Located in the Historic Fairhaven District the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (BCT), completed in 1989, is the southern connection for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Seasonal foot ferries and charter vessels also provide connections to the San Juan Islands. BCT provides safe and convenient passenger facilities for more than 200,000 passengers each year.
The traditional gateway to the San Juan Islands and Alaska, Bellingham offers outstanding transportation connections. A new multimodal facility in Fairhaven is home to Amtrak and the Alaska Marine Highway System.
With 360 degree views of the Salish Sea and snow-capped Mount Baker, Blaine Harbor offers 629 state-of-the-art boat slips for commercial and pleasure boats, protected by a heavy rock breakwater.
San Juan Cruises offers a scenic whale watch cruise which includes lunch and a stop in Friday Harbor, sunset crab dinner cruises on the bay with spectacular views of the Chuckanut coastline, wine and beer tasting cruises, and customized adventures.
Bellingham is the southern port of the Alaska Ferry, which departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven (I-5 Exit 250) on a varied schedule depending on time of year. The ferry makes a week-long voyage through Alaska’s Inside Passage, stopping at numerous ports including Ketchikan and Juneau.
Squalicum Harbor is a full-service marina on the northern shores of Bellingham Bay in the City of Bellingham, Washington. It is the home port to more than 1,400 commercial and pleasure boats, including a large charter boat fleet.