“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

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. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

10 Reasons To Visit Fort Myers & Sanibel

Check out #5 in the article linked above. 
 I enjoyed showing the author, Gillian Kendall, around Pine Island Sound talking about native cultures that lived here long ago. We had lunch at the Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant, then walked the CalusaHeritageTrail at the Randell Research Center and motored over to Cabbage Key to explore. It was a fun trip with the author.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Shell Musuem Sponsor Of The Month

I am super excited about being the sponsor of the month at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Musuem. If you havent visited the Musuem, I highly recommend checking it out. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Clear water at Cayo Costa and North Captiva Islands

I have had several people ask me about the water quality in Southwest Florida. These are photos I took today. The water was clear around North Captiva and Cayo Costa Islands. It was another beautiful day on the water. For more information on water quality, here is a great page to see what water samples are showing. http://www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/current-beach-conditions/

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mangos of Cuba at Fairchild Gardens Mango Festival

I love visiting Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables.  Today I was there for the 24th Annual Mango Festival featuring Cuban mangoes.  Highlights were learning more about the history of the mango in Cuba, seeing tropical plants that I have not seen since a visit to the Amazon Rainforest, the Lignum Vitae in flower (purple flower) which I have not seen in flower and hearing a lecture from Noris Ledesma (Curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Gardens).  I am so glad I went. WOW, an amazing day!