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Canoe Escape

12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
+1 813-986-2067
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Lots of wildlife, courteous & efficient service

Easy for first timers and enjoyable routes for the experienced. We went for a short trip down river... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
AaronAllenFlynn
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Los Angeles, California
Perfect family activity, EPIC gator sight-seeing!!

Our family came from California to visit and wanted to see some gators. A friend recommended Canoe... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
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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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“longer trip” (8 reviews)
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12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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+1 813-986-2067
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Reviewed 27 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 20 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 18 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 12 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 25 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
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Would recommend this trip to anyone. Lots of wildlife and nature. We took the 4 hour trip and it was a great trip! Staff is very friendly and informative. Highly recommend.

Thank Msciple
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Several times we made this canoe tour on Hillsborough river close to Tampa - this is the most exciting canoe tour I ever made. You are floating with the canoe on the river - without stress, time enough to make pictures of hundreds of birds...More

Thank ellentn
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Went with my dad 85 years old and had a very good time. Trip 1 was about good for him. We enjoyed every minut of it. Staff is very helpfull and nice.

Thank JanLinssen14
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time - lots of gators, turtles and birds! All down stream, so we could paddle or sit back and relax. Staff is very friendly and helpful - highly recommend if you like the outdoors!

1  Thank Kristina K
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wofan
2 March 2017|
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
No Beverages period or glass bottles
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minijini13
2 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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