In the mood for a coastal cottage or bayside bungalow? Check out our King Salmon vacation rentals on Humboldt Bay and around the Eureka area. You might call King Salmon a fishing village or a canal community, and we offer several King Salmon vacation rentals with a private dock. Whether you bring your own boat to King Salmon or not, there are plenty of ways to get out on the water to enjoy Humboldt and Arcata Bays.
Some of our King Salmon vacation rentals include bikes or kayaks with your stay. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka also offers kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals, as well as guided paddling, canoeing, rafting, and sailing excursions. Their Rig and Rent Sailing Program even lets qualified skippers rent a sailboat after passing a competency assessment.
If you’d rather just sit back and enjoy the ride, opt for a Humboldt Bay Harbor Cruise aboard the <em>Maraket</em>. This well-reviewed operator offers narrated sightseeing and wildlife cruises, as well as early-evening cocktail cruises, seasonally from mid-May through early October.
For land-based adventures, head north to the Arcata Community Forest to explore the wide trails, narrow paths, bridges, and stairs winding among its towering trees and leafy ferns. And, be sure to visit Old Town Eureka for a selfie at the stunning Carson Mansion, the most photographed Victorian mansion in the world.
With all the activities and sightseeing you’ll enjoy on your Redwood Coast vacation, you’re bound to work up an appetite. So, before you retire to the comfort of your vacation rental for the night, drop in to Gill’s by the Bay at the end of Buhne Drive in King Salmon. This family-owned restaurant on the bay has a lovely garden and observation deck for enjoying the boats and wildlife. The menu includes mouthwatering breakfast plates, daily lunch specials, and seafood sandwiches. You can sit inside the diner-style restaurant or enjoy bayside breezes while you dine on the outdoor patio. Try the shrimp omelette, or order a grilled crab sandwich to go.