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.


Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt... read more!

August 24
Get the family together and get out on Humboldt Bay! Our aquatic staff will outfit you with an... read more!
September 2
This on-land kayaking seminar is perfect for beginner’s to feel more comfortable before their first... read more!
September 5
This class covers the fundamentals of kayaking, including an orientation to kayaking equipment... read more!
September 8
Experience sailing with a personalized sailing instructor and learn how to sail. Sailors will... read more!
September 8
Ever wonder when is the best time to go catch some waves? Or perhaps you want to know when the best... read more!
September 11
Check out this seminar for the basics of surfing equipment, understanding tides, proper paddling... read more!
September 13

We create a welcoming and fun environment for women to come together to learn skills and gain... read more!

September 16


Humboldt State University has endless hiking opportunities in the expansive redwood forest that...
August 18 (Guests Welcome)
This fun filled day is for a parent and sailor who have previously been enrolled in a youth/teen...
August 18
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic life support care to critically ill or...
August 20 - December 11
Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt...
August 24