With a low profile and long, flat floor, the Guide 16 is big on cargo space and shallow on draft. Available with green canvas or clear fiberglass, this canoe is designed for backcountry canoeing. The 16 is the lightest of the Old Town Classic Wood Guide canoes.

Lightweight is a relative term when it comes to the Guide family, and the 16 is probably the maximum for most to maneuver solo on dry land. That said, this is a comfortable canoe for all-day fishing or paddling, including its intended use in backcountry waters. It also maintains its stability and, once in the water, glides happily along, to the delight of its crew. The Guide 16 is great as a family canoe or for more serious adventure.


Length—16’/4.9 m

Width—35″/88.9 cm

Depth—12″/30.4 cm

Weight—76 lbs/38.1 kg

Capacity range—600 – 650 lbs/272.2 – 294.8 kg

Suggested Retail—$7,585 (wood/canvas), $7,809 (wood/fiberglass)

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Written by Tori "Waverider" Morris

Tori “Waverider” Morris first learned to love canoes when she was just a small child. She built her first handmade canoe at the age of 11 and continues to this day as a professional. Among some of the most interesting places she’s canoed are Brazil and Vietnam. Tori lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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