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Canoe Escape

12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
+1 813-986-2067
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Great service and great day on the river

What a great day!!! I wish I learned about this place sooner since I've lived in this area for a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Mini vacation

Went to Canoe Escape because Lettuce Park was out of canoes. I have to say if you want a real canoe... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Amannie S
Tampa, Florida
via mobile
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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)
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12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
+1 813-986-2067
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

What a great day!!! I wish I learned about this place sooner since I've lived in this area for a long time. This is a great way to do a canoe trip on the river. I loved the fact you can paddle for hours then...More

1  Thank Janna64
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Went to Canoe Escape because Lettuce Park was out of canoes. I have to say if you want a real canoe adventure this is the place to go. We did the 2HR trip it's about 4 miles, a bus came picked us up from the...More

Thank Amannie S
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

It was perfect. It took us 2 hoyrs 15 min. Our kids 7 & 6 years old enjoyed the trip. Me & the wife argued about how to paddle... funny and unforgettable.

Thank Real H
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This place is a must do activity each time we are in the area. You can't beat the price for a 2 to 4 hour trip down the river to see a variety of gators, birds, snakes, etc in their natural environment.

1  Thank Db1105
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Easy for first timers and enjoyable routes for the experienced. We went for a short trip down river in a 3-person canoe and enjoyed navigating between logs while viewing plenty of alligators, snakes, roseate spoonbills and other wildlife.

1  Thank AaronAllenFlynn
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Our family came from California to visit and wanted to see some gators. A friend recommended Canoe Escape and we're so glad they did! Friendly and helpful staff and amazing up close encounters with gators in their natural habitat! Easy to get to, so close...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something else to do other than theme parks. Found this on a blog site. Awesome find! If you love nature this is a must while in Orlando. It's about an hour from Disney/Universal. The staff is very accommodating and informative. We...More

Thank luvWDW
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This canoe and kayak rental company has staked out the best spot on the Hillsborough River. The alligators are bigger and the variety of birds are greater than in other locations on the river. This area also doesn't get clogged with water hyacinth, so it...More

2  Thank chapelhill2
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a fabulous self-guided river trip where you see lots of wildlife. The paddling was not hard at all. The staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The Hillsboro river and wildlife area are amazing to see.

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We've used Canoe Escape 3 times and we will used them again. It convenient, the employees are friendly and there are a lot of routes you can pick to canoe - a short and quick one for beginners or a nice long one for the...More

Thank James A
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
No Beverages period or glass bottles
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