island Commuter

Daily foot-passenger cruises from mid-May through Labor Day to Orcas Island and Friday Harbor. Also offers whale-watching cruises.
(360) 734-8180


Bellingham Bay Sailing

Excursions on a 34-foot sailing sloop. Offers day cruises, sunset cruises, multi-day skippered charters and sailing courses.
(360) 393-9160

Gato Verde Adventure Sailing

Offers educational charters from two to seven days on a 42-foot catamaran. Also offers day trips and sunset tours on Bellingham Bay.
(360) 220-3215

Sail Away

Explore the San Juan Islands on a 50-foot wooden-hulled boat that departs from Lummi Island. Offers day and overnight trips and sunset sails.
(360) 305-0835

Sail the San Juans

Offers 6-day fully crewed charters to the San Juan Islands and 12-day wilderness trips up the southern portion of the Inside Passage.
(360) 671-5852

Shawmanee Charters

This 65-foot sailboat offers single and multi-day trips and Wednesday night Chowder Charters with chowder from Boundary Bay Brewery.
(360) 734-9849

Rosy Custom Cruises

Sail aboard Rosy, a 36-foot motor cruiser that holds up to six passengers.
(360) 676-0740

Northwest Navigation

Trips aboard the historic 1929 motor vessel David B. to the San Juan Islands or Alaska.
(877) 670-7863

San Juan Sailing & Yachting

Offers weekend charters and classes for power boats and sailboats. Also offers guided flotillas through Desolation Sound and the San Juan Islands.
(360) 671-4300

Bellhaven Charters

Charters power boats and sailboats for week-long trips. Also offers weekend sailing classes.
(360) 733-6636

NW Explorations

Charters a fleet of Grand Banks cruisers up and down the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska. Also offers guided flotillas around Vancouver Island and southeast Alaska.
(360) 676-1248

Sail Northwest Charters

Offers bareboat and skippered charters on three sailboats. Crewed vacations travel around the San Juan Islands and up to Princess Louisa Inlet.
(360) 305-6169

Waypoint Charters

Local broker who helps people find and plan boating vacations around the world, from crewed sailboats to bareboat yachts.
(360) 656-5934


Miniature World Family Fun Center

Kidz Karts and racing karts, miniature train ride, petting zoo and miniature golf.
4620 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay, (360) 371-7700


Dakota Creek Golf Course

18-hole public regulation course. Green fees $14 to $26.
3258 Haynie Rd., Custer, (360) 366-3131

Homestead Farms Golf Resort

18th hole features the only par 5 to an island green in the Pacific Northwest. Green fees $30 to $60.
200 East Homestead Blvd., Lynden, (800) 354-1196 or (360) 354-1196

Lake Padden Golf Course

18-hole densely treed municipal golf course with a hilly back nine. Green fees $18 to $30.
4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, (360) 738-7400

North Bellingham Golf Course

18-hole Scottish-style links course with water and sand traps throughout. Green fees $28 to $45.
205 W. Smith Rd., Bellingham, (360) 398-8300

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club / Loomis Trail

Two courses alternate on odd/even days for public play. Green fees $45 to $75.
8720 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, (360) 371-7015

Point Roberts Golf & Country Club

18-hole course with views of the Strait of Georgia. Green fees $40 to $65.
196 Marine Drive, Point Roberts, (360) 945-4653

Shuksan Golf Club

This 18-hole course was a four-star pick in Golf Digest in 2004. Green fees $20 to $30.
1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham, (360) 398-8888

Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club

18-hole golf course that is open year-round. Green fees $37 to $48.
4 Clubhouse Circle, Bellingham, (360) 734-6435

Grandview Golf Course

This 18-hole course is flat for easy walking with bountiful water hazards and trees. Green fees $20 to $24.
7738 Portal Way, Custer, (360) 366-3947

Raspberry Ridge

9-hole course with large greens. Green fees $13 to $23.
6827 Hannegan Rd., Everson, (360) 354-3029

Birch Bay Village Golf Course

9-hole course designed by Keith Coleman.
8169 Cowichan Road, Blaine, (360)371-2026

Sea Links Golf Course

9-hole course with a new driving range.
7878 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, (360) 371-5400


American Alpine Institute

Offers hikes, rock climbing, glacier tours, ice climbing and three-day ascents to the summit of Mount Baker.
(360) 671-1505

Peregrine Expeditions

Offers rock climbing and mountaineering classes and guided trips.


Elakah Expeditions

Guided half-day to multi-day sea kayaking trips from Bellingham and Lopez Island.
(360) 734-7270

Moondance Sea Kayaking Adventures

Guided sea kayaking trips around Bellingham, the San Jaun Islands or Vancouver Island.
(360) 738-7664

Northern Lights Expeditions

Offers whale-watching kayaking tours in the U.S. and Canada and trips up the Inside Passasge.
(360) 734-6334


Wild and Scenic River Tours

Offers whitewater rafting trips on the North Fork of the Nooksack River, from Glacier to Maple Falls.
(360) 599-3115

Pacific NW Float Trips

Offers family float trips and eco-tours on the Nooksack River.
(360) 378-1349


Lake Whatcom Railway

3-hour ride on a vintage train. Runs Tuesdays and Saturdays, July and August.
Highway 9, near Wickersham, (360) 595-2218

Looking back on Bellingham Bay

Learn the history of Bellingham during this 2.5 hour sunset cruise on Thursday evenings in July and August.
(360) 676-6981

Plover Ferry

Restored 1944 foot ferry makes a 12-minute crossing from Semiahmoo Spit to Blaine.
(360) 332-5742


Hannegan Speedway

Motocross, flat track, off-road and Enduro Cross racing.
4212 Hannegan Road, Bellingham, (360) 734-8295


Birch Bay Waterslides

Features four large slides, 60 foot hydrodrop speed slide, black hole tube slide, a wide ramp slide, a tame river ride, three kiddie slides, a giant hot tub, sand volleyball court and more.
4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay


List courtesy of the Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism


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