Bay with kids this fall? Better yet, this weekend! Local families looking for fun things to do in Tampa and St. Pete this weekend, save the date for a FREE family-friendly event on Saturday, October 21st. We’re hosting Play Outside! FREE Family Friendly Demo Day at Seaplane Basin Park on Davis Island from 8AM-12PM.
First thing’s first: We’ll be out there bright and early with hot coffee, water, and more. Relax and unwind with coffee around the campsite. Pro guides will be serving hot coffee in the morning for anyone who attends – it’s a great way to start your day!
Here in Florida, it is the best time of year to enjoy all that the environment has to offer. Each week, you and your family can join iTREKKERS guides and captains for multiple low-cost or free events and lessons. Our goal: help people of all ages learn the outdoors. These free and low-cost outdoor events for families around the Bay area are aimed at families and friends of all ages.
RSVP to save your seat at upcoming events – space is limited!
Some of the recurring free educational opportunities, low-cost classes, and cheap events for kids and families in Tampa and St. Petersburg that iTREKKERS is hosting in coming weeks include:
1. Local markets in Tampa Bay,
Learn the ropes at no cost to you! Head to local markets like the Ybor City Saturday Market to chat with pro guides, ask captains your fishing questions, and sign up for upcoming classes with limited seating. They’ll also have some swag on hand – spin the wheel for your chance to win cool gear!
Click here to see which markets guides will be visiting each week.
2. Introductory lessons.
Ready to dip your toes in? Take a low-cost lesson with iTREKKERS. Learning to SUP is only $10, and fishing lessons on a local pier are the same. Intro to Camping is only $5 -a steal!
Learn how to fish from pro captains who have decades of experience on Tampa Bay. This is the class for someone who is a novice fisherman or woman. No experience is encouraged in this case! Get personalized instructions in fishing basics. Learn how to fish from pro captains who can walk you through holding a fishing pole, casting, fighting a fish, and more. They are there for novice anglers as well as those who have experience fishing but are new to the Tampa Bay area.
Learn how to paddleboard from a pro guide. Start by determining your paddle length and understanding the way you can balance on the board, and then take a spin along the beach on your SUP. It’s not as hard as you think! Take a SUP for a spin without any worry – laidback guides are there to help and hang, every step of the way. Lessons are offered several times a week at locations throughout Tampa and St. Pete.
Learn camping basics along with your little ones at a session at the park. Get the material for your camping checklist; learn how to pitch a tent in the right spot on your site with your instructor’s guidance, or reward your hard work with a perfectly cooked campfire s’more. For only $5, an afternoon at the park – hammocks and camp chairs included – is a great way to unwind on a weekday and might even inspire some weekend plans.
The perfect level for anyone who has been on a SUP or fishing intro lessons! Are you comfortable on a SUP or fishing boat? Take a quick outdoor tour with iTREKKERS guides for a low rate! Fishing, SUP, and camping tours in Tampa Bay range from around $30-$60. You can:
Take a two-hour Intro to Boat Fishing charter with a pro captain.
Head to a campsite for a brief stay under the stars.
Embark on a paddle tour of one of Florida’s most beautiful and extensive protected mangrove systems, where you’ll get a chance to enjoy wildlife, scenery, and exercise.
Enjoy a boating eco-tour.
Try a paddle fishing trip.
Want to try something that isn’t on the event calendar, or schedule a custom time for a trip or class? Let iTREKKERS know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-468-8735 to request a class time.
“This is our way of giving back to the community,” explains iTREKKERS founder Tom Mulliez. “Getting families and friends outside, hands-on making memories and learning new skills – that’s our goal.”
Mulliez encourages families with children to register for these free or low-cost local events in Tampa Bay. “If we can teach kids about the outdoors from a young age, hopefully, we can inspire them to care about the environment, and want to spend time outside in nature. It’s good for your health; it helps you recharge. There are many benefits to being outside, and we want to share them with our community. Come check out an event, and bring the family!”
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