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Canoe Escape

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Address: 12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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+1 813-986-2067
09:00 - 17:00
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The leading canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River offers trips anywhere...

The leading canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River offers trips anywhere from two hours to all day long.

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Great day and easy!

We spent about 3 hours kayaking down Hillsborough River and had a fabulous time. The team at Canoe Escape was helpful and easy to work with. Their prices are very reasonable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2015
Kim M
Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours kayaking down Hillsborough River and had a fabulous time. The team at Canoe Escape was helpful and easy to work with. Their prices are very reasonable. We did the shortest trip and wish we would have done the longer trip. The trip is downstream so you barely have to paddle and able to take in... More 

Thank Kim M
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We had relatives in from out of town, so we to our six year old niece on a canoe trip down the Hillsborough river to see some Florida wildlife and go canoeing for her first time. The staff was very friendly. Everything was very simple. We took their "Trip 1" and ate a picnic along the way. Romero gave everyone... More 

Thank Chris T
Acworth, Georgia
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Loved the peaceful setting. Easily accessible from Tampa and surroundings. The staff was very friendly and helpful. As it was our first time on the river you can imagine that we had tons of questions. We saw lots of birds, plants and even - alligators. Thank God they were sleeping on the shore.

Thank Magdalena C
Florianopolis, SC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was an alternative to a day in the local theme park. In my opinion it was better. My boy is 12 and we, along with his uncle, had an awesome time on the river. Coanoeing is not all that easy so it sort of became a team exercise. This is a total recommend.

Thank thiago666
Manheim, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Found this outfitter online, wasn't sure what to expect... I highly recommend Canoe Escape for a day trip. I have done a few canoe trips in other states, this was one of my favorites. Friendly knowledgable staff, quick accurate instructions, reliable gear, native Florida wildlife all over the place... My wife and I had a blast! Well worth the hour... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This was a great expierence. The staff was great and even though I was apprehensive, I felt so comfortable with the equipment and quick instructions. Since we live so close we will sure use them again

Thank Donna M
Fresno, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I saw more wildlife in one day than just about any other place I've ever visited. I saw alligator, Anhinga, hawks, woodpecker, coot, ibis, heron, cooter, egret, deer and a host of other wildlife. I even heard the unmistakable sound of an angry endangered Florida Panther. Most wildlife (like deer) don't feel very threatened by humans if you approach them... More 

Thank C2H5OHFresno_CA
Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I Love this wonderful area. It's the mouth of Tampabay area. The orginial state park is near and the wonderful staff here are helpful and help keep this area clear of most anything not natural. I love the fishing here, brim and bass are great. Birds by the thousands at times and the wildlife is awesome. Great place to chill... More 

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Thonotosassa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great way to see the nature of the Hillsborough River as long as you're not afraid of getting close to gators, birds and the like. You don't want to fall into the water.

Thank Karin A
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Spent a very enjoyable 2 hours paddling in a canoe down the Hillsborough river near Tampa. Very friendly and helpful staff and well organised. Brits beware there are live alligators in this river and the only thing between you and them is a canoe. Health and safety in the UK would never allow this. Let yourselves go and enjoy the... More 

Thank John P

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