Trip Down the Little Manatee River from Canoe Outpost. Choose from Two Options.

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In a Nutshell

  • Scenic afternoon activity
  • Five-mile downriver paddle
  • Picnic areas & rope swings
  • No time limit

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 1 addl as gift. Limit 2/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation req'd. 24hr cncl notice req'd. Must sign waiver. Kayaks: 350lb max. Canoes: 650lb max. Renter must be 18+. Closed on Wednesdays. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon, for a trip down the Little Manatee River from Canoe Outpost in Wimauma. Choose between two options:

  • For $19, you get one double-canoe or double-kayak rental (a $39.59 value).
  • For $16, you get one single-kayak rental (a $32.10 value).

Canoe Outpost provides sturdy ships to float nature lovers down the Little Manatee River, a picturesque stretch of the unspoiled Central Florida waters. After arriving at the outpost, river runners sign waivers and are issued life vests, paddles, and optional reflective facemasks, the only known protection against the manatee's paralyzing gaze. Canoes can hold three adults or two adults and two children; kayaks can hold one person. Once proudly seated athwart their noble vessels, paddlers will cast off, making the five-mile, two-hour trek downriver to the pick-up point. State designated as "Outstanding Florida Water," the river is teeming with wildlife—visitors often see birds, fish, turtles, and the occasional languid alligator, wistfully dreaming of a successful lawsuit against Lacoste. Park facilities are available riverside, allowing paddle-pushers the opportunity to pack a picnic. A rope swings hang over the river, ready to assist in aerial-aquatic interface maneuvers.

Those wishing for more nature time can navigate farther past the pick-up point, choosing between the Little and Big Manatee Loop. These extra routes last about an hour and 90 minutes, respectively, and contain even more wildlife as yet untainted by the fear of man. Vehicles arrive at the pick-up point throughout the afternoon to ferry customers and their vessels back to the main camp, allowing paddlers to take as much or as little time as they would like to explore the river or to try starting spontaneous song-and-dance routines with passing sea cows.

Reviews

TripAdvisors give Canoe Outpost an average rating of five owl-eyes:

  • Great group activity a must for your bucket list! – bangbangmiami
  • Best canoe trip, best camping trips, best family vacations, best nature trips, should I go on? – FirePoiFer

Canoe Outpost

Away from the amusement parks and tourist hotspots Florida is known for, its rivers wind along sandy beaches, wildlife habitats, and lush marshlands. Canoe Outpost's cabin rentals and fleet of kayaks and canoes allow access to these natural attractions, thanks to their steadfast crew which helps paddlers launch into the Little Manatee River. Opportunities to paddle, hike, and arm-wrestle fish pepper the rivers, whose calmer areas allow for cool, refreshing swims.

Customer Reviews

603 Ratings

Had a really nice time. Clean cabin and very friendly staff. We're really not experienced kayakers, and found the river very scenic. We had a few fallen trees from recent storms and found the trip challenging but fun. We learned river kayaking is a much better time rather than the bay. We plan on doing it again. Once again, Great, friendly staff and a great time.
Kathy C. · October 15, 2016
The studio is the way to go and the river was fun seen small alligator don't miss out on this gem
Ken B. · August 1, 2016
Stayed in the 2 bedroom cabin, loved it. Enjoyed kayaking and the staff is wonderful.
Julie P. · May 28, 2016
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    Ruskin

    18001 U.S. Hwy 301 S.

    Wimauma, Florida 33598

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