Canoes

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Categories

Folding
Inflatable
Recreational
Touring
Tripping/Expedition
Whitewater

Brands

Aire
Ally Canoes
Bell Canoe
Esquif
Hemlock
Mad River
Mohawk Canoes
Nova Craft
Old Town
Sevylor

Price

less than $400
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Canoe Reviews

Old Town Discovery 169

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great canoe for day, weekend, and multi-day exploratory trips. Amazing way to fish, camp, and get away from the crowds. I am an avid backpacker and hiker, and at one time was extremely proud to be able to go for 10-14 days with only a 45-50 lb pack. One evening, after a few drinks at a bar/pub in Leadville, CO, a local outdoorsman mentioned he recently went out for 10 days and packed 4 thick-cut ribeyes, 6 bottles of wine, 2 bottles of champagne, 1 bottle of top-shelf tequila, cheese, bread, 18… Full review

Mad River Outrage X

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is faster than some others and with the soft chines very forgiving for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Larger than its younger cousin the Outrage, it is capable of self supported trips and is better than others for those big water runs like the Grand Canyon. Background: In 1971, canoeist Jim Henry won the National Downriver Championships in a boat he built himself, and the Malecite and Mad River Canoes were born. A couple of decades later, Henry and fellow paddler Tom Foster designed the… Full review

Hemlock Eagle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you are looking for a quality tandem canoe with moderate rocker and light weight, the Eagle might just be for you. One advantage is the narrow gunnel width at the bow paddling station which is good for smaller paddlers. Background Dave Curtis has been building canoes for almost four decades. His first design was a solo boat. He wanted a solo tripping canoe that could stay with tandems on remote river and lake trips. His first designs were drawn by legendary paddler Harold Deal. They pioneered… Full review

Wenonah Prospector 15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Responsive and ultra stable, the Prospector is a very good down river canoe. If you have dogs or often go fishing, this is a good option for you. It's not fast, and it has some design issues, but overall, it's a good value. Wenonah's Prospector 15 is a fun boat for river trips. It's rock-solid stable and can turn on a dime. It's a great choice for beginner paddlers, dog owners, and fisherpeople. It's not the fastest boat out there, so you won't win any races. Keeping it going in a straight line… Full review

Mad River Adventure 14

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A GREAT canoe for not only mornings fishing, but for the more die-hard paddling adventurer looking to get away from the busy life of society and venturing into the land of mountain air, soaring eagles, and trout the size of small children! I have used this particular canoe on multiple occasions both fishing hidden coves in nearby lakes to extended river trips with friends. The first thing I noticed once I sat in the canoe was how comfortable and stable it felt as I situated myself for a 20-mile… Full review

Old Town Penebscot 17 RX

rated 5 of 5 stars I use it mainly for fishing with my kids and we have a blast. I love being on the water with this canoe. One of my favorite possessions of all time. This is a great family canoe and also expedition canoe. My kids love it. It is very durable, attractive and also light enough to carry and load solo. With two paddlers it is a rocket. It will fit a lot of gear as well. I get lots of positive comments at the local reservoir. Full review

Old Town Saranac 146

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great boat. We are a family of three that loves to kayak, but our little guy is now too large to fit in our boats with us so we opted to get a canoe for family trips. The center storage unit provides a good seat for the kid while also providing space to store lunch and drinks.   No issues for us in terms of stability as we are very used to being in canoes for fishing and lounging. I had no issues standing to cast in this boat even with others in it. The seats are comfortable, but I wish I could… Full review

Old Town Penobscot 16

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for beginning as well as experienced paddlers. Does well on lakes and rivers. Large enough to hold plenty of gear. We got this canoe mainly for lake usage and it is great. Very stable for me and my kids, never feels like it might tip over, even if someone goes for a swim then climbs back in the boat. We've also used it on rivers (Androscoggin) with much success. Old Town boats are very tough. This has been over many rocks and it still looks great. This boat can easily be portaged by one person. Full review

Mad River Adventure 16

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic canoe with all the features of a high dollar canoe. Would recommend this product. Can be possibly the best I have ever used.  Full review

Top-Rated Canoes

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Aire Traveler Canoe
Aire
Traveler Canoe
Inflatable Canoe
$2,159
Ally Canoes Model 811 16.5' DR
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ally Canoes
Model 811 16.5' DR
Folding Canoe
Bell Canoe Northstar
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bell Canoe
Northstar
Touring Canoe
Bell Canoe Northwind
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bell Canoe
Northwind
Touring Canoe
Bell Canoe Seliga Tripper
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bell Canoe
Seliga Tripper
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
Esquif Canyon
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Esquif
Canyon
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
Esquif Raven
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Esquif
Raven
Whitewater Canoe
$1320 MSRP
Hemlock Eagle
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hemlock
Eagle
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
Mad River Adventure 14
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mad River
Adventure 14
Recreational Canoe
$755
Mad River Adventure 16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mad River
Adventure 16
Recreational Canoe
$865
 
Mad River
Explorer 15
Recreational Canoe
 
Mad River
Explorer 15 RX
Recreational Canoe
Mad River Explorer 16
Mad River
Explorer 16
Recreational Canoe
Mad River Journey 156
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mad River
Journey 156
Recreational Canoe
$764
Mad River Journey 167
Mad River
Journey 167
Recreational Canoe
 
Mad River
Legend 15
Touring Canoe
Mad River Legend 16
Mad River
Legend 16
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
Mad River Outrage X
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mad River
Outrage X
Whitewater Canoe
discontinued
 
Mad River
Reflection 15 RX
Touring Canoe
Mad River Serenade 13
Mad River
Serenade 13
Recreational Canoe
Mohawk Canoes Probe 13
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mohawk Canoes
Probe 13
Whitewater Canoe
Nova Craft Trapper Solo
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Nova Craft
Trapper Solo
Recreational Canoe
Old Town Camper 15
Old Town
Camper 15
Recreational Canoe
$1,649 - $1,749
Old Town Camper 16
Old Town
Camper 16
Recreational Canoe
$1,699 - $1,799
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Old Town
Charles River RX
Recreational Canoe
$1600 MSRP
 
Old Town
Discovery 158
Recreational Canoe
$900 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town
Discovery 169
Recreational Canoe
$999 MSRP
Old Town Discovery Sport
Old Town
Discovery Sport
$1,499
Old Town Pack
Old Town
Pack
$900 MSRP
Old Town Penebscot 17 RX
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town
Penebscot 17 RX
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
$1,899
Old Town Penobscot 16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Old Town
Penobscot 16
Tripping/Expedition Canoe
$1,799
Old Town Saranac 146
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town
Saranac 146
Recreational Canoe
$599
Old Town Saranac 160
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Old Town
Saranac 160
Recreational Canoe
$699
Old Town West Branch 158
Old Town
West Branch 158
Recreational Canoe
$899 - $999
Old Town West Branch 169
Old Town
West Branch 169
Recreational Canoe
$999 - $1,099
Sevylor Colorado Canoe
Sevylor
Colorado Canoe
Inflatable Canoe
$500 MSRP
Sevylor Ogden 2 Person Combo Canoe
Sevylor
Ogden 2 Person Combo Canoe
Inflatable Canoe
$325
Sevylor Rio Canoe
Sevylor
Rio Canoe
Inflatable Canoe
$325
Wenonah Adirondack
Wenonah
Adirondack
Touring Canoe
Wenonah Aurora
Wenonah
Aurora
Touring Canoe
Wenonah Backwater Canoe
Wenonah
Backwater Canoe
$1,799
Wenonah Escapade
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wenonah
Escapade
Touring Canoe
Wenonah Itasca Ultra-Light Kevlar Canoe
Wenonah
Itasca Ultra-Light Kevlar Canoe
Touring Canoe
Wenonah Minnesota II
Wenonah
Minnesota II
Touring Canoe
$2,699
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wenonah
Prospector 15
Touring Canoe
Wenonah Spirit II
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wenonah
Spirit II
Touring Canoe

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