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Canoe Paddles

Single bladed paddles for canoeing, open boating and rafting.

Don't be caught up the creek without one! Canoe paddles all have a T-grip at one end and single blade at the other, connected by a shaft in the middle. Constructed from different materials to suit every budget and paddling style.

Alloy and plastic paddles are the least expensive, most durable but are generally heavier, cold to hold and not the nicest 'feel' when being pulled through the water. Wooden paddles are the most popular, have a nice feel and are mid-priced and warm to hold. Composite paddles are the most expensive but also the highest performing and mainly used on white-water rivers.

Generally speaking shorter, wider blades are considered general purpose/all-round paddles for all water conditions, and the longer, thinner shaped blades are for deep water environments such as lakes or sea lochs. All canoe paddles are available in different lengths; the floor to the paddlers shoulder when stood up is a good starting point if you are unsure which size to purchase.

If you need any help or advice when purchasing a canoe paddle,please contact us by email or phone 01925 818437 to talk with any of our staff members (all experienced canoeists).

Pelican Beavertail Paddle

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A Basic Canadian canoe paddle useful for beginners, clubs and centres, or as a spare paddle.


Alloy Canoe Paddle

Standard Alloy Canoe Paddle

Basic, but one of our strongest, most robust paddles for high use environments.


Quessy Junior

Quessy Junior

A canoe paddle that's incredibly light and easy for kids to use, 44 inches in length.


Grey Owl Owlet

Grey Owl Owlet

Scaled down children's paddle, 42 inches in length perfect for junior canoeists.


Enigma note

Enigma Key Canoe Paddle

All round wooden canoe paddle from Enigma.


Quessy Aspen

Quessy Aspen Canoe Paddle

A lightweight affoardble Canadian made canoe paddle.


Grey Owl Scout

Grey Owl Scout wooden canoe paddle

‘Beavertail’ shaped general purpose paddle made from bass wood.


Quessy Beavertail

Quessy Ash Cherry Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A sturdy all-round canoe paddle built in the home of Canadian canoeing.


Streamlyte CanoeStix

Streamlyte Canoe Stix Foundation

UK manufactured, strong and durable perfectly suited to British rivers.


Quessy Cherry Ottertail

Quessy Cherry Otterrtail Canoe Paddle

Deep water canoe paddle made in Canada from cherry wood.


Grey Owl Voyageur

Grey Owl Voyaguer wooden canoe paddle

Very popular, lightweight well built all-round paddle for use on all water types.


Grey Owl Sagamore

Grey Owl Sagamore oiled wooden canoe paddle

Constructed from Black Cherry and only suitable for deep water paddling.