Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Bellingham Cruise Terminal Review
This massive brick building surrounded by gardens dispatches daily ferries to the San Juan Islands, Victoria, and Alaska. There's terrific wildlife-watching right off the docks and adjacent shoreline, where sea lions, otters, and gray whales frolic out in the water as great blue herons, cormorants, and harlequin ducks bob on the surface. Fairhaven Marine Park, a long, sandy beach at the foot of Harris Avenue a few blocks south, is the place to launch sea kayaks. A rough trail runs south from the park along the railroad tracks to shingle beaches and rocky headlands, where you'll find clams, summer blackberries, and splendid views of Lummi Island.