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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Exploring On A Warm December Day

What a day on the water with Dick and Sherri from Texas. We started the trip by seeing dolphin not far from the marina. We then spent the morning exploring the flats looking at live shells and finding some good species that were not alive. Sherri found a live cone shell. I have never seen a live cone on the flats. We then found another.  What a treat to see something you have never seen before in the wild. Next it was off to lunch at the Tarpon lodge for lunch. After lunch we went to favorite island number one where we spent the rest of the afternoon.  We covered a lot of area on this trip and collected many different species for an unseasonably warm December day.


Susan said...

Beautiful frigate birds and who doesn't love the punk rock terns? My daughter and I saw frigates while kayaking Lover's Key State Park and I told her your story of saving one. Hoping to see you in March!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I wish I were sitting on secret island #1....

Is that a pear whelk in the one picture?

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Susan, The frigate birds are my favorite. I will post some cool photos I took recently of my feathered friends for you. Let me know when you will be here in March so I can put in my book.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Kim, It is a pear whelk. It was very cool to see live. It was also close to the live cone. Very cool. You will be sitting at secret spot no number before you know it:)

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Very interesting color on that cone. Never seen one so dark!