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.

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August 17th

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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Camping

August 17th

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 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. This month’s topic is “Capture,” with tips on finishing the catch and proper fish handling. The seminar runs from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.

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August 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. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

For more information, Click Here!

August 17th

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 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. This month’s topic is “Capture,” with tips on finishing the catch and proper fish handling. The seminar runs from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.

For more information, Click Here!

August 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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August 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. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.

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.

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Metal Detecting

August 22nd

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.

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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!

Scuba Diving

August 4th-7th

Spearfish Dry Tortugas & Marquesas Keys

Note: This trip is full, but contact our Dive Shop about future trips.

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: $1,099 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.

August 10th

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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August 21st

Shark Dive

In a collaborative effort, Bill Jackson’s and the Florida Aquarium are offering divers the opportunity to swim among sharks, giant sea turtles, barracuda, moray eels and goliath grouper during the Diving with Sharks Experience on August 21.

This shark dive event also includes parking, a $10 lunch voucher, admission to the aquarium, a T-shirt, a photo of your dive, a behind-the-scenes tour and more.

Cost: $150.

Divers must be 15 years of age or older and are required to bring their certification card, dive mask, swim suit, and a towel. All other equipment is provided by the Florida Aquarium. Cancellation may be made with full refund up to seven days before the date of the trip.

Call our Dive Shop at 727-576-4169 to reserve your spot.

August 28th

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.

 

September 9th-11th

Lionfish Safari

Lionfish are an invasive species in Florida waters. One of the premier events focused on eradicating this saltwater menace to our marine ecosystems is the Guy Harvey Outpost Lionfish Safari. This spearfishing event raises funds for the Reef Monitoring non-profit organization. The FSDA oversees processing of the fish and all fish are used as food or for research.

Dates: Captain’s meeting, Sept. 9; Tournament, Sept. 10, Weigh-in, awards, fun day, Sept. 11.

Where: Guy Harvey Outpost, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach

Cost: $35 per diver

Cash prizes for largest lionfish, smallest lionfish, most lionfish by number, most lionfish by weight, and more.

 

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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

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