Navarro Canoe Co. in the News

At Navarro Canoe Co., we aren't just passionate about building great canoes. We're also passionate about helping our community and getting to know our neighbors. Those qualities along with our careful craftsmanship have gotten people talking.



Handcrafted canoe company launches out of Rock Island

A company that makes handcrafted canoes has set up shop in downtown Rock Island, near the banks of the Mississippi River. Bruce and Sue Peterson, of Rock Island, bought Navarro Canoe Co. in Minnesota and relocated it to a former motorcycle shop at 2219 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

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THIs could be you!!

Enjoying some fall paddling at West Lake, Davenport, IA. Captured by dphilms, Rock Island, IL


Navarro Canoe OWners Review their canoes is the largest website for the paddlesports community.  Navarro canoe owners tell about their experiences with various canoe models.

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                              NAVARRO CANOE CO. & ILLINOIS MADE

                                                   Navarro Canoe Co. has joined makers and artisans from
                                                   the state of Illinois in the IllinoisMade program.  Our
                                                   handcrafted canoes, made in Rock Island by the Mississippi and
                                                   Rock Rivers, travel all over the United States, but are handmade
                                                   in Illinois.


Known for Our ribs

Our wooden cherry ribs make our canoes distinctive.
Sometimes we work really fast or sometimes dphilms, Rock
Island, IL uses time lapse photography.