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Fly or Surf? Splash or dash? Discover or decompress? Whether you want to go full throttle, half speed or idle, it’s your choice. Our Outfitter staff are standing by to help you navigate through the many options. As we say at Guy Harvey Outpost, “From the Oceans, Comes Life. Enjoy the Journey!”

Whatever is on your mind, let us turn it into your next adventure!

The JetLev Flight Experience

The coolest, most exhilarating water sports ride of your life – the new JetLev! You can literally fly over the Gulf, soar up to 30 feet in the air…or hover and walk along the water. Are you ready to fly? Watch a video of JetLev. JetLev is a water propelled Jetpack. The system is powered by a custom-designed 225 horsepower engine creating 600 – 800 gallons per minute of thrust, which can propel the pilot to heights of 30 feet.

JetLev can fly 30 mph and the throttle can also be controlled remotely by the flight-instructor which will guide the rider how to use the controls during their initial flight to ensure a safe and controlled experience. A flight assistant on a waverunner will also accompany each JetLev pilot to ensure a safe and uninterrupted flight experience. Go-Pro video footage and still shots are also available to document your ride of a lifetime. Call 888.OUR.JETLEV for pricing and to book your next JetLev experience.

As with most extreme sports, the JetLev comes with some risk. Click on the link to review the JetLev Release of Liability Agreement. Please note, this form must be signed at the Adventure Center before your JetLev experience. For safety information and helpful tips, please review JetLev Code of Conduct. Must be 18 years of age to fly. To learn to fly JetLev, every guest must attend the JetLev Flight Center flight center overview (10 minutes) which is open daily from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The actual flight experience requires 1.5 hours to complete with 30 minutes of airtime.

Swim with the Fishes
Swim with the Fishes

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to “Swim with the Fishes.” Swim with over 30 species of fish in a 33,500 gallon aquarium located in RumFish Grill. Experience what it’s like to swim with a green moray eel, grouper, tarpon, snook and many other Florida indigenous species!

The Floating Water Park & Beachfront Water Sports

Beachfront Water Sports

The beaches of St. Pete Beach feature soft, white sand, tempting blue-green water and are consistently ranked among the finest in the nation. Pristine and tranquil, with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico gently lapping miles of uninterrupted shoreline, the beaches here are a far cry from the ocean surf of the east coast. You’ll build up a sweat just walking across the beach to the surf because our beaches are so wide!

But if you want to bounce, slide, lounge, skip or drift over the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, our sister resort, Island Grand has the newest water sport attraction on the Gulf Coast, and as an Outpost guest you’re welcome to enjoy all the excitement of The Floating Water Park! Relax and float in Florida’s warm waters as you, family and friends enjoy inflatable slides, floating trampolines, chill-out loungers and large island rafts.

The park has certified lifeguards on duty, and all guests are required to wear life jackets. Participants must be 46″ high; children 40″-45″ must be accompanied by someone over 16 years old; all participants must weigh at least 30 pounds. Guests may reach the park by wading and/or swimming out to it or floating tubes can be used for assistance.

A Splash Island one-hour pass is $25.00 (including tax) with a $9.00 discount for guests that pay with their room key. You can also rent an Island Raft where you can kick back and relax on the sparkling Gulf waters. An Island Raft can be rented for $25 for two hours. One-hour sessions start on the hour, so plan accordingly!

Relax and float in Florida’s warm waters as you jump and climb on inflatable slides, floating trampolines and large floating cabanas. The Floating Water Parkis located in the crystal blue waters of the Gulf, behind Island Grand, our sister resort just footsteps down the beach. Certified lifeguards are on duty and all guests are required to wear life jackets. One hour sessions are available for purchase.

Li’l Guys Activities

Li’l Guys Activities

They grow up fast, don’t they? Seems like yesterday, Guy’s kids were drawing stick figures with crayons, and now they’re well along with university studies. But his Lil Guys” have had an extraordinary childhood, joining dad in some remarkable expeditions, meeting people from all walks of life, living in all parts of the world, and all in some way connected to the world of discovery and adventure.

So, it’s no surprise that we at Outpost we want your Lil Guy to have fun enjoying a host of activities to occupy any age level, from the most active to the most inquisitive. And for that, to do it right

No boring family vacation here! These supervised programs offer a wide range of exciting things to do for kids aged 4-11 that include lunch or dinner, games and themed activities. Drop off the kids and enjoy a few hours to yourself to relax in a hammock or enjoy a quiet romantic dinner. Pre-registration is requested, nominal charge.

Check out all the activities available during your stay Some of our popular Lil Guys activities include:

Get your flippers and fins ready for an ocean-filled week of fun! We’ll explore the deep blue sea and all its magnificent creatures. There will be crafts and other themed activities that are fun, exciting and educational for children of all ages, even adults!

New Surf WipeOut Surf Ride

New Surf WipeOut Surf Ride
Test your balancing skills on the new “Surf WipeOut” surfing experience.
Located beachfront at Guy Harvey Outpost, registered guests can enjoy unlimited rides.

 

Beach Walk at Guy Harvey Outpost

Come out with Captain Tim for a little chatter about all the morning beach activity that often goes unnoticed.

Fishing Forum with Captain Tim

Learn how to cast a fishing line, tie knots and throw a cast net without losing your teeth! Captain Tim can also fill you in on tips for fishing with kids and first-timers, tell you which fish are biting and where, and all about bait.

Touch Tank Experience at GHO

Hold sea urchins and other sea critters at our new Guy’s Great Touch Tank Experience. Learn some interesting marine trivia facts and check out our Middle School tank filled with fish who have graduated from the juvenile tank and will soon swim in the 33,500 gallon aquarium.

 

Painting Studio
Painting Studio

Every great artist started his career with arts and crafts! Guy Harvey will assure you of that fact. Whether it’s creating your own sea shell night light or making unique sea glass jewelry, the Painting Studio is open daily at our sister resort, the Island Grand. Let your “Lil Guy explore the world of color and paint. There’s a variety of items available for your “Lil Guy to customize and take back home as a gift or keepsake. Who knows, someday it may be worth a fortune!

RedBeard the Pirate
RedBeard the Pirate

Creativity begins with imagination, and what better fantasy for your Lil Guy’s visit to the beach than to imagine themselves as a wily and feared pirate! Captain RedBeard drops by Pirate Island to show kids how to make their own sharktooth necklaces or buccaneer beads and will introduce them to Bones, his faithful parrot sidekick. RedBeard regales the young – and not so young – with his tall tales of the sea and songs of tropical adventures at the free pirate show. Check the calendar for RedBeard shows and crafts.

Note : The website that this is at our sister property, TradeWinds Island Grand.

Beach Birthday Bash
Beach Birthday Bash

Come celebrate your next birthday in style with one of our new themed parties. Enjoy beach activities and more in our action-packed Birthday Beach Adventure package. Looking for a late night birthday blowout, try our new Teen Twilight Glow Party! Call 727.363.2329 to make your reservation or visit the TradeWinds Adventure Center.

Li’l Guy’s with Special Needs

Li’l Guy’s with Special Needs

In November of 2010, TradeWinds Island Resorts was designated an Autism Friendly business by the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.). Our employees underwent C.A.R.D.’s training program, which taught employees how to better meet the needs of guests who have autism and their families.

At the Guy Harvey Outpost, you can rest assured that we will take all your needs into consideration so you can “Just Go For It”. Call today to speak to one of our friendly reservation agents about how we can best accommodate you and your family during your stay. Review our Guy Harvey Outpost Social Book to fully anticipate our resort offerings before your visit.

Theme Parks

Central Florida Attractions

Just 90 minutes away are Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, City Walk, Sea World, and more. The concierge can provide detailed maps and phone numbers and admission tickets to Sea World.

Adventure Island

30-acre seasonal water park features speed slides, bayou with floats, twisting flumes, waterfalls, wild ocean waves, sunbathing, picnic area and outdoor café. Plan to stay for as long as you would stay at a pool or beach. Tickets available at the concierge desk. Tampa, 45 minutes. 888-800-5447

Busch Gardens 300-acre African themed family entertainment park offering thrilling rides, exotic shops, ethnic restaurants, live entertainment and animal shows. An air-conditioned monorail guides visitors through one of North America’s largest wildlife collections and endangered species habitats. Tickets available at the concierge desk. Group facilities for up to 300. Tampa, 45 minutes. 888-800-5447

Sports

How about some Football to go along with your fishing, diving or beachcombing? How about some Baseball? Maybe hockey’s your game? Whatever your favorite sport, “top of class” athletes are playing it right here in the Tampa Bay area.

The Guy Harvey Outpost is just a few minutes from Raymond James Stadium, home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NCAA Big East Conference Bulls from the University of South Florida and the annual Outback Bowl.

You can also catch the action at Tropicana Field, home to MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays and the Amalie Arena, home to the Lightning NHL team. If basketball is your game, both the Magic NBA team and the Miracle WNBA team play in Orlando. We also have horse racing at Tampa Bay Downs, dog racing at Derby Lane dog track, and gambling at Seminole Casino.

The Outpost Crew will be glad to assist you with acquiring tickets or arranging transportation. Kindly contact the conceirge desk directly for assistance.