One of the main goals of America's Boating Club is “boating safety through education” — we believe that an educated boater is a safer boater. In addition to its public education program, America's Boating Club teaches a series of outstanding courses that cover advanced seamanship, navigational techniques, and boat handling, maintenance, and enhancement topics.

America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course, 3rd Edition (ABC3) is our basic boating knowledge course.  It is the premier boating course that fulfills the Texas Parks & Wildlife requirements for operating a vessel if you were born on or after September 1, 1993.

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Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the most popular types of boating these days, and America's Boating Club Houston has you covered with training to help you stay safe, get where you want to go, and have FUN!

Seamanship

Our Seamanship course builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating skills.  It is the basis of all of our advanced courses.

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Advanced Courses

Our advanced navigation courses are THE standard for learning how to get around in coastal, inland and offshore waters.

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Elective Courses

Ready to dive deep into topics like Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning, Electronic Navigation, or Sail?  Want to become an America's Boating Club Instructor?  We have the course for you!

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Hands-On Training and Certification

Develop your boat handling skills, increase your confidence, and have more fun on the water!  You can also earn credentials that show your proficiency.

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Seminars

Our 2-Hour Seminar series covers a wide variety of topics any boater can put right to use.  Many can be taken online, or in person, with a live instructor.

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