“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, April 20, 2014

Fun And Educational Trip















It was another fun and educational trip with Pat, Jen, Ben, Izzy and Ursula. I must say I always learn something new from Ben and Izzy. They are both excellent young shellers who ask the most interesting questions.  Jen found a four spotted trivia shell. I have never had one of these found on any of my trips.  It was exciting for everyone. I enjoyed talking to Ben about the gold-banded cone. Jen brought along some beautiful shells to show me from one of their trips abroad. The shells were amazing. I look forward to our next adventure with show and tell of the shells we find this year. Thank you for all of the questions and for sharing your shell finds from afar.
          Capt. Brian

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shelling with Margaret
















I have taken Margaret out numerous times and she is always willing to roll with the tide of the day.  The winds have been strong and a new sand bar appeared recently.  I knew Margaret would be game to check out this little spit of sand so that's what we did.  After exploring this sand bar we traveled to an island in search of more shells which turned out to be full of shells and fun exploring the beach. She was excited to find a piece of a lion's paw along with other great finds. I always enjoy walking and talking with Margaret and today was no exception.  Great day as usual and I'll see you again in June!
     Capt Brian

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Turtle Workshop






A person can never learn enough. I was thrilled to attend a workshop for turtle monitoring today. Turtles are one of my favorite sea creatures.  I am excited to pass  along on our beach walks some new information that I learned. The most interesting things I learned about are the different turtle tracks and how to identify different species. I look forward to putting these new skills to use. Turtle season begins in May and ends in October.   Capt. Brian

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Photography and Exploring The Islands














Long time clients Paul, Koni, Ross and Danielle traveled with me on a relaxing afternoon trip.  Paul is an accomplished photographer from South Dakota and has many images that capture the natural beauty of that state. It is always fun listening to Paul's latest adventures and talking cameras. Koni is always ready for an adventure and loves the whole experience. Ross and Danielle are laid back and  being on the boat makes them even more relaxed. I look forward to our next adventure and Paul's new book.