Kayak Models:


  • Xplore Models

Xplore Models

Tour Series

The Xplore range of sea kayaks is designed to serve two purposes: to be efficient, capable, seaworthy expedition kayaks, while also being dynamic to paddle on day trips. Computer designed, the Xplore series hulls are honed to provide especially efficient cruising at above 4 knots. Hatch volume is large, especially in the larger model sizes – these boats have a proven expedition pedigree and used on record-breaking achievements. Cockpit foredecks are relatively high giving a dynamic and commanding paddling position. When paddled with a light load on day trips, the Xplore rewards the enthusiastic paddler who enjoys edge-turns and easy wave catching.

Model Suitable paddler weight Length
Paddler 80/kayak 24kg
60-85kg 530cm overall 51cm overall 30cm 87 x 49cm
460cm waterline 50.6cm waterline
Paddler 85/kayak 25kg
75-95kg 530cm overall 54cm overall 31.5cm 87 x 49cm
460cm waterline 53 cm waterline
Paddler 90/kayak 26kg
80-100kg 550cm overall 54cm overall 33.5cm 87 x 49cm
470cm waterline 53cm waterline
Paddler 95/kayak 29kg
85-110kg 550cm overall 61cm 35cm 89 x 52cm
470cm waterline 58.6cm

Volumes in litres

Model Front Foredeck Day
Rear Cockpit Total litres
Xplore-S 80 6 38 70 136 330
24cm round 15cm round 20cm round 44 x 26cm oval
Xplore-M 85 6 44 73 146 354
44 x 26cm oval 15cm round 20cm round 44 x 26cm oval
Xplore-L 92 6 48 76 158 380
44 x 26cm oval 15cm round 20cm round 44 x 26cm oval
Xplore-X 105 6 50 90 179 430
44 x 26cm oval 15cm round 20cm round 44 x 26cm oval


Colourways: .Standard . Forward order only

UK Weights

USA Weights

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Stability curve generated for Xplore S


Stability curve generated for Xplore L

stability Xplore X

Stability curve generated for Xplore X.


Xplore by people who paddle her - Read all about it: Paddling.net reviews of the Tiderace Xplore The Tiderace Xplore The Tiderace Xplore M The Tiderace Xplore X
Reviews of Xtra and Xplore - Tiderace dealers on opposite sides of the planet have been working hard and testing their Tiderace boats to get a better understand of how they perform. The Xtra in moving water from Roddy McDowell, Kayak Bute, Scotland The Xplore long term review from Rob Mercer from Expedition Kayaks, Sydney, Australia Continue Reading
Long distance test and review of the Xplore L - Written by Michal Madera. When we were getting ready for this journey I was told that circumnavigation of Britain will put a boat through the same stress as ten years of normal usage. Obviously we started to look for the best possible kayaks. I made a list of what to Continue Reading
Tiderace Xplore review - The US based Sea Kayaker magazine reviewed the Xplore in June 2011. The Bottom Line... "The Xplore favors the long haul, with nothing left out. Easy to roll, it has great tracking, fast cruising speed and ample and easy gear stowage." "The design is meant for fast touring but it Continue Reading