Harbor Boat Rides & Tours

Presented by Bellingham Cold Storage & San Juan Cruises

Saturday, September 23
11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Depart from Youth Sailing Dock
in Zuanich Point Park
N. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA

These rides & tours have limited numbers, and they filled up within an hour last year. So reserve your space now online!

Ticket info:

$10 each ($5 kids 12 & under).
Tickets available online until Friday, Sept. 22 at 11:30pm.

Come aboard with San Juan Cruises for two water excursions and choose from two guided tours.

  • A ride around the breakwater to Bellingham Cold Storage for a rare tour inside its massive waterfront complex, the largest cold-storage facility on the West Coast. You’ll go on guided walk-throughs of their Ice House, food storage, and loading dock, plus a processing plant at one of their 167 tenant customers, Home Port Seafoods.
  • Cruise past ships and sites along Whatcom Waterway, as a guide tells about the Downtown Waterfront District redevelopment.  

These vistas from the water’s edge demonstrate clearly how Bellingham’s waterfront is truly alive and well.

Because BCS is not a public facility, compliance with the American Disabilities Act is not required. Heavy machinery and close quarters require mobility and strict attention to the tour director. Closed toe shoes required. Strollers not allowed. Waiver agreement required during checkout.


Boat Ride & Tour of BCS 
on the M/V Chinook
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tour #1
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tour #2
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Tour #3

Boat Ride & Tour Schedule:

Boat Cruise Around Downtown Waterfront District 
on the M/V Viking Star 
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tour #1
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Tour #2
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tour #3
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tour #4
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tour #5