Whatcom Museum Sunset History Cruise
COVID-19 UPDATE (as of May 29): While we still hope to get out on the water this summer, we do not know yet what 2020's History Cruise season will look like. Please stay tuned for updates.
JOIN THE WHATCOM MUSEUM ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER!
The Whatcom Museum is pleased to present its 37th year of the popular summer history cruises along Bellingham Bay, partnering again with locally owned and operated San Juan Cruises. The weekly cruises are offered on Tuesday evenings and leave from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven.
The tour takes a close-up view of parks, businesses, industry, and neighborhoods from Bellingham Bay. It travels down waterways and past shipyards, historic points of interest, fishing activities, and the work and pleasure boats, freighters and tugboats that are in the harbor. Harbor seals and water birds are regularly seen - it's a memorable evening!
Either Brian Griffin or Doug Starcher will be your tour guide, tying their knowledge of local history with up-to-date facts about bay activities. The narrative of history, trivia, and current events makes cruise guests feel they are becoming experts on their community and have new understanding of the place they live or are visiting.
Guests travel aboard the 100-foot Puget Sound tour boat Victoria Star, which leaves from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat has indoor and outdoor seating on two levels, an on-board snack bar, and a full bar with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Restrooms are available on board. Guests are welcome to bring dinner, snacks, and beverages (non-alcoholic) for a picnic-style dinner on board.
WHEN? The cruise departs every Tuesday beginning June 23rd and ending Sept 1st.
June 23 with Brian Griffin
June 30 with Doug Starcher
July 7 with Brian Griffin
July 14 with Doug Starcher
July 21 with Brian Griffin
July 28 with Doug Starcher
Aug 4 with Brian Griffin
Aug 11 with Doug Starcher
Aug 18 with Brian Griffin
Aug 25 with Doug Starcher
Sept 1 with Brian Griffin
Please note that while Brian and Doug intend to staff the Cruises on the above dates, we cannot guarantee which narrator will be on any given sailing, and tickets will remain non-transferable between dates even in the event of a narrator change.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Whatcom Museum member ticket: $30
Non-member ticket: $35
Groups of 12+, per person: $28
Under 5: free with pre-registration (Please let us know if children under 5 are boarding with you when you purchase tickets as we need to include them in the head count)
*Proceeds benefit Whatcom Museum exhibitions and educational programs*
WHERE CAN WE BUY TICKETS?
Please check back for ticket on-sale date. You may purchase tickets through the Brown Paper Tickets website; by calling 800-838-3006, extension 1; or through the Whatcom Museum Store located at 250 Flora St., Bellingham, WA 98225. NOTE: Online ticket sales end at noon on the day of the sailing (so that we may pull the manifest), but if seats are still available, you may be able purchase them at the dock.
WHAT TIME DOES THE CRUISE BEGIN AND END?
The cruise boards at 6:15pm, departs promptly at 6:30pm, and returns to the dock around 8:30 pm
WHERE IS THE BOAT LOCATED?
San Juan Cruises is located at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue, Suite 104, Bellingham WA 98225. The Port of Bellingham charges $0.50/hour for parking, in the large lot with numbered spaces about 30 yards in front of the terminal building. Overnight parking is $6/day. There is free parking for up to 2 hours in front of the terminal. To learn more about San Juan Cruises visit Whales.com.
CAN WE BRING FOOD?
Yes, you may bring dinner/snacks/beverages but may not bring your own alcohol. Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase on board.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CRUISE?
Visit our FAQs site at http://www.whatcommuseum.org/history-sunset-cruise
Or by calling 800-838-3006, extension 1.
Or visit us in the Whatcom Museum Store in the Lightcatcher building at 250 Flora St., Bellingham WA 98225.
Refund Policy: Because the Whatcom Museum is a non-profit and this event is a fundraiser (with hard costs to the Museum Foundation), we are not able to provide refunds.
San Juan Cruises; located at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal (View)
355 Harris Avenue, Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|