We Know How to Have Fun in the Water!

Have fun in the water
  • About Us

    Seabirds provides paddling safety sessions, nature tours, team building and instruction. Seabirds is now branching out to other waters as we aim to make paddle-sport accessible to everyone.

    Seabirds International was first established in the United Kingdom in 2009 by British Canoe Union coach Andrea Vaillancourt-Alder in collaboration with other dynamic and experienced coaches from the UK.

    Seabirds works in partnership with other organizations to make kayaking and canoeing a safe and enjoyable pastime, Seabirds International aims to make your paddling experience one to remember. Contact us to discuss your waterways adventure. We look forward to seeing you on the water!


    Seabirds collaborates with the DEC’s BOW (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) Program, New York State Parks and the W.O.W (wear it on the water) program, Seneca Nation of Indians, Elevator Alley Kayaks and local paddlesport groups.


    Seabirds International is insured through K&K Insurance.

  • Client Testimonials

    Perfect Instruction! Andrea is a fantastic teacher. Love her enthusiasm! Sandi York
    If our water could talk

    Great session- really helpful coaching in a supportive atmosphere. Very personalized and also fun. Kerry

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  • Experience

    • 30 years outdoor education experience
    • Themed kayak tours- foraging, wildlife, geology, shipwrecks, night paddles, heritage tours and more
    • Waterway initiatives – environmental, volunteer schemes, female led events, over 50’s, multigenerational events
    • Canoe trails
    • Canoe club development
    • Cycle trail development
    • Watersports facility development
    • Access improvements and community art initiatives
    • Environmental education initiatives and learning programs in the USA and the UK linked to sustainable tourism initiatives
    • Water safety cover for events
    • Water safety strategy development and delivery
  • Qualifications

    • British Canoe Union Level 2 instructor since 2003. Three Star Sea Paddler BC#116587
    • ACA Level 3 Coastal Instructor #23955296
    • ACA Level 1 River Canoe Instructor #23955296
    • Leave No Trace Master Educator, lnt.org
    • Current first aid and water safety qualification
    • ACA endorsement in Adaptive paddling (paddling with physical disabilities)
    • Project Wild & Project Learning Tree facilitator
    • Project Adventure
    • American Canoe Association member
    • Paddle Canada member
    • Leave No Trace member
    • Instructor since 1984, qualified Teacher since 1990, Tulane University
    • VHF Radio license
    • New York State Licensed Guide
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Licensed NY State Guide #7216
  • Partners Past and Present

    • Elevator Alley Kayak
    • Buffalo Paddlefest
    • Department of Environment and Conservation, BOW program
    • NY State Parks, WOW (Wear it on the Water) Initiative
    • COAST
    • Ontario Sea Kayak Centre
    • Wild Women Expeditions
    • Cornwall College
    • Sport England
    • British Waterways
    • British Canoe Union
    • Women in Sport Fitness Foundation
    • Environment Agency
    • Forestry Commission
    • Ocean Sports
    • Cornwall Sports Partnership
    • Cornwall Tourism
    • Shoreline
    • Era Adventures
    • Eden Project
    • Carbis Bay hotel
    • New Horizons
    • Atlantic Pursuits
    • Canoe clubs, schools and youth clubs

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