From free boat rides to on-site kayak rentals, Team Longboat to Learn to Sail classes, there are lots of ways to get out on the water this summer at the Northwest Maritime Center!

If being on the water isn’t your idea of fun, come get a cup of coffee at Velocity, grab a pink chair, and enjoy watching the boats go by from the dock, beach, or First Federal Commons.

Team Longboat

Row and sail aboard our historic replica longboats with experienced Captains and Mates. Free, no experience necessary, and open to those age 12 and older! Tuesday evenings starting July 5 from 5:30-7:30 during July and August. To sign up contact Sonia Frojen: or 360.385.3628 ext. 113.

Martha J Boat Tours

Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J–a 1984 24′ motor launch–on Fridays & Saturdays from noon to 4 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet down on the floating dock in front of the NWMC. Tours take about 30 minutes, capacity is 6 people, and rides are first come, first served, by donation.

Kayak & SUP rentals available

Starting this summer there are kayaks and SUPs available for rent through PT Paddlesports on the First Federal Commons at NWMC. Rentals are available Wednesday through Sunday from 9-5, and Monday & Tuesday by reservation. A single kayak or SUP is $30 for 2 hours; a double kayak is $40 for 2 hours. Click here for more information or call 360.379.3608.

Learn to Sail classes

We have a few spots left in both our kids’ programs and adult Learn to Sail classes. Click here for kids’ programs, and click here for adult offerings.  Call 360.385.3628 x104 for information or to register by phone. Classes are filling fast!