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Albuquerque Kayak & SUP Rental & Tours

Shop Information

Mountain, Stream, and Trail (MST) Adventures is an Albuquerque tour, rental and instructional outdoor business.  The MST team offers guided paddle board (SUP) and kayak tours and classes as well as kayak and SUP rentals.  MST was founded to share a passion for the outdoors through guided tours, skills courses, equipment rental, and community events.

MST supports the local community through the Adobe Whitewater Club and Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association. Adventures also support several national organizations that support rivers across the country, including American Whitewater, and the Outdoor Alliance.  MST employs and teaches using Leave No Trace Ethics and other environmentally friendly practices as set out by the American Canoe Association (ACA) and the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) during classes and guided trips.

Tour Information

MST Adventures offers guided kayaking and stand up paddleboard (SUP) trips of the Rio Grande, and SUP Balloon Fiesta tours. In addition to guided tours, they also offer skills clinics and lessons for Kayaking and SUP.

Albuquerque SUP Tours Duration Per Person Cost
Balloon Fiesta SUP Tour 4.5 – 5 Hr $95
Rio Grande SUP Eco-Tour 3.5 Hr $85
Fall Colors SUP Tour 3.5 Hr $85

Rental Information

Looking for a self-guided adventure?  MST has you covered with top quality SUP, kayak and whitewater kayak rentals.

Paddle around the calm waters of New Mexico in one of our recreational kayaks or inflatable SUPs. Perfect for beginners and a great way to get outside and get some exercise! All kayak rentals come with paddles and PFDs.

Inflatable SUPs roll up and can be transported easily in your car’s trunk, no special roof rack or pickup truck needed. They are quick to inflate with the included two stage pumps.  Every SUP we rent will comes with an air pump for easy inflation, a paddle that is adjustable to the user, a coast guard approved life jacket with safety whistle, and carrying bag. Additional Fins are available for open water trips.

Albuquerque SUP & Kayak Rentals 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days
Inflatable SUP $50 $100 $125
Recreational Kayak $60 $120 $150
Whitewater Kayak $60 $120 $150
Backpacking Kit $40 $80 $100
Car Camping Kit $70 $140 $175

Looking for more adventure?  See all of our Albuquerque activities!

Trail Info

The Albuquerque area has many rivers and lakes for both stand up paddleboarding and kayaking, including the beautiful Rio Grande.  Some of our favorites include the Rio Grande float (4-mile and 9-mile options), Sandia Lakes, Cochiti Lake, Fenton Lake.  The helpful staff at MST Adventures can help you pick the best place for your SUP or kayak adventure.


Q Why choose MST Adventures?

MST Adventures offers high quality equipment that has proven itself over and over. We rent only the gear that we trust will provide a positive and unique experience for you. From our MSR Snowshoes to our NRS Life Jackets, our gear is tuff as nails.

Q What is included with the tour?

All SUP tours include introductory instruction from a professional guide, all necessary paddling equipment (including a dry bag for spare clothes, phone, and keys), refreshments, and a unique and beautiful tour through the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Adjustable paddles allow users to stand, sit, or kneel on the boards for comfort and stability. At the end of the day, we bring you back to your vehicles and our guides clean up the equipment. As we progress down the river we will take in the natural sounds and wildlife along the way. Truly a fantastic, fun, and cost-effective way to enjoy the beauty of Albuquerque.

Q What should I bring with me?

Whether you are taking a biking class, a water based class, or just picking up a rental, you should always plan for the weather by dressing in layers; in addition to packing plenty of high energy snacks, water, and sunscreen. Each class and activity will list required equipment based on the discipline and activity level.

Q Why use a SUP?

One of the biggest benefits of a SUP over kayaks or canoes is it's low draft depth (how deep in the water the board sits). You can paddle a SUP in just 3 inches of water! During the Balloon Fiesta, the Rio Grande is in a very low-stage. The water is usually very shallow and sandbars and islands abound. Instead of spending half your time getting in and out of a kayak to to get un-stuck, why not enjoy the trip on a SUP? If you do still happen to get stuck, simply step off the board, move it over and step back on!

Q What if I don't have the best balance?

No worries! Our SUPs are as wide as many of the sidewalks in Albuquerque! It takes most people between 5-15 minutes to become comfortable enough standing on their board. If you're feeling a bit wobbly, take a knee! Our paddles are adjustable, so paddling from positions other than standing is just as comfortable.


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