Old Town Discovery 158

Very popular all round open canoe for Tandem and solo use

The Old Town Discovery 158 is a popular multi purpose open canoe for Family, Tandem or Solo open canoeing constructed from tough triple layer plastic.

Old Town Discovery 158 Open Canoe

Old Town Discovery 158

Old Town Discovery 169 - Top and side view
Old Town Discovery 158 - Paddling
Old Town Discovery 158 - Fishing
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Old Town Discovery 158

If you're looking for an incredibly versatile, tried and tested canoe, the Old Town Discovery 158 is the canoe for you! Having been a canoeing favourite for over 30 years, the 158 is known for its high-quality construction, and reliable performance on the water.

The Disco 158 utilizes a tough triple layer construction, designed to take a beating, so you can paddle with confidence in some of the roughest conditions canoeing has to offer. The overall shape and design of this canoe boasts stability and responsiveness, creating a smooth and controlled feeling for the canoeist.

At the bow and stern, Old Town have given the Discovery 158 a moderate amount of rocker, helping the canoe to stay above the water, pushing up and over river features you'd want to avoid. With a 35.5 inch width, the canoe offer a high level of stability for beginners, but also encourages paddlers to challenge their abilities in tougher environments.

The Discovery 158 is a great option for outdoor enthusiasts, and families with an adventurous nature, offering plenty of room for small passengers and extra equipment, perfect for camping trips. The outfitting consists of wood-webbed seats at the bow & stern, a kneeling thwart, and a carrying yoke in the centre.

The overall length of the canoe is 15ft8, hence the name Discovery 158, which is the perfect option for paddling tandem with occasional solo use. Solo canoeists can utilise the kneeling thwart to position themselves in the best spot for increased control and better weight distribution.

Whether you're exploring your local waterways or white water rivers, journeying over a open water lake, or perhaps looking for the best fishing spot, the Old Town Discovery 158 offers something for everyone.


  • Traditional Wood-Webbed Seats
  • Ash Wood Kneeling Thwart
  • Smooth, Comfortable Carry Handles
  • Tough Vinyl Gunwales
  • Ash Wood Centre Yoke
  • Very Durable 3 Layer Polyethylene Construction
  • Length: 15' 8" / 4.8 m
  • Width: 35.5" / 90.2 cm
  • Weight: 87 lbs / 39.5 kg
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 1063 lbs / 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

Colour Options:

Old Town Discovery 158 - Red


Old Town Discovery 158 - Camo


Old Town Discovery 158 - Green



8mm Floating Line - 5m

5mm floating line - 5 metre

A 5 metre length of 8mm floating line. A great option to use for the painters on your canoe.


Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

Railblaza C-Tug Trolley

The best, most secure option for carrying your canoe off the water.


RUK Buoyancy Blocks

RUK Buoyancy Blocks

The RUK Buoyancy blocks are sturdy, and easy to use / fit and make rescung a canoe far easier.


5m Roofrack Straps

5metre roofrack straps

Roofrack straps are essential for transporting your canoe on the car - a 5 metre length is perfect for a canoe.



For delivery of Old Town Discovery 158 please contact us with your delivery address and we will endeavour to provide a delivery price & service using our own fleet of vehicles where possible.

Alternatively we offer nationwide click and collect service from any of our stores as listed below.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Old Town Discovery 158 online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, Hampshire
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, Cheshire
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, Norfolk

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Old Town Discovery 158