Humboldt Bay Kayaking Trips

On the North Coast, Humboldt Bay in Eureka California

Humboldt bay wildlife tour- Humboldt Bay in Eureka California 

The first documented exploration of Humboldt Bay by kayak was in 1806. Men on an exploratory mission from the sailing vessel O’Cain of Boston were paddling offshore of what is today Manilla in long, three-man, Russian-style kayaks called Baidarkas when they discovered Humboldt Bay. Their logs note that, “otters were seen in the greatest plenty.” Frightened by an increasing number of gathering natives, Captain Winship and his crew explored for only two days before making a hasty paddle back to their ship. During our trip, we will follow in the footsteps of explorers past. Join us for a guided eco-tour of Humboldt Bay.


We will explore the tidal marshes and bird sanctuaries and paddle past native encampments that are thousands of years old. Our guides are trained naturalists and professional kayakers, ensuring you a safe, comfortable, and informative tour. This tour leaves right from the shop on Woodley Island and usually runs for 2 hours. All kayaks and necessary equipment are provided.  


*Please note, if less than 3 people sign up for a tour, an additional $10 will be charged per person. Cancellations prior to 14 days of the tour will be refunded all moneys paid less a $20 handling fee per person. Cancellations between 3 and 14 days before the tour will forfeit their deposit (50%). Cancellations less than 3 days before the tour will forfeit the full price of the tour.

Bay Kayaking Trips is a North Coast Adventure Centers Inc. Innoviative Partnership. We work with the best guides, companies, and facilities to bring you the best the North Coast has to offer.  


North Coast Adventure Centers operates under special use permits from California State Parks, the City of Arcata (CA), the City of Eureka (CA), the Bureau of Land Management, and is affiliated with Redwoods and Rivers which is operated under special use permit with Klamath and Shasta-Trinity National Forests.  We are a non-discriminating and equal opportunity provider.

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