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Canoe Escape

12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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Best part of our holiday

Amazing! The Canoe Escape is a true escape from city life and all the tourists in the Everglades. I... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Nellie N
via mobile
Very fun getaway

My sister was visiting from out of state and we spent a few hours canoeing down the Hillsborough... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
NikkiByrd
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Temple Terrace, Florida
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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)
“longer trip” (8 reviews)
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12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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"downed trees"
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"school bus"
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"fallen trees"
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"roseate spoonbills"
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"river adventure"
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"real florida"
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"great adventure"
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing! The Canoe Escape is a true escape from city life and all the tourists in the Everglades. I felt one with nature and we had a lot of fun in the canoe together.. The moment we stepped in the boat, we lost all our...More

Thank Nellie N
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My sister was visiting from out of state and we spent a few hours canoeing down the Hillsborough River. Canoe Escape takes care of all of the hard work - they put the canoe in the water, they give you a quick lesson and a...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Tampa and stumbled upon this gem on our drive home back to the east coast! Pricing was reasonable. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. They all gave great tips on what wildlife was out and where...More

Thank Tracey L
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I've been going with my Dad to Canoe Escape for over thirteen years. The staff is always very friendly and informative. The river is always packed full of wildlife! Whether you're a tourist or Florida native, canoeing down the Hillsborough river is an excellent way...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Am I an avid kayaker? Nope, not at all. But, my fiance and I do love adventure and that's exactly what we enjoyed so much about Canoe Escape. Life gets pretty hectic and there's nothing more serene that floating down a river listening to the...More

Thank Sabrina323
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Amazingly awesome outfitter and location. The folks who run the office were absolutely lovely people and easy to work with, super friendly and polite, and the boat crew were great too! Saw so much wildlife on the river, even up close enough to many gators...More

Thank MoJeeper
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We love Canoe Escapes! We have used their service many times. They are well informed, timely, accommodating and just plain nice.

Thank Eileen L
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first time canoeing and it was awesome!! Romero gave us great instructions before launching us making sure that we were ready before sending us off. We being six of us 3 to a canoe had great experiences. My sister, hubby and I...More

Thank MrsChevalier
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We kayaked with this company about 10 years ago and just came back with some friends from Tampa this week and it was as beautiful as ever. Equipment was in good condition, the staff was friendly, and competent and the shuttle pick up was right...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a very friendly and affordable canoe outfitter on the Hillsborough River. It was a perfect paddling experience for my husband and I with our 5- and 4-year-old children. We did trip 1, and we saw an amazing amount of wildlife, including many different...More

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wofan
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Response from Doc R | Reviewed this property |
No Beverages period or glass bottles
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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
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