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, May 29, 2013

Walking and Listening with Diane

The weather and moon were perfect for Mike and Diane. I always have a plan for each trip but you know nature always wins. We started by just enjoying the birds overhead, my old friend the frigate bird. The tide was really low so we pulled over to a mudflat and enjoyed the sea life that was on it. Then off to favorite spot number one. The beach was beautiful (I didn't want to leave). It was a beautiful time of day to be on the island. The tide happened to be falling as the moon rose. Diane enjoyed every minute. I enjoyed listening to Diane's story and how she arrived on my boat. Her story made me appreciate what I do even more. Thank you Diane for your walk and talk. I look forward to walking and listening to your stories on our next adventure.   Capt. Brian

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Nancy and her family have been clients for over ten years. On this trip it was just Nancy. We spent the afternoon and evening boating, shelling, watching wildlife and listening to the sounds of nature. We shelled Avocet Island and an island north of Avocet. Then an early dinner at Nancy's favorite restaurant and Melissa's too, The Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. The weather was ominous as we ate dinner. The clouds were amazing to photograph.We caught a little hole in the weather to travel back to Captiva. Nancy is always up for any adventure. We had many adventures on this trip.
     Thank you Nancy for another day full of exploring and Happy Birthday! 
                                                                                                              Captain Brian

Friday, May 24, 2013

Relaxing And Exploring With Kim And Chablis

It was a great day on the water with Kim and Chablis. This trip was a long time coming. We were out the whole day. Chablis took many photographs and got some good shots of the dolphin on our way to the island. Our first stop was at Avocet Island where Chablis found a large whelk. The water was very clear as we motored to another location, the shells were excellent and the water perfect. Next it was off to the Tarpon Lodge for a delicious lunch. I enjoyed talking with Chablis about her future endeavors. The afternoon was spent at one of my favorite places just off the beaten path. Kim and Chablis enjoyed the afternoon and were a pleasure to relax and explore with.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Patty and Joe

The trip started by traveling over to the Tarpon Lodge for lunch. Well, we got sidetracked because the water was sooooo clear. We walked this beautiful flat where Joe found this large whelk. Patty found many sunray venus' still together. Then it was off to the tarpon lodge for great conversations and food. After lunch we walked the Precolumbian shell mounds at the Randell Research Center. Then it was off to Cayo for some bike riding and visiting the pioneer cemetery. Our final stop was secret spot number... We walked the beach empty of people looking for shells. Joe found this amazing crested tellin TOGETHER! Great find. Patty and Joe packed a lot in on this trip. I enjoyed showing them new places and look forward to our next adventure.