Take a guided tour on the Madaket, the nation's oldest passenger ferry.
This 8.5 mile one-hour cruise travels along the Eureka Waterfront. Narration includes all points of interest, including the discoveries of Humboldt Bay, timber industry, wildlife, shipping, maritime history and activity, Indian history and more. This is a great way to learn about the Humboldt Bay area!
Seasonal Schedule mid-May til Oct, runs daily. Check website for schedule
The Madaket is the last survivor of seven original ferries that transported mill workers and families around Humboldt Bay. Built in 1910 and refurbished in 1989, she remains as a reminder of Eureka's bustling waterfront era. Since the completion of a local bridge in 1972, that put the ferry business out of business, the vessel regained a new life as Humboldt Bay's harbor cruise flag boat.
Owned by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum and operated by Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise, she continues to be the oldest vessel in continuous service in the United States, boasts the smallest licensed bar in the state and is a California historic vessel.