Tours offer a guided, longer paddleboard experience in Bays and Lakes in Whatcom & Skagit Counties. They are meant for the paddler who has gone boarding before and knows their abilities are a match for a bit of a longer duration and a scenic route. Tours are great for tourists and locals alike. They are offered in 1 hour or 2 hour formats.
Alumni discounts: Take one class or tour at full price, your next one will be discounted for returning!
Privates: Custom private options are available for group tours. Private group tours are great for corporate events, a small group of friends, family, or special occasions like birthday parties! (Size limits vary)
-Daytime tours often feature incredible underwater wildlife views during low tides. Wildlife varies but can include jellyfish, starfish, schools of fish, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, and more!
-Sunset tours often feature peaceful waters and magical sunsets. This experience has been mentioned as having breathtaking views and as a relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the Chuckanut area.
-Special bioluminescence tours are offered for private groups. They get you out on the water in darkness to experience beautiful light sparkles in the water
All tours begin with meeting at the beach for a safety talk and get everyone gear. Then we will depart from a beach and paddle south or north, depending on the conditions, following along the shoreline and taking a break halfway through on a small beach or island before returning to the beach. Local history and information on wildlife and more will be shared during the tour.
All tours are led by the owner of WCCP who is a Certified Professional Stand Up Paddleboard Association Instructor. For more info see the about page.
Locations include Chuckanut Bay, Bellingham Bay, Birch Bay, Bowman Bay, and local lakes.
"Had a great time out on the water with Ava! Highly recommend the evening tour, the sunset was magical. Ava was a great instructor, knowledgeable and patient. The rental equipment was great too."
"We had such a wonderful time exploring the gorgeous area around Wildcat Cove with Ava. Highlights of our tour included otter, seal, and fish sightings, checking out the neat rock features in area and jumping in the water for a refreshing swim when we got a little warm. I can't say enough positive things about Ava. She is a stellar tour guide and made me feel comfortable and confident on a stand up paddle board despite having very little previous experience. In addition to being our tour guide, she also was our photographer, taking lots of great photos while allowing us to enjoy being present in the moment. We will definitely be doing more paddle board adventures in the future after this trip. Thanks so much Ava for a lovely evening on the water!"
"As first time paddle boarders, we weren’t sure what to expect, but wanted to try something new on vacation. Ava was very knowledgeable and taught us the basics as well as some more “fancy” paddle movements. We went around the shoreline and got to see some of the wildlife under water because the tide was low. Since this was a whim, we weren’t necessarily prepared, but Ava helped make sure we felt safe and comfortable (giving us tips on how NOT to fall in). At the end, she encouraged us to stand up so we could have a complete experience, and I’m so glad she did! Will definitely look Ava up in the future for a longer experience if we are in Bellingham!"