Old Town Heron 9 XT

Compact and stable touring kayak

A 9ft touring kayak with an easy to access open cockpit with the Old Town exceptional build quality.

Old Town Heron 9 XT Day Touring Kayak

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Old Town Heron 9 XT

For those kayakers looking for s lightweight, short touring kayak with excellent on-water stability then the the Old Town Heron 9 XT could well fit the bill (or beak!?). The Heron 9 XT's well-defined bow entry line facilitates excellent tracking through the water, while the hull's flatter middle section offers stability, inspiring confidence in most paddler, including those new to the sport.

Any equipment you decide to take with you (such as spare clothing or provisions) can easily be stowed in the rear Quick-Seal oval storage hatch with sealed bulkhead, and the front mounted paddle park and bottle holder are also useful features. The lightweight Heron 9 XT is easy to lift onto a car roof rack system, or transport to the water thanks to the comfortable front and rear carry handles. The XT model includes two flush-mounted rear rod holders as standard equipment for fishing enthusiasts, but they also are discreetly hidden out of the way behind the rear of the cockpit. These rod-holders also make for convenient action camera mounts (supplied separately), for those wanting to film days out and share their on-water activities.

Other well thought out features include a well-padded Comfort Flex seat system that can easily be adjusted for the ideal paddling position. With adjustable footrests and comfy thigh pads the paddler can achieve a nice paddling position to suit and make the most out of their paddling session. Thanks to the larger cockpit, the Heron 9XT is easy to get in and out of and gives plenty of space to stretch ones legs whilst out on the water.

Designed to be an easy to paddle, short touring kayak that is both lightweight and easily portable. In addition to checking these boxes, the Heron 9 XT is jam-packed with features. Perfect for cruising on calm, slow moving waters such as lakes, lochs or meandering rivers.


  • Comfort Flex Seating System.
  • Adjustable Footrests.
  • Bow/Stern Carry Handles.
  • Thigh Pads.
  • Paddle Keeper.
  • Quick-Seal Oval Storage Hatch.
  • 2 x Flush Mounted Rod Holders.
  • Bottle Holder.



  • Length: 9'6" / 381 cm

  • Width: 28.5" / 72.4 cm

  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 118 kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Heron 9 XT for your weight
  • Deck Height: 13.5" / 34 cm

  • Weight: 40 lbs / 18.1 kg



Old Town Heron 9 XT Photic


Old Town Heron 9 XT Sunrise


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The Day Tour paddle has asymetrical blades for increased paddling efficiency and reduced torque.

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Kayak Security Cable

Kayak Security Cable

This security cable keeps your boats safe while on the roof of your car, the cable threads through your scupper hole or kayaks security point and the plastic stopper traps in the boot or door of your car. The cable also provides a visual deterrent to ward off opportunist thieves. Providing peace of mind when leaving your kayak on the car roof over night or at stops along your journey.

Price £17.95 (RRP £19.95 - Saving £2.00)

Beluga Bilge Pump

Beluga Bilge Pump

Bilge pump for displacing water after capsizing.


Price £19.95 (RRP £24.95 - Saving £5.00)

North Water Sea Tec Bungee Paddle Leash

North Water Sea Tec Bungee Paddle Leash

The North Water Sea Tec paddle leash is a simple and effective paddle leash for securing your paddle to the kayak. (not to the paddler)


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Nationwide delivery available for the Old Town Heron 9 XT. 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 Old Town Heron 9 XT. 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 Old Town Heron 9 XT, please call us on 01925 818437