Humboldt Baykeeper’s Bay Tours program offers free, docent-led walking tours on the Eureka waterfront, as well as tours of the bay by motor boat, kayak, or canoe. 

La programa de Humboldt Baykeeper’s Exploraciones de la Bahía ofrece gratis, visita de guiada a pie en la zona costera de Eureka, así como tours de la bahía por barco de motor, kayac, o conoa. 

A credo of Waterkeepers is "clean water for all," but the reality is it's hard to meet "all" sometimes. Our Tours Coordinator Jasmin Segura has a knack for developing relationships with community groups, and has expanded our tours exponentially over the past five years. Thanks to Bart Mihailovich of Waterkeeper Alliance for highlighting the amazing work Jasmin does to make our tours program more inclusive:

Humboldt Baykeeper offers kayak and motor boat tours of Humboldt Bay and Elk River to a variety of community groups from May to October, connecting people to Humboldt Bay who would otherwise not be able to experience being out on the water. Many residents simply cannot afford the equipment and maintenance costs associated with boating. 

In 2019, we led eight community group tours with a wide variety of partners, including English Express, a non-profit English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) school; Camp Cooper, the City of Eureka’s summer day camp for youth; The Studio & Canvas + Clay, an art program for adults with varying abilities; Gaining Ground and Butler Valley, residential and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities; the Humboldt County Library Summer Reading Program; the Community Access Program for Eureka; and Serenity Inn, a transitional housing facility in Eureka.

Humboldt Baykeeper offers free, docent-led tours of the bay by motorboat, kayak, or canoe for youth, elders, and everyone in between. This year we also offered tours for teens, kids aged 8 to 12 in the City of Eureka’s summer day camp, and students in English as a Second Language classes. 

Since 2005, Humboldt Baykeeper has offered free bay tours for the general public. Over the years, more than 7,500 people have enjoyed our docent-led tours.

 

This year, our Bay Tours Program has restructured to focus on youth and ESL students, although we still offer kayak tours for the general public combined with Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer trash cleanups. Our next paddle cleanup will be on Saturday, September 15, for Coastal Cleanup Day. To reserve a spot, contact Jasmin Segura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (707) 407-6183.