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Best Canoes of 2019

The best canoes of 2019 may not be what you'd expect. Not new for 2019, many of these canoes have probably been portaging and paddling for longer than you or I. And they'll likely be around for generations to come! Scored based on reviews and popularity, below are the canoe crowd favorites for 2019:

Featured Canoe:

1. Fox 14

by Nova Craft Canoe

What is it?

A nimble solo craft for independent adventures on lakes and calm rivers. Plenty of capacity for multi-day trips or a canine companion.

Why buy it?

The Fox offers excellent tracking and effortless glide, allowing solo canoeists to cover ground with ease.

How do I get one?

Visit Nova Craft's website to find a Nova Craft distributor near you.

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Best Canoes of 2019

Pelican 15.5

The PELICAN 15.5 canoe is the ideal compromise between tracking and maneuverability. Shorter than an expedition canoe, it is perfect for solo or tandem rides. This canoe features three molded bench seats, vertical rod holders, drink holder and... 

Pelican 15.5 Reviews

Prospector 16

The Chestnut Prospector has probably been described more often in text than any other canoe, it’s just that popular. Our version of this venerable craft is faithful to the original. Since 1984, we’ve gone out...

Prospector 16 Reviews


This versatile 3-in-1 "boat" can be paddled, rowed or outboard powered. An extra-wide beam and "Bulb T" keel gives it added steadiness and strength...

1550CSP Reviews

Mackinaw 15.6'

The Mackinaw 15.6 is the perfect family recreational canoe. Its hull design optimizes stability and it tracks and paddles with ease while offering maximum stability...

Mackinaw 15.6' Reviews

Spirit II

Like a Swiss Army Knife, the Spirit II does everything. As efficient as a long-hulled canoe and as maneuverable as a short one, the Spirit II strikes a balance between all good things. Roomy enough for...

Spirit II Reviews

Fox 14

The Fox 14 is an ideal choice for solo paddlers looking for independent adventures on flatwater lakes and lazy rivers.  Its shorter length and minimal rocker give this canoe a good balance of tracking and...

Fox 14 Reviews

10' Traditional

The traditional double ended Golden Hawk canoe is great for fishing, hunting, or any canoeing activity you want to enjoy. The Golden Hawk Canoe was inspired by the tradition of early wilderness explorers and...

10' Traditional Reviews

Explorer 14.6 DLX

It features comfortable folding seats, vertical rod holders, a built-in cooler seat in the center, drink holders and carrying handles. Smaller in size, the EXPLORER 14.6 DLX is easier to handle while providing plenty of...

Explorer 14.6 DLX Reviews


If you're looking for a sleek, straight-tracking canoe that's easy to paddle and easy to handle out of the water, the Adirondack fits the bill. Designed for day and overnight trips, it paddles efficiently with a...

Adirondack Reviews


The first choice of many professional guides and outfitters, the Grumman 19-footer has 12 ribs and a "Bulb T" keel for extra strength. It’s designed to carry up to 1100 lbs. and rated for up to 5 horsepower...

1950CS Reviews

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