ELC presents Half Haunted Halloween


The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on Wabasso Island is hosting a not-so-spooky, two-night event—Half Haunted Halloween!

On Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, the ELC will have a variety of Halloween activities fun for all ages. Activities include nature scavenger hunts, spider web obstacle courses, canoe quick trips and touch tank. There will also be crafts, a food truck and trick-or-treat stations throughout campus. Costumes are optional.

In addition to all of the activities offered, there will be spooky pontoon boat tours. The Creature of Preacher Island Pontoon Boat Tour is a 45 minute cruise along Preacher Island and past three other spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon. A nature guide will share the history of Preacher’s Island and more, while guests trick-or-treat and enjoy the wonders of the Indian River Lagoon. Guests will receive a complimentary Half Haunted Halloween ticket with the purchase of The Creature of Preacher Island Pontoon Boat Tour. Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made online at DiscoverELC.org/pontoon-tours or by calling (772) 589-5050. The cost for the tour is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

The Creature of Preacher Island Pontoon Boat Tours are scheduled for:

October 25, October 26 and October 31 at

  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Admission Prices:

$7.00 Adults & Children 12 & up – $5.00 Military (with ID) – $3.00 Children 2-11 – Children under 2 are free. Free Admission with proof of financial need: EBT card, Medicaid card, SNAP,  TANF, or free & reduced lunch letter.

For over 30 years, the ELC has worked to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Plentiful, year-round options are available for humans to connect with nature and learn about the interdependence of all ecosystems, including guided pontoon boat trips on the Indian River Lagoon, summer camps for children, a monthly EcoTalk Lecture Series, school field trips, professional development training, and more. Our 64-acre, lagoon-island campus includes native plant gardens, miles of boardwalk through mangrove forests, kayaks and canoe rentals, a children’s play area and many other amenities to increase access to nature for people of all ages. Learn more about volunteer, membership, sponsorship, and program opportunities at DiscoverELC.org.

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