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Bellingham Cultural and Natural History Tours by Sea Kayak

Same delicious views, considerably smaller portions. these trips along the coast of Bellingham are a convenient way to explore out-of-the-way destinations when your schedule is tight.

Nightly Sunset Paddles!  (Thursday-Sunday evenings)

$45/adult (16 & over), $20/youth (9-15), children (8 & under) free.     

Sunset over the San Juans

Join the knowledgeable Elakah staff on lovely paddles around Bellingham Bay every evening, Thursday-Sunday, from 6 - 9 pm!  These paddles are specially priced to give everyone access to a relaxing evening on the water.  Call 360-734-7270 to reserve your spot now!  I must meet a minimum of 3 people or equivalent charge in order to run (sorry all you lone couples!).


Bellingham Cultural and Natural History Half-day Tours! 

$45/adult (16 & over), $20/youth (9-15), children (8 & under) free.     

Our Bellingham Cultural and Natural History Half-day Sea Kayak tours are appropriate for all skill levels and abilities. Our tours are scheduled for 10 am until 1 pm.  Call 360-734-7270 to reserve your spot now! If you have your own group (again, I must meet a minimum of 3 people or equivalent charge in order to run), we'll schedule a trip just for you. 

Dot Island Kayak on BeachThis 3 hour paddle is one of the most scenic and varied available in the Bellingham area.  Depending on the weather, we start out at the Wildcat Cove boat launch at Larrabee State Park, or at Boulevard Park in Bellingham.  From either location we travel along impressively scalloped sandstone cliffs.  We often see river otters, seals, cormorants, eagles, loons and oyster catchers along this relatively pristine shoreline.  Our destination is Chuckanut Island in beautiful Chuckanut Bay.  This island is an archaeological site owned by the Nature Conservancy and is well known for its visible shell miden (refuse from 10,000 years of native Salish people’s use).  We can stretch our legs on its beaches and trails, before reloading our boats for the trip back to our launch site.  A lot to see in a relatively short paddle!

Pup in boat

We also offer several interpretive or educational half-day trips out of Semiahmoo, Birch Bay and Lummi Island.  Inquire about these great tours by calling 360-734-7270.   All trips are operated on a first to sign up, first served basis, so sign up early!


Custom Trips - Non-scheduled trips can be arranged by appointment. A minimum of 3 people or equivalent charge is required.  (ex. $110.00 per half day tour)   Call 360-734-7270 to schedule.


For more information check out this Sample Itinerary, What to Bring

Otter Peeking Right


More information about the types of trips we offer.


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