Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“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.”
It was a great morning with Patrice and Kevin. Patrice took many photos of the wildlife and Kevin enjoyed seeing the different bird life.The magnificent Frigate bird is always a treat to see. The fresh turtle tracks were also wildlife highlight. The seashells were plentiful on this trip because of the strong southwest winds for 3 days. It was a great day on the water with Patrice and Kevin!
Great time shelling new sandbars and Cayo Costa with the Murrell family. We stopped by a newly formed sandbar and found many treasures. Next it was off to Cayo Costa where Ann found some of her favorites. Then we traveled to a nearby island for lunch. I look forward to our next outing.
I had the opportunity to do a brief talk today on seashells and their significance to the culture of Southwest Florida. It's fun to show my passion for seashells and life on the water. Hope you enjoy the video. Capt Brian
The stormy weather managed to stay south of us on our shelling excursion to Cayo Costa. Gail and her crew have been out with me on many occasions. This trip was filled with great conversations and a nice variety of shells. This year Billie, Gails mother in law, did not go on the boat. I could not go without seeing my buddy Billie. So I stopped by the next day and surprised her. She is the coolest 88 year old I know. I look forward to seeing everyone again either by land or sea next time they are here.