I've visited this location twice with a marine science group out of USF. We kayak along the river while collecting and testing water and soil samples. Check the water level before scheduling this outing as it determines the amount of paddling and the number of obstacles. Incredibly relaxing and authentic Florida surroundings. Incredibly dependable boarding and return ride arrangements.
This was our first time to use a kayak. The guide was excellent, but it was a struggle to paddle back in the bay as the wind was against us - we're over 70 - so plan on being physically fit to do this. Great experience though.
Diane S. My name is Brian and I own the Canoe Outpost location on the Little Manatee River. Your recent... 更多
The upper river trail has always been a favorite. You're in the shade most of the time. And the old Railway Bridge is really cool. Unfortunately today my daughter and I had to get out of the boat twice to portage in order to continue the trip. We hit several other bad snags that were a lot of work to... 更多
Thanks for taking the time to post your review of the river. Yes. The upper river is always more challenging... 更多
We loved the Little Manatee Canoe Outpost. We stayed on the hippie bus and it was a wonderful experience. The bus has all the creature comforts you'd find on an RV except a bathroom, but the bathrooms are so well kept. The entire campground is well kept. Great camping spot!!!
The "Cool Bus" or Hippie Bus was a project of my wife Andi. She is so glad that you and... 更多
We had a great trip. All the wildlife was incredible. The river has very clear, clean water and the experience in nature is great. The current is just enough to make it an easy paddle but still be very controllable. We had a few close encounters with manatees, a small alligator, numerous turtles and wading birds. This is a perfect... 更多
We are so glad you had a wonderful day out on the river. Thanks you for taking the time to... 更多
It is a 6.5 mile kayak trip, the water flows quickly making it more of a float for most of the trip (the flow slows some towards the end) if you like but no Rapids so it is easy for anyone. A great winter activity as you don't have to get wet. The trip takes about two and a half... 更多
Brrrr.. Yes, January 2016 has been one of the colder ones with much higher than normal water levels. Even then... 更多
Our extended family of eleven was looking for an outdoor activity that would please everyone from 8 to 75 years old. We found it here. The staff was informative and helpful. The river was peaceful and just gorgeous. Even though we are experienced paddlers, no experience is necessary to navigate this river. The highlight was the rope swing we found... 更多
We are always happy when families make us a part of their traditions. Christmas Eve on the river beats Christmas... 更多
My girlfriend and I rented out the "Kool Bus" for Thanksgiving weekend. We originally wanted to tent camp somewhere on the SW coast of Florida but it was slim pickings. I found the Canoe Outpost online and couldn't resist the allure of the Kool Bus! It is a cozy little old-bus-turned-camper complete with a kitchenette, dining table, AC unit, and... 更多
We are so glad you enjoyed our little bus. We have had fun putting it together and it sounds like... 更多
This was our first time on the Little Manatee River. I have kayaked in several places including the Estero River, Myakka River and Placida Harbor. We did go after this area has had EXTENSIVE rains and the river was DEEP. The staff was friendly and nice- kayaks were a little beat up, but that is expected since they are after... 更多
Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I am very pleased that you encountered a good deal of... 更多
This was our second trip to The Canoe Outpost Addy the Little Manatee river. This time we stayed in the Cool Bus, a funky little school bus converted to a camper. We had a blast! It was comfy for the two of us and although it does not have a bathroom, we didn't mind the walk to the restrooms and... 更多
Glad you enjoyed your stay in our "cool bus" and your moonlight paddle trip. Both the bus and the moonlight... 更多