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Our Second Trip

We were in Panama City Beach for our Anniversary, and wanted to go back here again. Well we were... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Des Allemands, Louisiana
Great day!

The number of negative reviews gave us serious pause but they were unfounded. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Brentwood TN
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We were in Panama City Beach for our Anniversary, and wanted to go back here again. Well we were NOT Disappointed, I LOVE this place. The water is Beautiful, Cool, and the trip is very relaxing. We packed a lunch and made a day of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 921celestes
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The number of negative reviews gave us serious pause but they were unfounded. The staff was friendly and efficient. The transaction seamless. The trip was very enjoyable. Swam in several of the springs. The paddling was not bad at all and we made it to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noleman
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Rented kayaks from here and spent a few hours going down the river stopping by the springs as we went. Depending on the time of the year bugs can be a serious problem so bring bug spray. Also have plenty of water and sunscreen because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reiss97
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We are locals and have our own vessel. For years we have been able to go kayaking and pay $5.00 to launch at the livery. This passed weekend we went and was told we cannot launch there any longer unless we pay $35.00 PER VESSEL-...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank sandjpowell8
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Since we visited in October, this was by appointment only, but they got us in next day, no problem. It was just my husband and I and another couple that left just before us. I agree with another review who mentioned about not stopping on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank Tammi H
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We were at their gate at 8:30am when they opened and were on our way in the water by 9:00am. We stopped several times to explore the springs, swim and eat lunch. We were at the take out point at 2:00pm. It was an easy...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank 5Gators
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Went on July 11, 2017. Water did not look like anything on website, just black the whole trip. The most disturbing thing was rebar throughout the water, and canoe rental place knew all about it, but didn't mention a word to us. Big waste of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank johnnettebranham
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I have been waiting for over an hour to be picked up at the end of my canoeing trip. An hour with 2 phone calls. We had fun, except dealing with this "business" is not worth it. Learn as you because you won't be given...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

easy slow creek great way to get off the beach for a while. excellent staff , had 5 canoes and 10 people no problems at all and every one had a great time ,, great way to see the fresh water springs

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank philstarr7
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful trip. Springs are incredible. The water was perfectly​ clear all through the trip. I had no expectations when I started. I was very impressed with the solitude. It does have it's challenges. If you are expecting a lazy river at Disney, this is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Jerbuck
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27 February 2017|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
There are life jackets from infants to adults. There are no guides, this is a trip to do on your own.
Jay Leah M
28 January 2017|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
We do not have hot springs on Econfina Creek. Our Springs are 68 degrees year round.