Ever go on a treasure hunt when you were a kid? If you did, you more than likely have very fond memories of it. Now there’s a new way to “treasure” hunt, and you can do it by land or by sea! GeoCaching is a new fad that’s just like treasure hunting, and it’s catching on like wildfire. The best part is that it’s great fun for the entire family.
It’s even more fun by boat, and many of the “treasure” locations are underwater or beachside! There are GeoCaching “treasure” spots throughout Volusia County including New Smyrna Beach. New Smyrna Beach is straddled by water, so it is actually one of the best areas for GeoCaching by boat.
The idea is that you use the GeoCaching app to get GPS coordinates for your treasure hunt, and you can download the GeoCaching app to your phone for approximately $10. GeoCaches tend to be small, waterproof containers with interesting contents such as a fun toy or memento.
When you uncover your “treasure,” your job is to chronicle the event by placing the names of the people in your party, the date and any information you want to include about how you found the GeoCache within the log. Once you fill out the log, you can decide if you would like to take an item from the container. If you do, replace it with one of equal or greater value. When you are finished, replace the container exactly as you found it, and feel free to boat on to your next big treasure!