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.

Kayak Instruction

New Mexico Kayak Instruction offers a variety of classes to fit your schedule, budget and paddling interest. Classes are taught in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Alamos, as well as a variety of lakes and rivers in New Mexico.

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 Events

Title Date City Name
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Title Date City Name
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
Title Date City Name
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 26, 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.
Currently there are no Girl Scouts 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, May 4, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Currently there are no Balloon Fiesta clinics scheduled. Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming Intro, Roll, Whitewater and Touring clinics, or Contact Us for a private lesson.

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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