Sarasota’s Premier Travel & Adventure Outfitter

Come by and visit us today! We’re certain you’ll find something that you’ve never seen before…every visit to Environeers is an ADVENTURE!

Environeers is a locally owned, family business that helps you find the best clothing and gear for any adventure.

Going on a trip? We have friendly staff waiting to help you. Collectively, our team has decades of experience. We provide expert advice and outstanding one-on-one customer service. We help you navigate trip preparation and determine what you truly need…and don’t need…for your trip! Whether you’re going to a local park, traveling in Europe, hiking the Appalachian Trail, going to Africa for Safari, or even going as far as Antarctica, we’ve got what you need to have a GREAT trip!

Our Story

Environeers opened its doors in 1991 as a store for environmentally friendly products. The store was the brainchild of Ann and John Krotec. But John’s thirst for adventure and experience outdoors quickly transformed the store into Sarasota’s go-to place for travel clothing and adventure gear. Word got around and folks from near and far would often visit the shop just to get a feeling of what it was like to be on a trip. Ann and John built a great team of employees with a breadth of experience in the travel and outdoor worlds. It became the destination shop for adventures across the west central coast of Florida. After more than two decades running the store, the Krotecs were ready to move on to new projects. John can now be found running Green Zone Hero, a veteran and military friendly business community.

That is where the Tracht brothers come in. Stan Tracht and John Krotec were friends from middle school – meeting in middle school detention folks (true story!) In 2014, Stan heard that John and Ann were ready to move on from Environeers, so Stan and his brother Carter made an offer the Krotecs couldn’t refuse. Stan and Carter brought a wealth of business experience to Environeers and made sure the underlying mission of providing the best travel clothing and adventure gear remained at the forefront. The awesome employees were very happy with the new owners, and together they continue to grow the store and the products offered.

What's new at Environeers

Beanie table restocked!!

Local hike Jan 14 hosted by the Appalachian Trail Club of Florida - ATCF! Follow their page for details on other future hikes and events!Hike planned!’Bring in the New Year by Hiking in Perico Preserve !Please join and bring guests along on Saturday, January 14, 2023, 9 AM for an easy walk in Perico Preserve off Manatee Ave West in Bradenton. The Preserve was opened in 2016 after extensive restoration of this previously farming land. Invasive plants were replaced with native plants like muhly grass and beach sunflower and others to join live oak and slash pine trees as part of ecosystem to provide food and shelter for birds, fish, animals and insects. The Preserve consists of 176 acres of partly pine forest, marshlands and ponds. One of Florida's oyster restoration areas was created here. All of the above can be viewed from the 1.6 mile loop trail of level boardwalks, shell paths and paved section. The trail is mostly open, sunny, and often there are a lot of water birds in the ponds as well as other birds, perhaps we are lucky enough to see an eagle. There are benches along the path if one need a rest. No bikes or dogs allowed. Eija Friedlander is leading this hike/walk.Directions to the Perico Preserve: entrance and parking lot is on the right side of Manatee Ave as you travel west towards the beaches. Address is at 11700 Manatee Ave. W., a little past the sign to Perico Island. The brown sign indicating Perico Preserve is visible from the road with a low, open wooden fence around the parking area. We will meet at the parking lot. The traffic to the beaches can create back up on Manatee Avenue on warm weekend days but arriving by 9 to 10 AM you most likely won’t encounter problems. Return trip in the morning will flow freely.Make sure to bring water, sun, hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent, even though the insects are probably minimal in January. Bring your cameras if you are into taking photos of birds. P.S. Robinson Preserve Manatee Avenue entrance is just 1 mile east of Perico Preserve. So if you want more walking on the trails, there are lots of them in Robinson Preserve where we will organize an ATCF hike on a future date.Eija Friedlandereijaot@aol.com347-563-3969 ... See MoreSee Less

Local hike Jan 14 hosted by the Appalachian Trail Club of Florida - ATCF!  
Follow their page for details on other future hikes and events!