PELICAN 15.5 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
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The PELICAN 15.5 canoe is the ideal compromise between tracking and manoeuverability. Read more


The PELICAN 15.5 canoe is the ideal compromise between tracking and manoeuverability. Shorter than an expedition canoe, it is perfect for solo or tandem rides. This canoe features three molded bench seats, vertical rod holders, drink holder and carrying handles. Made of RAM-X™, it is built to last. Our ALUMINUM BEAVERTAIL canoe paddles are must have accessories to fully enjoy your PELICAN 15.5 and create memorable exploration stories worth sharing with everyone.
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  • 3 Vertical rod holders
  • Aluminium gunnels with protective sleeve
  • Carrying handles
  • Molded bench seats


  • Length
    15 ft 7 in. - 475 cm
  • Width
    37.5 in. - 95 cm
  • Weight
    81 lb - 37 kg
  • Capacity
    800 lb - 363 kg
  • Seating

Warranty & Materials

Pelican International works hard to ensure our products are free from defect. Therefore, we will repair or replace the hull on this item should it fail within 2 years of its purchase date due to poor quality in materials or workmanship. All accessories that come pre-assembled on your product are guaranteed for 1 year. Please see full details of warranty here.
RAM-XTM is a multi-layer material exclusive to Pelican. It is known for its high impact-resistance, its ability to regain its initial shape after violent impacts and its UV-protected exterior finish. RAM-XTM has become the benchmark of quality in the industry.


Reviews & Questions

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stable workhorse I have had one for years and it has been everywhere from the cottage to canoe camping expeditions. This is not light or fast, and the steering is less than nimble, but it is indestructible and stable. I never feel I have to be so careful with it that I can't have fun. I particularly recommend it for families with kids because it is safe and stable.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Value, Slightly Flimsy The addition of a 3rd seat is major plus. The gunwale and the seats are very sturdy. The boat is very light. The skin is a little thin which leads to some buckling and control issues. There is a steel spin which adds structure, but a thicker skin would have been preferable. This boat rides low in the water which makes it inappropriate for the enthusiast. However, it's a large boat that will fit a small family and is perfect for some summer fun on the lake. For the price, it's a good value.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An average canoe, fine for cottagers. I am a fairly experienced canoeist, having been doing so since I was about 14 and canoed the entire Rideau Canal system (Kingston-Ottawa, ON) a couple of times as well as the French River system, Algonquin Park and other noteable (and some not so much) bodies of water. I bought this canoe after having a high-end canoe stolen from my back yard. At any rate, we got the Pelican 15.5 as a cheap alternative to our kayaks. I am finding that serviceable in flat, calm water, anything with a current or waves make me nervous. I have actually had the thing tip right over twice, once with my daughters in it (Life jackets are a must!!) and once with my wife, which luckily, we were fairly close to shore. So I give this canoe a 3 stars. Good if you are on a lake and just out for an afternoon on calm water. This canoe is ideal if you have a cottage and don't have to haul it around on a car or portage. Anything else, and I would recommend you spend a few more $$$ and get a better quality one.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first canoe This is my first canoe and I find it a blast to paddle or fish from. A little wobbly when you're sitting still, but rock solid when your paddling. I also love it's maneuvering and speed. She goes!
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pelican Colorado Canoe Great canoe and very nice , love to take it out and fish , ride , spend time with loved ones !! Great canoe
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great beginning canoe ,versatile. Nice canoe for the money. Have to pay 800-1000 for a lighter one
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An excellent canoe for the money - but heavy I took this canoe on a portaging trip with my girlfriend. We hauled 7 days - worth of camping equipment in it without a problem. It held up great while banging around the shallow parts of the river against some rocks. Just some very minor scratches. Very sturdy material. My only complaint is that it's heavy and the molded seats could have been designed with sturdier connections to the hull.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ready an willin!!! Rescued an older canoe from the dump!! All it needs is gunnel strip!!
Date published: 2018-03-19
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Is the PELICAN 15.5 buoyant or does it require air bags to keep from sinking if overturned?

Asked by: Shashi!1
It will stay above water, it will not sink.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2019-12-02

I need to purchase aluminum gullet for my canoe tell me where and how much please

Asked by: Rachel
Unfortunately, we do not have this part as a replacement because it is too large to ship.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2019-11-07

I am trying to replace the front seat in my Pelican canoe 15.5 - do you have them in stock, where can I buy and how much are they?

Asked by: Doug
All of our parts and accessories are available on our wesbite. They are in stock You can view parts numbers: PS1382 PS1383 PS1384 And depending on the year, if your kayak was manufactured after 2006 you will also need the seat supports as the new seats sit lower PS1381
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2019-09-16

We just purchased a 15.5 Pelican Canoe, and looks to be made from a very hard plastic. (Not sure the actual material) We bought second hand so it has a bit of sun fading on it. Curious to know A safe option to re paint it? Without damaging the material.

Asked by: JaredA
Our kayaks and canoes are all made of our RAM X material which is a type of plastic; No paint will bond with the hull and you will soon see significant flaking. We don't recommend it.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2019-09-16

I have to replace the (pelican x Canoe Handle ( Top Cap ) Black) on two of my canoes.They slid off the trailer and scraped along the road. Ideas as to where I can purchase a set??

Asked by: Ben
You can use the link below it will direct you to our website The part number is PS0424
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2019-06-04

The bottom bow and stern has worn down. Can this be repaired? If yes, What are the materials that I should use? What is the material that is used to make the bottom. I have the Pelican Colorado.

Asked by: Jim
Try Devcon 2 part epoxy from McMaster Carr.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-04-28

I purchased 6 -15.5 canoes from Pelican back in 2011 for my guide service. I’ve been very satisfied with them and would like to purchase an additional 6  15.5 boats. You offered me a discount previously, would you extend a discount again?

Asked by: Fred 62
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