The weather was perfect for a day of island hopping. Our trip started with a relaxing ride from Captiva to the Tarpon Lodge on Pine island. The Tarpon Lodge has excellent food and excellent hospitality. After a delightful lunch we traveled to the north end of Cayo Costa where we visited the ranger station and went for a quick look at the pine forest and Gulf beach. Then it was off on another boat ride to secret spot 14. We walked and talked and found many treasures from the sea. Nancy also found her favorite shell, the shark eye.
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