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.

 

Private Sea Kayak Instruction

By Appointment Only
Are you looking to develop your kayaking skills and want an experienced instructor who can meet you where you are at in your progression?

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.

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.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking - On Land

June 8

This two-hour on-land session will focus on the anatomy of boats, proper outfitting, gear and everything else you need to know before you get your toes wet. This is a great way to feel more comfortable and confident about the sport before your first kayaking lesson.

Intermediate Sea Kayaking

June 25
Intermediate sea kayaking will introduce intermediate boat handling skills, paddling strokes, bracing, rudder strokes and how to link strokes for smooth transitions. You will be introduced to wet exits, assisted

Sea Kayak Rescue & Safety

August 13
This course 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
 

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