Established in 1880, the American Canoe Association (ACA) is the leader for all paddle sports. In short, they set the precedence for safety, education, and guidelines. Not all kayak companies who offer education/tours/training have certified ACA instructors, or ACA trained guides. Knowing Silent Wake has these skilled individuals instills peace of mind to all on the water. We follow the guidelines/policies set forth by the ACA, and keep current with changes.