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Address: 12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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+1 813-986-2067
09:00 - 17:00
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The leading canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River offers trips anywhere...

The leading canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River offers trips anywhere from two hours to all day long.

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Beautiful and amazing alligators!

We rented a canoe for three people and took the trip no. 1. It took us four hours, because we kept stopping to take pictures of alligators, turtles and different types of birds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a canoe for three people and took the trip no. 1. It took us four hours, because we kept stopping to take pictures of alligators, turtles and different types of birds. Sometimes we just floated along with the river-current to enjoy the sites and the wild life. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. We highly recommend this... More 

Thank sokrwr
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I (2 adults and 2 kids aged 13 and 10) took a kayak trip today with Canoe Escape. We all loved it! The staff were really friendly and helpful. We hired 2 tandem kayaks and despite the fact we'd never done this before, we all picked it up quite easily. We did trip 1 which was about... More 

Thank Keith F
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took this kayak trip last month and had a blast. Lots of wildlife including nearly a hundred gators. All kinds of birds, turtles and fish to see. I strongly recommend this excursion.

Thank Steve W
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would recommend this for anyone interested in seeing wildlife. Many gators, beautiful birds and turtles. Lots of great photo opportunities. Peaceful ride on the river. All of the staff were great, very knowledgeable and helpful. Cost was very reasonable. This was undoubtedly the highlight of our Florida trip.

Thank hutz1
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soothing calm water and beautiful landscape mxed with gators, poisonous snakes and crystalclear water where you can spot fishes easily. Relaxing self-guided tour to see wildlife. Awesome experience, considering what you get (boat with self-propulsion) the price was bit steep but landscape and gators made it worth it. And turtles.

Thank tapio83
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an absolutely gorgeous setting to canoe with my family. We saw several gators, turtles, and exotic birds during our trip. We paid for the 2 hour trip but due to a few wrong turns it took about 3 hours. That was okay because we had more time to take in the scenery. I loved seeing this side of... More 

Thank Teachermom77
Ontario, Canada
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting Tampa, this was recommended to me by a local. So glad it was. A great experience to explore nature a short drive from downtown Tampa. Friendly staff, good equipment. I went on a Monday and there only saw a couple of other groups during the peaceful 3 hours on the river. No bugs! Family friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Valdiri
Rockford, Michigan
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We canoed Trips 1 and 2, each about 4.5 miles and 2 hours in length, with a 20 minute lunch stop. Lots of alligators, turtles and a huge number and variety of birds. We saw more wildlife during the first half of our trip. The second half was a little more challenging, with some 90 degree bends and current to... More 

Thank aarpskier1
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Took the 2/ 2 and a half hour trip downstream. Canoes are maintained well, the helpers really make sure you understand the route/ if you have any questions. They also give you tips if you are rusty/ need assistance. That being said, my significant other and I are pretty easy going/ enjoy nature so we loved it. Guide said, as... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We went canoeing with an out of town family member so he could see an alligator. The storms were supposed to come in around 4:00. They told us our pick up time would be 3:30. I laughed and told them as long as they did not leave us in the rain. I was concerned about seeing alligators since it was... More 

Thank Karyn H

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