One of the main goals of America's Boating Club Houston is “boating safety through education” — we believe that an educated boater is a safer boater.   We promote a high standard of skill in the handling and navigation of boats, power and sail; encourage and promote the study of the science of navigation, seamanship and small boat handling; and promote education programs for the benefit of members and the general public.

America's Boating Club teaches a series of outstanding courses that cover advanced seamanship, navigational techniques, and boat handling, maintenance, and enhancement topics.  Take a look at our offerings – and join a class!

Boater Safety Courses

We teach boating safety courses; the America's Boating Course, 3rd Edition (ABC3) which is our basic boating safety course, and we teach the Texas Parks and Wildlife boater safety course. These courses are taught in-person.  We have regularly scheduled classes, and can offer special classes for your group or organization at your location.

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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!

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Boat Handling

Our Boat Handling course (formerly Seamanship) builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating education and 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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Members Only Training

America's Boating Club Houston offers some courses exclusively to members.  These courses are designed to help further the cause of United States Power Squadrons - America's Boating Club by furthering the education of our members so that they can deliver on our promise.

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First Aid/CPR/AED & Wilderness First Aid

A standard level First Aid, CPR and AED course is an important addition to your boating education. Keep current and keep safe with this US Coast Guard approved education

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care of a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  Great course for blue-water cruisers and those on extended voyages.