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£1,759.63 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes White-Water Covert 9.3 Duralite Silverbirch Canoes
Covert 9.3 Duralite

£1,484.89 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes White-Water Covert 9.3 Duratough Silverbirch Canoes
Covert 9.3 Duratough

The Silverbirch Covert 9.3 is a whitewater OC1. Designed and built in the UK, this whitewater open canoe features a single layer polyethylene shell. It is then finished with ash gunwales, it also features tough...

£1,350.96 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes River-Running Prospector 165 White Water Corelite X Venture
Prospector 165 White Water Corelite X

£1,270.33 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Touring Discovery 169 Old Town
Discovery 169

The Old Town Discovery 169

£1,259.16 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes River-Running Prospector 155 White Water Corelite X Venture
Prospector 155 White Water Corelite X

£1,211.69 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Folding MYCANOE 2.5 MYCANOE
MYCANOE 2.5

The MYCANOE Canoe Version 2.5 is a great way to take to the water for your first experience of open canoeing. This folding canoe will pack down to two bags, this makes it very easy to transport as no roof rack ...

Special Offer £1,195.50 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Touring Broadland 16 Duralite Silverbirch Canoes
Broadland 16 Duralite

The Silverbirch Canoes Broadland 16 Duralite is a great option for exploring your local canal or bouncing down your local whitewater river. This 16ft open canoe features the Duralite construction which is perfe...

£1,195.50 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes River-Running Broadland 16 HL Duralite Silverbirch Canoes
Broadland 16 HL Duralite

£1,177.19 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Touring Broadland 15 Duralite Silverbirch Canoes
Broadland 15 Duralite

The Silverbirch Broadland 15 is a lightweight open canoe that measures just under 15 foot in length. This Canadian Canoe is ideal for exploring your local Whitewater river and is equally as versatile on a flat ...

£1,177.19 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes River-Running Broadland 15 HL Duralite Silverbirch Canoes
Broadland 15 HL Duralite

£1,176.24 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Allround Discovery 158 Old Town
Discovery 158

The Old Town Discovery 158 features a tough and durable three layer polyethylene shell. It is then fitted with durable vinyl gunwales, plastic end decks that incorporate moulded in grab / carry handles. It then...

£1,112.28 (inc Vat)
Watersports Open-Canoeing Canoes Touring Hunter 17 Corelite X Venture
Hunter 17 Corelite X

The Venture Hunter is a fast touring canoe that includes a 520kg carrying capacity. This 17 foot canoe is constructed from Ventures premier material Corelite X. Corelite X gives the best levels of performance a...

ADVICE ON BOAT SELECTION

What makes an Open Canoe Great? Open or Canadian canoes are suitable for carrying large loads and some models will take three people or more. They are very stable, great fun for families, and look lovely on the water.

The ones housed on this page will do a bit of everything. You can use them for river trips on flat water or easy white water, take the kids exploring the local lakes, or go fishing. More adventurous paddlers might go canoe camping, where you pack your tent, food, sleeping bags and very best friends into your boat and head off down river- far more exciting than driving up to a campsite. They can be paddled from a comfy seat or a kneeling thwart for more power.

If it's just flat water you're interested in, or you want an entry level open canoe, see our Touring Canoes page, and we have a section just for Whitewater Canoes as well.

There are two main materials that are used for the construction of Canadian Canoes, Royalex and Polyethylene. Both are tough plastics (usually laminated), but Royalex is lighter and more expensive. All-round canoes come in lengths from 13 to 17ft, depending on the carrying capacity and desired characteristics. Wider boats are more stable, but longer, narrower boats are faster. The range of boats is huge, so we'd like to recommend some of our favourites.

Solo users- and an open canoe trip is a perfect way to relax and unwind on your own- should look at a boat like the Old Town Pack. The low weight Royalex construction means it's easier to for one person to handle when off the water.

The Venture Canoes Prospector 15 is a firm favourite with staff members here. When in our demo fleet, it is among the first to go out on the river, looking good and gliding elegantly whilst out. Its weight and price also help its popularity, with wooden or plastic seats allowing for budgetary requirements.

Many two paddler boats can be paddled solo too. The Venture Canoes Ranger 14, for instance, comes either with seats for two or a thwart for one. This is a tough, versatile polyethylene boat for all uses. The Mad River Explorer 14TT comes as standard with two seats and a yoke.

If you are looking for a boat that will offer you greater carrying capacity for gear we suggest you consider the Old Town Charles River 15 or Old Town Charles River 16 in polyethylene and Royalex respectively. The Venture Canoes Ranger 16 and Mad River Explorer 16TT are both ideal family boats. Basic fittings include two seats, a central thwart and yoke. is a good choice- a wide, stable boat that is ideal for family use. If necessary this can also be supplied with a 3rd seat a child.


Touring boats are intended for river and lake trips on fairly flat water. They are perfect for a day on the water with the kids or a weekend camping trip travelling down a long stretch of river. Because they will be designed for efficient forward movement, so are often quite long, and most have a high carrying capacity so you can fit lots of gear (or people!) in without overloading.

Canoes for white water have their own page here, and those that will do a bit of everything can be found in the All Round  section.

For our favourite touring boats, have a look at the Mad River Reflection series. These are very light and strong for their size and carrying capacity.

Those looking for an entry level touring canoe might want to look at the options from Venture Canoes, which represent excellent rugged value for money. They also have some great budget open canoes in the All Round section here.

If you already have a canoe, you might want to have a look at  and Airbags. We have all manner of useful things for repairing your boat too.

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