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The tables below list a variety of organizations, clubs, charities, outfitters, boat repair specialists and 3rd party trainers who have been used and recommended by club members. Click on the organization's name to be directed to their website.

Paddling and Outdoor Clubs

Paddle Sport Organizations

Houston Canoe Club

Alamo City Rivermen

American Canoe Association (ACA)



American Rivers
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Galveston Bay Foundation
Leave No Trace
Sierra Club

Trash Bash

Adventure Kayak

Canoe & Kayak Magazine



Outfitters and Travel

Team River Runners - Helping wounded warriors

The Woods Project - Helping disadvantaged youth

Nantahala Outdoor Center








American Canoe Assoc


Find courses in paddlesport taught by ACA certified instructors throughout the USA.


British Canoe Union USA


Find courses in paddlesport taught by BCU certified instructors throughout the USA.


Discover Kayak

Dallas, TX

Discover Kayak offers sea kayak classes for the beginner to the advanced paddler taught by American Canoe Association certified instructors.


Cutter Aquatics

Dallas, TX

Cutter Aquatics specializes in individual coaching and American Canoe Association Certification courses.


Sea Kayak Georgia

Tybee Island GA

Sea Kayak Georgia offers a whole range of courses for introduction, intermediate and advanced students. American Canoe Association (ACA) and British Canoe Union (BCU) courses are offered. Instructor Certification is offered in ACA Levels 1-5 kayaking, Level 2 Canoe, Level 3 SUP.They host a symposium each year in the fall.


Southwest Paddle Sport

Houston, TX

Southwest Paddle Sports offer American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instruction for both kayak and canoe lessons and instructor certification.


Sweetwater Kayaks

St Petersburg, FL

Sweetwater Kayaks has a complete offering of sea kayak classes. All coaches are certified by either the American Canoe Association (ACA) or the British Canoeing  (BCU) and some are certified by both organizations. Members of their staff have paddled some of the most challenging coastlines on the planet. They host a symposium each year in February which is preceded by a BCU/ACA training week.


Body Boat Blade

San Juan Islands, WA

Body Boat Blade has a complete offering of sea kayak classes taught by British Canoeing (BCU) coaches. They have been voted Best Kayak School in the West by the readers of Sea Kayaker Magazine ( 2008 – 2011, 2012 – 2014 )


288 Lake

Houston, TX

Flat water training venue. Does not offer instruction