Kayak Rentals

If you want transportation to and from the river along with the watercraft and equipment, please see our Self-Guided Adventures page, but if you're just looking to rent a canoe to take to a lake for a day or a weekend, or to join friends on a private river outing, we've got you covered.

Overview

  • All kayak rentals include 1 Kayak Paddle, 1 adult PFD's, and up to 1 youth, child, or infant PFD (if needed) at no additional charge

  • Extra Paddles, PFD's, or other gear are available for an additional fee.

  • Straps and foam pads are available to allow car-topping with virtually any vehicle (We recommend that you call to discuss the vehicle you're using with us before booking).

  • We won't charge you for a partial day - if you pick up a boat after 4:00 PM on Friday, and return it by 9:00 AM Monday morning, we'll treat it as a 2-day rental.

  • A fully refundable cleaning deposit of $25.00 applies to all rentals

  • Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures kayaks can be used on all lakes in NM, as well as rivers up to Class II. Our kayaks are not appropriate for use on Class III whitewater or above.

  • Due to additional pressure placed on our inventory due to our Float the Fiesta events, any rental period (pick up or return dates) that encompass any dates of the International Balloon Fiesta are subject to a 50% rate premium.

  • Alcohol use is expressly prohibited.

  • Please see the Waiver, Terms and Policies page to download our waiver and rental agreement. (Required for all rentals).

  • Scroll down to see details on our kayaks

Reservations

Reservations are required for all rentals. Bookings of up to three days can be made online.

Book Online with Coupon Code WEEKDAY10 to save 10% on all weekday Adventures and Rentals! (Valid through May 26, 2017 for online booking only).

For rentals longer than 3 days, please call us at 505-771-1234 (Landlines outside of the ABQ metro area, call toll free: (877) 45-FLOAT [(877) 453-5628])

Our Kayaks

As dedicated paddlers ourselves, we have invested considerable time and effort in selecting our fleet of kayaks, and are proud to say that we don’t offer a single kayak to our customers that we aren’t thrilled to paddle ourselves.

All of our kayaks are manufactured in Sparta, Tennessee by Jackson Kayak. If your experience with kayaks is limited to entry-level boats, you'll likely be quite surprised at the performance characteristics of our selection.

Recreational Kayaks

Jackson Riviera

Far and away our most popular offering on our Rio Grande Adventures, the Riviera is quite possibly the most comfortable Sit-on-top Kayak in existence. Surprisingly quick and agile, yet remarkably stable, the Riviera is a great choice for a wide variety of applications. An exceptionally shallow draft can take fishermen into some areas inaccessible by other watercraft.

Jackson Riviera SOT Kayak: $39.00 for the first day, $25.00 for each additional day.

 

Jackson Tripper 12/Daytripper 12

A wide open cockpit that makes it ½ canoe and ½ kayak allows for easy entry and exit from the boat, as well as ample room for your gear, your 4 legged friend, a kid, or all of the above. These boats also offer exceptional stability - fisherman have been known to stand and cast from these kayaks.

We offer the 12’ Tripper, and Daytripper 12. The wide flat hull and high sidewalls provides incredible carrying capacity (400 pounds). This is a great boat to have for friends, family, camping or fishing. It’s both a beginner-friendly recreational kayak and a wonderful fishing platform for the outdoors-lover seeking a great boat for a weekend getaway. These boats are especially popular for parents interested in a solo kayak with sufficient room for a younger child to float along.

Jackson Tripper 12/Daytripper 12 Kayak$49.00 for the first day, $35.00 for each additional day.

All the Details:

  • Rates include 1 Kayak Paddle,  1 adult PFD's, and up to 1 youth, child, or infant PFD  (if needed), and all required outfitting. 

  • Extra Paddles, PFD's, or other gear are available for an additional fee.

  • We won't charge you for a partial day - if you pick up a boat after 4:00 PM on Friday, and return it by 9:00 AM Monday morning, we'll treat it as a 2-day rental.

  • Alcohol use is expressly prohibited.

  • Please see the Waiver, Terms and Policies page to download our waiver and rental agreement. (Required for all rentals).