“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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good Times With Veteran Shellers Bonnie and Dean



















It is always a pleasure to take out Bonnie and Dean. They are long time shellers to the island (30 years). I enjoy walking, talking and listening to both Bonnie and Dean tell stories about shelling in the 80's, guides and trips they have had before. Bonnie found a very cool worm shell and Dean found an albino whelk. I found the largest tusk shell I have ever found (use the chapstick for size reference). Many shells were found and more memories made. Bonnie and Dean are both troopers and I look forward to seeing them in October.  Love you guys.          Capt. Brian

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One Fine Day In May











Spectacular day on the water with Ed and Barbara. 
 The whole month of May has been spectacular!  
The puffy clouds and super clear waters 
have been breathtaking through the lense.
Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Capt Brian

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

National Seashell Day

The countdown has begun for 
National Seashell Day.  






Who is ready to go shelling this summer?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ohio Sisters Relaxing and Exploring















It is always a pleasure taking out the sisters from Ohio-Kathy, Cindy and Jackie. We started the trip by going to North Captiva for lunch and then it was off to favorite spot #1. Many shells were collected and stories were told as we walked the beach. I photographed some flowering sea grape trees and inkberry shrubs along the way.  We finished the trip at secret spot no name and enjoyed another lovely day on the water.  Thanks girls!
~ Capt. Brian

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sea Shells, Photography and New Islands






















A few years back on a trip with Gail and Billie we stopped by a newly formed sandbar in the Gulf. To my amazement there were 6 Avocets on this little spit of sand.  In 22 years I had not seen this bird on the out islands.  We named this little sandbar "Avocet Island". The sandbar would appear then disappear over the years. Well this week Gail and crew were here and the sandbar has appeared in recent days.   It is the biggest I have seen this sandbar aka Avocet Island and it now has a little lagoon in the middle. Mother Nature provided good shells and clear water on this trip to Avocet Island, but we will have to see what she does in the coming weeks. 
  Thanks for joining me on another adventure. 
  Capt Brian