SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily TGIF Show – Highlights Live Shows, Q’s Crackin Crab & Seafood Kitchen, Mel Fisher Treasure Hunt, and the Obloy Family Ranch.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Daily’s TGIF Show is back for another week, the only show on the Space Coast that highlights upcoming events and entertainment for the weekend and upcoming week.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Q’s Crackin’ Crab & Seafood Kitchen, located at 5240 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, is an independently owned and operated restaurant that provides flavorful, soulful delicious seafood, which started with the chefs serving their family and friends.
With beginnings in a small restaurant location, and Q’s Crackin’ Crab & Seafood Kitchen now has their dream spot in world-famous Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Oyster baskets, lobster tail, seafood bowls, Q’s Giant Fish Platters, Rib-Eye Bowls, Krackin King Crab Clusters, garlic-infused lobster tail – and a whole lot more – await you at Crackin Crab in Cocoa Beach 0n Florida’s Space Coast.
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MEL FISHER TREASURE HUNT
WATCH: Meet Jace, the seven-year old treasure hunter and great grandson of Mel Fisher at Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum who explains the Treasure Hunt for Children, which is a fun way to explore, learn and have fun at the most famous treasure trove in the world on Florida’s Space Coast.
SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA – The Mel Fisher’s Treasures Museum hosts the Kids Treasure Game in Sebastian, a game for kids ages 6-12 or any kid at heart!
This treasure hunt game gives children the opportunity to not only test their knowledge but to have a little fun and adventure when they go to the museum and participants are rewarded in the gift shop after their treasure hunt is completed.
Taffi Fisher, Mel Fisher’s daughter, opened the museum in December 1992.
The museum includes a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum.
Mel Fisher started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963.
Mel spent the next seven years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast.”
He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel’s family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today.
Visit the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum and dive into history. The experience is both educational and exciting – you can even lift an authentic Atocha gold bar. Join the millions who have witnessed this spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths.
‘TODAY IS THE DAY!’
Mel Fisher, a dreamer, a visionary, a legend and most importantly, the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunter! Mel Fisher did what many have not – he realized his dream during his lifetime.
Everyday he insisted, “Today’s the Day”! His mantra continues to inspire the search for the rest of the treasure from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita, the Spanish galleons that sank during a hurricane on September 6, 1622, near Key West, Florida.
Mel Fisher suffered many personal losses to keep his dream alive during his 16-year search and endured over 100 court battles which ended in victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.
ABOVE VIDEO: Take a tour of the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum in Sebastian and dive into The World Class Home of Sunken Treasure. Join Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone and Museum Director Nichole Johanson as they showcase the spectacular collection of cultural artifacts and treasure recovered from the ocean depths.
The riches Mel Fisher, his team, and investors, had worked so hard for all those years were finally theirs.
The $450 million treasure cache or “Atocha Mother Lode” would be found on that momentous day, July 20, 1985.
More than 40 tons of silver and gold were located including over 100,000 Spanish silver coins known as “Pieces of Eight”, gold coins, Columbian emeralds, silver and gold artifacts and over 1,000 silver bars.
The immensity of the Atocha’s treasure is staggering.
On July 24th, 1715, a fleet of eleven Spanish Galleons and one French ship, set sail from Havana, Cuba to Spain. All of the Spanish vessels perished in a storm off the east coast of Florida, near present-day Sebastian. Seven hundred lives and over 14,000,000 pesos worth of treasure went down.
Another ship, the Atocha, met a similar fate in 1622. On July 20th, 1985, following a 16-year search, a salvage team led by Mel Fisher recovered the mother lode of the Atocha, from its nearly 370-year exile on the ocean floor…establishing the greatest discovery in treasure salvaging history, both in archaeological and commercial terms.
During the search for the Atocha, Fisher and his crew also discovered and raised treasure from the sister ship of the Atocha, The Santa Margarita and an English merchant slave ship, the Henrietta Marie, as well as the 1715 Fleet near Sebastian.
When you enter Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum you will join the millions who have witnessed the most spectacular collection of Spanish artifacts and treasure ever assembled.
You will be granted the opportunity to watch as the treasure, still being uncovered from the 1715 Fleet, the Atocha and the Santa Margarita, grows in quantity and spectacle in our recent recoveries display. Feel the weight of a solid gold bar recovered from the ocean depths.
A visit to Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum affords you the distinct opportunity to “own a piece of history,” unique gold escudos or silver reales in fine jewelry settings, museum-quality recreations as well as other nautical gifts from the gift Shop.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – Obloy Family Ranch has something for just about everyone.
After many isolated weeks at home throughout spring and summer, it’s a safe bet many of us are feeling a bit stir crazy.
If you’re looking for something easy, outdoorsy and entertaining to do this summer that keeps you close to home and won’t break the bank, consider heading to North Merritt Island for a visit to Obloy Family Ranch.
From interactive animal encounters to wine tasting – the Ranch has something for just about everyone. Obloy Family Ranch features includes:
■ A fully interactive petting zoo with a big “animal family” of friendly farm, exotic, and rescue animals who love visitors
■ Horseback trails and friendly, well-trained horses visitors can ride
■ VIP animal experience tours
■ Hayrides, tractor rides, train rides & monster truck rides
■ Country Cabin rentals for overnight stays
■ The Obloy Saloon for tasty BBQ & Barn Stall Winery for a wide selection of local wine
■ Full-access, well-stocked freshwater fishing (equipment available for rent, if needed)
■ A mechanical bull & large, outdoor playground
■ A beautiful event barn designed to host all sorts of get-togethers
■ Birthday parties, field trips, weddings and other special events…and lots more
Enjoy the delights of a simpler time, and some good, old-fashioned summer fun at Obloy Family Ranch.
■ Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
■ Website: obloyfamilyranch.com
■ Phone: 321-848-2486
■ Facebook/ Instagram: @ObloyFamilyRanch
The Obloy Family Ranch is located on a historic property in Merritt Island, which dates back to the 1890s when it operated as a navel orange grove and later transitioned to become one of Florida’s first gator ranches.
In 2015, the Obloy family purchased the ranch and helped transform the property into a wildlife sanctuary and farm, adding horseback riding trails, restoring and restocking freshwater ponds, and adding a new event venue, the Barn Stall Winery & Wedding Barn.
“We focus on wildlife preservation and value education on conservation, culture, and history,” said Samantha Skinner.
“We love our animals! They are the best, friendliest and the most unique bunch of furry, scaly, and feathery friends we could ask for. Through a lot of tender loving care given to these animals, they are healthy and capable of giving love while living a stress-free life on the ranch.”
THE OBLOY FAMILY RANCH is located at 165 Gator Drive on Merritt Island. For more information, call 321-848-2486 or email ObloyFamilyRanch@gmail.com
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