“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, November 5, 2015

Chicago Sisters Relaxing & Exploring

The Chicago sisters are long time shellers to the islands. They spent two days relaxing and exploring with me in the out islands. The first day we got out early, threw the anchor out and shut the engine off and watched a beautiful sunrise to start the trip. There is nothing like watching and listening to the day begin on the water. Next it was off to secret spot 7 and a little time in the back country. Then off to the Tarpon Lodge for lunch. Day two was spent north of secret spot 13 covering a lot of beach. Thank you Chicago sisters for a wonderful two days of on the water. I look forward to our March adventures.  ~Capt. Brian

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Exploring With Bonnie And Dean

Bonnie and Dean have been coming to the islands for over three decades. I always enjoy our adventures on the water. Our adventure started just north of secret spot 13. Bonnie zigzagged back and forth on the beach while Dean cruised behind her picking up sea urchins. Next we went to a spot off the beaten path. Then we stopped by secret spot no name, enjoyed the view and told a few stories:)  Thank you Bonnie and Dean for another adventure on the water.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shelling With Sheri

Here are some recent pictures from a shelling trip to the barrier islands with Sheri.  We started the day before the sun was up and returned after lunch.  The sunrise light provided great photographing opportunities.  Sheri found an assortment of shells and even a brittle star.   You never know what surprises mother ocean is going to provide from day to day.  This was a stellar day with Sheri. Thanks for chartering me for another great trip!  Capt. Brian