This family was ready for adventure and they were troopers. We waded in the flats looking at live shells and walked a few miles in a short time covering lots of beach. Lauren is a long time sheller and her family says she is obsessed. Welcome to the club of obsessed shellers! It was fun walking the flats with Loren and Grant. Grant found this extremely large tulip as soon as we got off the boat. I enjoyed answering questions about the sea life on the flats with Loren and Grant. The kids were anxious to get to the beach. Once on the beach we shelled and found many good finds. Lauren is a collector of sand dollars from many different seashores. She even brought me one from Cape Cod. We were finding many large pieces of sand dollars but not a whole one. The ever determined Lauren went out on a newly formed sandbar and found two. Time seemed to fly by. On the way back to the marina we observed many playful and curious dolphin. This was the perfect ending to a great trip with this adventurous family.
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