Online Resources:

 U.S. Aids to Navigation System (What You Need To Know About the Markers on the Water)  http://www.uscgboating.org/images/486.PDF
 U.S. Chart No. 1 (Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts)  https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/us-chart-1.html
 National Geographic  (Basic Map & GPS Skill)  http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/downloads/Map_Skills_Booklet.pdf
“A Short Course on Nautical Charts and Basic Plotting for the Recreational Boater” by Gary C. Kessler (Highly Recommended!)  http://www.garykessler.net/scuba/library/Charts_Navigation.pdf

American Canoe Association Resources

Education Resources http://www.americancanoe.org/
“Rules of the Road” from the American Canoe Association http://www.americancanoe.org/
Video: Its Your Turn – A Defensive Boating Primer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc6q-Z93Hj8
 Video: Decide To Return – A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_TDyAtXdFM
Sample Charts & Maps http://wannapaddle.com/

Books on Kayak Navigation

“Sea Kayak Navigation Simplified” by Lee Moyer  [96 pages, about $6 used]
“Simple Kayak  Navigation” by Ray Killen [135 pages, about $9 used]
“Sea Kayak Navigation” by Franco Ferrero [104 pages, about $11 used]
“Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation” by David Burch [ 254 pages, 4th ed. , $16 new]

Favorite Books on Kayaking

“Sea Kayaking Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Better Paddling” by John Robinson [170+ pages, $17 new]
“Sea Kayak: A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers” by Gordon Brown [188 pages, $26 new]
“The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook 2nd ed.” by Shelly Johnson [ 325+ pages, $17 new]