Aquatic Centers

Aquatic Centers operated by universities, colleges, local public agencies, and nonprofit organizations, provide classroom and on-the-water boating safety education in kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, powerboating, sailing, personal watercraft operation, and other aquatic activities.

* Specializes in programs for the disabled.

  1. University of California at Berkeley Cal Adventures
    Berkeley
    www.oski.org
    510/642-4000
  2. University of California at Davis Outdoor Adventures
    Davis
    oa.ucdavis.edu
    530/752-1995
  3. University of California at Irvine Boating Program
    Irvine
    www.campusrec.uci.edu
    949/824-7592
  4. University of California at Los Angeles UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
    Marina Del Rey
    www.recreation.ucla.edu/mac
    310/823-0048
  5. University of California at San Francisco Outdoors Unlimited
    San Francisco
    www.outdoors.ucsf.edu
    415/476-2078
  6. University of California at Santa Cruz East Field House Aquatic Center
    Santa Cruz
    www.ucsc.edu/opers/boating
    831/425-1164
  7. Cal Maritime Academy
    Vallejo
    www.cmaathletics.org
    707/654-1257
  8. Chico State University Forebay Aquatic Center Adventure Outings
    Oroville
    www.aschico.com/?Page=2
    530/624-6919
  9. Humboldt State University Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center
    Eureka
    www.humboldt.edu/~cntract
    707/826-3357
  10. California State University Monterey Bay CSUMB Aquatic Program
    Seaside
    www.montereyboating.org
    831/582-4271
  11. California State University Northridge CSUN Aquatic Center
    Northridge
    rtm.csun.edu/castaic.html
    661/257-0571
  12. Sacramento State Aquatic Center
    Gold River
    www.sacstateaquaticcenter.com
    916/278-2842
  13. Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego State University and University of CA San Diego
    San Diego
    missionbayaquaticcenter.com
    858/488-1000
  14. San Francisco State University Sailing Program
    Gold River
    www.capitalcrew.cc/sacstateaquaticcenter.html
    415/338-2030
  15. San Jose State University
    San Jose
    www.sjsu.edu
    408/924-3020
  16. Feather River College
    Quincy
    www.frc.edu
    530/283-0202 x275
  17. Orange Coast College
    Newport Beach
    www.occsailing.com
    949/645-9412
  18. Southwestern College Crown Cove Aquatic Center
    Chula Vista
    www.swccd.edu
    619/575-6176
  19. Stanford University Sailing Program
    Stanford
    www.gostanford.com
    650/364-1292
  20. City of Carpinteria Parks and Recreation
    Carpinteria
    www.ci.carpinteria.ca.us
    805/684-5405, x431/432 or Boat House 805/684-7613
  21. City of Oakland Parks & Recreation Lake Merritt Boating Center
    Oakland
    www.oaklandnet.com/parks
    510/238-2196
  22. City of San Jose Department of Parks and Recreation
    San Jose
    www.lakecunningham.org
    408/277-4319
  23. City of Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation
    Santa Rosa
    www.howarthpark.com
    Seasonal: 707/543-3424, Year Round: 707/543-3282
  24. City of Ventura Community Services Department
    Ventura
    www.cityofventura.net
    Registration: 805/658-4726, Dock: 805/643-3612
  25. Dana Point Youth and Group, County of Orange
    Dana Point
    www.ocsail.com
    949/923-2215
  26. Boy Scouts of America, Sea Base, Orange County Council
    Newport Beach
    www.ocbsa.org
    949/642-5031
  27. American Red Cross
    Sacramento
    www.sacramento-redcross.org
    916/263-2583
  28. Environmental Traveling Companions
    San Francisco
    www.etctrips.org
    415/474-7662
  29. Boys and Girls Club Of Venice
    Venice
    www.bgcv.org
    310/390-4477
  30. Jack London Aquatic Center
    Oakland
    www.jlac.org
    510/208-6060
  31. Boys and Girls Clubs Of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
    Oxnard
    www.positiveplace4kids.org
    805/815-4959
  32. Pacific Corintian Youth Foundation
    Oxnard
    www.pcyf.org
    805/985-0660
  33. Cal Sailing Club
    Berkeley
    www.cal-sailing.org
    No phone
  34. Sailing Education Adventures
    Sausalito
    www.sfsailing.org
    415/775-8779
  35. City of Redding Recreation
    Redding
    www.ci.redding.ca.us
    530/245-7247
  36. Save San Francisco Bay Association
    Oakland
    www.savesfbay.org
    510/452-9261
  37. Stockton Sailing Club
    Stockton
    www.stocktonsc.org
    209/951-5600
  38. United States Adaptive Recreation Center*
    Big Bear
    www.usarc.org
    909/584-0269
  39. U.S. Sailing Center*
    Long Beach
    www.ussclb.org
    562/433-7939
  40. CSU Channel Islands
    Oxnard
    www.csuci.edu
    805/437-8400
  41. Tahoe City Public Utility District
    Tahoe City
    www.tahoecitypud.com/parksrec.shtml
    530/583-3796
  42. Treasure Island Sailing Center
    San Francisco
    www.tisailing.org
    415/421-2225
  43. Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation
    Truckee
    www.tdrpd.com/boat_ramp.htm
    530/582-7720