Travelers are voting Palm River as the best canal near Tampa. There are 1 canal near Cocoa a city just 196 km from Tampa and 1 canal near Crescent City which is 250 km distant. The most popular of these are Canaveral Barge Canal near Cocoa and Cross Florida Barge Canal in Crescent City. You can find 5 canals in Florida and 70 canals in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Florida is North New River Canal and Penobscot River Corridor is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of canals near Tampa.