“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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Guest Speaker at Florida Gulf Coast University


Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker for a Marine Systems Class at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  The focus was on a chapter called the "Dynamic Shoreline" and I was happy to be able share some of the pictures I have taken on the dynamic shoreline of Cayo Costa Island.  I was able to provide first hand knowledge of how the shoreline changes with the wind, water and waves through various pictures I have taken over the past 20 years. I enjoyed reviewing old notes, papers and books on Cayo Costa in preparation for this college class.  Hopefully the students gained some knowledge and enjoyed my presentation as much as I did.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Exploring and Learning with Capt. Brian

The Nolen Family was up early for a morning of fun and learning on the water. We observed live shells in their natural habitat and walked the beach looking for treasures. The kids were excellent explorers and asked great questions. Thank you Sophie, Charlie, Meg, Abe and James.
Thank you also to their mom Robyn for taking all the pictures on our adventure.  ~ Capt. Brian

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Day Of Photography and Island Hopping

The weather was perfect for spending the day on the water. Nancy loves island hopping and is always up for any adventure. Melissa is an excellent photographer and enjoys taking pictures of birds. We spent the morning at secret spot 13. Nancy walked the beach and Melissa took pictures of the shore birds. Next we were off to super secret spot (Ewa) to photograph my favorite bird, the Magnificent Frigate bird. It was great seeing these guys. Melissa took many photographs and Nancy enjoyed the view as well. Then it was off to our favorite place for lunch... the Tarpon Lodge.  Later that afternoon we stopped by the beach before heading back to Captiva.  It was another great day on the water with the Johnson Family.