Free Paddles Every Tuesday Evening

July 3 thru August 14, 4:30 pm 'til 9 pm

Sunset paddling, brews by Stones Throw Brewery, food with a waterfront view, what more could you want?

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Big thanks to our sponsors:

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QUESTION: What does an ideal summer evening in Bellingham look like?

ANSWER: Paddling the bay during a warm, golden sunset.

But wait there's more! Let's include a crisp local brewski in one hand and tasty munchies in the other, hanging with old and new friends, talking and laughing, all with a fabulous waterfront view.

Sound good?

We agree, so we got busy and created FREE PADDLE TUESDAY.

Thanks to generous sponsors, you can now enjoy a 1-hour paddle rental (sit-on-top kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats, sea kayaks) FREE OF CHARGE every Tuesday from July 3 to August 14, 4:30 pm through 9pm. Bring the kids because we'll also have family-friendly activities and games, a rotating food selection, and for you beer lovers, a Stones Throw Brewery beer garden right here on site! Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check your schedule this summer. Spend time on and around the water. Come down to the CBC and get to know your boating neighbors!

*Reservations begin at 4:30, and continue until all of our boats have been reserved for the entirety of the evening. Please note that our fleet is limited, and reservations fill quickly.
*Additionally, due to our limited fleet, we are closing standard rentals for each Tuesday, July 3 - August 14, from 4pm - 10pm. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
*Children ages 6 and up are able to join in the fun on the water, they just have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they are under 18 years of age.

This evening series is designed to help reduce barriers to getting on the water and experiencing Bellingham Bay.

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The goal is to encourage folks to paddle our beautiful bay, enjoy fellow boating enthusiasts, and hang around afterwards for games, fellowship, and the pleasure of the waterfront.

Register now for the 2018 Summer Youth Camps.

We have 6 brand new
RS Quest sailboats
for classes, camps and to rent!

RS Quest sailboats are specifically designed for people (youth and adults) who are taking up the pursuit of sailing. They help sailors gain confidence and experience by keeping them engaged without becoming overwhelmed. They also accommodate more intermediate skill development such as spinnaker handling.

Enroll your kids in summer camp and give them the gift of sailing an RS Quest! Camps fill fast so check Summer Camp and After-School Camp for details.

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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Rentals

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

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.

More information on Clean Marinas here.