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Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River

18001 U.S. Hwy 301 S., Wimauma, FL 33598
+1 813-634-2228
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Water quite low, no rain. Out as stated when booked 6 or more, dragging over sandbar's. Quick to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
desertrose134
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Parrish, Florida
via mobile
A fun family day

We chose the Canoe Outpost for a family outing as it was a decent price and had canoeing and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Letstravelmore
,
Lakeland, Florida
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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18001 U.S. Hwy 301 S., Wimauma, FL 33598
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Water quite low, no rain. Out as stated when booked 6 or more, dragging over sandbar's. Quick to check in, great directions. 6 miles to pickup, promt, loaded all canoes/kayaks and back to venue. If you are not fit, rough with water being so low....More

Thank desertrose134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Canoe Outpost for a family outing as it was a decent price and had canoeing and kayaking options. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We chose a canoe, which also held our cooler, and a single and a double canoe. The...More

Thank Letstravelmore
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The gentleman that checked us in on Saturday April 29, I believe the owner or the owners son, is always very kind and professional but he is the only one anymore that is. We have been coming here for several years and in the beginning...More

1  Thank Karri K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We usually rent kayaks from Little Manatee River State Park but they were not renting due to their Spring event and demonstrations. We are both working Moms and have limited time, so our kayaks trips are a very special treat for us. We are usually...More

Thank Alexandria456
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A day that we will soon not forget. First, we had a very sarcastic employee upon arrival. Example, when we asked how long the trip takes he replied 3 days. Did not give us much information about anything to do with this trip that we...More

Thank mercy_diaz
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We did the 2.5 hour trip down the river and really enjoyed it. The river is slow and fairly shallow. We had to get out and drag the boats a few times but we were warned the water was very low and that would be...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Not your typical camping experience. Site 63 and 68 were close to US 301. Traffic noise was unbearable first night and thankful my friend had earplugs for night two which helped me get a good nights sleep. Cost is $5.00 to launch your Kayak from...More

Thank leahkashouty
Brian R, Owner at Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for your visit and your comments. Since I live on the property, I know that being located on Hwy 301 has pluses and minuses. For most folks, and I hope for you too, the fun experience available here helps to dampen any traffic noise....More

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, displays, friendly staff, great view of the river and alligators. Food was ok. Over done had alligator. Would go again. Great place to take out of towners.More

Thank hollystoo
Brian R, Owner at Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Your review makes reference to food and displays that describe the Linger Lodge on the Braden River. We are glad you enjoyed your visit there but that business is not related to the Canoe Outpost. We would welcome your visit to paddle the Little Manatee...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

The kayak river trail was fun, some parts were shady and some areas sunny. A little current which was nice, until there was a tree across our path, we tried a few times to pass over, we got stuck, my dad wanted to get out...More

Thank Denice-Feliz
Brian R, Owner at Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thanks for your comments and for expressing your concerns. Your visit was shortly after the recent hurricane had taken down that big tree. Although we had many customers before and after your trip that made it around that tree, I do understand that you may...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenic paddling trip. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A must for the outdoor enthusiast.

Thank Thomas R
Brian R, Owner at Canoe Outpost - Little Manatee River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

We agree! Thanks so much for paddling our river and taking the time to post a review.

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TampaTraveloer
Hi. We are looking to kayak the Little Manatee this weekend, and use your location for put in. While kayaking the Little Manatee, do people get out and swim in the river to cool off? Or is it like the Hillsborough River, where due to the number of gators, no one gets out to swim! Thanks for your honest opinion. We kayak a lot throughout the state, so are used to gators in the river, but since it is so hot right now, we are looking to go to a river where we can jump in and swim also.
25 June 2015|
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Response from Brian R | Property representative |
The Little Manatee River is a natural habitat and does have alligators and other wildlife. Although we have fewer gators than some other local rivers, river swimming in Florida always involves risk and you should use great... More
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