Rebecca and her kids were out with me last summer. This summer it was Rebecca, her sister Kathy and her kids. We explored the clear water on the out islands for sand dollars and other treasures from the sea. Then it was off to the flats to explore and observe live shells in their habitat. On the way to the flats we encountered a newly formed island that had just appeared as the tide went out. We dropped anchor and set out on this new piece of land . After walking the newly formed island we made our way to the flats. Rebecca spotted three roseate spoonbills where we anchored. She climbed over the side of the boat barefoot with her camera and started taking photos. The stay on the flats was a short one because of the weather coming in, but we were both able to take numerous photos of the clouds and spoonbills. Thank you Rebecca, Kathy Jamie, Preston and Colin for a fun trip!Capt. Brian
Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat
“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
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