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.
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