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Kayaking

Inflatable kayaking

We offer the best Santa Fe and Taos inflatable kayaking trips available. Our inflatable kayaks or “duckies” are highly stable and maneuverable boats that allow even the experienced rafter the most excitement available on our selected inflatable kayaking trips.

Inflatable kayaking is for anyone, experienced or first-time river runners, to enjoy the most exciting and hands-on craft on the river. We offer inflatable Kayaks on all of our Rio Chama River Trips as well as selected Rio Grande River Trips. If you are interested in a single or tandem ducky for your 2 or 3 day trip on the Rio Chama, please let our reservationists know when you book the trip. You may also indicate it on your Guest Questionnaire from.

As for the Rio Grande, we always offer the choice of duckies on our Orilla Verde Half Day Trip and Middle Taos Box Inflatable Kayaking Trip. When water levels are at their lowest in the early spring and late summer, we also offer the choice of duckies for our Racecourse Half Day Trip and our Rio Grande Gorge Full Day Trip. When available, all inflatable kayaks are offered at No Extra Charge! All inflatable kayaks must be requested at the time of reservation and may not be available if requested upon arriving at our Headquarters or at the specific meeting location.

Our Inflatable Kayaking Trips

Rio Chama River Rafting 3 Day

Difficulty
Mild
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$495 Adult
$400 Child
Age
6

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Rafting the Rio Chama 2 Day Rafting Trip

Difficulty
Mild
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$395 Adult
Age
12

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Middle Taos Box Inflatable Kayaking Trip

Difficulty
Mild to Moderate
Duration
Full Day
Price
$165
Age
12

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Whitewater Kayaking School

Our Whitewater School will introduce you to the amazing sport of kayaking and prepare you to enjoy class 1-2 whitewater on the calmer sections of the Rio Grande. Unlike Inflatable Kayaking, this is the traditional, plastic or fiberglass composite kayak with your legs inside the kayak and a neoprene closure keeping the water out.  This is a sport that requires instruction, dedication and practice.

In this type of kayaking, you do not need previous experience, however, the courses we teach always begins on flatwater, in calm pools and gradually introducing the students to class 1 and 2 whitewater.  Our full-service whitewater kayak school and great instructors will teach you an amazing sport to enjoy on your own for many years to come. Want to be in charge of your own craft? Get up close and personal with the whitewater of the Rio Grande and Rio Chama.

Our Whitewater Kayaking School

Rio Chama 3 Day Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Difficulty
Instructor Assisted
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$575
Age
12

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ACA L1-4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification Workshop

Difficulty
Instructor Assisted
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$450
Age
18

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Private or Custom Whitewater Kayak Trips with Instruction

Difficulty
Instructor Assisted
Duration
Full Day
Price
$295
Age
8

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2 Day Beginner Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Difficulty
Instructor Assisted
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$465
Age
8

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