Sunset & Sunrise Sessions

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays 7:30am - 9:30am

BYOB! Bring your own boat and join us for just $1!

Rent a boat from us and participate for $20! FREE for season pass holders!

Community Building Event!  –  Come row or paddle with us!

This weekly event is NOT a class; no hard skills will be taught. While there will be (at least one) CBC employee joining the paddle and coordinating rentals, this is not a guided experience but solely a time for experienced rowers and paddlers to connect and enjoy Bellingham Bay together.

We will choose a destination as a group, please be ready to get on the water at 8AM

If you’d like some coaching to prepare, schedule a Private Lesson ahead of time! Or join us for an Essentials of Sea Kayaking class, held every Sunday.

Coastal Explorer - Experience Sea Kayaking
Duration: 3 Hours
$75 per person

We’re here to have fun!  –  Join us for a guided afternoon of sea kayaking!

We will pick a destination as a group and start with a short introduction to equipment, paddle strokes and safety. 

Once we’re on the water we’re free to enjoy the glide! 

Keep an eye out for critters, the starfish are colorful and the seals are curious! 

With beautiful Bellingham to the north and luscious Larabee state park to the south, there is plenty to explore. All while silently slipping over riveting rock formations!

Sample Itinerary:

  • Check In/Welcome -10 min.
  • Equipment Intro and Paddle Stroke Practice – 15 min.
  • Safety Talk – 5 min.
  • Launch/Paddle Out ~1 hour
  • Beach break/Island break/or floating break ~15-30 min 
  • Paddle In/Land ~1 hour


  • None!

Please bring shoes you feel comfortable getting wet, layer options for possible weather conditions (no cotton), water, and a snack. All other necessary gear will be provided.

If you are new to kayaking and interested in learning, + check out our Essentials of Sea Kayaking class or take a Private Lesson to design your own experience!

Bioluminescence Paddles
Duration: 3 Hours
$85 per person

Experience the Wonder of Bioluminescence at Night!

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. But experiencing it is so much more! It’s pure imagination! It is found throughout marine habitats, and lucky for us, can be found locally in Bellingham Bay from June-September. Our Bioluminescence Paddles often sell out, so reserve your space soon!

Sample Itinerary:

  • Check In/Welcome -10 min.
  • Equipment Intro and Paddle Stroke Practice – 15 min.
  • Safety Talk/Route intro – 10 min.
  • Launch/Paddle Out ~45 min
  • Bioluminescence play time! ~30-45 min  
  • Paddle In/Land ~45 min


All skill levels welcome! We use tandem sea kayaks for optimal stability so if you come with friends, choose your partner wisely! (Friends not required)