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.

Fishing

July 18th

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 on the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information, Click Here!

Kayaking

July 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!

July 18th

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 on the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information, Click Here!

July 22nd

Top Gun Triathlon Kayak 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 22, 2017 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

For more information, Click Here!

October 7th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon Kayak Support

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

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

For more information, Click Here!

Metal Detecting

June 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

July 22nd

Top Gun Triathlon Kayak 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 22, 2017 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

For more information, Click Here!

October 7th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon Kayak Support

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

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

For more information, Click Here!

Scuba Diving

July 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!

July 24th-28th

Snorkel Camp

Beat the summer heat at Bill Jackson’s Snorkel Camp.

During this NAUI-inspired camp, you’ll learn about the equipment and how to care for it, the buddy system, water entry and exit, surface dives, proper fin kicks, how to clear your mask, equalizing and bouyancy skills.

Who: Open to kids ages 6 to 12 who know how to swim. Class size limited to 12.

When: 9:30 am to 3 pm, July 24-28.

Where: Indoor pool and classrooms at Bill Jackson’s.

Cost: $175.

What to bring: mask, snorkel, fins, snorkel vest, towel, bathing suit, change of clothes.

Lunch is provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

For more information or to sign up, call 727-576-4169.

August 18th-24th, 2018

Blackbeard’s Cruises in Bahamas

Create some memories of a lifetime and dive beautiful Caribbean waters in the Bahamas with us.

We’ll leave Nassau and travel the Upper Exuma Cays, diving on reefs, walls and doing drift dives in pristine waters. There are also opportunities for night dives and shark feeding dives. Leave the tank behind if you want and immerse yourself with mask and snorkel. We’ll also take time to feed wild iguanas.

Cost: $1,599 per diver

Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare out of Orlando International
  • Transfers to and from the airport/marina (Nassau)
  • Up to 20 dives (tanks and weights included; also includes night dives and shark feeding dive)
  • All meals and snacks
  • All beverages, including beer, wine and rum punch
  • Dormitory-style, fully air-conditioned cabins

Trip cost does not include:

  • Transportation to and from Orlando International
  • Gratuities for boat crew (15% recommended)
  • Dive/trip insurance

A deposit of $250 (per person) is required to reserve your spot. Balance is due no later than June 1, 2018. Cancellation may be made before this date. There is no refund after June 1, 2018 unless the trip spot is filled.

Call the Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 for more information.

Triathlon

July 22nd

Top Gun Triathlon Kayak 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 22, 2017 at 6 am at Shelter 10. Launch is at 6:15 am.

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

For more information, Click Here!

October 7th

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon Kayak Support

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

Directions:
From I-275 Exit #17 Pinellas Bayway S
Follow signs to Fort De Soto Park
Turn left (south) at second light Pinellas Bayway S.
After toll turn right and follow the traffic to the shelter parking lots. Look for the sign for Kayak Support parking.

Call the shop at 727-576-4169 to sign up.

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