“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, August 20, 2014

Magnificent Frigiat Birds And Friends

The Johnson family are long time clients and friends. Nancy and Melissa come down every August and we always find a new adventure. This trip was filled with a new discovery of a resting place for my favorite bird the magnificent frigate. Melissa is an excellent photographer and has captured many great images over the years on our trips. She is excellent at taking bird photos. This day turned out to be spectacular. We literally saw hundreds of frigate birds including male, female and juvenile. We both were pleased to get a photo of a male (the photo with the red pouch displayed). The photo opportunities were something you would hope to see in the Galapagos Islands. These frigate birds have found a new home in Pine Island Sound. Nothing could make me more pleased for my feathered friends. It was another wonderful day on the water and a delicious lunch at the Tarpon lodge with long time clients and friends. Thank you for a wonderful day of new experiences. Capt. Brian

Monday, August 11, 2014

Shelling Trio

Kim, Moira and Tracey have all been out with me before, but not all together on the same trip.  It was a nice calm sunny summer day on the water.  These 3 avid shellers were successful in finding a variety of shells.  Highlights were a crown conch, gaudy natica and a maculated baby ear.  Great finds!  Capt Brian

Monday, July 28, 2014

Katie The Marine Life Explorer & Family

It was another fun trip with Katie the lover of anything to do with the water and her family.  We started out the trip by viewing dolphin not far from the marina. Then it was off to favorite island number one.  A nice nutmeg was found along with a nice worm shell, a small whelk and a sand dollar. The weather started to move in so we headed back to the boat. Then just as I was getting ready to pull the anchor, Ryan noticed something in the water. It was a manatee cruising along the beach and under our anchor line. He went by the boat, turned around, ate some sea grass and cruised on. After the anchor was pulled it was off to secret spot #3 where Katie found a very cool and large barnacle encrusted angel wing. It was another fun day on the water with Katie and Family. I look forward to our next adventure. Capt. Brian

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Capt.Brian Exploring By Air

I took the day off the water and explored by air. It was an absolute pleasure to fly over my favorite islands and see things from a different perspective. I observed a small waterway that I did not know was there. I look forward to paddle boarding this new piece of water on the next full moon tide. You can never learn enough of what is in your own backyard.  Capt. Brian