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Old Town Discovery 158

Popular Canoe for Families and Activity Centres

The Discovery 158 is a great family canoe for general day trip use and multi-day touring. It performs well on flat and faster moving water. Featuring tough triple-layer construction for excellent durability, and outfitted with traditional wood-web seats.

Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe in Green

Old Town Discovery 158 in Green

Paddling the Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe
Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe on the water
Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe on a lake paddling
Old Town Discovery 158 camo canoe for fishing
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Old Town Discovery 158

The Old Town Discovery 158 is a long term favorite amongst customers and staff alike. It is definitely a favorite when it comes to centres and family use. Whether you want a general purpose canoe for touring and family fun, or a tough durable canoe for white water, the Discovery 158 will perform. It is a true all-rounder!

The hull shape means the 158 is responsive when paddled solo or tandem and the long keel line helps with tracking, making it easy to paddle over longer distances. Head out on a family day trip, or load up for a multi-day expedition. Explore the lochs and rivers of Scotland, venture out onto the water in the Lake District, head off for a camping adventure in the Norfolk Broads or paddle the beautiful coastal estuaries in Cornwall. The Discovery 158 will do it all and take you on your next canoeing adventure!

The Discovery is constructed from triple-layer polyethylene. An inner layer of close cell foam sandwiched between two layers of high-density polyethylene. This construction provides a lighter, stiffer and stronger build than that of a single layered canoe. Deisgned to take on the abuse on many seasons of paddling adventures and the tough construction is what makes this canoe so popular with outdoor activity centres and hire operators too.

Outfitted with two wood/web seats and an ash thwart and carry yoke. The hull is finished with durable vinyl gunwhales and end deck plates with built in carry handles.

Hit the water on your next paddling trip with a true classic of the canoe world, in the shape of a Discovery 158 from Old Town.

Also available in robust 'Outfitter' specification with 2 x Plastic PE seats for commercial operators, hire fleets, activity centres and schools - Click here for more info: Old Town Discovery 158 Outfitter.


  • Comfortable and durable nylon web seats
  • Ash carrying yoke and thwart
  • Vinyl gunwales
  • Comfortable carrying handles
  • Extremely durable three layer polyethylene
  • Shallow Arch Hull with Moderate Rocker


  • Length: 15 ft 8 in / 4.8 m
  • Width: 35.5 in / 90.2 cm
  • Width at 4in Waterline: 35.5 in / 90.2 cm
  • Bow Height: 21.5 in / 54.6 cm
  • Depth: 13.5 in / 34.3 cm
  • Usable Weight Capacity: 1063 lb / 482.18 kg Optimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Old Town Discovery 158 for your weight
  • Assembled Boat Weight: 87 lb | 39.5 kg


Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe in Green


Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe in Red


Old Town Discovery 158 Canoe in Camo


Recommended Accessories for the Old Town Discovery 158

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

Pelican Beavertail Canoe Paddle

A simple lightweight canoe paddle with an alloy shaft and durable polyethylene blade in the classic beavertail shape. A T-Grip handle offers a secure hold point for paddle control. This paddle is the standard 57in length that suits the majority of paddlers. A good option for general recreational canoe paddling.

  • Length: 57in
  • Shaft Material: Alloy
  • Blade Material: Polyethylene

RUK Alloy Canoe Paddle

RUK Alloy Canoe Paddle

A tough and durable canoe paddle constructed with an alloy shaft and polypropylene blade. Great for all round usage.

  • Length: Various Sizes
  • Shaft Material: Alloy
  • Blade Material: Polypropylene

Storage Barrels for Canoes

Canoe Storage Barrels

High quality barrels for use as additional dry storage in canadian canoes. Great for expeditions and extended trip usage. Available in 30 & 60 Litre sizings.

RUK Canoe Buoyancy Blocks - Pair

RUK Buoyancy Blocks - Pair

Simple and effective floatation aid for a canadian canoe. Constructed from closed cell polystyrene with a hard wearing outer cover, the blocks are a tough and durable buoyancy option.

Canoe Lashing Kit to fit the Old Town Discovery 158

RUK Canoe Lashing Kit

Supplied lashing kit to install buoyancy blocks or bags in the bow and stern of your canadian canoe. Kit suitable for both solo and tandem canoes.

Price £24.99

Collection Only

Courier delivery is not available for some products such as Open Canoes, Hobie Kayaks and Composite Sea Kayaks. Please contact us with your address details and we will provide delivery options using our own vehicles (if available). We can offer collection of these products from any of our nationwide store - see below for more info.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Old Town Discovery 158. 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

Give us a call on 01726 862798 if you have any questions about the Old Town Discovery 158