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Canoe Escape

12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
+1 813-986-2067
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If you love nature, this is your starting point!!

For a reasonable price you can rent a canoe and float down the Hillsborough River. You will see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill J
Wonderful visit, great staff!

I came here with my family, we rented a canoe and kayak and traveled the 2 hour trail. It was... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
chris s
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Central Florida, Florida
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The leading canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River offers trips anywhere from two hours to all day long.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour trip” (18 reviews)
“downed trees” (7 reviews)
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12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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+1 813-986-2067
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"hillsborough river"
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"hour trip"
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"downed trees"
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"fallen trees"
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"river adventure"
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"roseate spoonbills"
in 6 reviews
"red shouldered hawks"
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"county park"
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"real florida"
in 6 reviews
"great adventure"
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"nature lovers"
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"beautiful river"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
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"pack a lunch"
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"their natural habitat"
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"self guided"
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"visiting tampa"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a reasonable price you can rent a canoe and float down the Hillsborough River. You will see true Florida nature, not plastic animals as you gently float along. I’ve seen alligators,box turtles and all manner of herons and other birds. They will pick you...More

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

I came here with my family, we rented a canoe and kayak and traveled the 2 hour trail. It was beautiful and peaceful. The river was a bit flooded over, but still nice. We saw a few alligators, birds, and sun gazing turtles on logs....More

Thank chris s
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

I recently read some reviews of Canoe Escape and decided to drive down bright and early the other day for a guided canoe tour. Once I got there, I was told that guided tours need to be booked in advance...BUT, I could rent a kayak...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited canoe escape today. Great setup. Drove up and paid in the office. $100 for two canoes. Well worth it. The office is riverside and they had us in the water in 15 minutes. We left at 930 and took trip 1. We saw lots...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

I had THE BEST afternoon (shoutout to Michael, who was a great guide!). Within minutes of the trip we were seeing tons of birds and alligators. Honestly, in the 2.5-hours we were on the canoe I wasn't bored for a second. Thank you again!

Thank Jdfesta
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We have our own kayaks and love kayaking Florida rivers. We hadn’t been on the Hillsborough River and just learned of this outfitter. We stopped by one day to talk to them and they were very friendly and helpful. We made a reservation and came...More

2  Thank UnoMasFla
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Great people...easy check in! Called the day before to make a reservation and were warmly welcomed. Located in a county park...be sure to have single dollar bills to pay for $2 all-day parking! Bathrooms located bearby(not port a pottys!). Had a quick refresher from the...More

Thank mtt1220
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We were looking for something to do for the day near Zepherhills. We called early in the morning and Joe got us into 4 kayaks in less than an hour even though he had a full day of reservations. The staff was incredibly helpful, friendly...More

Thank Kendra S
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

I live in Tampa and have gone paddling on the Hillsborough river several times using Canoe Escape company. I have brought out of town guests and girlfriend and kids. First of all this is a great river to paddle, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife,...More

Thank ddmpac
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This is an excellent place for nature lovers! I had a great experience on a guided canoe tour. Saw all kinds of wildlife: gators, turtles, birds, pigs, snakes and more, all enhanced by having a friendly and knowledgeable guide to introduce it all. It seems...More

Thank CairngormJon
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wofan
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
No Beverages period or glass bottles
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minijini13
July 2, 2016|
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Response from kmsmolen | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what trip number we did but we put into the river right at the boat ramp near the company's trailer. The water was fairly low that day but we had no problems maneuvering around gators. Whenever we got too close... More
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