Bellair Tours and Adventures pedigree originates from two long time Whatcom County motorcoach companies. In 2015, Bellair Charters & Airporter Shuttle celebrated its 30th year of providing scheduled transportation and customized charter service and in 2016 upon Jim Hesselgrave’s retirement, purchased Hesselgrave Tours. Today the companies operate over 60 vehicles in 4 different Washington State locations and employ over 140.
Whether you travel with us on a Tour or Adventure, a special group charter coach or on one of our scheduled services our goal is for you to relax. Enjoy our professional drivers and your ride on any of our 20, 30, 47 or 55 passenger vehicles. We’d like you to take in a movie, listen to your favorite pod cast, read or just look out the window and enjoy the ride!
Here’s how our company is organized!
Bellair Tours and Adventures – creates an enjoyable day out for individuals, couples or families. We plan a day’s event and manage your admissions, transportation, accommodation and often your meals so that your travel is easy and an extraordinary experience.
Airporter Shuttle – provides transportation between Whatcom County, Burlington, Anacortes, Stanwood and Marysville to Seattle & Sea-Tac airport
Airporter Shuttle – transportation between Yakima, Ellenburg, Cle Elum and North Bend to Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport
Bellair Charters – special group transportation to “anywhere” from two Charter Coach offices in Ferndale and Federal Way, Washington
Gold Line – scheduled transportation between Kettle Falls, WA and Spokane, WA
Grape Line – scheduled transportation between Walla Walla, WA and Pasco, WA
Tour Coordinator & Host
Although new to the travel industry, Shannon Lentz has spent most of her career working to make each and every customer feel special!!! She worked her way through Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Human Resources. Having traveled widely all of her life, a career in travel was an excellent fit. She looks forward to assisting you to make your travel dreams a reality soon!!!
Judy is a lifelong Washingtonian, living in Whatcom County the past 20 years. She is blessed with a daughter and son and their spouses and six grandchildren. She is a retired educator and in retirement finds joy in traveling, volunteering, playing bridge, quilting, reading and cooking.
When asked what Judy enjoys about being a tour host she immediately replies, “the people” and in addition, the tours are fabulous. She finds the tours fun, interesting and wonderful when the driving is left to an expert safe driver. Her primary focus as a tour host is to make the tour a great experience for the tour guests.
She doesn’t have one specific dream trip in mind but likes to look at experiencing new things that she may not have thought of or not had the opportunity to experience. She says, that is why being a tour host for Bellair Tours has opened the door to many fun experiences and sharing those experiences with new friends.
“Danielle is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Whatcom County for the past 27 years with her husband and two children. She and her husband have owned several businesses over the years including Business Pulse magazine and the Bellingham Bells Baseball Club and are both avid travelers.
Raised in Kirkland and graduating from the University of Washington, Danielle has spent her free time enjoying all the beauty and fun the Pacific NW has to offer; water and snow skiing, kayaking, hiking, golfing and boating. She enjoys reading and gardening and plays board and card games with her family and friends every chance she gets, including a very spirited game of Mah-jongg every week with her neighbors.
Danielle has always loved traveling and meeting new people and looks forward to the many adventures Bellair Tours has to offer its guests and helping them experience new and interesting places.
Dorina is a lifelong Skagit County Resident. Retiring after 30 years in city government as a police dispatcher and Court Administrator, she spent the last several years as a family care-giver and working part-time for Seattle City Light, as a tour guide for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, a Curves Trainer and Manager and the last two years for Bellair Airporter Shuttle where she works as a Customer Service Agent in Burlington. She enjoys traveling, scrapbooking and gardening.
When asked what she enjoys about being a tour host, her immediate response is “the wonderful people I get to meet from around the Pacific Northwest and from all over the world”. Touring with a professional driver and a tour guide/host is a great way to learn about the local area and find fun things to do and see. As a tour host her focus is ensuring that all tours guests have a fabulous experience and learn something new while touring.
Dorina’s been lucky enough to travel all over the US and Canada as well as Great Britain and her dream trip to Australia and loves exploring new places while traveling. Her motto is, “you don’t get lost, you’re just exploring, someplace new.” She loves being a Tour Guide so she can share her love of Washington and Canada with those who are new to the area or those who may not be aware of the hidden gems in the Great Pacific Northwest.