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Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River
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18001 U.S. Hwy 301 S., Wimauma, FL 33598
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was an extraordinary, peaceful and most enjoyable trip on one of the loveliest rivers in FL, at least of the many that I’ve paddled on. The serenity in floating down the river in the dark with the full moon beaming above was soul soothing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaritaL116
Reviewed November 28, 2018

My wife and I stayed at Canoe Outpost Nov 14-21/2018 in our RV. Brian was just the perfect host, and the grounds were very clean and spacious. Had a chance to put our kayaks in the river, and this is not to be missed. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed on a Tuesday night and rented a two bedroom cabin. Very reasonable price and Brian was great, very helpful. The cabin was clean and had everything we could need. They also had a grill and a fire pit. The screened...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brian R, Owner at Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thanks for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again :)

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Stayed in the studio. Kayaked the extended loop. Had a great time! The staff was very helpful, and the cabin was secluded.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Blythe G
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The people at Canoe Outpost were very professional and helpful. They made sure we knew exactly what to expect and how long it would take. They were prompt to pick us up after a very relaxing, enjoyable paddle down the river. I was very nervous...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I signed up my daughter and her husband for the Moonlight trip and they were looking forward to a great experience. Unfortunately, they were very disappointed. At the beginning of the trip, they were the third boat in and they noticed that the guide who...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

The Outpost, which borders Little Manatee River State Park, rents kayaks and canoes and has a pickup service if you’d prefer that rather than paddling back against the current. We thought the staff was very helpful and friendly and our unguided paddle was amazing. We...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lysanderraf
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We were a little afraid to do canoë with crocodiles with Kids (15.12. And 6 years old) but the staff is professional and advise well. At the end, no problem we 've made the 1st road (for beginers )2h30. it was cool. We have seen...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 734or
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Our group had a great, overall experience. Part of our group stayed on the kool bus, primitive camped, and stayed in the one bedroom cabin. Brian was very accommodating and helpful. He also took good care of us for two days of kayaking. The camp...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank arthurc758
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Water quite low, no rain. Out as stated when booked 6 or more, dragging over sandbar's. Quick to check in, great directions. 6 miles to pickup, promt, loaded all canoes/kayaks and back to venue. If you are not fit, rough with water being so low....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from tbeckett2017 | Reviewed this property |
You can launch your own kayaks in the Little Manatee river state park but there is a fee to enter the park. The Canoe Outpost is a concession that rents kayaks, so they are not going to let you bring your own kayaks. The... More
June 24, 2015|
Response from Brian R | Property representative |
The Little Manatee River is a natural habitat and does have alligators and other wildlife. Although we have fewer gators than some other local rivers, river swimming in Florida always involves risk and you should use great... More