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West Coast

Body Boat Blade International

Eastsound, Washington

Body Boat Blade is a sea kayaking instruction business based on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. BBB is dedicated to educating paddlers so there are more safe and skilled paddlers on the world's waters.

Spirit of the West Adventures

Heriot Bay, British Columbia

Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime sea kayaking with Killer Whales in BC's famous Johnstone Straight & other areas around Vancouver Island.

East Coast

Carpe Diem Sea Kayaking

Arlington, Virginia

Kayak instruction and tours in Virginia and Maryland. Kayaking trips and classes, beginner to expert. Rolling courses, kayaking clinics, ACA, BCU certified.

Maine Island Kayak Company

Peaks Island, Maine

Maine Sea Kayaking outfitter and Ocean school, providing adventure, trips, expeditions,courses and instruction on Maine's coast and islands with Registered Maine Guides, and BCU Instructors

Manhattan Kayak Company

Pier 63 North River, New York, NY

Manhattan Kayak Company is New York City's Premiere Paddling Program, offering kayaking tours and instruction in one of the world's finest paddling destinations - New York Harbor.

Ocean Air Sea Kayak

Charleston, South Carolina

Certified ACA and BCU kayak instruction and guide services in historic Charleston, SC. A diverse coastal and river environment provides opportunity to learn in many real-world situations while enjoying beautiful surrounds.

Savannah Canoe and Kayak

Savannah, Georgia

Canoeing and kayaking instruction, guided tours, and camping adventures to the barrier islands of Georgia. Professional, yet relaxed and informal. Handcrafted Inuit paddles and fine art photography. Adaptive paddling programs.

Sea Kayak Georgia Coastal Paddling School

Tybee Island, Georgia

Emphasis on skills development and responsible enjoyment of the coastal wilderness. All instructors are certified by either the American Canoe Association, the British Canoe Union, or both.

Sweetwater Kayak Adventures

Tierra Verde, Florida

A paddle sports center for the beginner as well as the expert kayaker. We invite you to enter our world of kayaking: majestic places, unforgettable experiences and lasting friendships.

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Anglesey Sea and Surf Center

Wales, United Kingdom

The ASSC offer a wide range of activities from multi-activity sessions for schools to guiding sea kayaking expeditions in the United Kingdom and abroad, as well as being the home of Nigel Dennis Kayaks.

Explore Newfoundland Kayaking Adventures

Corner Brook, Newfoundland Canada

Ocean River Sports

Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Sea Kayak Milos

Milos, Greece

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Clubs, Organizations and Forums

American Canoe Association

The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a nationwide, not for profit organization that is in service to the broader paddling public by providing education on matters related to paddling, supporting stewardship of the paddling environment, and enabling programs and events to support paddlesport recreation.

British Canoe Union North America


Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the BCU is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. Since then the organisation has grown considerably, and the range of canoeing opportunity has increased tremendously. BCUNA is of course, the North American arm of the BCU.


Plantsville, CT

ConnYak is a non-profit club that is open to all paddlers interested in sea kayaking from any location. Membership in ConnYak is open to all paddlers interested in sharing the diverse activities associated with this sport.

The mission of Connyak is to encourage and support recreational paddling opportunities within and outside Connecticut as well as to network members, trips, launch sites, education and safety. ConnYak has day trips and overnighters both inland and open ocean. Our trips vary from beginner to advanced. ConnYak also schedules various guest speakers at its meetings as well as networks instruction and pool availability. Our prime goal is to have fun. All paddlers are encouraged to take lessons and can join us on our trips with the full understanding that each paddler is responsible for their own safety.

Crystal Coast Canoe and Kayak Club

Morehead City, NC/Carteret County

A paddle sport group which has produced maps of Carteret County from the White Oak River to Cedar Island. Brings together people with a common interest in canoeing and kayaking to increase safety, skills, and enjoyment of the sport, and to encourage protection of our local waterways. An ACA affiliate.

Kayaks HQ

This is about the biggest collection of links to kayak related pages I've ever seen.

Qajaq USA

Qajaq USA is a nonprofit membership organization that is officially recognized by Qaannat Kattuffiat (The Greenland Kayaking Association). Qajaq USA is committed to supporting Qaannat Kattuffiat and their efforts to preserve, study and promote the traditions and techniques of Greenland kayaking while seeking to further the appreciation and development of Greenland-style kayaking in the United States.

The Kayak Forum

Provided by Guillemot Kayaks, the Kayak Forum is an active discussion forum for kayak and small boat building, kayak techniques, trips and small boat design. Many people frequent this forum and you will find tons of information in the archives as well as in current discussion threads.

Twin Rivers Paddle Club

New Bern, NC

We are a canoe and kayak paddle club for beginners who want to learn to paddle, novice paddlers wanting scheduled paddle trips, and the experienced paddlers wanting someone to paddle with that has paddling skills similar to their own. If you'd like to make new friends who share your love of paddling, or want to learn a new paddlesport, then join us. If you're looking for quiet flat-water floats or expedition and distance paddling, we look forward to paddling with you! Eastern North Carolina is certainly a paddlesports destination.

Wet Planet

Wet Planet is dedicated to providing resources for paddlers in a free and non-commercial setting. We exist to provide a venue for paddlers to share, learn, discuss & laugh about everything and anything related to paddling. We aspire to bridge the gaps between local paddling clubs and the larger paddling community in order to encourage paddlers to explore a wide variety of paddling experiences.

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