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Bellingham

A great adventure deserves a great beginning!
Bellingham Bay is the ideal place to begin your cruise through the San Juans, the Canadian Gulf Islands, and points north like Desolation Sound and Princess Louisa Inlet. We're just ninety freeway minutes from Seattle and even less from Vancouver. The North Cascades and Mount Baker are our backyard, an island playground our front yard. Fly to Seattle and take advantage of our "one-way, one-day, no drop off charge" car rental service, or take one of many daily flights right into Bellingham.

Beyond our bay the entire archipelago of islands beckons you to begin exploring the countless islands, beaches, coves, and passages. Sucia Island, one of the group's finest, is only hours away. Bellingham is closer to the Canadian Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Princess Louisa Inlet and the Inside Passage. And that gives you more time in the islands, where Bald Eagles nest in tall evergreens, myriad seabirds feed in the tide rips, porpoises play in your bow wake. Dungeness crab are abundant, with salmon, rockfish, and cod caught for dinner.

Perhaps because of its unique advantages, ours is the largest marina in the region, with the newest, most accessible docks, rest rooms, showers, carts, and free parking. The harbor boasts excellent chartering companies, chandleries, and fine seafood restaurants. Large markets are nearby-from gourmet to discount. Quality hotels and motels offer special rates for charter guests and free transportation to and from markets and the marina.