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

December 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 on the third Tuesday of every month.

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Kayaking

December 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 on the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information, Click Here!

Scuba Diving

June 18th-22nd and July 22nd-27th, 2018

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; two sessions available, June 18-22 and July 22-27, 2018.

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

Cost: $225 per session; discounts available (call for info).

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.

For more information

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.

Snow Boarding

January 26-February 3, 2018

Whistler Ski Trip 2018

Co-owner Doug Jackson leads a trip to the Canadian Rockies to ski the Whistler/Blackcomb region.

Whistler & Blackcomb: 8,171 skiable acres; longest run 7 miles. Elevation: Village 2,214 ft, top of Blackcomb 7,992 ft
Average annual snowfall: 456 inches
2 great mountains, 200+ trails, with a peak-to-peak gondola

Cost: 9 days/ 8 nights studio/loft $1,499 pp Quad, $1,699 pp Triple

Studio $1,799 pp Double, $1,499 pp Triple

Deposit: $300 per person to hold spot; Balance due: Dec. 1, 2017.

Includes:

  • Roundtrip air on American Airlines, Tampa to Vancouver
  • Bus transfers from Vancouver to Whistler Village
  • Awards dinner the final night
  • Lodging at Blackcomb Lodge in Whistler Village
  • Studio (with a King and sleeper sofa) OR Studio with loft (with a King plus two twins in the loft)

Room based on occupancy and availability.

Includes lodging tax and baggage handling gratuities.

Passport, with an expiration after 8/3/2018 is REQUIRED for ALL Travelers

Cancellations: $200 pp before 12/1/2017.
No refund 12/1/2017 or after unless space is sold.
Any amount refunded depends on date and ticket change fees.

For more info or to sign up: call Doug at 727-576-4169, or email doug@billjacksons.com.

Snow Skiing

January 26-February 3, 2018

Whistler Ski Trip 2018

Co-owner Doug Jackson leads a trip to the Canadian Rockies to ski the Whistler/Blackcomb region.

Whistler & Blackcomb: 8,171 skiable acres; longest run 7 miles. Elevation: Village 2,214 ft, top of Blackcomb 7,992 ft
Average annual snowfall: 456 inches
2 great mountains, 200+ trails, with a peak-to-peak gondola

Cost: 9 days/ 8 nights studio/loft $1,499 pp Quad, $1,699 pp Triple

Studio $1,799 pp Double, $1,499 pp Triple

Deposit: $300 per person to hold spot; Balance due: Dec. 1, 2017.

Includes:

  • Roundtrip air on American Airlines, Tampa to Vancouver
  • Bus transfers from Vancouver to Whistler Village
  • Awards dinner the final night
  • Lodging at Blackcomb Lodge in Whistler Village
  • Studio (with a King and sleeper sofa) OR Studio with loft (with a King plus two twins in the loft)

Room based on occupancy and availability.

Includes lodging tax and baggage handling gratuities.

Passport, with an expiration after 8/3/2018 is REQUIRED for ALL Travelers

Cancellations: $200 pp before 12/1/2017.
No refund 12/1/2017 or after unless space is sold.
Any amount refunded depends on date and ticket change fees.

For more info or to sign up: call Doug at 727-576-4169, or email doug@billjacksons.com.

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