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.

This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing!... read more!
March 26
Did you ever want to explore Humboldt Bay from a kayak? Our  experienced instructors can give you... read more!
March 26

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

March 26
Join us for a paddle on beautiful Stone Lagoon located along the coast north of Trinidad. This... read more!
April 2
Join us for amazing and unforgettable scenic paddle tour in the  southern end of Humboldt Bay which... read more!
April 2

Join us for a day of adventure on one of the North Coast’s premier stretches Class III... read more!

April 2
Experience sailing with a personalized sailing instructor and learn how to sail and get comfortable... read more!
April 2
WOMEN'S OPTION. This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of... read more!
April 3


Test your might and come celebrate the New Year with our first annual Polar Bear Paddle &...
January 2
Progress your paddling skills in this fun and safe environment with this class that focuses on...
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

Drop-In / Weekly Events

This challenging 30-minute class is specifically designed to target your core and lower body with...
October 19 - November 18
This fitness program combines low-impact cardio and strength exercise. One day each week will...
October 20 - November 19
Come get DRENCHED in sweat with this high energy class. Whether you're new to dance, new to fitness...
October 19 - November 19