New Mexico Kayak Instruction offers whitewater and sea kayak instruction, sales, rentals and adventure travel. Beginner and Intermediate classes are taught year-around in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Los Alamos, NM.

About NMKI

Kayaking has taken me places roads and trails don't go. Teaching has introduced me to some of my best friends, and rivers have taught me lessons that only nature and experiences can teach. It's been a goal of mine, since the very beginning, to share these experiences with you. Learn more.

Rio Grande Bosque Kayak Tours & Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tours

Click the link below to register online Date & Time City Meeting Location Price
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Click the link below to register online Date & Time City Meeting Location Price
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Currently there are no Guided Tour - Specialty Kayak Tours scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us to schedule a tour for groups of 6 or more!
Currently there are no Guided Tour - Corporate Team building basic scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us to schedule a tour for groups of 6 or more!

Kayak Instruction

New Mexico Kayak Instruction offers kayak lessons for beginners all the way through advanced whitewater kayaking in pools, lakes and rivers thoughout New Mexico.  Intro and kayak roll classes are taught weekly in Albuquerque. Whitewater classes are taught monthly near Taos and Touring classes annually at Abiquiu Lake.

Kayak Sales

New Mexico Kayak Instruction is the largest retailer of whitewater, touring and fishing kayaks in New Mexico. The reason behind our success is simple: Nowhere else in New Mexico can you demo a variety of modern kayaks before you buy.

Upcoming Kayak Instruction Classes

Title Date City Name
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
Title Date City Name
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
Title Date City Name
Whitewater Progression Course Session Two Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
Currently there are no Advanced Whitewater clinics scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us for a private lesson.
Title Date City Name
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Kayak Rentals

New Mexico Kayak Instruction has the largest selection of kayak rentals in New Mexico. With more than 30 2008-2010 whitewater, recreational, touring and fishing kayaks in Albuquerque, you're sure to find the perfect kayak for your next adventure!

River Boarding

River Boarding is headed to New Mexico! Check back soon for River boarding instruction, sales and adventure travel!

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Upcoming Kayak Tours

Click the link below to register online Date & Time City Meeting Location Price
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Guided Tour - Rio Grande Bosque Tour Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Rio Rancho River's Edge II - river access point $85.00 Before Tax
Click the link below to register online Date & Time City Meeting Location Price
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Balloon Fiesta Kayak Tour Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 6:00am - 11:00am Albuquerque TBD (To Be Determined) $125.00 Before Tax
Currently there are no Guided Tour - Specialty Kayak Tours scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us to schedule a tour for groups of 6 or more!
Currently there are no Guided Tour - Corporate Team building basic scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us to schedule a tour for groups of 6 or more!