Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Adventure Trips

Spring 2019 Adventure Trips 

Urban Exploration: Siesta Key + Ringling Museum
April 27th

Join Outdoor Rec as we spend the morning at the Ringling Museum of Art and relax on the beautiful Siesta Beach's white quartz sand in the afternoon!

Cost: $35
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 1 (out of 5)
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Passport to Florida: Ginnie Springs
April 28th

Spend the day in the water with your choice of tubing, snorkeling, or swimming at Ginnie Springs.

Cost: $35
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Wild Hawaii Adventure
May 5th through 11th

We'll be headed back to the island of Kauai for our third year! This trip includes day hiking, camping, and possibly some backpacking in the Waimea Canyons, Na Pali Coast, and Alakai Swamps of Kauai. Truly a WILD experience, you'll see some amazing beautiful landscapes only found in Hawaii!

Cost: $650
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 5 (out of 5)
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Puerto Rico Service Trip
May 5th through 11th

This year, we're headed down to Puerto Rico to help rebuild after hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated the island. We'll be headed to El Yunque, the only tropical National Rainforest in the National Forest Service system. We'll be helping rebuild/clear trails for visitors to enjoy and clearing out their primitive campsites so that families can once again enjoy camping with the enchanting sound of Coqui everywhere! We'll be a self contained unit, primitive camping in El Yunque ourselves with very few amenities even accessible. If you love nature, connecting people to the outdoors, and want a way to help out Puerto Rico, this is the trip for you!

Cost: $600
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 3 (out of 5)
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Acadia National Park
May 9th through 17th

This Trip will visit one of the most visited and popular parks in the country during its quieter – albeit much colder – time. Huge wave surges crash on rocks in chimney style flumes, with a pine forest brushing right against the rocky Atlantic coast. Head inland and hike around the perimeter of grottos and lakes where whales and bears may be visible. Moose watching is possible as they meander through the inner forests.

Cost: $650
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 3 (out of 5)
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California Road Trip Adventure
May 13th through 22nd

Join Outdoor Rec to get the west coast experience! Get a glimpse of sunny San Diego before driving through the National Parks. Spend a few days hiking and camping at Joshua Tree National Park and Sequoia National Park before immersing yourself in the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park. Enjoy the sun & surf at Big Sur, then head to San Francisco before departure.

Cost: $650
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 3 (out of 5)
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SUMMER 2019 ADVENTURE TRIPS


Bioluminescent Kayaking
June 1st

Come experience one of nature's most unique and breathtaking phenomenon right here in Florida! Only a handful of locations in the world experience "bioluminescence" where movement in the water creates a blue-green glowing effect that mesmerizes you. This trip cannot be fully described, but needs to be experienced! Historically, this has been our most popular trip with a waitlist of over 100 people, so sign up early!

Cost: $45
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Hiking at Weeki Wachee Preserve
June 9th

Once a phosphate mine, this nature preserve now offers beautiful views of Florida's diverse ecosystems as well as crystal clear blue lakes to hike around.

Cost: $25
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Kayaking Weedon Island
June 15th

Take a venture on kayaks through Mangrove tunnels and explore nature just nearby at Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. This is a day trip opportunity to go exploring on kayaks and enjoy the nearby nature here in Tampa with friends.

Cost: $25
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Bioluminescent Kayaking
July 28th & July 29th

Come experience one of nature's most unique and breathtaking phenomenon right here in Florida! Only a handful of locations in the world experience "bioluminescence" where movement in the water creates a blue-green glowing effect that mesmerizes you. This trip cannot be fully described, but needs to be experienced! Historically, this has been our most popular trip with a waitlist of over 100 people, so sign up early!

Cost: $45
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Biking at Morris Bridge
July 13th

Explore one of Tampa’s natural wonders while behind the handlebars of a mountain bike. Get a chance to see sinkholes, deer, and maybe even alligators while riding up hills and exploring Morris Bridge biking trail.

Cost: $25
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Tubing the Ichetucknee River
July 21st

One of Florida's most beautiful springs resides in Fort White, FL at Itchetucknee Springs! Join us as we head up for a 4 hour tubing float trip down the crystal clear river. We may even see the wild river otters!

Cost: $45
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 1 (out of 5)
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Bioluminescent Kayaking
August 2nd & August 3rd

Come experience one of nature's most unique and breathtaking phenomenon right here in Florida! Only a handful of locations in the world experience "bioluminescence" where movement in the water creates a blue-green glowing effect that mesmerizes you. This trip cannot be fully described, but needs to be experienced! Historically, this has been our most popular trip with a waitlist of over 100 people, so sign up early!

Cost: $45
Outdoor Challenge Rating: 2 (out of 5)
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Interested in traveling abroad? Visit our Adventure Abroad page to learn about opportunities to study abroad through outdoor recreation.

 

Don't see a trip that piques your interest? Learn more about our Custom Adventure Trips here.