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Programs & Activities

Programs & Activities

View our standard program offerings!



Personalized Programs




Looking for a more personal lesson or have a trip in mind that is not listed? Create the trip or lesson of your dreams in any activity that we offer. Prices vary depending on group size, location, trip duration, food, etc. Check out our already listed programs and suggest a new date or see below for suggested personalized trips.



Sailing Instruction:


Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to sail our Coronado 15 boats in a fun and safe environment. Sailors will learn rigging, terminology, maneuvering, safety, and much, much more. Instruction can be tailored to any skill level.


Sea or River Kayaking Instruction:


Looking to develop your kayaking skills in a close, independent course? Our friendly and professional instructors can tailor instruction to meet your specific goals, and introduce you to new techniques. In addition, instruction prepares you to become a safer, more knowledgeable paddler, and go out on your own expeditions. This is also a great way to discover local paddling areas!


Surf Instruction:


You will learn water safety, surf etiquette, ocean awareness, surfboard handling, technique, how to read the waves and much more. These custom courses are designed for all skill levels, instructors will customize your lesson to you.


Stand Up Paddleboarding / Kayak Tours:


Looking to set up a private Stand Up Paddleboard or Kayak trip for you and your friends and family? We have trips off the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center’s dock or in varies locations such as the Humboldt Lagoons and the lower Mad River. Prices vary depending on group size, location and trip duration.


Group Rafting Trips:


Looking to set up a rafting trip for you and your friends? Gather 10-18 people and give us a call. We will provide the equipment the guides and the transportation. You pick the date and bring the lunch. Let us help you set up a rafting adventure of a lifetime.



Group Hiking Trips:


Want to know all the local Humboldt spots? Looking for a guide to the Humboldt forest or a guided beach tour? Let our professional guides walk you through the area of your choosing and impart their knowledge for the area’s natural and human history.


How to Reserve a Trip:



Fill out a Personalized Trip Request Form or contact our front counter and we can help you determine the best option for you and/or your group.


Contact Info: Center Activities (707) 826-3357.


Other Forms:


Private Trip Waiver forms can be downloaded here.



Special Events


Each semester Center Activities organizes a variety of special programs in collaboration with our affliated facilities and other local organizations.


These programs include rock climbing competitions, extensive multi-day outdoor adventures, our annual Paddlefest celebrating safe boating on the North Coast and much more! Stay tuned for updates on your favorite events and new additions!





Paddle Fest Fall Semester - Center Activities is proud to present the Humboldt Bay Paddlefest! The waterways, estuaries, and salt marshes of Humboldt Bay are some of the most unique in the world, and paddle recreation is one of the best ways to appreciate them. Paddlefest celebrates the beauty of Humboldt Bay bringing aquatic sports, local community members and organizations, and the HSU campus together for a day of fun and play on the bay! Take advantage of the free equipment rentals, all while enjoying the beauty of the Eureka waterfront! All skill levels and abilities are welcome!


National Safe Boating Day Annually in May - Join us for a fun day on the Bay, at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center! Pick up your free life jacket, and then take us up on a free kayak rental! Life jackets will come in a variety of sizes, from infant to multiple adult sizes. Better hurry while supplies last! National Safe Boating Day, is a campaign to promote safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary, consistent life jacket wear by recreational boaters.


Paddling Film Festival World Tour  Annually in April - Prepare to witness this years most astonishing and inspirational short paddling films, as we host the Reel Paddling Film Festival! Screened in more than 120 cities, the tour showcases films that will make you laugh, cry, and excited to go and explore our local waterways! Join us for one of the largest paddling events in the world.

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