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

Monday, January 20, 2014

First Light

The first light in the morning is one of my favorite times to be on the water. This day was no exception. I look forward to seeing the first light in the vast Ten Thousand Islands of the great Florida Everglades soon. 
                    Capt. Brian


Mike Roeder said...

Good luck Brian! See if you can beat your record Alphabet Cone total. Wasn't it in the 90's?

Anonymous said...

Good luck in the Everglades, Brian. Maybe you'll beat your Alphabet Cone record! What was it, 90?

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Thanks coach! It was 92 cones, kinda crazy. I will be happy to just find the one cone.... the one with rings around it. I am going to some places down south where I haven't been before. It is the place this shell is rumoured to be. You will be the first one I tell if I find one.

Mike Roeder said...


Janet from IL said...

Heading south for part of the winter sounds like a good idea! Have a great time. Your sunrise photos are awesome. We've had some pretty spectacular sunsets lately. The sun's shining today in this neck of the woods..... It's a good day!


Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Mike, it is the gold-banded cone conus spurius aureofasciatus. This shell is very very rare...less than 20 found ever.

mkdally said...

These photos take me to my 'happy place' on this cold and blustery Minnesota morning. I had a dream last night that I was shelling. Was sad to wake up and realize it was just a dream. Soon, though!

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

See ya soon!