The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats preserves and celebrates the Northwest's maritime heritage through a variety of hands-on activities and classes.

Come to CWB for hands-on maritime experiences using our fleet of historic wooden boats. You can visit us in Seattle or on Camano Island. Our livery (our fleet of boats for rent) operates year-round renting sail and rowboats to the public. We also offer many classes in sailing and other skills for adults and youth as well as one-on-one sailing lessons. Many events happen at The Center for Wooden Boats and you are invited to explore our docks every day of the year.

Volunteer | The Center for Wooden Boats

We've got another volunteer orientation this Saturday 10am-12pm! First hour for brand new volunteers. Second hour for Livery and Boatshop training. What will you do at CWB? Photo: Javier Cuevas Nazario Volunteering at CWB Since 1977, The Center for Wooden Boats has been a volunteer powered organization. Today, over 500 volunteers contribute on a regular basis to support hands-on learning and access to the water. Volunteers help with virtually every aspect of CWB’s oper...

Thanks for your Support! | The Center for Wooden Boats

The numbers are in, and thanks to you, we were able to raise more than $25,000 at the 2016 Year End!

These funds will help give water and boat access to more than 100,000 visitors in the coming year, as well as help finish our Wagner Education Center!

We can't say it enough: THANK YOU!! January 6, 2017 | Events, General, Mission Moments, News & Updates Thanks for your Support! by Stacey Alexander Thanks to your generosity and support, we were able to raise more than $25,000 at the 2016 Year End! These funds will help: provide access to the water and maritime culture to over 100,000...

Rent a Cabin | The Center for Wooden Boats

Attention CWB Members (and those considering membership):

We've had two nights in July open for the Boatman's Cabin at The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach! And they just so happen to align with two prime crabbing days!

For details on cabin rental, or to book July 7th & 8th, click below. #camabeach #crabbing #summertime Cama Beach Cabin RentalsCabin Exterior 1Cabin Interior 1Cabin Interior 2Cabin KitchenCabin Bunks Rent the Boatman’s Cabin CWB Members enjoy exclusive access to the Boatman’s Cabin, a deluxe waterfront cabin that sleeps seven. Take a relaxing beach vacation, spend time crabbing, or explore Camano Isl...

Happy first #FirstThursday of 2017! As usual, we'll have toy boat building in the Gallery today from 3-5pm. See you there!

Photo: Tyler Ray | Photographer

What a good lookin' neighborhood! #slu #lakeunionpark

Instagram photo by The Center for Wooden Boats • Jan 2, 2017 at 5:51pm UTC

Happy 2017 from all of us at CWB! Who caught the fantastic @spaceneedle fireworks? #seattle #happynewyear See this Instagram photo by @ctr4woodenboats • 5 likes

#WisdomWednesday "Trust anyone whose boat shoes are more worn than yours."

#boatquotes #sailorscode


REMINDER; CWB at SLU will be closed Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. Our Cama Beach location will reopen January 5th. See you next year!

Photo: Throwback to the Seattle Snowpocalypse of 2012. White Christmas in 2016, anyone?

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Sail Cam'Isle 2012
Replacing the Fore Shrouds on the schooner Lavengro
CWB: A Place for New Friends and New Skills


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1010 Valley St
Seattle, WA

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Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
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