A range of single-blade paddles designed for use with Canoes & Open Boats. We sell a great range of canoe paddles covering budget options with alloy shafts and plastic blades to traditional wooden paddles in a range of designs. It is important to choose the right size paddle for your canoe. Check out our sizing guide below.
Canoe Paddle Size Guide
Canoe paddle sizing is generally based on a paddler's torso length and which position they are paddling from in the canoe. Bow paddlers generally use shorter strokes, and find shorter paddles easier to work with. Stern paddlers and solo boaters need a slightly longer paddle to assist in controlling the direction of the canoe. A general guideline for paddle sizing for a bow person is a paddle that measures from the floor up to the middle of their chest. Stern and solo paddlers will find a paddle that stands up to their collarbone are generally a better fit. If you just need an all-round paddle for use by multiple people, choose a 145cm or 150cm / 57in or 60in size as this will suit most people for general paddling.
Entry-Level Canoe Paddles
These canoe paddles offer excellent durability and value for money. The blades are made from tough plastic with durable alloy or fibreglass shafts. Alloy-shaft canoe paddles are most durable making them a great choice for general recreational use, club paddlers and trade customers. Fibreglass-shaft canoe paddles provide a warmer grip and more flex in the shaft for extra comfort when used over longer paddling trips.
CanoeStix is an ideal blade for introduction to open canoe paddling for individuals and families.
Wooden Canoe Paddles for General Use
Traditional wooden canoe paddles with square tip blade designs, offering the warm and natural feel of wood for enhanced comfort whilst paddling. These paddles are great for general day tripping and shallow water use.
Popular canoe paddle with wide blade used for all round paddling. Made from laminated ash and bass for an atrractive finish.
Wooden Canoe Paddles for Touring
These canoe paddles are great for touring on open and deep waters. Long and narrow 'Otter Tail' blade designs offer ease of use when paddling over long distances. Long but slightly broader 'Beaver Tail' shapes are great for all-round touring use and offer more power when required. These traditional canoe paddles are made from quality wood for that warm and natural feeling.