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Old Cypress Canoe Rental

Vernon, FL, USA
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About Old Cypress Canoe Rental
Old Cypress Canoe Rentals offers a variety of trips to suit every need. We offer canoe and kayak trips down beautiful Holmes Creek and the Choctawhatchee River from 2 hours to overnight trips for those who enjoy primitive camping. Customers will park and pay at Old Cypress Canoe Rentals office which is located at 2728 Traverse Dr. in Vernon, Florida. We will shuttle customers from our property to a boat landing located a few miles upstream. From there, customers will paddle the emerald, green waters of Holmes Creek, stopping along the way to explore the deep, blue waters of Cypress Springs. One can spend all day, or just a few hours relaxing at Cypress Springs before continuing their journey back to our canoe launch to return the canoes and kayaks, retrieve their Overnight trips are available by reservation, only. There are a number of primitive camp sites along the Holmes Creek Canoe Trail that are available to the public. A creek map highlighting campsites will be provided.
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Kevin W wrote a review Aug 2020
Thunderbolt, Georgia474 contributions156 helpful votes
We had a great experience with this outfitter. This was a first time visit for us and they took care of us very well. We had to paddle up to Cypress Springs, about an hour Against The Current, but it was not too bad. The spring was really beautiful but very packed on a summer weekend.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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AS04 wrote a review Jul 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I was reccomend Old Cypress Canoe Rentals from a friend when another company stood them up. The staff were friendly, professional, attentive and accommodating. The trip down the river/creek was beautiful and peaceful. I don't recall experiencing any bugs during the trip until we got to the woods leading back to our car. (Mosquitos). I highly recommend this company and will be using them again I the future.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Karen E wrote a review May 2019
Rawlins, Wyoming24 contributions9 helpful votes
This was a highlight of my visit to Panama City beach area. I visit my daughter, son in-law and grand daughter here several times a year and we like to visit rivers to tube, Canoe and kayak. We have visited several other outfitters and I found these guys to be hands down the best. The river is calm and non-threatening, with lots of shade and old forest growth. (Unfortunately the first river we visited this week had lost a lot of trees due to hurricane). But this still had a canopy of green. The guy who helped us at the site was super friendly and provided tons of information so we felt confident about our trip. I am older (58) and not in good shape, but easily managed the kayak from drop off to the take out place... which has a swimming area, barge, picnic tables and campfire place. Next time we will bring picnic items, firewood for the take out place. We will definitely come back.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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ebiggsp wrote a review Oct 2018
Tuscaloosa, Alabama6 contributions1 helpful vote
We visit PCB every year in October. We decided we wanted to do something different this trip and booked a canoe trip with Old Cypress. I have never been canoeing before so I was nervous but the trip was pretty easygoing. I think we will go with kayaks next time just because they looked more comfortable. The water was cold but beautiful and we were able to see lots of turtles, birds, and a deer on the creek banks. The price was very reasonable and I liked that you rowed back down to your car and didn’t have to wait for someone to come pick you up at the end. The guys who dropped us off were good at giving us directions down the creek. We will definitely be doing this from now on during our yearly trips.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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sumrluvsu wrote a review Aug 2018
Virginia11 contributions6 helpful votes
so, due to rain water was up,current was quick.WE was way 2 skiddish in our canoe(3of us) about 5 mins out we hit a fallen tree, the current is literally sucking us under it, we didnt have our life jackets on, the canoe got completely submerged except a tad portion was barely visible, so while holding onto tree with one hand trying not to get sucked down, we was trying to hold onto canoe cause it was also being sucked under the tree, my son luckily grabbed our bag which had our keys in it, how i dunno,lol..... we lost a paddle. so as we 3 are trying to keep ourselves up plus keep the canoe from getting sucked under, thankfully 2 kayakers came to our rescue and helped us get onto the bank with the canoe and helped us get back on our way. and thankfully we was able to grab the lifejackets so we cld put them on....shew lol..... so with 1 paddle we head back out and right b4 the turn to take to cypress spring our other paddle was stuck at another fallen tree and another set of kayakers graciously got it for us cause with the current and our nervous wreck butts,we couldnt canoe over to it. we also was such a wreck and unable to be steady we went straight thru didnt even go to the spring and docked ourselves at the 1st spot we could find which was culpepper landing.We called old cypress and the gladly came and got us.We just could not go any further.... So with all that said let that be lesson to anyone who is inexperienced in canoeing, unless you have superb relaxation and balance it might not be for you, especially with 3 people.Spend the extra money and do kayaks for everyone. I regret not doing so, but next year we will definately go back and kayak it.... The people at old cypress was awesome, so friendly and we was so grateful they had no issues with coming and picking us up. Id definately recommend this place ...The only thing id suggest,( even tho its not really their place, we shld have done a lil research on canoeing) is for anyone looking to rent the canoes to explain to them how frigidy they are and just how much balance is needed, especially those with lil ones.... We look forward to coming back next year and hopefully we will make it to the spring next time,lol..... Thank You guys for being so awesome
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Date of experience: July 2018
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