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

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Suddenly its June, where did May go? The last part of May was spectacular. The clarity of the water was deliciously inviting. I spent as much time as possible on the water enjoying the sights, smells, and listening to the sounds of water. I enjoyed guideing two couples from Arkansas for the entire day. We tried to explore as much as possible. The trip started out by observing 14 manatees by North Captiva Island. We traveled north past the historic fishouses in Pine Island Sound. Then to one of my favorite lunch spots the Tarpon Lodge. After a fine culinary cuisine we traveled to secret spot number 2 on Cayo Costa. The beach was quiet and void of people. The guests said,"This looks like a corona commerical." We then continued our adventure by traveling to Cabbage Key. Nothing like being at Cabbage Key in the late afternoon. I happened to run into some old friends from Cayo Costa and made some new friends as well. Back to Cayo Costa we went for more beach combing. The latter part of the afternoon was extremely enjoyable we had the whole beach to ourselves. After enjoying the pristine beach on Cayo Costa we headed south to Barnchol Phil's resturant on North Captiva. The unique island atmosphere only enhanced the black beans and rice. It was now time to point the boat south and make our way back to captiva. The wind had calmed with only a slight hint of being out of the south. It was a great day on the water meeting new friends and showing new clients around. I look forward to when they return in July.

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