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 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 Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater and Recreational Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(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
Title Date City Name
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 5:40pm - 10:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 7:40am - 12:00pm Albuquerque Rio Grande Indoor Pool
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) The Kayak Roll Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 8:40am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 2) Essentials of River Kayaking Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
Title Date City Name
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(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.
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, July 13, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"Open House" Kayak & SUP Fun, Games and Practice Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
"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
Currently there are no Guided Tour - 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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