“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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Shelling with Kevin and Shawn

It was a great two days exploring with Kevin and Shawn. Kevin and Shawn have been shelling in the area since 1986. We spent time on the out islands as well as on a sand bar out in the Gulf. We also walked the flats. A lot was fit in and the time seemed to fly by. I enjoyed walking and talking with these veteran shellers from the state of Colorado. Thank you Kevin and Shawn for a wonderful two days of exploring. 
~ Capt Brian

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Shelling With Sheri

I had a great 8 hour charter last week with Sheri Zipp.  Some of the cool finds of the day were spiny jewel boxes (both sides), a worm shell, a very unique lettered olive and a couple baby's ears. The 8 hours seemed to fly by and suddenly it was time to head back to the dock. It was a wonderful day.  Thank you Sheri for another great day of shelling!
~ Capt Brian

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Day at Cayo Costa State Park

Beautiful day on the water with Doug and Kelly this week.  The water is warm and super clear. Shelling has been good and cooler Fall days are on the way.  Call early to reserve if you are thinking of going out on a private charter with me as I already have people booking for March. Hope to see you all soon!  - Capt Brian

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum Celebrity Dinner 2016

It's time for the 2016 Celebrity Island Dinner to benefit
The Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum and I am one of the celebrity waiters. 

Capt Brian can guide you to the out islands, in his 24 foot skiff.
The boat won't tip
But you can.

He can point out the shells, birds, and even talk about plankton.
Folks it's time to give up the Benjamin Franklin $$

So come on and get on board with Captain Brian
He may be in the mangroves or in the muck
He may smell real funny
That don't matter 
Just show the cash money. 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Help me win - TIP ONLINE

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 E-Award Nominee

Happy to be nominated for an E-Award for Outstanding Hospitality Service. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beach Combing

Stellar day this week beach combing with Nancy and Melissa.