Our 2015 Bay Tour season has come to a close - check back in 2016 for opportunities to get out on the water! Thanks to our docents, our partners at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District, and the California Coastal Conservancy for another successful year.
Photo: Docent Rich Ridenhour leads a tour aboard the Harbor District's patrol boat.
Interested in exploring Humboldt Bay while paddling a kayak or from the deck of a motor boat? Baykeeper has partnered with the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District to offer tours covering a variety of topics on Humboldt Bay.
Bay Explorations tours are fun, informative excursions on and along Humboldt Bay led by knowledgeable volunteer docents trained in ecology and history of the bay and its inhabitants. Getting out on the Bay and the Coastal Trail are great ways to spend a morning with family or friends, not to mention the best opportunity to see first-hand the waves and wildlife that make this place special.
Thanks to a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, our staff, docents, and bilingual guides lead tours in Spanish and English. Boat tours are for ages 8 and older.
Humboldt Baykeeper is offering three different types of free natural history tours of Humboldt Bay this summer:
- April 12: Walking tour of Eureka’s Hikshari’ Trail in celebration of Native Plant Week.
- April 25: Kayak & canoe tour and Earth Day Cleanup on Indian Island with HSU’s Aquatic Center.
- July 25, & August 30 & October 24, 9am-noon: Kayak tour of Elk River and hike on the Hikshari' Trail. Join us for a lovely walk along Eureka's newest segment of coastal trail followed by a kayak tour of Elk River. Thanks to a generous grant from the California Coastal Conservancy, we will provide all the necessaries for a safe and exciting experience on the Bay. This guided tour will include info and discussion on local flora, fauna, and more! The walking portion of the tour will begin promptly at 9am at the foot of Truesdale Avenue. We will then meet the HSU Aquatic Center's experienced staff who will give a short safety talk and get you outfitted with a life vest and kayak. This event is for folks 12 and older. Space is limited, so reserve yours soon. Call us at (707) 825-1020 or email
or call (707) 825-1020 for more info or to join a tour.