FR29 Kayak Humboldt Bay 1 | 2017
Time - 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Pacific Outfitters
Bookings end 2 days prior to prepare gear.
Meet at Pacific Outfitters in Eureka for this event. In this 2.5 hour tour, we’ll paddle 2-4 miles as we explore Humboldt Bay and the Eureka waterfront’s rich history and wildlife. In addition to being home to more than 100 plant species, 300 invertebrate species, 100 fish species, and 200 bird species, the bay and its complex system of marshes and grasses support hundreds of thousands of migrating and local shore birds. This on-top-of-the-water experience allows for close up views of water birds and flocks of small shorebirds as they fly close over your head in switch-back flight. Loons, grebes, cormorants, and diving ducks will be encountered.
Humboldt Bay is the largest protected body of water on the West Coast between San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound, the second largest enclosed bay in California, and the largest port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, Oregon. Commercially, this second largest estuary in California houses the largest oyster production operations on the West Coast, producing more than half of all oysters farmed in California. All gear and instruction provided, no experience necessary. Join us for this enriching experience!