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

Kilimanjaro summit, 19,341 feet, Sheila from Environeers - 10 years ago - wow! She feels very fortunate to have made this hike and is forever grateful to @histopresto.  🏔 🥾 💕💕💕
New Benchmade Arrivals 🙂
ALASKA TRIP - DAY 5 - PART 2 - PURE FUN!! —— We had so much fun that afternoon white water 💦 rafting on the Nenana River in the Denali area with New Wave Adventures! Fantastic company, so helpful and responsive while we were planning, and our guides were awesome! HIGHLY recommend this. We laughed the whole time. And the scenery was gorgeous. If you want to do this on a visit to Alaska definitely contact them, and wear your baselayers! The water is cold! But the fun made it totally worth it. This is our group plus a very nice couple we met who were volunteering at Denali National Park all summer. Way cool. Thank you New Wave Adventures for the truly amazing river trip!
ALASKA ADVENTURE - DAY 4 & PART 1 of DAY 5 —— Day 4 was mostly driving. A LOT of driving. From the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage to switch cars, and then to Denali National Park. It took all day. We had spectacular views of Denali though! (first photo). Evidently, fewer than 30% of visitors actually get to see Denali because it is usually cloud covered. We felt VERY lucky we had great views of it on a good part of the drive. A woman from Fairbanks, Alaska said it was the best view of Denali she has ever seen. Later - at about 9 PM - we stopped for a yummy dinner. Places are still hopping late because it is light all night. Then we took a quick drive into Denali National Park after 10 PM. Almost empty at that hour. We saw gorgeous views and had great moose encounters! We saw them safely from our car. These were just a few of the 17 moose we saw on the whole trip. Then Day 5 started off with some quick hikes near the visitor center. We took a river hike (we would raft later - more on that in the next post) and saw the train that takes folks to Denali if they prefer to take a train and relax, rather than drive. So much to see. And the second part of Day 5 would bring even more fun! Stay tuned for the next post.