“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

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Full Day of Fun and Shelling






















Exploring the barrier islands near Captiva Island is always an adventure. Pat, Jen, Ben, Izzy and Ursula have traveled with me on many trips over the years and this week we had a picture perfect day for exploring.  We saw dolphin, found some nice shells and had a picnic lunch on a remote beach.  Thanks for another fun day and I look forward to seeing you all on another trip later this year!
  Capt Brian

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sanibel Shell Festival






















Howdy folks! This years shell show was fun as usual. I enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones. I didn't enter anything this year, but look forward to entering something next year. Hope you enjoy the photos. Capt. Brian

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Epic Day For Shelling






















It was an Epic day of shelling for Brook and Kerith. The strong winds we had 5 days ago deposited a fresh batch of shells. I have not seen shells like this in 20 years. Wow! The pictures speak for themselves. The true tulip was 6 and a half inches long. A scotch bonnet was found, many angel wings, cones, banded tulips and many lightning whelks. It was an amazing day. In fact it was in the top 5 best days ever shelling. You never know what the sea will throw your way.