“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, May 24, 2011

Family Fun







I had a wonderful trip with a wonderful family, Mike, Danielle, Rachel, and Camden. The water was calm and inviting as we set the anchor on the beach of Cayo Costa. Danielle and Rachel found sand dollars, fighting conchs, sun ray venus and olive shells. Mike was exploring the water and finding olives shells that were very large. Camden played on the beach and made sand muffins. We observed ghost crab holes in the sand and a live lighting whelk. Rachel found the live shell intriguing. I love it when you can see kids learning about the sea and whats in it. The time flew by quickly, we pulled the anchor and started our voyage back to Captiva. Rachel took the helm and did a great job driving on the way back. Rachel smiled the whole way. When her mom asked," How was driving the boat?" She replied,"easy peasy lemon squeezy."