Outdoor Adventures Trips

Trips are available for current students, faculty and staff of UWF.


SPRING SEMESTER TRIPS

Manatees, January 28 - 29

Snorkel with the hundreds of manatees that congregate in the beautiful warm spring waters of Crystal River, Florida. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear and entrance to the park. 

Cost: $129.00

 

2017 Snorkeling with Manatees Itinerary (pdf)

Night Caving, February 4

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours AT NIGHT, using headlamps to spot formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Marianna FL and entrance to the park. 

Cost: $25.00

2017 Night Caving Itinerary (pdf)

Paintball, February 11

Come try a day of paintball in the fields of Alabama at Southern Alabama Paintball.  Outdoor Adventure provides transportation to Theodore AL, instruction, markers, masks, air, 500 paintballs and coolers for your pack lunch. 

Cost $43.00

 

2017 Paintball Itinerary (pdf)

Valentine Horseback Riding, February 14

Treat that special someone to a romantic trot along a beautiful forest setting and enjoy S’mores around the camp fire. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Cantonment FL and S’mores.  Wear pants and closed-toed shoes.

Cost: $54.00

 

OA Horseback Riding Itinerary Spring 2017

Intro Canoeing, February 25

Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River and relax on white sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Milton FL, canoes, instruction and coolers for your pack lunch. 

Cost: $20.00

 

2017 Intro Canoeing Itinerary (pdf)

Intro Climbing, March 4 - 5

Learn a few new techniques from our instructors or test your climbing skills on a weekend trip to Horse Pens 40, at one of the premier bouldering location in the country. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Steele AL, climbing shoes, crash pads and all camping gear.

Cost: $70.00

2017 Intro Climbing Itinerary‌ (pdf)

Skiing, March 11 - 18

Hit the massive slopes of Killington Mountain in snowy Vermont! There is plenty of terrain for all skill levels. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Killington VT, resort accommodations, and 5 days of lift tickets. Rentals are available.

 

Cost: $600.00

General Vermont Spring Break Trip Itinerary (doc)

2017 Skiing Trip Itinerary

Slow Riding, March 24

Tired of the hustle and bustle of your week, enjoy a guided bicycle tour of the UWF campuses more artistic side.  Outdoor Adventures provides guides, instruction and limited bikes are available, reserve yours today. 

Cost: $5.00

 

2017 Slow Ride Itinerary

Overnight Canoeing, March 25 - 26

Try backcountry camping on a sand bar after a paddle down the Blackwater River, relaxing under the night sky with a campfire to roast marshmallows. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Milton FL (Blackwater State Park), all necessary gear, food, and instruction for this beginner camping trip. 

Cost: $40.00

 

2017 Overnight Canoeing Itinerary (pdf)

Seacrest Wolf Preserve, March 31

Join Outdoor Adventures for a walk on the wild side and experience firsthand these magnificent animals when taking a private tour through one of the Southeast’s premier Wolf Preserve.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Chipley FL, and coolers for your pack lunch. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LujFczXRzeE

Cost: $150

 



Alligator Excursion, April 1

Take a walk down Alligator alley and get a hands on experience with these amazing reptiles.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Summerdale AL, and coolers for your pack lunch. 

Cost: $35.00 



Intro Paddle Boarding, April 8

SUP with us! Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of Stand Up Paddle Boarding on beautiful Pensacola Beach.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Pensacola Beach FL, Paddle Boards, PFDs, coolers for lunches, and guides. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.

Cost: $38.00 

 

2017 Paddle Boarding Itinerary (pdf)



Tubing, April 22

Relax floating down the beautiful Big Juniper Creek. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Milton FL (Blackwater State Park), tubes, coolers for lunches, and guides. Just show up dressed to float, with sun protection, a bag lunch, and water.

Cost: $15.00

 

2017 Tubing Itinerary (pdf)



FALL SEMESTER TRIPS

Tubing, August 27

Kick off the semester right with a leisurely float down the Coldwater River. Transportation, tubes, coolers for lunches, and guides are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water. 

 

Cost: $15 per person

Itinerary: Tubing (PDF)

Intro Paddle Boarding, September 10

SUP with us!  Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of Stand Up Paddle Boarding on beautiful Pensacola Beach.  Transportation, Paddle Boards, PFDs, coolers for lunches, and guides are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.

 

Cost: $35 per person

Itinerary: Paddle Boarding (PDF)

Slow Ride, September 16

Tired of the hustle and bustle of your week, enjoy a slow ride guided bicycle tour of UWF campus.  Bicycles provided. 

 

Cost: $5 per person

Itinerary: Campus Slow Ride (PDF)

Parasailing, September 17

Soar over the sugar white sands and emerald blue waters of Pensacola beach.  Transportation and coolers for lunches are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and drinking water. 

 

Cost: $50 per person

Itinerary: Parasailing (PDF)

Intro Caving, September 24

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours, spotting formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.  As an added bonus we will stop by Falling Water State Park and see a Florida sinkhole. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation and entrance to the park. Pack a lunch for a picnic after the tour.  

Cost: $20 (w/ additional sinkhole tour)

Itinerary: Caverns Day Trip (PDF)

Paintball, September 24

Come try a day of paintball in the fields of southern Alabama.  Outdoor Adventure provides transportation, instruction, markers, masks, air, 500 paintballs and coolers for your pack lunch. 

 

Cost: $40.00

Itinerary: Paintball (PDF)

Video: Promo

Intro Canoeing, October 1

Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River and relax on white sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, canoes, instruction and coolers for your pack lunch. 

Cost: $20

Itinerary: Canoe Trip (PDF)

Ballooning, October 2

Sail silently across the horizon as you enjoy exhilarating views in a Hot Air Balloon.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation.

Cost: $200

Itinerary: Ballooning (PDF)

Big Cat Wildlife Sanctuary, October 8

Join us for a walk on the wild side, take a guided tour through one of Florida’s premier Large Cat wildlife sanctuary.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, and coolers for your pack lunch. For more about the Big Cat Wildlife Sanctuary follow the link here. 

Cost: $40

‌Itinerary: Big Cat Wildlife (PDF)

Overnight Caving, October 8-9

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours AT NIGHT, using headlamps to spot formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation and entrance to the park. Pack a lunch for a picnic after the tour.  

Cost: $40 per person

Itinerary: Overnight Caverns (PDF)

Intro Horseback Riding w/S'mores, October 22

Take a trot along a beautiful forest setting and enjoy s’mores around the camp fire. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation.  Wear pants and closed-toed shoes.

Cost: $45

Itinerary: Horsback Riding (PDF)

Hiking, October 22-23

Come with OA and experience an introduction to hiking and backcountry camping through the beautiful Providence Canyon. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation, camping equipment, food and an experienced guide.

 

Cost: $70 per person
Itinerary: Hiking (PDF)

Providence Canyon, GA

 

Halloween Hike, October 27

UWF will host goblins, ghosts, games, and spooktacular fun on the family-friendly twilight hike at the boardwalk, followed by a scarier night-hike into the woods using only glow sticks for light! All ages welcome for a night of fun scares. Bring closed-toed shoes and courage.

Cost: $Free

Hang-Gliding, October 29-30

Fly high on an adventure in the skies above beautiful Lookout Mountain.  Learn to fly just off the ground down a small hill, then fly tandem with a professional instructor to 1,800 feet! Outdoor Adventures will be providing transportation and all camping gear. 

 

Cost: $300 per person

Itinerary: ‌Hang-Gliding

Intro Climbing, November 5-6

Learn a few new techniques from our instructors or test your climbing skills on a weekend trip to Horse Pens 40, at one of the premier bouldering location in the country. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation, climbing shoes and all camping gear.

 

Cost: $65 per person

Itinerary: Climbing (PDF)

Overnight Canoeing November 12-13

Try backcountry camping on a sand bar after a paddle down the Blackwater River, relaxing under the night sky with a campfire to roast marshmallows. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear, food, and instruction for this beginner camping trip. 

Cost: $40

Itinerary: Overnight Canoe Trip (PDF)

Pcola Rockola, December 4

Come out and experience your first climbing competition in our Recreational division or push your skills in the Open Climber bracket.  This year’s competition will feature bouldering; climbers will compete by gender in Recreational, Intermediate and Open Climber Divisions.

 

Cost: $5 entry fee or $10 w/ a shirt

 



Check out Outdoor Adventures videos and trip footage Youtube

Registration

Register at the Service Desk of the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility or register online Here
Full payment must be made with registration. There is no registration deadline, i.e. as soon as a trip is posted on the web or elsewhere you can register, and registration will continue possibly up to a day before trip departure unless the trip has filled. For more information please email us at outdooradventure@uwf.edu.

Trip Preparations

All trips require some preparation. Much of the needed information is covered in the trip handouts, which participants receive at the pre-trip meeting. 

Certain indicated trips have a pre-trip meeting to cover necessary safety information. Participants are required to attend the pre-trip meeting, unless receiving permission in advance, otherwise you will lose your spot, no refund. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held the Thursday before a trip at 6pm in the Conference Room.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be made prior to the refund deadline, which is the seventh day before a trip starts, unless otherwise indicated. Trips cancelled due to weather or insufficient participation will be refunded. You can register after the refund deadline.

Guest Policy

Members of the HLS Facility (such as current students) are permitted sponsorship of one guest per trip for a fee of $5.00. The guest fee is paid in addition to the normal trip fee at the customer service desk at the time of payment for a trip. The sponsor must accompany their guest on the trip and are responsible for the actions or their guest. This policy is based on the HLS Facility Policies.

What's Included

Trips include transportation, parking and camping fees, all equipment beyond clothing and personal items, food for overnights, and skills instruction. Please contact us with any questions or comments. See you soon!

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