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Young Sailor on Bellingham Bay 

Your support of the CBC links you forever with the visionary grassroots citizen group who founded a local, non-profit nexus for small watercraft ten years ago. With a new long-term lease, your Boating Center is poised to provide you, your family, neighbors and out-of-town guests with decades of programs and services on the sparkling waters of Bellingham Bay.

Your donation at this time advances the CBC’s efforts to engage young people, and students of all ages, in learning to safely enjoy the bountiful marine environment that is a gift to us all.  Please send a check, payable to "CBC", to PO Box 4272, Bellingham, WA 98227 or use the "click to DONATE" icon in the sidebar to the right.  Your donation is fully tax-deductible. 

Generous donor funding has enabled the Community Boating Center to initiate new programs to provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Thank you for supporting this exciting new chapter at the CBC.  Like the Boating Center’s successful summer camps, on-water outings offer a healthy format for girls and boys to explore their skills while engaging with, and learning about, the natural world. Please help provide assurance that these unique experiences remain available for kids who might never have known the joys and rewards found in small-boat recreation. 

You can help the Community Boating Center grow into a second decade of programs and services with your timely financial contribution.  

All forms of support — gifts of cash, vessel donations, and volunteer time — ensure the CBC remains a viable resource, enabling you and your community to engage in safe and rewarding maritime recreation while sharing the largest bay in the Salish Sea.

With your continued vision and support, the Community Boating Center will endure as a beloved gathering place in Bellingham for generations to come.

The Center will soon launch the new NAVIGATORS program to facilitate donors’ convenient monthly contributions. Watch for details in the CBC newsletter and at the CBC website. Monthly giving is easy, good for the CBC and friendly to the environment.

Thank you for being among those who foster small-boat education and access for all!

Hours of Operation


Open for Boat Rentals
Saturdays & Sundays:
10am - Sunset


Monday - Friday:

 Through October 16th


If the weather is unsuitable for boat rentals the CBC will close & be unstaffed. 


Physical Address:
555 Harris Avenue 
Bellingham, WA 98225 
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Donations are tax-deductible.