Islander bolero

UK made touring kayak

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Previously known at the Dagger Charleston, Islander have launched the Bolero from the same mould and allow paddlers to continue using this popular design.

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Islander Bolero

Available in two lengths- 14ft and 15ft the Bolero is a nice compromise between short (10ft) touring kayaks and full size (17ft) sea kayaks. Perfect for maintaining a good level of speed to cover the miles, short enough to allow for easy manoeuvring and handling, and still have enough storage capacity to pack kit for overnight camping trips.

The larger of the two sizes will suit taller/heavier paddlers, whilst the shorter 14 footer is better suited to lighter/smaller paddlers. The adjustable SlideLock footbrace system offers the ability to change the length even on the move, giving the opportunity for the paddler to stretch their legs during long crossings. The cockpit rim and seat has padding for extra comfort.

Similarly to the smaller Islander Jive the Bolero is a closed cockpit kayak suitable for the vast array of different water bodies found throughout the UK, be that calm coastal routes, lakes or canals. With a drop down skeg fitted as standard, the Bolero can track nicely on windy days when the skeg is deployed into the down position.


  • Integral moulded seat
  • Knee/thigh pads
  • Drop-down skeg
  • 10” domed bow hatch
  • Large oval domed rear hatch
  • Mini-cell foam sealed bulkheads
  • Universal seat pad
  • Adjustable Universal backrest
  • SlideLock footbrace
  • Deck elastics
  • Soft touch grab handles
  • Anodised security bar
  • Moulded drain plug


Bolero 14

  • Length 426 cm
  • Width 62 cm
  • Weight 23 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 130 kg / 300 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Islander Bolero for your weight

Bolero 15

  • Length 455 cm
  • Width 63 cm
  • Weight 26 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 145 kg / 285 lbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Islander Bolero for your weight


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Recommended Accessories

Thule Loackable Straps

Thule Lockable Roofrack Straps

Keep your new kayak safe with Thule's innovative 4m lockable strap. Each strap contains a highly durable steel core wire. The buckle has a protective cover to avoid scratches on your kayak.

Price £67.49 (RRP £74.99 - Saving £7.50)

Feelfree Day Tour Alloy paddle for the Islander Bolero

Feelfree Day Tour Paddle - Alloy Shaft

High quality paddle with strong asymmetric blades on an alloy shaft with drip rings and index grip.

Price £35.95 (RRP £44.95 - Saving £9.00)

Deluxe Fibreglass paddle for the Islander Bolero

Feelfree Day Tour Paddle - Glass Shaft

Same blade construction with a lighter weight fibreglass shaft.

Price £55.95 (RRP £69.95 - Saving £14.00)

feelfree 15l dry bag

15L Dry Bag

These Feelfree Dry Bags are made from a tough PVC Tarpaulin and with the easy roll down dry seal you will get a great dry bag to protect your belongings and keep them dry inside the dry bag. 

Price £19.95

Feelfree Paddle Leash

Feelfree Paddle Leash

Elasticated paddle leash, attach one end to the paddle shaft and the other to the kayak.

Price £12.95

Feelfree Thigh Straps

Feelfree Thigh Straps

Thigh straps help to give you greater control while manoeuvring your sit-on-top, and keep you seated when playing in the surf. They can also aid with transporting your kayak when used as a shoulder strap.

Price £39.95 (RRP £44.95 - Saving £5.00)


Nationwide delivery available for the Islander Bolero. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Islander Bolero. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Islander Bolero, please call us on 01925 818437