15' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Tranquility Options

  • Wove Color Kevlar

    33 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite
  • LeTigre Kevlar

    33 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite
  • 31 lb
    Carbon Composite
  • 33 lb
    Kevlar/aramid Composite

    Tranquility Description

    If you are an experienced solo paddler or an occasional kayaker who likes the tripping gear capacity and loading ease of a canoe, you might want to check this one out. Quick as lightning across the water, this streamlined craft will carry all the gear you need for your wilderness trip.

    This canoe tracks straight and can be paddled with either a canoe or kayak paddle. Check with your retailer or online for options available with this canoe.

    Tranquility Specs and Features

    • Seating Configuration: Solo
    • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
    • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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    Tranquility Reviews

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    I have rented these twice…

    Submitted by: JohnDoelman on 12/27/2023

    I have rented these twice for paddling in Quetico and I love it. It is fast and tracks well. The folks at Souris River know how to build a great canoe. Highly recommend!


    Great little canoe. I bought…

    Submitted by: snowalker on 4/27/2016
    Great little canoe. I bought this canoe used and it had been destroyed. The guy I bought it from fixed it up and while it is the ugliest canoe I own it paddles very nicely. If you are the type of person who will use a kayak paddle with a canoe you can scream down the lakes with this. I've had it all over the BWCA and NW Ontario.

    My September '02 canoe trip…

    Submitted by: guest-paddler on 11/4/2002
    My September '02 canoe trip into the Canadian Boundary waters transmogrified at the last minute into a solo trip when my flippant bow-paddler elected to have throat surgery. Rather than aggravating the spondylitis in my back with my royalex Sundowner, I made last minute reservations with an Atikoken outfitter (Canoe Canada--very good) to rent a Tranquility, which, I was assured, was the closest thing to a kevlar Wenonah Prism in the rental fleet. (Wenonah is probably the only company I've ever felt any brand loyalty towards, in no small part because I used to live in Winona.)

    Thus equipped with a Tranquility, I embarked on my 75-mile week-long solo fishing trip and the beginning of my love-affair (sorry for this and any upcoming superlatives) with the Tranquility.

    At 15 1/2 feet, this 33 lb. kevlar canoe is ultra-light. To my knowledge, it is lighter than any Bell, Wenonah, or Swift in its class. My back behaved nicely beneath its weight, so much so that I tackled one portage with both my backpack and the canoe at the same time.

    My knees gave out and I launched the canoe onto some sharp rocks. The canoe appeared to be unscratched. (I am told this is because Souris River uses epoxy as opposed to weaker polyester variant- resins used by many manufacturers.)

    The Tranquility was fast, and tracked very well. While I preferred to use the kayak paddle I brought, I was able to get 2-3 strokes per side with my elbow paddle. With the kayak paddle, I am quite sure the boat was almost as fast as my tandem with a decent paddler in the bow. I cannot say it is faster than the Prism, but it appears to be slightly more maneuverable.

    With and without gear, this canoe was amazingly stable and dry. Once, while trolling in two-foot waves (without ballast), I fought two 3-4 lb. smallmouth simultaneously on separate rods. While I eventually lost both fish, it was not because I had to jettison pole for paddle. It's because I was stupid to fish with two poles.

    I enjoyed the canoe so much that when I pulled out, I drove straight to the factory in Atikoken, where I custom ordered a Tranquility (and received a personal tour of the production process). At little exra cost, the company is now building the boat I rented but with a sliding seat and colored kevlar, such that I will not need the added weight (usually 5-6 lbs.) of gelcoat in order to have a green canoe. (To my knowledge, Souris River is the only manufacturer of color-impregnated kevlar canoes.)

    In conclusion, I give the Tranquility my highest marks. I'm extremely excited to test it on Lake Michigan outside my new quarters at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy.


    Souris River Tranquility 15'…

    Submitted by: mcwood4 on 10/4/2000
    Souris River Tranquility 15' Duralite solo canoe. "Lite" is a word to highlite here. It is not only lite at 37# for the loading and portage, but it always looks and feels lite! This sets an attitude that carries over into the whole experiance. THe experiances with this canoe are fantastic! I earlier reviewed my 16' Duralite Souris canoe. That was a compromize canoe and it was a very, very good canoe to fill that role. What I have discovered is that a compromize is just that, a compromize. I have moved on to owning several canoes where each has a purpose and I am oh so much happier with all of my canoes. The 15' Tranquility is the best open straignt keeled solo canoe that I have paddled. It is very fast and stable. I love it more each time I take it for a paddle. My one complaint is that it can be a bit hard to turn at times, but then I do understand that it was designed to travel straight and fast in the boundry waters and it turns slow by design. It is a 9 of 10! in my book. (So far only Kruger Canoes get 10 of 10 ratings from me!)