“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, May 20, 2015

Wonderful Time

Great day! The weather was perfect for Spencer, Kim and Ann for charting new territory. We all enjoyed the perfect weather and exploring new locations for shelling.  This day the beaches were full of shells and empty of people. I enjoyed listening and walking on the beach. I look forward to our next excursion and hope the weather will be as beautiful as it was on this trip. Capt. Brian

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I never tire of waiting for these clouds to appear over favorite spot number 1.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Daze

Absolutely perfect day in May. Terri relaxed and explored with me this afternoon at secret spot 13. The water was stunning and the shelling was equally as pleasing to the senses. Three cones were found along with whelks, horse conchs, a worm shell, albino cockles, sharks eyes and a beautiful orange scallop. Thank you Terri for a beautiful day on the water. Capt. Brian

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sea Turtle Class

Howdy folks! It's that time of year, turtle season. I was excited to attend the yearly training workshop for nesting sea turtles. There is nothing like seeing a fresh turtle crawl on the beach at first light. I look forward to seeing  one soon. Capt. Brian

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First Light Shelling With The Chicago Sisters

 The Chicago sisters adventured with me on two early mornings. The first morning the north wind kept the tide extremely low. We spent the morning on an unexplored sandbar mesmerized by what the sea was throwing our way. The second morning we traveled to an old stomping ground they had been to years ago with my favorite shelling guide Capt. Mike Fuery. Then it was off to secret spot 17 where we spent the morning on an isolated beach full of solitude and shells. Thank you for another wonderful two days on the water at first light.   Capt. Brian