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
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THANK YOU for the E-AWARD nominations!








The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau held the 14th Annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards (E-Awards) Ceremony today and  I had the pleasure of attending as a nominee in the attractions category. Nominees are recognized for their extraordinary customer service professionalism.  Over 600 people were nominated in 7 different categories - Accommodations, Attractions, Best Tourism Boss, Good Samaritan, Other Services/Businesses, Restaurant and Transportation, They choose 3 Honorable Mentions in each category and 1 winner.  I was absolutely thrilled when the Attractions Category came up and I was announced as the winner! THANK YOU to all who wrote nomination letters.  I sincerely appreciate all of you and feel privileged to show you what I love about Southwest Florida.

18 comments:

Kathy H said...

A very sincere congratulations on a well deserved award! The award is a great way for you to be recognized for all of the work that you do as a true ambassador of the Sanibel-Captiva-NorthCap-CayoCosta area. Congratulations.

Penny Redd said...

Congratulations! What a huge honor! We are so happy for you! Nobody deserves it more! you're an awesome capt!

Mark said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'm so happy you won Brian - and we get to see you wearing a tie!

Cindy Senkar said...

Way to go Captain Brian! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your big day. We will celebrate with lunch at Tarpon Lodge on our next visit.

From Three Sisters in Cleveland

Susan said...

Congratulations Brian on a very well-deserved honor that reflects your professionalism, knowledge of the area, and focus on providing a superior customer experience. We all come away feeling that we've become friends who share your love of the area and can't wait for each opportunity to visit.

Margaret Chirico said...

Congratulations! Our trips with you have always been AWESOME.

kathy said...

You are going to have to set up an area for all the awards & honors that you receive. We are very happy for you!

Nancy said...

I was sooo excited to see your picture on the big screen at the E Awards ceremony this morning! Wish I could have been there cheering for you! A very well-deserved honor for a man with an infectious passion for his job. It was our good fortune to book a shelling trip where you were the captain all of those years ago!! Nice tie, too :-) Congratulations, Brian!!!!

Nick Hahn said...

Brian, WOW!! Not only did you win, but you clean up pretty good! didn't know you owned a tie! Congratulations, Diane and I want to see the trophy in October.

Unknown said...

Wow!!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Thank you for the all of the congratulations!

Anne Scheidecker said...

What a wonderful honor for a truly wonderful Captain!! My 3 cousins + I had the perfect day with you as our guide. I tel everyone who will listen about your blog, your photo skills and your wealth of knowledge.
Best wishes from the lady who made a Shell Wall in her bathroom.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Anne, Thank you. Your shell wall certainly rules in my world and I know many others as well.

Morgan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You are so deserving of this award. You are SO knowledgeable and informative, and we always enjoy our time with you.

Gail Douglas said...

That is fabulous and extremely well deserved! I often tell others that when they go to San-Cap they must book a trip with you. Your enthusiasm for the beauty and magnificence of nature is contagious. My gang can't wait to see you again in a couple weeks. Congratulations!!

LaLa said...

Well deserved!
And love that tie!!

Moira said...

Congratulations, Brian! This award is well deserved. You have worked hard and provide a great service to all you encounter.
So happy to have been on so many expeditions with you!!