A compact canoe with classic lines, great for exploring quiet waters.
Based on our popular Spirit II, the Heron is a short utility canoe that is excellent for casual activities on calm, local waters. This type of canoe is often preferred by people who aren't paddling enthusiasts, but who use a canoe occasionally for a variety of purposes. When we designed the Heron we wanted to prove that a well thought out recreation design can be pleasant to paddle as well as functional.
The Heron's blend of stability, efficiency, and capacity makes it truly useful in a broad range of situations. Stable enough for less experienced paddlers to use comfortably, the Heron's performance makes traveling longer distances practical, including one or two day trips. The Heron tracks better and is more efficient than our Fisherman. Yet at 15' it is still short enough for tight, twisting streams and occasional, intricate rapids.