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.

Backpacking

October 1st

Free clinic: Introduction to Backpacking

Trail season will soon be upon us. Before you head off into the woods, get yourself oriented at Bill Jackson’s FREE Introduction to Backpacking clinic on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 am. This informational talk will cover gear options, techniques for hanging food and much more. So if you don’t already know what a cat hole is, you will.

Call the Shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up now.

For more information,

Camping

October 1st

Free clinic: Introduction to Backpacking

Trail season will soon be upon us. Before you head off into the woods, get yourself oriented at Bill Jackson’s FREE Introduction to Backpacking clinic on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 am. This informational talk will cover gear options, techniques for hanging food and much more. So if you don’t already know what a cat hole is, you will.

Call the Shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up now.

For more information,

October 22nd-23rd

Rainbow River Overnight Trip

Choose your adventure on Florida’s fabulous Rainbow River. Paddle a kayak or SUP, snorkel or scuba dive, and camp overnight next to this classic freshwater spring.

When: Oct. 22-23, 2016; Pre-event meeting: 6:30 pm, Oct. 18, at Bill Jackson’s.

Cost: Depends on what you bring and what activities you choose. Call the shop for details.

Kayak or SUP: Bring your own kayak or paddleboard, or rent from us for $50.

Camp: Stay overnight at a Dunnellon-area hotel at your own expense, or bring your gear and camp near Darry Jackson’s cabin for $50.

Dive or Snorkel: Explore below the surface with your own equipment or rent gear from us for $50. You must be certified to scuba dive.

Saturday Itinerary

10 am: Meet at cabin, setup camp

Noon: Hotdog lunch (provided); put-in on river

Return to camp, dinner

Sunday Itinerary

8 am: Breakfast at Purple Sage

Morning: Put-in on river

Lunch (provided); break camp

Space is limited, so call the Kayak Dept. or Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot.

For a printable flyer,

Kayaking

October 8th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Bill Jackson’s is looking for volunteers with kayaks and paddleboards to support the triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon at Fort De Soto Park.

Meet October 8th at 7 am at Shelter 10.  Launch will be at 7:15 am.

For more information, Click Here!

October 10th

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.

For directions to the store, Click Here!

October 22nd-23rd

Rainbow River Overnight Trip

Choose your adventure on Florida’s fabulous Rainbow River. Paddle a kayak or SUP, snorkel or scuba dive, and camp overnight next to this classic freshwater spring.

When: Oct. 22-23, 2016; Pre-event meeting: 6:30 pm, Oct. 18, at Bill Jackson’s.

Cost: Depends on what you bring and what activities you choose. Call the shop for details.

Kayak or SUP: Bring your own kayak or paddleboard, or rent from us for $50.

Camp: Stay overnight at a Dunnellon-area hotel at your own expense, or bring your gear and camp near Darry Jackson’s cabin for $50.

Dive or Snorkel: Explore below the surface with your own equipment or rent gear from us for $50. You must be certified to scuba dive.

Saturday Itinerary

10 am: Meet at cabin, setup camp

Noon: Hotdog lunch (provided); put-in on river

Return to camp, dinner

Sunday Itinerary

8 am: Breakfast at Purple Sage

Morning: Put-in on river

Lunch (provided); break camp

Space is limited, so call the Kayak Dept. or Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot.

For a printable flyer,

Metal Detecting

September 26th

Suncoast Research & Recovery Club

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

For directions to the store, Click Here!

Paddleboards

October 8th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Bill Jackson’s is looking for volunteers with kayaks and paddleboards to support the triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon at Fort De Soto Park.

Meet October 8th at 7 am at Shelter 10.  Launch will be at 7:15 am.

For more information, Click Here!

October 22nd-23rd

Rainbow River Overnight Trip

Choose your adventure on Florida’s fabulous Rainbow River. Paddle a kayak or SUP, snorkel or scuba dive, and camp overnight next to this classic freshwater spring.

When: Oct. 22-23, 2016; Pre-event meeting: 6:30 pm, Oct. 18, at Bill Jackson’s.

Cost: Depends on what you bring and what activities you choose. Call the shop for details.

Kayak or SUP: Bring your own kayak or paddleboard, or rent from us for $50.

Camp: Stay overnight at a Dunnellon-area hotel at your own expense, or bring your gear and camp near Darry Jackson’s cabin for $50.

Dive or Snorkel: Explore below the surface with your own equipment or rent gear from us for $50. You must be certified to scuba dive.

Saturday Itinerary

10 am: Meet at cabin, setup camp

Noon: Hotdog lunch (provided); put-in on river

Return to camp, dinner

Sunday Itinerary

8 am: Breakfast at Purple Sage

Morning: Put-in on river

Lunch (provided); break camp

Space is limited, so call the Kayak Dept. or Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot.

For a printable flyer,

Scuba Diving

October 2nd

West Palm Beach Dive Trip

Dive offshore beautiful West Palm Beach with the staff at Bill Jackson’s.

When: Sunday, Oct. 2.

Cost: $75 per diver, cover cost of boat, weights, snacks and sodas. $10 per tank for air fill or $15 per tank for Nitrox.

Other details: Leave at 8 am and return about noon. Each diver must have a dive computer and a safety sausage (surface marker). Trip leader suggests driving to West Palm Beach on Saturday and staying the night (Holiday Inn Express in Juno is good option).

Call the Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 for more details or to reserve your spot on this trip.

October 6th-9th

Totally Wrecked Weekend

Dive 10 wrecks total during this three-night adventure from Key Largo to Key West and back.  Start with two wreck dives near Key Largo in the Upper Keys on Day 1. Working your way south on Day 2, dive three more wrecks on the way to Key West. On Day 3, check out three more wrecks as you head north, and finish with two more wreck dives. Most of these wrecks are monstrous in size, so there will plenty of photo opportunities.

Cost: $1,199 per diver

Non-refundable deposit of $250 per person to hold your spot. Balance is due Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Cancellation may be made 31 days or more for refund minus the $250 deposit. No refund 30 days or fewer from departure date unless your spot can be filled.

Includes:

Two nights’ accommodations in Key Largo

One night accommodations in Key West

Hotel transfer service to Key West

10 dives (tanks and weights included)

Boat travel from Key Largo to Key West and back

Luncheon on boat during Safari Days (Friday/Saturday)

Does NOT include:

Transportation to and from the Keys

Gratuities for boat crew

Dive insurance

Spending money for meals, miscellaneous, etc.

All divers are required to have a regulator, dive computer, and safety sausage/surface signal device. Itinerary may change due to site or weather conditions. Dive sites are not guaranteed.

October 8th

Ocean Reef Demo

Come experience the future of scuba diving at the Ocean Reef Demo on Oct. 8 at the Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure. We’re offering three sessions for FREE event, but space is limited, so call the Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot to learn about Ocean Reef’s integrated diving masks that foster diver communication.

Times: 10 am to 11:30 am

Noon to 1:30 pm

3 pm to 4:30 pm

 

October 12th

Letts Dive Meetups

Bill Jackson’s is now home to the Letts Dive Meetups for those interested in continuing their SCUBA diving education in a fun, comfortable environment, regardless of experience or ability.

Spearheaded by Joe and Brenda Letts, these meetups will bring together divers for gear demos, training programs, and domestic and international travel experiences.

Meetups will be held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure.

Joe and Brenda invite you decompress with them and mingle with your fellow divers.

For more information, Click Here!

October 22nd-23rd

Rainbow River Overnight Trip

Choose your adventure on Florida’s fabulous Rainbow River. Paddle a kayak or SUP, snorkel or scuba dive, and camp overnight next to this classic freshwater spring.

When: Oct. 22-23, 2016; Pre-event meeting: 6:30 pm, Oct. 18, at Bill Jackson’s.

Cost: Depends on what you bring and what activities you choose. Call the shop for details.

Kayak or SUP: Bring your own kayak or paddleboard, or rent from us for $50.

Camp: Stay overnight at a Dunnellon-area hotel at your own expense, or bring your gear and camp near Darry Jackson’s cabin for $50.

Dive or Snorkel: Explore below the surface with your own equipment or rent gear from us for $50. You must be certified to scuba dive.

Saturday Itinerary

10 am: Meet at cabin, setup camp

Noon: Hotdog lunch (provided); put-in on river

Return to camp, dinner

Sunday Itinerary

8 am: Breakfast at Purple Sage

Morning: Put-in on river

Lunch (provided); break camp

Space is limited, so call the Kayak Dept. or Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot.

For a printable flyer,

October 29th

Spearfishing Safari

Join the Bill Jackson’s staff and the crew of the Hook-N-Spear for a three-tank spearfishing adventure.

Cost: $150 per diver

Time: Meet at 7 am at the Belleair Boat Ramp

You bring: speargun, dive certification, wetsuit, stringer, dive light, snorkel gear, regulator and all divers are required to have a Surface Signal Device (safety sausage marker).

If you are diving Air, dive computers are required (available for rent at Bill Jackson’s).

Space is limited so contact Bill Jackson’s to reserve your spot,  727-576-4169.

 

Triathlon

October 8th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Bill Jackson’s is looking for volunteers with kayaks and paddleboards to support the triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon at Fort De Soto Park.

Meet October 8th at 7 am at Shelter 10.  Launch will be at 7:15 am.

For more information, Click Here!

Owned and operated by the Jackson family since 1946.
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