Canoe Escape

Take a tandem canoe or kayak trip along the Hillsborough River with Canoe Escape. Choose from seven different tours, which include sights of black vultures, alligators, peninsula cooter turtles, red-shouldered hawks, and more. Tours take groups to John B. Sargeant Park, Morris Bridge Park, Wilderness Park, Temple Terrace Tout Creek Park, and Rotary Park, where they will see an abundance of flora and fauna. Knowledgeable guides on tours through the 16,000-acre Wilderness Park preserve will narrate your trip with facts about the Hillsborough River’s plant life, animal life, and history. Beginner and novice paddlers are welcome. Groups of 8 or more canoes must make a reservation.

Contact Info
Address: John B. Sargeant Park, 12702 US 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592. Hillsborough County. Tel: 813-986-2067. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily, 9AM–5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-6 hours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Physical Education.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Kayaking & Rafting Lesson Plan

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting.... Continue