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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Young Explorers

Rob, Cami and their three children, Wes, Mia and Eliza, had a stellar day on the water. I enjoyed answering questions from three young explorers from Maine. The explorers were fearless and curious as we dropped the anchor off the beaten path. They enjoyed observing live shells and seeing what these mollusks eat. The flats were full of life. The questions these young kids asked were exciting. It is such a pleasure to see kids get in the water to learn and wonder. We watched white pelicans glide past the boat. Mia found some great angel wings and Eliza had a great eye for finding lightning whelks. Wes knew all about large birds in North America and shared this with Capt. Brian. (Thanks Wes- Great job!) We all enjoyed watching dolphin on our way back to the marina. I enjoyed learning from the three young explorers and look forward to their next trip.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love when kids get enthused about stuff outdoors. Days like that must really be fun for all of you!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Great kids, great day!

Kaybe said...

Gosh, I see a CB's summer camp on the horizon. The way you & Melanie nurture your own daughter's creative genius is amazing. These kids look like they were having a blast.

Shelllady said...

I think those kids are very lucky to have the resident 'expert' take them out and show them all of the neat stuff!! Thanks Capt. Brian for sharing it with all of us too!!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Your photos are gorgeous once again. The color of the water is amazing. Looks like it was a fabulous day.

Robert Goodwin said...

Capt. Brian,

Thanks for the remarkable time. The kids loved it and like to see themselves on your blog, especially after the foot of snow we just received. Carpe Diem my man.

Rob Goodwin