Aquatic Adventures

Come explore the many waterways that Humboldt County has to offer such as Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard on Humboldt Bay, Canoe the Mad River Slough, go sailing out in Big Lagoon, or discover the North Coast by raft. No matter how you choose to experience Humboldt, an adventure with Center Activities and our Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, will provide a safe and enjoyable experience lead by our skilled and knowledgeable instructors.

Our group activites are offered at great prices and get you on on the water, enjoying nature and making new friends. We are happy to help plan your custom trip. Please fill out our Personalize Trip Request Form for more information and pricing!

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center is the regional boating safety center for the North Coast and is supported by the California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways. The Division allocates funds for boating facilities, boating safety education and boating law enforcement throughout California. Center Activities’ aquatics equipment inventory is also funded by Boating & Waterways to enhance boating safety education in Northern California.

Water Safety Requirements: To participate in any Aquatics class you must be "water safe". You must have the ability to swim a short distance using any stroke and be able to tread water for five minutes.


Explore the magic of Humboldt Bay from a stand up paddleboard and navigate through the various... read more!
June 24
Paddleboarding is a full-body exercise and has become a popular cross-training workout. While the... read more!
June 28, July 5, & July 12

This course offers participants the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing!... read more!

June 30
This class covers the fundamentals of kayaking, including an orientation to kayaking equipment... read more!
July 1
This fun filled day is for a parent and sailor who have previously been enrolled in a youth/teen... read more!
July 7
Get the family together and get out on Humboldt Bay! Our aquatic staff will outfit you with an... read more!
July 15

Expand and improve your kayaking skills with our intermediate course! Students will be... read more!

July 21
Come and experience the Trinity River in a new and exciting way. Our seasoned whitewater... read more!
July 22


Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? This introductory...
June 22 - 24
This course provides first responders and healthcare providers the requisite knowledge and skills...
June 23
Explore the magic of Humboldt Bay from a stand up paddleboard and navigate through the various...
June 24
Sailors learn to harness the power of the wind and sail on Humboldt Bay! This five-day course...
June 25 - 29