Local Guide Services in Bellingham

Interested in paddling around the San Juan Islands or summiting Mt. Baker? Here are some local guides we recommend.

Dragonfly Sea Kayak

Kayaks on a beach

Founded in 2019, Dragonfly Sea Kayak is delighted to offer half, full, and multi day tours, as well as custom tours, kayaking basics classics, and sunset & bioluminescent paddles. They are woman-owned, and happy to outfit paddlers of all ages and abilities in their modern fleet of locally produced sea kayaks. In addition, Dragonfly runs a summer camp for kids with lands of opportunity for learning and play on water and land!

Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures

Kayaks on a beach

Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures is the longest running kayaking outfitter in Bellingham, WA. Since 1992 we've welcome beginners as well as more skilled paddlers on our guided kayak tours. We specialize in small groups to assure attention to individual needs, and to promote low impact interaction with natural surroundings. Our experienced guides are friendly, approachable, and extremely passionate and knowledgeable about our local environment and waterways. Trips offered May - September for Half-Days (3 hours), Full-Days (5 hours), Multi-day and specialty kayak tours. For more information on guided tours and recreational kayak rentals visit our website www.moondancekayak.com or call us at (360) 378-7664 to learn more!

Wildcat Cove Paddle

Wildcat Cove Paddle offers unique opportunities to explore Chuckanut Bay and other locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties via stand-up paddleboard. We offer beginner and intermediate level classes, multi-hour tours, and other SUP events. All activities are taught or led by the owner, a Professional Stand Up Paddleboard Association Certified Instructor. We are happy to offer everyone a challenging, accessible, and fun time on the water.

Baker Mountain Guides

Hikers going up a mountain.

Baker Mountain Guides is proud to call the North Cascades home. Our backyard is characterized by serrated peaks, immense glaciers, and the world’s most abundant snowfall. This incredible terrain serves as our inspiration. Our staff serve as guides, teachers, and mentors of outdoor stewardship and leadership. We specialize in high-end, guided programs, but also offer comprehensive courses and trainings. Get the skills you need for the hills, or simply join us for an unforgettable adventure.

Earth Elements is a Bellingham based guided hiking company offering custom hikes and forest bathing experiences for individuals & small groups. We welcome beginner to advanced outdoor enthusiasts to join our local guides who are passionate, knowledgeable, and well experienced in navigating the diverse landscapes of the PNW. Join us year-round for half & full-day adventures. Phone: (360) 303-1405

Join Blackbird Mountain Guides for adventure in the North Cascades! Whether you're looking to climb your first peak, build technical skills, continue your AIARE avalanche education, or push your limits in the mountains, we’ve got programs that will bring you higher. Book a program online or email us today to plan the perfect trip for you and your team! 

Blue Otter Outfitters

Anacortes Kayak Tours

Start your sea kayaking experience from Anacortes, Home Port to the San Juan Islands. No kayaking experience is necessary and the San Juan Islands ferry hassles are not required. Join our fun and professional guides on a journey into the best destinations in the San Juans. Trips depart from Anacortes, San Juan Island, and Orcas Island, all summer long!

Wild and Scenic River Tours

Wild and Scenic River Tours is a whitewater river rafting company in Western Washington state, based in Glacier, Washington. Being nearby the cities of Bellingham, Seattle, and Vancouver, Wild and Scenic River Tours offers river trips on a variety of Northwest Rivers. We are based on the Nooksack River near Bellingham, but offer regular trips on the Sauk, Skykomish, Wenatchee, and many other rivers. Come on a whitewater river rafting adventure with us today! 360.599.3115

Cascade Adventures 
Baker Bus

The Baker Bus is an affordable, community supported transportation service dedicated to the protection of the Nooksack River Watershed. We currently provide winter service to Mt Baker Ski Area throughout and year round service for a variety of private events. With vehicles prepared to handle any weather, safety is our foremost priority. 360.599.3115