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“Great Kayaking Experience”

Canoe Outfitters of Florida
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Called ahead to see if they were open and to reserve a double kayak. Got there and the kayak was already in the water with someone waiting to help us climb in and get started on our adventure without wasting any time! Returned the kayak and again was immediately helped (even though it was busy that day) and with a smile, Can't ask for more than that. These people work hard and fast to make sure you enjoy your trip. They will definitely not be the weak link in your trip if you decide to visit Riverbend Park.

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

My son and I visit the Loxahatchee River once or twice a year and always used Canoe Outfitters for our rentals. For about $25 each, we each get our own kayak which we enjoy more than a shared canoe. Using a canoe together is cheaper, but the kayaks are much more fun and maneuverable in some of the tight turns of the "river". Depending on the season and recent rainfall, the river takes on different characteristics. We've been there when the river is so low that you need to walk the kayaks in some sections. Other times, the river is flowing so fast that it is near impossible to keep your lines as you move through the turns. Remember that you are going downstream to start and coming back upstream on your way back. If the water is low, not a big difference. If the water is high, then expect to spend extra time and effort returning. Either way, you will experience what Florida looked like before all the development. Most of the upper river is under the canopy so the hot sun is not beating down on you. We enjoy the wildlife along the way...turtles, birds, even an occasional gator (small ones). Take the trip to Masten Dam and cool off the old fashioned way in a swimming hole. Enjoy!

2  Thank RonCathy
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Our trip was amazing. For $57 dollars, we got the day trip with the return shuttle. The canoe was a nice, newer fiberglass model with oars. It had the seats that were molded for comfort on your bottom. The staff was great in explaining the trip, and showing us the highlights on the map. The launch crew was wonderful. The trip was great.....it was high tide and the water was up, which in most places was a benefit. The river is very curvy--at times hairpin curves---so your canoeing skills need to be good. The secenery is amazing...and if you get away from the other paddlers, the scilence is wonderful. You are really out there with nature.

Probably the highlight of our spring break trip to Flordia.

4  Thank wicked1963
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Reviewed 28 December 2008

Canoe Outfitters is a small friendly provider of canoes and kayaks for self-guided paddling along the Loxahatchee river. We took our 2 teens and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour round trip kayaking up a beautiful bending cypress-canoped section of the Loxahatchee River to Masten Dam and back. We packed a picnic lunch, that we ate on the banks at the dam before returning. No gator sightings, but plenty of large turtles and birds.

Located at the entrance of Riverbend Park, they also offer bikes that can be used within the park. They also offer transportation to Jonathon Dickinson State Park, where you can canoe/kayak 8 miles back to the Riverbend outpost (5 - 6 hours.)

Note: the outfitter is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

2  Thank jeannemag2016
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