Aquatic Adventures

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.

The Aquatic Adventure Program provides a variety of boating instruction courses in canoeing, rafting, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and river kayaking. All trip logistics including location, transportation, equipment, instruction, and guides are organized by Center Activities. 

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. If you are unsure of your ability to complete the above skills, you must make an appointment through the Arcata Community Pool to be tested. 

Aquatics Equipment and Rental Program: All aquatic classes include use of boats, boating equipment, personal floatation devices (PFDs), spray jackets and Farmer John wetsuits. Surfing classes include hooded full-body wetsuits, surfboards and booties. Aquatic equipment, not scheduled for use by a Center Activities class, is available through our rental program to qualified persons. To ensure user safety, to maintain quality and to care for the equipment, there are checkout requirements on all aquatic equipment. Reservations are suggested as equipment is rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental fees must be paid at the time of reservation. Deposits are required for all rentals.
 

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing. From there we will progress... read more!

September 13

This 2-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and focus on the... read more!

September 16

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

September 19
Come join us for a fun filled weekend of whitewater river kayaking on one of our local world-class... read more!
September 19-20
In this class, our experienced and professional instructors will continue to cover boat handling,... read more!
September 19

With some of the world's greatest windsurfing spots right here in Humboldt County, this is an... read more!

September 20

This paddle class will be led by our experienced and professional female guiding staff geared... read more!

September 20
Interested in learning how to sail but don't knowwhere to start? Join us for a day of demostration... read more!
September 20
 

EVENTS

This paddle class will be led by our experienced and professional female guiding staff geared...
August 30
If you are looking for an activity that provides a good workout with the benefit of learning a...
August 31 - October 14
This 2-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and focus on the...
September 2
This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing!...
September 5

Drop-In / Weekly Events

Get all the benefits of cardio, core, and balance training while you escape the walls of the gym...
September 6 - November 29
Every Sunday
This class is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on...
September 6 - November 20
This challenging 30-minute class is specifically designed to target your core and lower body with...
September 7 - October 8