Explorer 14.6 DLX

14' 11"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Explorer 14.6 DLX Description

The EXPLORER 14.6 DLX canoe is designed to be durable, stable and is great for multi-purpose activities like fishing, camping, or to enjoy a day trip with the family. All of Pelican's boats have been thoughtfully designed with the most convenient and comfortable features to suit each paddler’s specific needs. The outdoors is now within your reach with the perfect boat waiting for you.

Explorer 14.6 DLX Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: 3+
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Smaller Adult/Child, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Patented Ram-X material is known for its high resistance to impacts and will make your canoe last through time
  • Two comfortable folding seats and one central built-in cooler seat
  • Convenient cooler seat will ensure to keep your food and beverages cold along your adventure while giving you an extra comfortable seating space
  • Four vertical flush mount rod holders to keep your hands free when necessary
  • Two middle cup holders to help you stay hydrated on your ride
  • Smaller in size and with two carrying handles, the Explorer 14.6 DLX is easier to handle

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Explorer 14.6 DLX Reviews

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I have had this boat for 5…

Submitted by: paddler2394576 on 10/4/2022

I have had this boat for 5 years now, taking it out several times a year almost exclusively on rivers. It was my first canoe and was a great entry level boat. Extremely durable, for impacts and dragging. However it did suffer a pretty bad “gas can” to the base one sunny day while on my roof rack. Not great in the wind or with three adults in it. It did handled way better after I spun the seats around to face the back trimming the boat to be more back heavy, originally it was very front heavy. (I think they were installed backwards at the time of manufacturing). I also moved the center bench back about 6 inches . So I could use it as a foot support and get more power while seated. Handled over-night, multiday trips great while fully loaded. The 4 rod holder make nice tie down points for all the gear. Took it through some class I and II white water(unloaded) and although my wife got pretty wet it was very stable. The boat is very heavy at 90lbs and is a beast for long carries and just loading and unloading off the car. Need 2 people for all moves. For the price not bad value.


I own this canoe for one…

Submitted by: paddler1597995 on 7/8/2021

I own this canoe for one week now.. I like it but there are a few tips other or prospective users might find useful:

- take care when rooftopping it: the box says: before transporting first install the center console.. and that's true... it might even be better to reinforce the hull some more, maybe put a strap around it and do not tighten it too much.

- On a car, use roofrails and crossbars so that the supports are as far apart as possible.

- In contrast to what you might think, the central console with the cooler is not water tight. It fills up with a lot of water when you sink the canoe making it hard to get it fully floating again. I have just finished filling up the thing using waterproof isolating PE foam. No idea why Pelican does not do this.

- Canada and Pelican apparently use US style bolts and nuts. This means a european spanner set is more or less useless. Especially for fixing the two seats to the supports. 10mm spanner is too wide, 9 mm spanner can't fit. No one has heard of a 9.5 mm spanner round here. Ended up crunching the 10 mm spanner in a wrench until it took hold. Maybe Pelican could supply a fitting spanner for European customers.



Very good for family with…

Submitted by: paddler457715 on 7/31/2018

Very good for family with kids