Subscribe to our eMail Newsletter!


Crew aboard PLUME

July 29th & August 5th


Plume Crew

Plume, an authentic replica of Captain George Vancouver’s longboat, built by students and staff from Home Port Leaning Center, will be sailing from the Community Boating Center, Fridays July 29th and August 5th at 5:30 PM.  Plume will be available for a limited group of folks who want to enjoy Bellingham Bay aboard a very unique vessel.  Sign-ups to be part of the crew, first come-first served, will begin at 5:00 PM, near the public boat launch in Fairhaven.  Donations are greatly appreciated.  Youth need to be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Crewing on a longboat is a safe, fun and enlightening experience.  Longboats have proven to be a wonderful way for groups to enjoy the local marine environment.  Rowing, sailing, and singing sea shanties can all be part of an outing aboard Plume.

Mike Baker, Home Port faculty member, will captain Plume and provide instruction for the crew.  Baker says, ”Plume is a time-travelling vessel that can take you back 230 years.  She has been Home Port’s floating classroom for 20 years, enabling students to understand the benefits of interdependence and hard work.  Nothing makes community like a small boat.”

Participants should wear clothing suitable for marine weather.  Life jackets will be provided for Plume participants.


                          Nearshore Group Paddles

New for 2016, Nearshore Group Paddles combine sea kayaking with natural history. This three hour paddle includes a basic lesson for kayaking in a tandem sea kayak as well as a natural history component. Topics include geology, birds, Bellingham's waterfront history, and natural history of the area.

$55 per person

For dates/times see our Kayaking Calendar


New Post Point Webcam Now Live

webcam previewIn partnership with the Whatcom Community Foundation, the City of Bellingham, and the Bonnell Cove Foundation, the Community Boating Center is excited to announce a new live-streaming webcam of the conditions at Post Point on Bellingham Bay.


View the new webcam live at 





Hours of Operation


Open for Boat Rentals
Saturdays & Sundays:
10am - Sunset
Monday - Friday:
Noon - Sunset


If the weather is unsuitable for boat rentals the CBC will close & be unstaffed. 


Physical Address:
555 Harris Avenue 
Bellingham, WA 98225 
View Map

*Please see our
wind policy.

Donations are tax-deductible.