“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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three Sisters





















Cindy, Jackie and Kathy are always a breath of fresh air and full of fun. Jackie could shell 24 hours a day and for the most part she does when she is here. On this trip the weather was perfect. We traveled to a remote stretch of beach empty of people.  Jackie took off to explore and was soon walking back very excited. She had found an excellent Scotch Bonnet! Kathy found many good shells for her creative craft projects. Cindy walked in the water and just enjoyed her sisters enjoying the day. They all wanted to see a sea turtle. Well the stars were aligned and we saw two turtles on our way back to Captiva. It was a wonderful day on the water again with the three sisters.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Magnificent Frigiat Birds And Friends


















The Johnson family are long time clients and friends. Nancy and Melissa come down every August and we always find a new adventure. This trip was filled with a new discovery of a resting place for my favorite bird the magnificent frigate. Melissa is an excellent photographer and has captured many great images over the years on our trips. She is excellent at taking bird photos. This day turned out to be spectacular. We literally saw hundreds of frigate birds including male, female and juvenile. We both were pleased to get a photo of a male (the photo with the red pouch displayed). The photo opportunities were something you would hope to see in the Galapagos Islands. These frigate birds have found a new home in Pine Island Sound. Nothing could make me more pleased for my feathered friends. It was another wonderful day on the water and a delicious lunch at the Tarpon lodge with long time clients and friends. Thank you for a wonderful day of new experiences. Capt. Brian

Monday, August 11, 2014

Shelling Trio














Kim, Moira and Tracey have all been out with me before, but not all together on the same trip.  It was a nice calm sunny summer day on the water.  These 3 avid shellers were successful in finding a variety of shells.  Highlights were a crown conch, gaudy natica and a maculated baby ear.  Great finds!  Capt Brian