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Our Group Paddles

Our group outings are a mix of fun on the water, socializing, and basic skills instruction. All participants will be on our tandem sea kayaks, which are incredibly stable boats for new or novice paddlers. We'll provide instruction on entering/exiting, fitting, and maneuvering the boat, but the focus is the on-water experience. 

Our guides are experienced kayakers with knowledge of the local area, the skills to keep you safe, and plenty of experiences to learn from. Each guided evening paddle is three hours from start to finish with a break sometime in the middle. We'll provide light snacks but please bring water and any personal snacks you'll want. If you've never been on Bellingham Bay or in a kayak, this is a great introduction to both!

On these group paddles you will be paired up to go out in tandem sea kayaks; no need to bring a partner, we will make sure everyone has someone to kayak with whether it is another participant or an instructor. No prior kayaking experience is needed as well, we will go over the boat adjustments to make sure you are comfortable and in control of the boat, dress you in safety gear, go over kayak strokes, and help you get in and out of your boat.

Bioluminescence Paddle


The Bioluminescence Paddle is by far the most popular paddle we offer. The bioluminescence that we see in the water is a plankton that lights up with disturbance of the water. This paddle is only offered during the summer when the bioluminescent plankton is present.

Friday/Saturday nights 6/22 - 9/15

Monday nights 7/9 & 8/6

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Sunset Paddle


Enjoy a classic Pacific Northwest sunset while out on the water. This paddle meets prior to sunset so that we have plenty of time to get out on the water before the sun goes down.

2018 Paddle Dates:

Thursday Evenings 5/31 - 8/30

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Coastal Explorer - Experience Sea Kayaking


Want to see if sea kayaking is for you? Our Coastal Explorer is a great way to explore what sea kayaking is all about. Participants will be paired up to go out in our tandem sea kayaks, tandem sea kayaks are much more stable than singles; minimizing the possibility of tipping the boat. Learn the basics of sea kayaking while taking in the breath taking Bellingham Bay. Learn about the native flora and fauna of the Salish Sea and gain confidence on the water. This paddle is perfect for those looking to spend a few hours on the water, get an easy introduction to sea kayaking, or to see if you might be interested in progressing into our Introduction to Sea Kayaking course or to gain experience in a tandem kayak before a night paddle.

2018 Paddle Dates:

Saturdays 6/2 - 9/1: 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm

Tuesday Afternoons 7/3 - 8/28: 2pm - 5pm