Annual Parish Canoe Trip

Mark your calendar for St John’s upcoming Canoe Trip on Saturday, June 17. We will gather at Canoe Escape for a half day of fun on Tampa’s beautiful and winding Hillsborough River!

Discounted cost is $43 per canoe, accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Youth 13+ may canoe together without accompanying adult. Single person kayaks are also available. We’ll meet at Canoe Escape, located at Sargeant’s Park 12702 US 301, Thonotosassa 33592, at 9:00 a.m.: park and pay at the office, then launch our vessels from there for a 4.5 mile journey downriver. We will finish at Morris Bridge Park about noon — so pack a lunch!

Children will have “Critter Sightings” worksheets to check off along the way – expect to see turtles, osprey, blue herons, and sunbathing gators. Most of the trek is canopied, but be sure to bring your hats and sunblock.

Contact Kevin Kellar ( with questions or contact Fr. Connelly (cconnelly@ to inquire about financial assistance.

See you on the river!