Best Charter Boats in Bellingham

Why These Charter Boats?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Bellingham Charter Boats on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Alaskan Song

Alaskan Song is a boat charter operator in Bellingham that has been offering adventures of a lifetime since 1996. The yacht features a well-appointed gallery, library, dining area, and cabins, and the staff plans the menu around the passengers’ tastes and special dietary needs. Alaskan Song’s captain is a certified Alaska naturalist, who began sailing Long Island Sound as a young boy, and he got his U.S. Coast Guard master’s license in 1984. The company website features photo and video galleries, as well as important information for guests.

Bellingham, WA 98227


Magellan Yacht Charters

Magellan Yacht Charters is a company in Bellingham that takes pride in its intimate familiarity with the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Mexico. The crew consists of avid sailors with a U.S. Coast Guard master’s license, American Sailing Association instructor certification, 25-year skippering experience, or bachelor’s in international relations, and it offers memorable marine experiences in North America, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Magellan Yacht Charters’ fleet includes motor yachts, monohulls, and catamarans, and clients can call or send an e-mail to request information about the current pricing and payment terms.

Bellingham, WA 98225


San Juan Sailboat Charters

San Juan Sailboat Charters is a company in Bellingham that takes passengers on unforgettable marine adventures. The team has a fleet of well-maintained 34-foot to 40-foot vessels, and the destinations are the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, Princess Luisa Inlet, and Desolation Sound. San Juan Sailboat Charters advises non-American citizen cruising into Canada to bring their passports, as well as parents or legal guardians of minors to bring a copy of the birth certificate, and it posts important United States Customs and Border Protection information on its website. The crew does not allow pets and smoking during the trip.

Bellingham, WA 98225


Schooner Zodiac

Schooner Zodiac is boat charter and cruise operator in Bellingham that introduces passengers to Washington State’s nautical traditions. The vessel is a classic windjammer, which embodies “the heritage of the Grand Banks fishing schooners” and revives the grandeur of a 1920s yacht, and its cozy charthouse allows the guests to relax and socialize. Schooner Zodiac is a member of the American Sail Training Association, and it offers programs for all ages. The company has appeared in the Seattle Times, Blue Water Sailing, and other popular magazines, and its website features a video by Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Bellingham, WA 98225


West Shore Marine

West Shore Marine is a provider of boat charters in Lummi Island that offers a variety of adventures throughout the San Juan Islands. The season runs from Memorial Day until the end of September, and the packages include half-day and custom trips. The four-hour experience lets passengers explore the Strait of San Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait, and it features wildlife viewing and other awe-inspiring activities. West Shore Marine provides catered lunches, and clients can fill out the form on the company website to inquire about the current rates and policies.

Lummi Island, WA 98262


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