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Hourly Rentals

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Hourly Rentals

If 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

  • Prices do not include park's $2.00 per car parking fee.
  • Prices do not include 7% sales tax.
  • Rates subject to change without notice.
  • Major credit cards accepted.
  • Gift Certificates available.
  • Paddles, life vests, and river map are included in hourly rental rates.
  • Hourly rentals available at John B. Sargeant Park ONLY.
  • Reservations strongly recommended. Please call 813-986-2067 to reserve.

Tandem canoe or kayak

1st 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): Free
   12 - 17 (1 center passenger maximum): $5.00
   18 or older (1 center passenger maximum): $8.00 (passenger fees are a flat rate not hourly)

Solo kayak
   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. NO exceptions.
  • Remember, it will take you approximately 1 1/2 times as long to paddle back up river as it did to paddle down.
  • For your protection, we reserve the right to cancel hourly rentals because of inclement weather, high water, or river conditions.
  • Fishing on the river is permitted, however, a fishing license is required.
  • Dress for the weather. Bring plenty of water and perhaps snacks or lunch if you'll be out multiple hours. (What to bring list)

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