Artist Boat

Artist Boat will be offering ACA-approved kayak Instructor Certification Workshops (IDW/ICE) in March 2016. Please click on the "Kayak Training" tab in the menu above to see our flyer and learn more.


Paddling and safety instructions are provided at the start of all kayak adventures.

In addition, Artist Boat can offer the following entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayak and Paddling courses for 4-10 people upon request:

QuickStart Your Kayak:

QuickStart is a brief, level one three-hour introduction to paddling a kayak. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely, potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. While designed as a stand-alone, introductory course, QuickStart students often progress to the Introduction to Kayak course to acquire greater paddling skill through significantly more guided, on-water practice time.

American Canoe Association Resources

ACA Paddler's Safety Check List

What Paddlers Need to Know About Safety

Paddling Practices, Ethics, & Conduct

Call (409)770-0722 or email info@artistboat.org for pricing and additional information.