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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
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2 weeks ago
“Old Florida at it's best !”
13 Jun 2017
“Selected another place”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1289 Hagle Park Rd, Bradenton, FL 34212-9106
+1 941-747-3909
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Ray's Canoe Hideaway longer than I can remember...First with my kids and now my grandkids...The stretch of river upstream between Ray's and the Rye Preserve is stunning old Florida at it's best...Great fun for the whole family, in the winter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J L
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We drove out to Rays looking for something different. After driving down a rough road we saw a small launch area with a few canoes and kayaks. The OFFICE did not look welcoming and no one came out to meet us after I had called....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is definitely off the beaten path--a little shack on the river with plenty of kayaks and canoes, maps, drinks, etc. The proprietor is very friendly and knowledgeable about the river. Pros: Gorgeous river kayak with peaceful stretches, lovely sandbanks and plenty of wildlife...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Flora S
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We all really enjoyed this outing! Good for all ages. Good calm water - great river. We have been twice and would go back with no hesitation. Owner is friendly and helpful (no longer Ray).

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank tobyg826
Reviewed 17 February 2016

What a great place to go to paddle! Very reasonably priced, relaxing and fun. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. It was like kayaking through the amazon. We definitely plan on coming back here next year when we come back!

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank D H
Reviewed 4 December 2015

My teenage and I rented two canoe's during the week and he not only gave us a map but told us places we could stop and rest and eat lunch and we wanted. The scenario was beautiful and so very peaceful. We enjoyed our canoe's...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank mypookie3
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We rented a canoe for the half day price, not really knowing what to expect. Boy, were we happy we stumbled upon this place! We felt like we were in Jurassic Park being the only humans anywhere around paddling down the peaceful, palm tree lined,...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank MissEG
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This place is AWESOME - even though we did not see any manatees or alligators doesn't mean you won't. We were just there to early for any of the action. We did a 4 hour experience and brought our own food and there are perfect...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank HarmonyG
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