Located about an hour outside of Tallahassee, the Chipola river is a spring fed run that makes a great day trip for anyone who is looking to spend some time outside. Bear Paw is an adventure company based in Marianna, Florida that offers full service river trips including drop off and pick up. Canoes can be rented for $40-$45 per canoe. While this may seem expensive, all canoes are 2 person boats so it boils down to about $20 per person.
More popular in the summer, the tubing trip with Bear Paw takes 3-4 hours, and is a lazy float down the Chipola River. Tube rental is $15 per person, and the tubes are the old-fashioned black rubber kind, so the trip feels a bit nostalgic. This river float differs from many others around the state in that food, drink and alcoholic beverages are allowed on the river, provided visitors rent a tube with a cooler for an extra $14. To those looking to save a few bucks however, this expense can be avoided by simply eating lunch before tubing down the river. Further information and directions can be found here.