Aquatic Adventures

Come explore the many waterways of Humboldt County, and experience each location on a different watercraft! Go paddling on Humboldt Bay, try a canoe at the Mad River Slough, go sailing out in Big Lagoon, and discover the rivers of the North Coast by raft. No matter how you choose to experience Humboldt, an adventure with Center Activities and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, will provide a safe and enjoyable experience lead by our skilled and knowledgeable instructors.

Our group activites are offered at great prices and get you on on the water, enjoying nature and making new friends. We are happy to help plan your custom trip. Please fill out our Personalize Trip Request Form for more information and pricing!

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center 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.


Since 2006, the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling... read more!
April 11

Are you ready to expand and improve your kayaking skills with our intermediate course? In this... read more!

April 13

Get ready for a welcoming and fun female environment as women come together to learn skills and... read more!

April 14

Come join us for this popular evening paddle and watch as the evening skies blossom from our... read more!

April 19
Come learn how to sail as you see the bay from a new and refreshing perspective! Discover your new... read more!
April 20
Get the family together and explore the Humboldt Bay! Our aquatic staff will give you and your... read more!
April 20
This class is for kayakers looking to improve their paddle strokes for maximum boat handling... read more!
April 27

This course offers students the opportunity to safely learn and enjoy the sport of surfing!... read more!

April 28


Learn what goes into selling a home in Humboldt County in today’s real estate market — how to price...
March 19
A circuit program that incorporates equipment such as sleds, prowlers and tires to encourage a high...
March 25 - May 3
Over the course of these two class meetings we will explore Judaism’s language, holidays, sacred...
March 26 & 28
Humboldt has some of the most prime fishing locations in California, and they’re right under our...
March 26