Our waterfront location at picturesque Woodley Island Marina features the only dockside kayak rental facility on the redwood coast. Come on down to Dock A and we’ll provide you with the kayaks, canoes, safety equipment, paddles, and PFDs (life jackets) that you’ll need for a paddle on Humboldt Bay. Paddle around Indian Island to see the egret rookery or along the water trails of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. We have both single and tandem kayaks; for families we offer a double-kayak with a drop-in seat in a center hatch for younger paddlers as well as canoes. While we are ideally situated on Humboldt Bay, you are welcome to car-top a rental to a different location (not all cars are suitable). We also offer a “frequent renter” program to keep you paddling.

Kayak Rates 2HR Half Day (4 Hours) Full Day (8 Hours) Week (7 Days)
Single Kayak $25* $40 $50 $200
Double Kayak $35* $50 $60/75FG $275
Fishing Kayaks $25 $60 $75 $290
Canoe $25 $60 $75 $290

* Winter Special:
2 hour single kayak rental $25
2 hour double kayak rental $35

Note: No experience is required to rent sit-on-top or recreational kayaks; however the ability to perform an appropriate self rescue is required to rent a decked sea kayak. If you haven't had an appropriate lesson, we offer a number of options to get you paddling safely! Be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and water temperature.

Malibu Fishing Kayaks Available For Rent:
  • Fully loaded kayaks including flush mount, rod holders, tackle crate, anchor, bait bucket, portable cooler and dry bag.
  • Must provide own fishing gear, bait, tackle, and show valid CA fishing license.
  • $60 for a half day, $80 for full-day.
  • Off-site rentals are available with a deposit plus roof rack/tie down rental of $5.00

  • Kayak Fishing Equipment Rates Day
    GPS $16
    Portable Fish Finder $20
    Bait Tank $5
    Wheel Cart $10

    Equipment Rates Day Week
    Wetsuit $5 $20
    Paddle Jacket $5 $20
    Dry Bag $2 $14
    Soft Car Racks $3 $10
    Watch $5 $20
    Binoculars $5 $20
    Frequent Renter Cards: If you go on day paddles on a frequent basis, this card is a great deal. Buy 10 hours for just $100 -- that's only $10/hour and a total savings of $50! You can also bring one guest per outing.

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     Upcoming Events
    Upcoming events for July
    Last updated July 1st 2012

    Humboats rental shop will be closed July 2nd-9th. We open for rentals again on the 10th.

    Trinidad Bay Whales & Wildlife Tour Sun. July 15th 9am-12:00pm $75pp

    Full moon kayak tour, Fri. Aug. 3rd 7:00-9:30pm $50pp. Kayak the bay as the moon rises.

    Learn 2 kayak lesson Sat. July 21st. 1:00-4:00pm $45pp

    GIFT CERTIFICATES are available year round. We customize each one with a personal message from you

    Be sure to check our Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.
     Latest News
    July 1st 2012
    10:00 am

    For all our fans, followers, and would be patrons, This website is currently undergoing some changes and upgrades. The new site will be online by July 10th with lots of cool new features. We\'ll have a better photo gallery where pictures can be viewed and downloaded. We are going to be posting videos of our adventures and hosting a blog for writing about them. There will be an up to date calendar (finally) and a reserve it yourself page for signing up online. All this and more and not a minute too soon

    Visit the Humboats Kayaking Forum to read the rest of this article and more.
     Photo of the Week

    Paddler: Liz Tobeck
    Photographer: Click photo for full pic
    Comments: Sanderlings take flight from the Oyster barge on the Mad river Slough. Liz, an avid birder glasses the flock as they pass directly by. This years Godwit days festival saw mother nature in full display!

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