BIPS Programs


***  Wading Adventures will be cancelled if Red Tide is present. We will notify adventurers if program is cancelled ***  Please contact the BIPS office if you need to reschedule or have any questions.  Thank you.


Our most popular program! Join us on a wading adventure to the underwater estuary as we wade in waist-high water to search for and collect amazing sea creatures of all kinds. Nets, buckets, and viewers provided for use during the program.

Limited to 30 Adventurers. Ages 6 and up. Wading Adventures are sorted by date. Be sure you are signing up for the correct date and note the location as we have 4 locations for our Wading Adventures.


STEP 1: Scroll down and choose the location/date and click SIGN UP.

STEP 2: Read all of the information before signing up for a wading adventure.

STEP 3: Follow the prompts and add your information.


Payment is due the day of the Wading Adventure.  $5 cash for each person attending and is paid to the park ranger that day.  Checks are also accepted made payable to: Barrier Island Parks Society.

BIPS Members are free. For more information on becoming a BIPS Member, visit our website at

We suggest you bring these items:

>- Hat

>- Sunscreen

>- Sunglasses

>- Water Shoes

>- Towel

>- Swimwear is strongly suggested.




If you need further assistance, please contact Florida Park Service at 941-964-0375 or Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) at 941-964-0060.





Date: 12/27/2018 (Thu.)

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm EST

Location: Gasparilla Island State Park

Created by:   Barrier Island Parks Society
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