Water Transport


Alaska Marine Highway System: Bellingham is the southern port of the Alaska Ferry, which departs from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven (I-5 Exit 250) every Friday evening, year-round. The ferry makes a week-long voyage through Alaska’s Inside Passage, stopping at numerous ports including Ketchikan and Juneau.

San Juan Islands: Bellingham has seasonal service to Friday Harbor, as well as charter service to other San Juan Islands.

Paddling, Sailing, Whale Watching, Fishing: See our Water Adventures page for detailed information.

Bellingham and Blaine are popular destinations for sail and power boat enthusiasts. For information visit Squalicum Harbor and Blaine Harbor (below).

Lummi Island Ferry: Hourly car ferry departs Gooseberry Point. Take I-5 Exit 260.

Port of Bellingham:  The Port of Bellingham operates a number of the transportation connections within Whatcom County including the airport, marinas, cruise terminal, and Fairhaven Station, where Amtrak train and bus services are located.

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Water Transportation Links & Resources

Port of Bellingham | 360-676-2500
1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
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. | info@portofbellingham.com
San Juan Cruises | 360-738-8099 or 800-443-4552
355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
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. | tours@whales.com

Alaska Marine Highway System
7559 N Tongass Highway, Ketchikan
Bellingham Cruise Terminal - Port of Bellingham
1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
Blaine Harbor - Port of Bellingham
234 Marine Drive, Blaine
San Juan Island Commuter
355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
360-738-8099 or 800-443-4552
Squalicum Harbor - Port of Bellingham
722 Coho Way, Bellingham
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