Kayak Paddle Tours

Family Fun Weekends

April 11-12, May 9-10 (Mother’s Day), June 20-21 (Father’s Day), July 25-26 & August 8-9

Get your family together for a memorable paddling excursion at an unbeatable value! Kids kayak for free on these Family Fun Weekends. Our staff gives a brief safety talk and introduction to the boats, then your family can cast off our dock to lead your own adventure. 

Program Fee: 
$20 Per Adult, Children paddle FREE (limit 2 per adult)
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, kayak, all necessary equipment
Day and Time: 
Saturday & Sunday • Drop-in anytime between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)

Mad River Paddle

May 2
Paddle the sunny and scenic Mad River from Blue Lake towards the Coast through beautiful riparian habitats rich with wildlife. Gain a new perspective of the watershed that supplies our drinking water. Join our experi- enced guides for a relaxing float in canoes or kayaks. Bring a packable lunch. 
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Transportation, paddle instruction, and gear
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • April 30 • 6:00 PM Recreation & Wellness Center Drop-In Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on the HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange a meeting time at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • April 29

Moonrise Paddle

May 2, May 30 & July 31
Come for a Saturday evening paddle and watch the moon rise through the Humboldt Bay mist. We provide a choice of kayak or canoe and experienced guides to run these short hour and a half adventures.
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Saturdays May 2 & 30 • 7:00 PM; July 31: 7:30 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday before the paddle.

Graduation Paddle

May 17
Come celebrate your hard work with your family and friends with a relaxing paddle on the Humboldt Bay. This tour will give you the seals-eye view of our local treasures; from Eureka Waterfront to Woodley Marina and beyond. We take kayaks and canoes for this brief morning or afternoon paddle. 
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
instruction and gear
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Drive, Eureka - next to the Adorni Center).
Registration Deadline: 
Thursday • May 14

Kinetic Paddle

May 24
Watch from a canoe or kayak as the brave kinetic sculpture pilots launch their all-terrain human powered art sculpture vessels into the Humboldt Bay as they race towards their next destination in the renowned Kinetic Sculputure Championship. 
Program Fee: 
Standard Rental prices apply
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Notes: 
Advanced reservations recommended but not required.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • March 25

4th of July Fireworks Paddle

July 4
Watch the fireworks display as it bursts in colorful magnificence above you from a kayak or canoe on the Humboldt Bay Waterfront. Get an epic view and patriotic memory to last a lifetime. Clear skies not guaranteed. 
Program Fee: 
$35 HSU Students • $45 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Paddling equipment, all safety gear & paddling guide
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 8:30 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (921 Waterfront Dr., Eureka)
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • July 1

Whitewater Raft and Paddle on the Trinity River

July 11

Hop into a raft or inflatable kayak and join us for a day of adventure on the scenic Trinity River. Explore exciting whitewater intermixed with serene, relaxing sections ideal for swimming and wildlife viewing. The section of river we choose will be dependent on river flows and conditions. 

Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $75 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Guides, instruction, permit fees & river equipment
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • July 9 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Drop-In Lounge
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 9:00 AM
Location: 
Trip departs from the J Parking Lot on HSU Campus. For those who live in Eureka, please contact us to arrange your pick up at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • July 8
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