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.

Camping

August 19th

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

August 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. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

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August 19th

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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Kayaking

August 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.

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August 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. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

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August 23rd, 2015

Courage to Tri Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the annual Courage to Tri Triathlon!

August 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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September 12th

Paddle the Rainbow River

Join Bill Jackson’s shop co-owner Darry Jackson on his day off and paddle the Rainbow River in a kayak or on a standup paddleboard.

Meet Darry at 11:00 am at the “river cabin” in Dunnellon and enjoy a hot dog cookout lunch at 11:30 am (We’ll provide the main course, but please bring a dish to share) and together we will launch at 12:00 pm. Paddle this well-kept, spring-fed river and scan for hawks overhead and alligators and big bass below.

If you need to rent a kayak or a SUP, the cost is $48, but if you bring your own it’s just $18.

Reservations for this trip are required, so call Bill Jackson’s at 727-56-4169.

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Protective footwear is required for all trips.

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October 17th, 2015

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon!

October 17th, 2015 at 7:00 AM

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Paddleboards

August 23rd, 2015

Courage to Tri Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the annual Courage to Tri Triathlon!

August 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

For More Information Click Here!

September 12th

Paddle the Rainbow River

Join Bill Jackson’s shop co-owner Darry Jackson on his day off and paddle the Rainbow River in a kayak or on a standup paddleboard.

Meet Darry at 11:00 am at the “river cabin” in Dunnellon and enjoy a hot dog cookout lunch at 11:30 am (We’ll provide the main course, but please bring a dish to share) and together we will launch at 12:00 pm. Paddle this well-kept, spring-fed river and scan for hawks overhead and alligators and big bass below.

If you need to rent a kayak or a SUP, the cost is $48, but if you bring your own it’s just $18.

Reservations for this trip are required, so call Bill Jackson’s at 727-56-4169.

For more information Click Here!

Protective footwear is required for all trips.

For Directions to Rainbow River Cabin Click Here!

 

October 17th, 2015

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon!

October 17th, 2015 at 7:00 AM

For More Information Click Here!

Scuba Diving

September 12th-13th

Lionfish Safari spearfishing tournament

Help eradicate an invader

Join the Bill Jackson’s team for the 2015 Lionfish Safari hosted by the Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach on Sept. 12-13. Dive Leader Neal P. has five spots available for diving and spearfishing on Saturday, Sept. 12, aboard the Hook-N-Spear with Capt. John Hughes. The tournament weigh-in and family fun day follows on Sunday, Sept. 13.

The cost is $150 and covers three tanks and tournament entry. Cash prizes from the tournament will be awarded for most lionfish, largest and smallest, and each lionfish turned in will earn you a raffle ticket.

Lionfish are an invasive predatory species that has been negatively affecting native species and habitat since about 1985. All lionfish from this event are processed by the FSDA and used for food and research.

For more information, visit guyslionfishsafari.com and contact the Bill Jackson’s Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot on the team.

October 10th – 16th, 2015

Blackbeard’s Cruises

Arrrgh, are ye ready to dive with us in the Bahamas?

Price per diver: $1,599

Dive and snorkel the pristine waters of the Caribbean, where the famous pirate Blackbeard made his name centuries ago. Create memories that will last a lifetime, as you will have the opportunity to make up to 20 dives (including night dives and shark feeding). Leaving Nassau, we’ll traverse the islands of the upper Exumas Cays to dive reefs, walls and drift dive. We’ll also do night dives and a shark feeding dive. Snorkeling is also on the itinerary, as well as feeding wild iguanas.

Stay in an air-conditioned dormitory-style setting that includes food and drink.  A non-refundable deposit of $250 (per person) is required before July 25, 2015, to reserve your spot.

This trip 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

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Triathlon

August 23rd, 2015

Courage to Tri Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the annual Courage to Tri Triathlon!

August 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

For More Information Click Here!

October 17th, 2015

Lycra & Lace Women’s Triathlon

Help support Triathletes during the swim portion of the Lycra and Lace Triathlon!

October 17th, 2015 at 7:00 AM

For More Information Click Here!

Family-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