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 Classes

Title Date City Name
Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Albuquerque Los Altos Pool
Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Albuquerque Los Altos Pool
Introduction to Kayaking (Level 1) Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Albuquerque Los Altos Pool
Title Date City Name
Essentials of Recreational Kayaking (Level 2) Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
The Kayak Roll (Level 2) Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Albuquerque Los Altos Pool
Essentials of Recreational Kayaking (Level 2) Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
The Kayak Roll (Level 2) Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm Albuquerque Los Altos Pool
Essentials of Recreational Kayaking (Level 2) Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
Essentials of Recreational Kayaking (Level 2) Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm Bernalillo Coronado Campground
Title Date City Name
Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy (Level 3) Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
Sea Kayak / Kayak Touring for Beginners (Level 3) Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 5:00pm Abiquiu Abiquiu Lake
Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy (Level 3) Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
Whitewater Kayaking Made Easy (Level 3) Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 5:00pm Pilar Pilar Yacht Club
Sea Kayak / Kayak Touring for Beginners (Level 3) Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 5:00pm Abiquiu Abiquiu Lake
Title Date City Name
Intro to Freestyle and Playboat Kayaking (Level 4) Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 5:00pm Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs
Intro to Freestyle and Playboat Kayaking (Level 4) Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 5:00pm Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs
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.
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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