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, November 28, 2010

Sunset Southern Cayo Costa

This past week I stayed on Cayo Costa Island and traveled by boat to work. The first sunset was most amazing. I took numerous photos in Captiva Pass. I drifted with the tide and watched the different light shadow the island. Camping on the island is always enjoyable and full of adventure. Early in the week I took a long walk off a short dock and discovered my I -phone didn't swim as well as I did in my jeans, ugg boots, and fleece. I am still trying to recover emails and phone numbers. I managed to get all my charters in and enjoyed the sunsets, moonrise's, quick swims, and rain showers in the early morning.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunset Moonrise

Sunset and moonrise. One more moon and the year is beginning again.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quiet Beach and Magnificent Frigate Birds

Cayo Costa was quiet today and the water clear. I saw more birds over the island than people. Total people on the south end of Cayo Costa, seven including me. Number of Magnificent Frigate Birds overhead 43. Both a beautiful sight.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


The beauty of the great outdoors is always changing. You never know what you might see if you just look. The Bald Eagle in the photo just cruised by with a fish in it's talon. The pod of dolphin had a new born calf. The roseate spoonbill had bands on both legs. The dock that I walk on many times a week had a peaceful sky.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blue Skies

The skies were nice today. It was quiet on the water. The whole day felt like a day in the Ten Thousand Islands in the Everglades.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Captiva Island Sunset

The light was unbelievable tonight. I took several photos on the bay side of Captiva Island, while cleaning the boat. On my way home the light and sunset were spectacular. I had to stop and take more photos. By the time I reached the south end of Captiva Island, the sky was on fire. I had to stop a second time. I ran to the beach and took pictures of the last orange glow of the day. Every sunset leads to a new day.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Special Spots

The moon was just a sliver, the wind today was intense. I just had to take yet another photo of Cayo Costa. You can never take enough photos of special spots, like Cayo Costa.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Shadows On The Beach

The last few days were filled with low morning tides. The light and shells continued to capture my eyes as I walked along the beach. The moon was making his trip around and around. The shadows started to fade, as the tide started to rise.