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Cruises in the San Juan Islands

Island Mariner offers the following special seasonal cruises. Visit our Group Charters page for information on custom boat charters.

Beer & Brats Summer Evening Cruise

Join us for one of our summer Beer & Brats cruises around Bellingham Bay and through the Chuckanut area on board the Island Caper. This cruise features some of Bellingham's locally made products; Kulshan Brewery beer, Hemplers bratwurst sausages (free of allergens, gluten, and MSG) and locally made buns. The Beer & Brats cruise runs most Friday evenings and some Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting June 26. Click here for details.

October Beer, Brats, and Dixieland Cruise
Turk Murphy Jazz Lovers - The best of the best!

Join us for a fun and entertaining afternoon boat cruise featuring Rose and Bert Barr; Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band playing Turk Murphy style. Enjoy dancing, good friends and a good time aboard the 110' Island Caper. Wear your 20s clothing and your dancing shoes. This is an afternoon you will remember! The cost is $55 and includes beer and brats The cruise takes place 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Reserve your seat today! Call the office at (360) 734-8866 or book your reservation online.

History Sunset Cruise wtih Whatcom Museum

This is our 30th year of providing the History Sunset Cruise for the Whatcom Museum. This cruise is a fund raising event for the museum. If you haven't explored Bellingham by water, THIS CRUISE IS A MUST! Where did Bellingham begin? What were those four towns that used to be here? Who were some of the early characters in local history? How has the bay changed and how do we use the exciting and vital resource today?

These are but a few of the questions answered in the popular History Sunset Cruises. The two hour and thirty minute sunset cruise is a great way for old timers and newcomers alike to learn more about the place they live and see the sites on the bay. The Bellingham Bay History Cruise is also a wonderful way to introduce your summer visitors to the beautiful place we live. Click here to find out more about this cruise.

Whale Watching Cruise

The Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruise was chosen as the 'Best Tourist Activity' in a Citizens' Poll. The object of our San Juan whale search cruise is, of course, to find the magnificent Orca whales. That said, we may also see Gray, Humpback or Minke whales, little known relatives of the great Blue Whale.

On our 70-90 mile whale search cruise around the San Juan Islands and often the Canadian Gulf Islands, you will experience a seven hour long narrated scenic tour by our excellent, qualified naturalists. Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact us at or call (360) 734-8866 or 1-877-734-8866.

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