Vehicle Rooftop Racks for Your Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board

May 15, 2022

Are you looking for a vehicle rooftop rack for your kayak or stand-up paddle board? Read on to learn what you need to consider before you purchase your rooftop rack. So you bought a kayak or stand up paddle board, and you are excited to use it.  Now you need to get it to the […]

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Kayaking Paddle: Why You Should Upgrade Your’s

August 25, 2020

Sales of kayaks and stand up paddle boards have been high despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it. This trend prompted Fox 13’s Charley’s World to feature Bill Jackson’s and how the store has been fairing. Customers have been buying kayaks and boards almost as fast as we can get them in. Read on […]

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First-Time Paddler? 4 Kayaking Tips for Beginners

May 15, 2020

Thinking of taking up a new healthy hobby? More people are starting to consider taking up kayaking. It’s not only a fun way to pass the time in the outdoors, but it’s also good for your health. Did you know that you can even kayak in the snow? If you’re new to the world of kayaking, it […]

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4 Mental and Physical Benefits of Kayaking

November 22, 2019

Are you looking to try kayaking as a new hobby? If so, great idea. Kayaking is more than just a fun time. This sport offers both mental and physical benefits to its participants. So, what exactly is so great about kayaking? Check out this guide to discover the top mental and physical benefits of kayaking. 1. Weight […]

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4 Thrill-Seeking Winter Sports You’ll Want To Try

January 23, 2018

With Tampa Bay’s beautiful weather and plentiful sunshine it might seem laughable to go anywhere else for adventure. However, there are a number of sports you can only experience by heading into the cold. Winter is one of the best times to engage in blood-pumping activities you may otherwise never try. So grab your adventure […]

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Sit-on-top Kayak Seat – Video on How to Install One

July 2, 2017

Sit-on-top kayak seat Marcus in the Kayak Dept. demonstrates how to install a kayak seat on a sit-on-top kayak. Here, he covers the four tie on points, with two on the side going forward and the two on the back on the back. In addition, he explains how to tighten in the straps so they […]

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Meet Our Staff: Melissa

February 8, 2017

Meet Our Staff What I do: Kayak manager. At Bill Jackson’s: 22 years. “I love selling fun. And I love to buy the newest cool gear for the Kayak department.” Personal: Born Providence, R.I.; mother of twin boys. Before Bill Jackson’s: Went to St. Petersburg College and worked as a Radiology tech. I’m passionate about: Books. […]

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Kayak fishing accessories to trick-out your ride

July 15, 2015

Here in the Tampa Bay area we are blessed with calm gulf waters and miles of shoreline for great inshore fishing. Many anglers are choosing to fish from kayaks because these shallow-running vessels put them in “skinny” water, where a good caster can work the tight spaces of a mangrove shoreline for a bounty of […]

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Kayak and SUP Demo Day

May 24, 2015

If you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 4 pm for our Kayak and SUP Demo Day event. In advance of our giant June 6-7 Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale, we will be previewing nearly every kayak and paddleboard in our […]

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PFDs for kayaking and standup paddleboarding

March 18, 2015

Kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding are among the most popular water-related activities enjoyed by Florida residents and visitors. But each year the state of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders in deaths attributed to drowning. And in many drowning cases, a personal flotation device – PFD for short – potentially could have prevented that outcome. […]

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