The first wind electric hybrid charter boat on the West Coast

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Providing clients of all ages and abilities a fun and unique outdoor sailing adventure.

Customized boat tours, wildlife viewing, sailing instruction or carefree skippered sailing charters can run from 1.5 to 8 hours aboard our comfortable and efficient 42 foot long catamaran

2024 Season Begins
April 1 for Day
Trip Charters

Open Sunset Cruises
available Weekends in May.
Daily June 1 - Sept 15
Weekends Sept 15-Oct 30

Sadly, we will not be offering overnight charters for the 2024 season due to new Coast Guard regulations that would require hiring additional crew. This requirement would make overnight charters significantly more expensive and somewhat more crowded. Thanks for your understanding.

Gato Verde is based in Bellingham, Washington at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Historic Fairhaven, the southern terminus of the Alaska Ferry. Bellingham is located just 90 minutes North of Seattle and 60 minutes South of Vancouver, BC. Consider a sunset cruise or hosting an event out on beautiful Bellingham Bay in the shadow of Mount Baker.

Sailing charter group size is limited to six passengers for all charters. Anyone on board who desires it will get plenty of hands-on experience and patient multi-disciplinary instruction geared precisely to their skills, needs, and desires.

In addition to sailing skills, you will learn about the area's environment and how to nurture it, natural history, social history and how they all fit together. Gato Verde is committed to being a model of sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

Day Sailing Charter Options

Open 1.5 hour sunset cruise

The best Sunset Cruise in Bellingham!
Available June 1- Sept 15

Grab the family, guests, your honey, or treat yourself! Never crowded or noisy due to our 6 passenger limit. You are welcome to bring your own food & beverages.

No minimum. $70/person for a 1.5 hour cruise. Departure times vary through the season and are approximately 90 minutes before sunset.

To check availability click booking button below. Reservations available 21 days or fewer before desired charter date.

Private 1.5 hour sunset cruises

1.5 Hour Sunset Cruise for groups of 6 or smaller that would prefer a private trip. Available for $420 for up to 6 passengers. Click booking button below or call to check availability. Reservations available 21 days or fewer before desired charter date.

Private day sail trips

Bellingham's exclusive provider of small group skippered day sailing. If you want a longer than normal sunset cruise, use this option. Cost is just $280/hour (2 hour minimum) You are welcome to bring your own food & beverages or they can be provided by special arrangement. 6 Passenger maximum capacity. Click booking button below or call to check availability. Reservations available 21 days or fewer before desired charter date.

Private Overnight Trips (Unavailable 2024)

Skippered bareboat
(Unavailable 2024)

You provide food & beverages and do the cooking & cleaning. Six passenger maximum capacity.


10% Early Booking Discount for overnight trips booked 5 months ahead!

full service private charter (Unavailable 2024)

Charter the Gato Verde with a private chef! Everything but alcohol provided. Six passenger maximum capacity.

$600/person/night Double Occupancy (4 person minimum charge)

10% Early Booking Discount for overnight trips booked 5 months ahead!

Join-A-Cruise Overnight Trips (Unavailable 2024)

3 night mother ship supported
stand-up-paddleboard (sup) cruise (Unavailable 2024)

Sailing and Stand-Up-Paddleboards ( SUP ) make a great combination! Long downwind/downcurrent paddling options on calm days and/or sailing to a destination to explore at your own pace. Finish each evening in a different location on a comfortable vessel to fill your belly and rest your bones before the next days adventure. Discounts available if you have more than 4 in your group or you bring your own SUP. Six passenger maximum capacity. Coming Soon

3 night live-aboard
wildlife viewing trip (Unavailable 2024)

Whale watching aboard the Gato Verde is unique because of the combination of sails and virtually silent electric motors. You can observe the Orcas knowing that we are contributing only a small fraction of the noise and pollution that an average whale watching boat creates. We also have the ability to listen to the Killer Whale's underwater world with our amplified hydrophone...hear the orcas hunt, navigate and is amazing. Six passenger maximum capacity. Dates: Check back soon!

photography workshop
(Unavailable 2024)

Sail through and around the San Juan islands, photographing the magical land- and sea-scapes from the Gato Verde and from lonely, otherwise-inaccessible island on shore excursions. In the evenings, you'll learn how to bring out the best in your images using Adobe Lightroom digital processing software. Availabil;ity soon.

Specialty Trips

july 4
fireworks cruise

2024 Reservations Available Now! $140/person Discounts available for groups of 3 or more

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