“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, June 17, 2015

Exploring With The Hagans

It was a wonderful day of island hopping and exploring with Bill, Brenda, Sarah, Libby, Ellie and Marylyn. The Hagans have traveled with me before and are up for whatever rolls their way. We saw dolphin, a 3 foot hammerhead shark, manatee, roseate spoonbill, white ibis and great egrets. The water was clear for exploring the flats so we took advantage of the clear water and observed many live shells. Next it was off to the beach at secret spot 11. I enjoyed the many questions from Libby and Ellie as we walked the beach. After a nice walk on the beach we traveled to Cabbage key for a delightful lunch of Mahi Mahi and shrimp. After lunch we went for a short walk on the island and took in the beautiful plant life and watched a gopher tortoise crawl slowly along. It was a great day on the water with a great family. I look forward to our next adventure.
Thank you Hagans! 
  Capt. Brian

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Great Day With Gail and Crew

The weather was perfect for exploring the out islands. Gail, Beth and the ever cool Billie (86 years young) spent the morning shelling and exploring in the back country. We observed an immature white ibis, the last of the white pelicans that were headed north and collected many fine treasures by the sea. It is always a joy to have Gail, Beth and My buddy Billie on board. Thanks for a fun morning and I look forward to our next trip.   ~Capt. Brian

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wonderful Time

Great day! The weather was perfect for Spencer, Kim and Ann for charting new territory. We all enjoyed the perfect weather and exploring new locations for shelling.  This day the beaches were full of shells and empty of people. I enjoyed listening and walking on the beach. I look forward to our next excursion and hope the weather will be as beautiful as it was on this trip. Capt. Brian

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I never tire of waiting for these clouds to appear over favorite spot number 1.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Daze

Absolutely perfect day in May. Terri relaxed and explored with me this afternoon at secret spot 13. The water was stunning and the shelling was equally as pleasing to the senses. Three cones were found along with whelks, horse conchs, a worm shell, albino cockles, sharks eyes and a beautiful orange scallop. Thank you Terri for a beautiful day on the water. Capt. Brian