Aquatic Rentals

We've got kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards - Come play on the water!

Launch from the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center dock and set off on an adventure along the shores of Humboldt Bay. Our knowledgeable staff will provide a brief paddle and safety talk and can also set up a private lesson for novice paddlers or the intermediate and advanced participant. Got a group? We are happy to work with your community groups, school and special group to create a custom program to fit your needs. Want to go off-site? You got it! For off-site aquatic and outdoor gear please see our Center Activities' Full  Rental Price List .

 

Hours of Operation:

October-January: 10 AM - 3 PM
February-April: 10 AM - 4 PM
May-September: 10 AM - 6 PM


What's Included?

All of our HBAC aquatic rental prices include a brief paddling and safety orientation, personal flotation device (PFD), wetsuit, splash jacket, paddle and the watercraft. Our flat rate allows you to come paddle for as long as you would like during our rental hours. Most people plan on a 2-3 hour rental. All renters should know how to swim while wearing a PFD. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardians signature on their rental waiver. Participating in our rental program, you may get wet. Bringing a swimsuit to wear under the included wetsuit is a great way to prepare for your time on Humboldt Bay.


Rental Fees

Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard:
$20 HSU Students 
$25 Community Members

Tandem Kayak or Canoe:
$30 HSU Students
$35 Community Members 

* Launch of on-site rentals conclude one hour before closing. Rental limits are based on forecasted weather conditions and paddler abilities.

Aquatic Equipment Rentals for Off-Site Locations
Not feeling like launching off our dock? Would you like to join a group of friends paddling up at the lagoons and don’t have your own gear? Want to take a kayak, canoe or SUP on your next camping trip?  We offer off-site rentals to help you get out there and explore! Vehicles must be equipped with functional rack systems for transport of kayaks, canoes, surf and/or paddle boards. Talk with our staff about approved locations for off-site rentals and let us get you outfitted for your next adventure.
 


Private Instruction

Focus on the paddling skills you want to or simply enjoy a day on the water with one of our trained instructors. Private instruction is a great way to assess and refine your paddling skills.

Private Instruction Fee:

$50/hour HSU Students
$60/hour All Others

Additional Person
$20/hour

2-hour instruction. Custom rates for groups of 4 or more.
Please contact our Aquatics Coordinator at 707-443-4222 for more information.

 

 

EVENTS

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