A primary goal 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, sail and paddle; encourage and promote the study of the science of navigation, weather, 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. We teach the Texas Parks and Wildlife boater safety course. This course is taught in-person. We have regularly scheduled classes, and we can offer special classes for your group or organization at your location.
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!
The Introduction to SUP course is designed as a short
program emphasizing safety, enjoyment, and skill
acquisition for entry level individuals.
The Boat Handling course is a classroom-based course designed to build your competence and confidence with an in-depth study of the practical aspects of boating through education and skills. It is the basis of all of our advanced courses. We do offer an on-the-water addition to this course.
Our advanced navigation courses are the standard for learning how to safely and competently navigate in coastal, inland and offshore waters.
Ready to dive deep into topics like Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning, Electronic Navigation, or Sail? We have the course for you!
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.
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 an instructor.
Leave No Trace Training
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily
understood framework of minimum impact practices for
anyone visiting the outdoors - including our recreational
maritime environment. Our training is helping to instill an
outdoor ethic in all those who enjoy spending time
outside and on-the-water.
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.
Members Only Training
America's Boating Club Houston offers some courses exclusively to members. These courses are designed to help further the cause of America's Boating Club by furthering the education of our members so that they can deliver on our promise of safer boating through education.