Outdoor Recreation

Overview

ADVENTURE TRIPS

A variety of trips are offered throughout the year ranging from a two-hour sunset sail to a week-long spring break adventure. Campus Recreations’ highly trained and experienced Trip Leaders will guide you through adventures like sailing in the gulf, fishing in Tampa Bay, bioluminescence paddling, and much more.

All details are handled by Campus Recreation. No experience is required for any of the Adventure trips and all necessary gear and instructions will be provided (unless otherwise noted in pre-trip communications). 

Upcoming Adventure Trips

  • Current USF student, faculty or staff: Sign in using your NetID and password.
  • Non-Campus Rec Members: Contact the Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, Dan Marshall.

What do I need to bring?

Unless specifically outlined in pre-trip communications, Campus Recreation will provide all trip specific gear. You will need to bring personal items such as clothes and toiletries. Campus Recreation will guide you through all pre trip preparations, including packing, and ensure you are given all information needed to have an enjoyable Adventure Trip.

How are we getting there?

Campus Recreation will book all necessary travel arrangements, unless otherwise noted. All trip details will specify if travel is included in the price or is an additional cost outside of the price paid to Campus Recreation. Travel arrangements will range depending on the length and type of trip.

How do I register

All current USF students, faculty, staff and USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation members can register in person at The Edge or Fitness Center and online via Campus Recreation online store.

If you are a current USF student, faculty or staff please sign in using your NetID and password. If have a current USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation membership, you will need to create an account that must be linked to your existing membership in order to get accurate pricing. Once you create an account, contact Dan Marshall for your account to be linked.

If you do not have a membership with USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation and have never been into the facility before, please contact Dan Marshall before creating an account and purchasing the trip. Price adjustments are made once your account is linked and an item is added to your cart.

Questions about registering? Contact Dan Marshall.

Custom Trips

Want to have your next meeting on a sailboat in Tampa Bay? Does your student organization want to go on a camping trip? Campus Recreation is here to help you! Contact Dan Marshall to create your personalized Adventure Trip today!

Trip Consulting

Want to go on a trip with some friends but need a little help figuring out the logistics? Our trip leaders have been nearly everywhere and have done nearly everything. Whether it’s back-country skiing in the Rockies or diving in Thailand we’ve got you covered. Just shoot us an email and we will get you in touch with one of our experts. 


SAILING AND BOATING

BOATHOUSE

Whether you want to learn to sail or take a kayak out for a paddle, the USF St. Petersburg boathouse has something for you. Skilled staff will help outfit you and get you ready for the water.

Contact the Boathouse at 727-873-4589 or stop by the Haney Landing Sailing Center during hours of operation.

Note: The Boathouse hours of operation are effected by Florida’s unique weather. Please call the Boathouse to ensure we are operating as scheduled.

Current USF students and USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation membersare allowed up to 3 guests per student/member (for a small fee).

Dock Rental: USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation now offers slip rentals for one day up to one week. Our slips can accommodate up to a 35′ vessel. Dock rentals are $10/day for students, $15/day for members, and $20/day for the community.

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SAIL?

Campus Recreation has a passion for sailing and we are always excited to help someone learn. The Start Sailing Right program is a perfect first step to learn the basics of sailing on our Flying Junior dinghy fleet. In a group setting, you will learn the skills necessary to safely sail a small boat in protected waters, near shore, in Tampa Bay. Skills include knot tying, seamanship, sail theory, emergency procedures, boat handling, and sail trim. Upon completion and a current USF St. Petersburg Campus Recreation membership, you will have access to our Recreation Dinghy Fleet during open Boathouse hours.
Already know how to sail?

If you have the skills to sail, schedule a skipper’s checkout to get access to our recreational dinghy fleet – contact Dan Marshall at dtmarshall@usf.edu or stop by the Haney Landing Center during hours of operation. The cost is $25 and is good for two years.

POWER BOATING

Our Start Powerboating Right program is a perfect first step for those looking to establish power boat skills. After successful completion of the program, each participant will have earned their Florida Boaters License and US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification.

Sailing and Boating Classes


BIKE CHECKOUT

Campus Recreation operates a bike checkout program. Located at The Edge,  Campus Recreation has a collection of single speed bikes in three different sizes. All checkouts come with a helmet, lights, and a lock. Bikes can be checked out for as short as an hour or as long as a week. There are no costs associated with this program for current USF students and Campus Recreation members. For a small fee, guests of USF students and Campus Recreation members may check out a bike for same day use.