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.

 

Sunset-Moonrise Paddle

August 19
Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the  evening skies from Humboldt Bay! We will provide a choice of kayaks, warm gear, and experienced guides to facilitate a memorable adventure of the nocturnal wildlife on the bay.

Sunset-Moonrise Paddle

July 16
Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the  evening skies from Humboldt Bay! We will provide a choice of kayaks, warm gear, and experienced guides to facilitate a memorable adventure of the nocturnal wildlife on the bay.

Beginning Sea Kayaking

July 30

The Aquatic Center’s professional team will cover basic equipment, boat handling, forward, reverse and turning paddle strokes, as well water safety considerations. Learn more about tides, currents and weather conditions that will assist you in becoming a competent and safe sea kayaker.

Family Fun Weekend

July 3

Get your family together and get out on Humboldt Bay! Our aquatic staff will outfit you with an appropriate craft, give a brief paddle and safety talk as well as introduce you to the boats, then your family can launch off the dock to lead your own adventure!

National Safe Boating Day

May 21
Boating activities for the whole family, life jacket demos, boating safety tips and more

Graduation Paddle

May 15
Afternoon Session. Come celebrate your hard work with a family paddle on Humboldt Bay. This tour will give you the seals-eye view of our local treasures; from Eureka Waterfront to Woodley Marina and beyond. Beginners welcome!

Whitewater Community Paddle (No Longer Available: Low Enrollment)

May 7
Come paddle on one of our beautiful North Coast River class II or III stretches. Bring your own boat or jump into one of ours. Leave the  logistics to us and come meet fellow paddlers for a fun day on the river.

Sea Kayak Rescue & Safety

May 7

This courses focuses on rescue and safety skills that no paddler should be without. Our instructors cover assisted and unassisted rescues, wet exit, paddle float re-entry, rodeo re-entry, t-rescues, towing, tides and weather conditions.

Sunset-Moonrise Paddle

June 19
Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the  evening skies from Humboldt Bay! We will provide a choice of kayaks, warm gear, and experienced guides to facilitate a memorable adventure of the nocturnal wildlife on the bay.
 

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