Check out our natural beauty from the air, or our local history on foot, or our wildlife on the water, then follow it up with with our beer culture by pedal. A variety of interesting tours are available in Bellingham.
A self-guided Downtown Bellingham Historic Walking Tour¬†begins at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall building and provides a 2 mile route circling through the downtown core, making stops at 45 locations. Printed tour booklets are available at the Bellingham Visitor Centers. The tour is also available as a mobile version for smartphones with internet connection, which is a nice way to see the historic photos and hear the narration as you are walking. Click here to open the mobile walking tour version.
Rail Trail Historic Walking Guides from Fairhaven to Downtown Bellingham are a great way to experience our waterfront history. The printed guide was developed by the Bellingham Railway Museum. It follows a 3.5 mile¬† trail, stopping at 35 signs to provide historical details. Rail Trail Walking Guides are also available at the Bellingham Visitor Center at 904 Potter Street.
The Good Time Girls in Bellingham offer guided walking tours in both historic Downtown and Fairhaven. Offerings include private and group tours, bachelor/ette themed tours and our world famous “Sin and Gin” and “Gore and Lore” seasonal tours. For more information or to book a tour, please visit goodtimegirlstours.com.
Outdoor adventure lovers take to the air with Bellingham Helicopter Tours available at Bellingham International Airport. Options include pre-scheduled flight itineraries or personalized tours of either one hour or half hour that can be tailored to the interests of the guest.
Water views are a spectacular element of the Bellingham destination. Scenic whale watching tours in the Salish Sea are offered in the summer months by San Juan Cruises departing from Fairhaven, and Island Mariner Cruises departing from Squalicum Harbor.
Sea Kayak Tours in Bellingham are provided by Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures, with a variety of half-day, full-day and multi-day itineraries to choose from. All include a guided tour experience with qualified staff.
Abundant natural beauty also makes Bellingham the perfect location for artist tours. Creative Life Adventures provides guests with immersive art workshops, combined with local sightseeing tours.