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Canoe Escape

12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
+1 813-986-2067
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A real gem!

This little known place is a real diamond in the rough. We did the "2 hour" tour and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
scurryman
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South Carolina
Excellent Local Adventure

Having grown up in Tampa I had a healthy fear of the Alligators on the Hillsborough River and... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
The_Hailes
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Tampa, 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)
“longer trip” (8 reviews)
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12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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"hillsborough river"
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"hour trip"
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"longer trip"
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"school bus"
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"downed trees"
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"fallen trees"
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"roseate spoonbills"
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"river adventure"
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"real florida"
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"great adventure"
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"bring water"
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"pack a lunch"
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"recommend this trip"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"their natural habitat"
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"visiting tampa"
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"baby alligators"
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This little known place is a real diamond in the rough. We did the "2 hour" tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Saw a lot of great birds, turtles, and gators. Also enjoyed the 2nd half of the trip which was more flowing water...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Having grown up in Tampa I had a healthy fear of the Alligators on the Hillsborough River and always shied away from being in a canoe or kayak on the river. So glad, my husband challenged my fear and we headed out on Black Thursday...More

Thank The_Hailes
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I lived in the area for many years but had never tried it. Came to visit my parents from SC and decided to take my kids canoeing so they would not be bored at my parents house all week. I am very glad I did....More

Thank William L
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Canoe Escape is located right off the hwy in John B Sargeant Sr Park. There is a self-pay station for parking, $2.00. The adventure is located adjacent to the parking lot. Staff is friendly, informative, professional. You can rent a canoe or kayak or bring...More

Thank Peg C
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Went out for an afternoon to get away from the city and it was amazing. The guys working at the shop were extremely helpful, asked us what we wanted to do, and even recommended a different, cheaper option compared to what we booked that would...More

Thank Cainan T
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We did a 2 hour trip with our two kids- ages 8 and 10. We did 2 tandems, one kid with one adult. They gave us paddling instructions, a map, life jackets, and answered questions. (This was our first time ever kayaking!) It was an...More

Thank Tarah H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The people working here took very good care of my dog while I went out on the canoe. It is the nicest thing any place has done to accommodate my dog. Thank you very much for the awesome experience.

Thank Khawaja S
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This was just what we were looking for. The river provided us with numerous sights and sounds. It was a hidden gem.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

My children suggested this trip on this year's Father's Day. And we did found it was quite a popular place for family bonding activity. First time we visited Canoe Escape was four years ago and we liked it then. The service was superior and quality...More

Thank Steve Y
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We done the 4 hour trip. We stoped at the bridge and stretched our legs. Took us 4.5 hours. Saw several turtles and birds. Saw 15-20 gators. Biggest one about 10' long. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank charlesw919
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wofan
3 March 2017|
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
No Beverages period or glass bottles
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minijini13
3 July 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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