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Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise - Madaket

1 C St, Eureka, CA
+1 707-445-1910
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Quaint Family Outing

This hour plus excursion on the bay on a classic boat that use to serve as ferry is a delight and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joe s
Ferndale, California
The Madaket is an historic ferry boat with smallest bar in California

The Madaket historic boat is a must do for travelers. It costs are minimal compared to the fun and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Terri B
Eureka, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hour plus excursion on the bay on a classic boat that use to serve as ferry is a delight and chuckle for adults and kids. You will be surprised how small the bay and entertained by the history. After your trip eat a meal...More

1  Thank joe s
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Madaket historic boat is a must do for travelers. It costs are minimal compared to the fun and educational qualities you get when you hop on for an hour cruise around Eureka Bay. It launches from the Eureka Boardwalk next to Jack's Fish restaurant...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We can take our children and grandchildren on a 100+ year old ferry vessel and hear a one hour history lesson, under the open skies, on Humboldt Bay, for a very reasonable price! They are so nice about last minute changes! The captains are always...More

Thank DLorahH
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed lazily floating in this boat that dates back to 1910! The narration was nice and friendly, the views were nice and the smallest registered bar in California definitely added to the ambiance. (PS every cruise is a cocktail cruise! The cocktail cruise...More

Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

we can merely confirm what's been said before: it's informative, fun and the staff is very friendly. sitting on a boat that is older than the titanic adds an extra dimension too. parking is available in abundance. it is a good deal in many ways...More

Thank karlanko
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Our captain provided a good historical perspective of the area area and bay. It is a small boat seating about 40 for the tour. There are bird and seal sighting during the tour. The area is rather mixed, either there are deserted areas, industrial areas,...More

1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This tour is on a nice, old boat and it gives one a short tour of Humboldt Bay. The captain will give you some local history of an area that was once home to a sizable Native American population and later home to a major...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My children and I enjoyed the cruise with a little discussion of the history of the Bay, nice viewing of the bay and surrounding scenery. Many people do not know Humboldt County has Fort Humboldt which was founded in 1853 during the California Gold Rush...More

Thank jdserenity
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It's about 75 mins of not mind-boggling local history. Ordinary people will enjoy the brief ride on the adorable antique boat, the Caprain we had was very prepared and modestly amusing. The views were interesting -- especially the sea birds and the ruins of old...More

Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We took family visitors on this day cruise. It was a little breezy but interesting. The history is good. A nice outing.

Thank lbiondin
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25 January 2016|
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Response from Pat H | Reviewed this property |
No....the boat stays within the waters of the harbor and does not go out between the two jetties leading into open ocean! You will see the famous 19th century Carson Mansion that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's design of the... More