Give a Gift Make a Wave

This holiday season please consider making a donation of $25 or more to the Community Boating Center. Every dollar supports youth scholarships and community access to Bellingham Bay. Your contribution provides opportunities for underprivileged youth, families and individuals to experience the magic and inspiration of the Bay.

With your help, in 2018 the CBC was able to provide more than 861 hours of youth education, help more than 750 students learn paddling and sailing skills, and provide sailboat and kayak rentals to more than 2,000 individuals.


Your passion for boating and sharing it with others enables us to achieve our mission. We couldn’t do it without you! Together, we foster small-watercraft education, access, safe recreation and marine stewardship for all. With your generous donation this holiday season, we can enable youth to build important life skills, strengthen our community, and inspire marine stewardship.

"The boating camp was very empowering for my daughter to take on new tasks and adventures she has never done. It has helped her problem solving and her feelings of self-confidence in doing new things. She just loves being in the water and on the water." -Parent of a youth camper

It’s never been more important to engage our community in sailing, paddling and exploring Bellingham Bay. As our city grows, we need the Community Boating Center to provide a portal for people to get on the water, have fun and be safe. Through your support, we can share the Bay’s vital gifts with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Please give the gift of magic this year!

Rentals & lessons will return in Spring

We will open for rentals in May, 2019
Weekends only
10am - sunset

Want to continue your learning through the winter?
Learn about our spring Indoor Classes!


Youth Programs

Summer Day Camps, Spring & Fall After-School Camps, & Youth Enrichment Programming

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Adult Lessons

Sailing, Kayaking, Coastal Rowing, Paddleboarding, Group Outings, & Indoor Classes

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Hourly rentals for Sea Kayaks,
Sit-on-Top Kayaks, Row Boats,
Stand-Up Paddleboards,  Dinghy Sailboats, & Keelboats

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Post Point Web Cam

Live feed of weather conditions at Post Point

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Dry Moorage

Kayak and small boat storage available at the CBC and the CBC's annex

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Volunteer by helping with daily operations or specialized tasks

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Private/Corporate Outings

Schedule a private or corporate outing on the water for your group. Activities include sailing, kayaking, & Paddleboarding.

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Weather Links

Before heading out, make sure you know what the weather is going to be. This page contains CBC's weather policy along with links to where we get our weather forecasts.

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Support Us

The Community Boating Center is an educational nonprofit organization. Learn where our support needs are and how you can help.

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The Community Boating Center is a certified Clean Marina! What makes us so clean?

  • We wash with vinegar instead of soaps and other chemicals.
  • We minimize our use of fuel and oil - we only have one marine motor!
  • We recycle.
  • We reduce runoff by using pervious surfaces and proper dump sites.
  • We keep Spill Kits easily accessible to the staff and the general public.
  • We follow Best Management Practices as established by Clean Marina Washington.
  • We educate boaters on marine stewardship and how to boat responsibly.

Learn more about Clean Marinas and Best Management Practices for marinas.