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.

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.

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.

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

January 24
Celebrate water in motion as we ride the biggest king tide of the season. During this epic... read more!
February 6

Grab your honey and a paddle! for this trip we will loop around Woodley Island in our tandem... read more!

February 14

Join the growing world of Stand up paddling - it’s easy and fun! The course is designed to... read more!

February 27

After traveling the 101 so many times, have you ever thought about touring Humboldt Bay on a... read more!

March 5

This course will initially concentrate on learning improved bracing and from there we will... read more!

March 20
This two-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay  Aquatic Center and will focus on... read more!
March 23
This 2-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and focus on the... read more!
March 23


Test your might and come celebrate the New Year with our first annual Polar Bear Paddle &...
January 2
This courses focuses on rescue and safety skills that no paddler should be without. Our instructors...
January 3
This challenging 80 hour course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides,...
January 6-15
This 2-hour on-land session will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and focus on the...
January 6