Join our Fall Work Party!

Pizza, donuts, and boat scrubbing? Nothing better.

October 20, 10am-1pm
555 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225
Helping out the CBC

Our annual Fall Work Party is coming up on October 20, and there's not much to say other than this - you bring your two hands and a smile, we'll provide the coffee, pizza, donuts (and task list). Saturday, October 20th, 10am-1pm, jump on board to help us clean the boatyard and prep the boats for the winter! We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothes you're comfortable getting dirty, and closed toe shoes. To RSVP or for more information, email our Volunteer Coordinator Erica Reed.

We're always humbled by our volunteer community, and at the annual work parties the volunteer spirit is truly on display. Thank you.

Thanks as well to Fat Pie Pizza and Rocket Donuts for donating the delicious grub to fortify our work crew!


Return to fall hours


September 15 - October 14
Weekends only
10am - sunset

Last day of the season: October 14



Check out our upcoming Indoor Classes!

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Introduction to Tides and Currents

$55/person, Two-part class, 6-16 students

This course guides participants through the concepts behind tidal exchanges and currents, including how to integrate tide and current predictions into small boat trip planning. Learn how to utilize available resources to predict tides and currents within the Salish Sea. Introduction to Tides & Currents is a two-part class allowing time to digest what you have learned and come back to class with questions. This course is great for boaters of all types and skills.

To register call us at 360-714-8891 or email your contact information and course name to:

5:30 pm - 7:50 pm, Wednesday & Thursday, October 3rd & 4th
5:30pm - 7:50pm, Wednesday & Thursday, November 14th & 15th
REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

$55/person, Two-part class, 6-8 students

Whether you are in a keelboat and need to make sure you have enough water underneath your boat or in a kayak doing a channel crossing, learning how to navigate is essential. In this two-part class you will learn how to read charts, use a compass, deduced (ded) reckoning, as well as learn many other useful tips when navigating. This course is great for boaters of all types and skills.

To register email your contact information and course name to:

5:30pm - 7:50pm, Monday & Wednesday, October 8th & 10th
5:30pm - 7:50pm, Wednesday & Thursday, November 7th & 8th
REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA

Understanding PNW Weather

$20/person, Two-hour class, 8-12 students

Coastal mountains, inland waters, Pacific Ocean, and the San Juan Islands all influence the weather of the Pacific Northwest. This two-hour seminar will give you an overview of how to read weather forecasts and plan for your adventures on the water. The format of this class is a presentation on what influences our weather plus where to find resources followed by a question and answer session.

To register email your contact information and course name to:

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, Nov. 1st
REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA

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.