Calendar of Events

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At Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, we’re more than an outdoor retail store. We strive to educate our customers about the pursuits and gear they are interested in, and our experienced staff is ready to outfit them so they can explore fabulous Florida and beyond.

All Our Shops

May 30th

Kayak and SUP Demo Day

If you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 4 pm for our Kayak and SUP Demo Day event.

In advance of our giant June 6-7 Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale, we will be previewing nearly every kayak and paddleboard in our inventory on the shores of Freedom Lake behind the shop. You can test-paddle as many watercraft as you like. Our doors open at 9:30 on Saturdays.

– Come early for the free SUP class at 9:45 am.

– Paddle kayaks from Ocean Kayak, Native, Jackson, Old Town, Necky and Epic.

– Test paddleboards from Surftech, Bic and Bote.

– Participate in our for-fun paddleboard races starting at 11:30 am.

– Talk to the experts on our staff and select the right watercraft for you and your family.

Then come to the June 6-7 sale and drive away with a great deal, saving anywhere from 10% to 60% off regular prices. Arrive early, because supplies of blemished, demo and new kayaks and paddleboards are limited.

The Dive Shop also will be having a sale on June 6-7. Select masks, fins, snorkels, regulators, wetsuits, tanks and BCs will be on sale for up to 60% off.

Camping

June 17th

The Adventurous Woman

The Adventurous Woman is the only Tampa Bay area club just for ladies who love outdoor adventure!  Fishing, Camping, Kayaking, Hikes, and more for women of all skill levels.  We encourage you to attend a meeting to meet the members and see what we are about. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, beginning at

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Fishing

May 28th

Kayak Fishing Skool with Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor of Strike Three Fishing is the speaker and host of “Kayak Fishing Skool.” Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring along a friend. “All about Pompano and Black Drum” is the topic this month. These are the bridge species-learn how to find and catch these species. The seminar is from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.

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June 16th

Bay Area Canoe and Kayak Fishing Club

Bay Area Canoe & Kayak Fishing Club invites you to join them as they meet to exchange information about kayak and canoe fishing in the Bay Area. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

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June 17th

The Adventurous Woman

The Adventurous Woman is the only Tampa Bay area club just for ladies who love outdoor adventure!  Fishing, Camping, Kayaking, Hikes, and more for women of all skill levels.  We encourage you to attend a meeting to meet the members and see what we are about. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, beginning at

For More Info Click Here

Kayaking

May 30th

Kayak and SUP Demo Day

If you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 4 pm for our Kayak and SUP Demo Day event.

In advance of our giant June 6-7 Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale, we will be previewing nearly every kayak and paddleboard in our inventory on the shores of Freedom Lake behind the shop. You can test-paddle as many watercraft as you like. Our doors open at 9:30 on Saturdays.

– Come early for the free SUP class at 9:45 am.

– Paddle kayaks from Ocean Kayak, Native, Jackson, Old Town, Necky and Epic.

– Test paddleboards from Surftech, Bic and Bote.

– Participate in our for-fun paddleboard races starting at 11:30 am.

– Talk to the experts on our staff and select the right watercraft for you and your family.

Then come to the June 6-7 sale and drive away with a great deal, saving anywhere from 10% to 60% off regular prices. Arrive early, because supplies of blemished, demo and new kayaks and paddleboards are limited.

The Dive Shop also will be having a sale on June 6-7. Select masks, fins, snorkels, regulators, wetsuits, tanks and BCs will be on sale for up to 60% off.

June 8th

Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers

Join the Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers: TBSK at their monthly meeting which features information on kayaking and related topics by speakers from across the area. They meet from 7 – 8:30 pm.

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June 16th

Bay Area Canoe and Kayak Fishing Club

Bay Area Canoe & Kayak Fishing Club invites you to join them as they meet to exchange information about kayak and canoe fishing in the Bay Area. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

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Metal Detecting

June 22nd

Suncoast Research & Recovery Club

“Dedicated to Preserving Florida’s History”
The Suncoast Research and Recovery Club: SRARC meets the forth Monday of almost every month at 7:00 P.M. for those interested in or finding out about the hobby of metal detecting.

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Paddleboards

May 30th

Kayak and SUP Demo Day

If you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 4 pm for our Kayak and SUP Demo Day event.

In advance of our giant June 6-7 Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale, we will be previewing nearly every kayak and paddleboard in our inventory on the shores of Freedom Lake behind the shop. You can test-paddle as many watercraft as you like. Our doors open at 9:30 on Saturdays.

– Come early for the free SUP class at 9:45 am.

– Paddle kayaks from Ocean Kayak, Native, Jackson, Old Town, Necky and Epic.

– Test paddleboards from Surftech, Bic and Bote.

– Participate in our for-fun paddleboard races starting at 11:30 am.

– Talk to the experts on our staff and select the right watercraft for you and your family.

Then come to the June 6-7 sale and drive away with a great deal, saving anywhere from 10% to 60% off regular prices. Arrive early, because supplies of blemished, demo and new kayaks and paddleboards are limited.

The Dive Shop also will be having a sale on June 6-7. Select masks, fins, snorkels, regulators, wetsuits, tanks and BCs will be on sale for up to 60% off.

Scuba Diving

June 21st, 2015

Diving with Sharks Experience at the Florida Aquarium

Do you desire to swim with 9 foot sharks,

A giant sea turtle, barracuda, moray eels, a Goliath grouper, and thousands of tropical fish?

In a collaborative effort, Bill Jackson’s and The Florida Aquarium wish to extend to divers the opportunity to dive among sharks and learn more about these often misunderstood creatures as well as dispel many of the myths associated with them. After the dive we will grab a bite to eat at Cafe Ray where everyone will get to share their experiences diving with sharks.

$150.00 is the price for this adventure

This includes all day parking, all day admission to the Aquarium, the shark dive and behind-the-scenes-tour, Lunch ($10.00 lunch voucher), your Shark diver T-shirt, certificate of completion, animal facts CD, and a photo of you Shark Dive Experience.

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July 1st

Scuba Diving Trip: Gulf of Mexico

Scuba Diving trip on opening day of gag grouper season, July 1, aboard the Blue Water Explorer.

Air Divers: $130

Nitrox Divers: $140

Tanks included.

For more information, call the Dive Shop at 727-576-4169

October 10th – 16th, 2015

Blackbeard’s Cruises

Nassau, Bahamas

Price Per Diver: $1,599

Includes:

  • Round Trip Airfare out of Orlando International
  • Transfers to and from the Airport/Marina (Nassau)
  • Up to 20 dives (Tanks and Weights Included)
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • All Beverages including Beer, Wine, and Rum Punch
  • Memories to Last a Lifetime

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9501 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Store Hours Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 727-576-4169