you are looking for a great introduction to the Hillsborough
River, just have an hour or so to paddle, or are a first-time
paddler, why not try an hourly rental out of John B. Sargeant
Park. This is a great option for those just looking to fish.
This is a great way to check out Flint Creek or edge up
into the 17 Runs or paddle downstream as far as you like
and return to Sargeant Park. We open at 9:00 a.m. daily.
Last hourly rental is at 3:30 p.m.
Hourly Rental Rates
do not include park's $2.00 per car parking fee.
do not include 7% sales tax.
subject to change without notice.
credit cards accepted.
life vests, and river map are included in hourly rental
rentals available at John B. Sargeant Park ONLY.
call 813-986-2067 to reserve.
canoe or kayak
Hour: $15.00 per
tandem (2 paddlers)
2nd Hour: $10.00 per tandem (2 paddlers)
Each additional Hour: $5.00 per tandem (2 paddlers)
Some tandem canoes are large enough to accommodate center
passengers as follows:
under 12 (2 center passengers maximum):
12 - 17 (1 center passenger maximum):
18 or older (1 center passenger maximum):
$8.00 (passenger fees
are a flat rate not hourly)
1st Hour: $14.00
2nd Hour: $8.00
Each additional Hour: $3.00
Hourly rentals MUST be back to the landing by 5:00 p.m.
it will take you approximately 1 1/2 times as long to
paddle back up river as it did to paddle down.
your protection, we reserve the right to cancel hourly
rentals because of inclement weather, high water, or river
on the river is permitted, however, a fishing license
for the weather. Bring plenty of water and perhaps snacks
or lunch if you'll be out multiple hours. (What to bring list)
Self-Guided, Downstream River
Trips Hourly Rentals Canoe/Kayak Owners
Guided Trips Nature
Interpretive Nature Reveals
God (coming soon)
Special Events Moonlight
Trips 17 Runs
What To Bring What
Might I See?
Information and Reservations (strongly