TRIP SEASON IS HERE!!!!
unique guided trips are really fun. We will explore 5 miles
of the Hillsborough River from Trout Creek Park downstream
to Rotary Park (Trip 3). We will start just before sunset
and as the darkness takes over, our eyes will adjust allowing
us to make out our path by the silhouettes from the moonlight.
There is just enough light to make out the shoreline and treetops.
Countless frogs, owls, and other creatures of the night often
serenade us as we paddle through the “Narrows”.
Our trip will take us into Lettuce Lake where we will encounter
not only a wide variety of sleeping birds like herons, egrets,
and spoonbills, but we will break out the flashlights to shine
for ‘gator eyes as well! We will finish our trip with
a 45-minute paddle to the take out, and then share in some
coffee and desert at a nearby restaurant.
trips are an experience all to themselves. If you have not
been on one then you have missed out on one of the most amazing
ways to experience the Hillsborough River!
must bring 1 flashlight
or headlamp per boat (Coast Guard requirement) (headlamps
recommended). A light with a red lens cover is a bonus.
We recommend one light per person.
recommend that you bring a small cooler with a few soft
drinks,snacks, and water for the river trip. (No styrofoam
children under 12 allowed, sorry.
distance - 5 miles.
duration - approximately 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
times will vary for each date due to park closing times
and daylight savings time changes. Details will be given
when you make your reservation.
& prepayment are required.
Stop by or call 813-986-2067 to make your
reservation. We do not take reservations on line. Prepayment
may be made in person, by mailing us a check, or we can fax
a credit card authorization form to you for you to fill out
and fax back to us. NEVER email your
credit card information as it will not be secure.
include all basic paddling gear, seatbacks for canoes, transportation,
guide, and coffee / dessert afterward.
Canoe or Kayak $70.00
Solo Kayak $60.00
3rd Passenger in canoe $25.00
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.
- Guide, shuttle
fee, paddles, life vests, seatbacks, river map, and coffee/dessert
afterward are included in moonlight trip rates.
and prepayment required..
call 813-986-2067 to reserve.
a minimum # of 4 boats to run the trip.
will not be offered because YOU were late
and missed the bus to the park. We preset canoes at the launch
and have staff working a 16-18 hour day to run these trips.
We staff according to prepaid reservations, so please be on
by Jean Faulk
Paddling along mother earth's womb with the
Shimmering glow of the night star lighting the path,
My spirit is filled with the warm peace of the closing day.
As the moon drifts behind a lingering cloud,
My eyes no longer see the way and my other senses are heightened
My lips and tongue embrace the flavor of the evening breeze;
My ears reach out to sense each nearby rustle on the riverbank;
My nostrils can almost smell the earth cooling in the rising
And my skin swells to encompass the void and touch the stars.
As the cloud passes and the light returns, I regain my human
But a sprinkling of dust from the universe has attached itself
to my soul
And I see more than the path.
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