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.

If you're new to paddlesports, want to learn an new discipline, demo dozens of different kinds of kayaks or refine your paddling skills, join Kayak New Mexico 501(c)3 and their team of volunteer instructors for the Sandia Paddle & Film Festival.  8 hours of instructional clinics, live music, family-friendly fun, and heart-warming (as well as heart-pounding) adventure films guaranteed to get you excited about paddling in New Mexico and connected to the paddling scene.  There will be live music and food trucks, raffle prices and information booths from a variety of community-based organizations and local businesses who work together to make paddlesports more fun and more accessible in New Mexico.  Click here to 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 Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 8:45am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Touring, Sea Kayaking & Recreational Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 8:45am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 8:45am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
(Level 1) Introduction to Kayaking - Whitewater & Recreational Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 8:45am - 1:00pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Title Date City Name
(Level 2) Essentials of Recreational Kayaking Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 2:45pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) Essentials of Recreational Kayaking Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:45pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) Essentials of Recreational Kayaking Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 2:45pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
(Level 2) Essentials of Recreational Kayaking Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 2:45pm - 7:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
Title Date City Name
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
(Level 3) Introduction to Expedition Kayak Touring Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 5:00pm Abiquiu Abiquiu Lake
(Level 3) Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 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
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bernalillo Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
Discover Paddling - Kayak & SUP "Open House" at Sandia Lakes Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 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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If you're new to paddlesports, want to learn an new discipline, demo dozens of different kinds of kayaks or refine your paddling skills, join Kayak New Mexico 501(c)3 and their team of volunteer instructors for the Sandia Paddle & Film Festival.  8 hours of instructional clinics, live music, family-friendly fun, and heart-warming (as well as heart-pounding) adventure films guaranteed to get you excited about paddling in New Mexico and connected to the paddling scene.  There will be live music and food trucks, raffle prices and information booths from a variety of community-based organizations and local businesses who work together to make paddlesports more fun and more accessible in New Mexico.  Click here to learn more...