Public Boat Launches
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. We do not honor Washington State Park boat launch passes.
This year-round, four-lane paved ramp is popular with all trailer boaters for its ease of use at all tides. Its gradually sloped ramp and ample parking make it the perfect choice for launching all sizes of trailer boats. Restrooms are located nearby at the Harbor Center building. The parking lot includes a seasonal boat and trailer rinse-off and is intended for stays up to five days. All others should call the harbor office at (360) 676-2542 to check for alternative options for longer stays. The Squalicum Harbor
boat launch is located just east of the Harbor Center building.
Beginning November 2012, the Port of Bellingham will begin planned improvements to the Boat Launch and Rinse Station funded in part from a grant awarded by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Boating Facilities Program. Click here for construction details.
This year-round, two-lane boat launch is near the U.S. / Canadian border, the beautiful Straits of Georgia, and the Canadian Gulf Islands. Blaine Harbor
is a perfect place to launch your boating adventure. Less than a mile from Interstate 5, this boat launch is popular with local recreational boaters spending a day on the water and hardcore anglers fishing in Canada.
The parking lot includes a seasonal boat and trailer rinse and restrooms. Year-round restroom facilities are available at the boating center. Short-term parking is intended for stays up to two weeks. All others should call the harbor office at (360) 647-6176 to check for alternative options for longer stays. The Blaine boat launch is located just off Marine Drive. Heading west, take the first left turn for access. The boat launch is straight ahead.
This seasonal launch ramp is capable of providing for the needs of smaller trailer boats and kayaks. The ramp is available only from April through October; due to its unprotected nature, the floats are removed during the winter months. There is a seasonal freshwater rinse for boats, and restrooms are available in the parking lot. The Fairhaven boat launch is located off the 400 block of Harris Avenue. Follow signs for Fairhaven Station
and the Alaska Ferry
staging lot to access the boat launch.