Aquatic Adventures

Explore the bay on a kayak, canoe or a stand up paddle board, learn and advance your sailing technique, pick up surfing or join a whitewater adventure. Our group activites are offered at great prices and get you on on the water, enjoying nature and making new friends. Private Aquatic Instruction is also available as well as private group tours and aquatic gear rentals.


Center Activities 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.

 

Introduction to Whitewater River Kayaking (No Longer Available)

October 1 -2

This course focuses on developing paddling skills and safety to get you started on whitewater kayaking. You will be introduced to the basics of kayaking and a combat roll in the Arcata Community Pool and progress to moving whitewater during a weekend overnight on the Trinity River.

 

EVENTS

The Aquatic Center’s professional team will cover basic equipment, boat handling, forward, reverse...
October 1
Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of...
October 1
Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the "legs" really mean? This two...
October 5
When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use...
October 5