Visiting Boaters

The Port of Bellingham operates two harbors with excellent visitor facilities including parks, walking trails, bathrooms, showers and laundry. Both harbors offer easy access to nearby restaurants, shops, grocery stores and marine supplies. During the summer, the harbor staff operates a courtesy shuttle to nearby destinations.
  1. Squalicum Harbor
Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, Washington
   
Short term stay
Visitor moorage is located on side-tie docks at Gates 3, 9, and 12. During busy periods, boaters may also be directed to available moorage at Gate 5. Portable pump-out carts are located at all visitor docks. In addition, a pump-out is located at Gate 1 near the fuel dock and Gate 10 near the boat launch. The Bellingham Yacht Club offers reciprocal moorage at the side-tie dock in front of their clubhouse at Gate 3. Please refer to your yacht club's reciprocal agreement. 

Group reservations
Large organized boating groups are encouraged to call ahead for moorage. The Squalicum Boathouse  has been a popular venue for cruisers to have meetings and pot-lucks. 
 
Extended stays
For boaters looking to extend their stay, Squalicum Harbor maintains a Loan-a-Slip and Sublease program. Loan-a-Slips are available for up to 14-day terms, and Subleases are available on a monthly basis. To inquire about availability, please check at the harbor office or call (360) 676-2542.
  
Harbor Maps
Contact the Harbor Office
Hail the Squalicum Harbor Office on VHF channel 16 or by phone at 360-676-2542 as you approach the harbor, and staff will direct you to available transient moorage.
 
  1. Blaine Harbor