Kayak-SUP Demo Day

May 26th

In advance of our annual Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale held in June, Bill Jackson’s features nearly every brand of kayak and paddleboard in our inventory on the shores of Freedom Lake behind the shop. On Saturday, May 26 from 10 am to 4 pm, you can test-paddle as many watercraft as you like. Try paddleboards from Surftech, […]

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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 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 […]

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Shark Dive

June 9th

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 June 9. This shark dive event also includes parking, a $10 lunch voucher, admission to the aquarium, a T-shirt, a […]

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Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers

June 11th, July 9th, Aug. 13th, Sept. 10th, Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th

Join the Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers: TBSK holds its monthly meeting, which features information on kayaking and related topics by speakers from across the area, from 7 – 8:30 pm, generally on the second Monday of the month.

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Suncoast Research & Recovery Club

May 21st, June 25th, July 23rd, Aug. 27th, Sept. 24th, Oct. 22nd, Nov. 26th

“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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The Adventurous Woman

June 20th, July 18th, Aug. 15th, Sept. 19th, Oct. 17th, Nov. 21st

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 […]

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Snorkel Camp

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

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 […]

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Intro to Backpacking Clinic


Before you head into the woods, get yourself oriented at Bill Jackson’s FREE Introduction to Backpacking clinic. This 2 1/2-hour informational talk starts at 10 am and will cover gear options, techniques for hanging food, hygiene tips and much more. So if you don’t know how to properly pack your backpack, you will after this […]

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Bay Area Canoe and Kayak Fishing Club

June 19th, July 17th, Aug. 21st, Sept. 18th, Oct. 16th, Nov. 20th, Dec. 18th

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!

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Florida Fly Fishers

June 14th, July 12th, Aug. 9th, Sept. 13th, Oct. 11th, Nov. 8th

The Florida Fly Fishers meet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month at Bill Jackson’s. Fly anglers of all skill levels are invited to attend meetings, where the club discusses tactics, strategies, past and future outings, gear and, of course, fly tying. For more information, call vice president Chris Dakin […]

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