You are the reason more than 1,600 individuals had access to quality boating and cold water safety education through the CBC in 2019, and it's up to you to help even more people have the same opportunities in 2020.

Join the CBC for a festive celebration with live jazz, drinks, a raffle, and hors d'oeuvres, and honor another successful summer season of equitable and affordable access for all Whatcom County residents to Bellingham Bay.

Gather with friends to share stories of our beloved Bay, and to share the excitement of looking toward 2020 programs that will help even more people get to experience the magic of connecting with nature from the intimacy of a small vessel.

Forge connections with other passionate boaters, make plans to get out on the water together come Opening Day 2020, and make a donation to share this joyful opportunity with your community!

Purchase your ticket today
and make 2020 
a year for all of Whatcom County
to get on the water!

Can't make it to the party but want to do your part to contribute?

Don't worry, you can  make a donation to continue to support equity and affordable Bay access in 2020!

We're hiring!

Do you love building community and spreading a love for boating? Then you might be a perfect fit with the Community Boating Center's team of dedicated boating enthusiasts.

We're seeking an individual with rich programmatic and educational experience, sailing and kayaking skills, and a drive to spread boating knowledge, to serve as the CBC's Programs Manager.

View the Programs Manager position description for more details and to apply.

Youth Programs

Summer Day 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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Immense Thanks to our Sponsors!

Each of our listed sponsors play a critical role in nurturing a community that has affordable and equitable access to their marine environment; ensuring that responsible boaters and marine stewards are always growing throughout Whatcom County and beyond.

Join our sponsors and help ensure sustainable pathways to the water for generations to come!

View the 2019-2020 Sponsor Packet and get started today.


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.