“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

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Miller Family













I just love the Miller Family - Chloe, Wren, Quincy, Graham, Corey and Kim.  Last year with the Millers we had a birthday party on the beach.  This year we played in the sand making sand sea turtles and just enjoyed the beach with only the Millers in site.  Bon voyage until next time. 
 ~ Capt Brian

Monday, July 7, 2014

Wildlife And Shells















 
It was a wonderful day with veteran wildlife explorers and shellers Pat, Jen and her three lovely kids, Ben, Izzy and Ursula. Many dolphin were spotted on our way to the beach. The frigate birds were all over the place swooping to catch fish. The beach was full of treasures. Ben found a nice piece of junonia. Izzy found a large shark eye, a beautiful alphabet cone, olives and a tulip. Ursula the youngest explorer was content picking up coquinas. Jen found two small horse conchs. On the return trip we took advantage of the clear water and waded around the flats looking at small fish and live shells. It was a wonderful day on the water with a wonderful family. I look forward to our next adventure.  Capt Brian