“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First Light Shelling With The Chicago Sisters




























 The Chicago sisters adventured with me on two early mornings. The first morning the north wind kept the tide extremely low. We spent the morning on an unexplored sandbar mesmerized by what the sea was throwing our way. The second morning we traveled to an old stomping ground they had been to years ago with my favorite shelling guide Capt. Mike Fuery. Then it was off to secret spot 17 where we spent the morning on an isolated beach full of solitude and shells. Thank you for another wonderful two days on the water at first light.   Capt. Brian

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sanibel Shell Festival 2015




















Here are some highlights from the Sanibel Shell Festival last week.  It was good to see some old friends and make some new friends. This year I submitted two entries, an albino worm shell (which I didn't get an award for) and a photo of a live scallop shell.  I received a 3rd place ribbon for the photo.  See y'all soon!  Capt Brian

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Beautiful Day On The Water





















Pat and her daughter Jen relaxed and explored with me for a whole day. We had a blast! The morning light was inspiring through the lens of the camera. Jen enjoyed exploring off the beaten path and capturing the morning light with her camera. Pat and Jen are always ready for an adventure, so what better to explore than a sandbar that had just formed 48 hours before. Then it was off to secret spot number 11 where we spent the afternoon with nothing but solitude and seashells.  Capt. Brian