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

July 20th

The Adventurous Woman

The Adventurous Woman is the only Tampa Bay-area club just for ladies who love outdoor adventure!  Fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking 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 third Wednesday of every month at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, beginning at

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Backpacking

July 18th

Florida Trail Association

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet at Bill Jackson’s on Monday, July 18 at 6 pm for a presentation from Amanda Hus on hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Contact the Suncoast chapter at suncoast.floridatrail.org for more information.

Camping

July 18th

Florida Trail Association

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet at Bill Jackson’s on Monday, July 18 at 6 pm for a presentation from Amanda Hus on hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Contact the Suncoast chapter at suncoast.floridatrail.org for more information.

July 20th

The Adventurous Woman

The Adventurous Woman is the only Tampa Bay-area club just for ladies who love outdoor adventure!  Fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking 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 third Wednesday of every month at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, beginning at

For more information, Click Here!

Fishing

July 19th

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. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

For more information, Click Here!

July 20th

The Adventurous Woman

The Adventurous Woman is the only Tampa Bay-area club just for ladies who love outdoor adventure!  Fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking 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 third Wednesday of every month at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure, beginning at

For more information, Click Here!

Kayaking

July 11th

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.

July’s speaker is Ann Paul, Tampa Bay Regional Coordinator of Audubon’s Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries. She will discuss santuary staff efforts to manage islands from Sarasota Bay to St. Joseph Sound, describe the birds that use them, and outline the conservation of these species and the habitats that support them.

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July 19th

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. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

For more information, Click Here!

July 23rd

Top Gun Triathlon Support

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

Meet July 23, 2016 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

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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!

Paddleboards

July 23rd

Top Gun Triathlon Support

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

Meet July 23, 2016 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

For more information, Click Here!

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!

Scuba Diving

July 13th

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.

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July 16th-17th

West Palm Beach Dive Trip

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

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

 

August 4th-7th

Spearfish Dry Tortugas & Marquesas Keys

Leave the crowds behind and take a trip to more remote locations that highlight the best that Florida diving has to offer. This live-aboard trip to Dry Tortugas and Marquesas Keys includes:

  • USS Vandenberg (must hold an Advanced Dive certification for this dive and night dives)
  • Fort Jefferson
  • 80 cu. ft. air cylinders and weights
  • Meals
  • Experienced dive leaders

Cost: $1099 per diver. A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to reserve a spot.

Cost does not include: transportation, tips for dive staff, dive and/or trip insurance.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call the Dive Shop at 727-576-4169.

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.

Triathlon

July 23rd

Top Gun Triathlon Support

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

Meet July 23, 2016 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

For more information, Click Here!

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