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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How to install a sit-on-top kayak seat – video

July 2, 2017

Marcus in the Kayak Dept. demonstrates how to install a kayak seat on a sit-on-top kayak. If you have more questions after watching this three-minute video, come in to see our kayak experts or call 727-576-4169. The link above directs you to our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.  

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Meet Our Staff: Melissa

February 8, 2017

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. “I absolutely love […]

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3 New Sports to Try This Summer to Get Fit and Have Fun

May 19, 2016

Summer’s arrival means warm weather, vacation time and planning new adventures. And because summer also heralds swimsuit season, it’s also when many people start to fret about their fitness. Why not combine exercise and adventure at the same time? So if you want to break from your gym routine, there are ways to work out […]

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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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How to tie down an SUP

July 10, 2014

Watch as  Michael S. demonstrate the proper way to tie down a SUP.

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