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Canoe Escape

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Address: 12702 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2600
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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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Best place to kayak around Tampa!

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... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
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chapel hill, nc
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 is always navigable. You can take short or long trips and they have many boat... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Peggy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 all day adventurer. The canoes are nice and the Hillsborough River is the perfect canvass... More 

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Liederbach am Taunus, Germany
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 and hundres of alligators! They are so close, sometimes they dive under your boat. The... More 

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Thank ellentn
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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.

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Thank jan l
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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!

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

This was a great lazy river-type canoeing with plenty of wildlife including birds, turtles, and alligators. I was nervous to encounter alligators but they were too busy sunbathing to worry about us. Hunter who picked us up at the end was very knowledgeable of the area and animals, expertly answering all questions thrown his way. Great cost-effective day activity.

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Thank CEM0588
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, good information and a wonderful hidden nature. We could admire alligators, turtles, vultures etc during our short 2 hours stay.

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

A short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city was this wilderness gem. We have went kayaking several times on saltwater and this was our first trip on freshwater. It was one of our best experiences ever. We chose Trip 4 which was from Sargeant Park to Trout Creek Park or roughly 8 1/2 miles of the HIllsborough... More 

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